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Is Trump trying to start another Korean War?

Trump is dialing up the rhetoric about getting tough with North Korea, which will keep the region on a hair trigger for some time to come.

Separating fact from fake news

Trump has taken the U.S. government practice of lying to a new level, but the left can't start creating its own "alternative facts" to oppose him.

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Sessions' green light to police

The order by Trump's attorney general to review all federal oversight of local police departments is a chilling endorsement of police impunity.

Our futures are at stake

Students at the University of Puerto Rico are on strike against ruthless austerity and a debt crisis the island's residents didn't cause.

Where has Ecuador's left gone?

Even with Lenín Moreno's presidential victory, the Ecuadorian left is in dire need of reconstruction.

A swindle on student debt

The government is trying to retroactively disqualify former students from a program that would forgive part of their loan debt.

Havens to stash their loot

The available means for concealing assets are so highly developed that they amount to an alternative global economy.

Standing together on May Day

The executive director of Voces de la Frontera explains why taking on Trump's anti-immigrant agenda will require solidarity with labor and other forces.

ICE strikes again in Maine

A 28-year-old Somali immigrant and U.S. permanent resident was arrested by ICE agents in the middle of a court hearing.

Making science serve people

The experiences of an organization that took on racist and reactionary pseudoscience 40 years ago hold lessons for us today.

Capitalism clings to fossil fuels

A transition to renewable energy even makes sense for capitalism, but this is a system where sense doesn't count for much.

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Where will France end up?

The main parties have been eclipsed in this election by the surge of a far-right candidate and an unexpected challenge from the left.

A new face on the old SPD?

Martin Schulz of Germany's center-left SPD is claiming to represent a new direction, but there's less to him than meets the eye.

Roots of a Stockholm attack

A recent attack in Sweden says less about terrorism and more about a society in which immigrants are mistreated and alienated.


The politics of the ISO

Where We Stand: The Politics of the ISO

In this extended series of articles on the politics of international socialism, Paul D'Amato, author of The Meaning of Marxism, looks in detail at the ISO's "Where We Stand" statement.

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International Socialist Review | ISReview.org

The current issue of the ISR features an article by Sara Rougeau on "We have always been here: Reflections on the Standing Rock protest." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.


Trump takes aim at libraries

Donald Trump's "America First" budget puts working-class communities last--with drastic cuts to library funding.

"Freedom" from health care

Rep. Mark Meadows leads the "Freedom Caucus," which aims to give insurance companies the freedom to gouge us.

OSU fights to "Boot the Braids"

Student activists at Ohio State University are linking arms with farmworkers to demand Wendy's pay fair wages.

Queens fights the deportations

A community forum in Queens brought people together to discuss forming a network to defend immigrants in the neighborhood.

A xenophobe gets a house call

Dozens of members of Bay Ridge for Social Justice protested outside the home of an anti-immigrant New York State legislator.

Why this scientist is marching

Scientists protesting Trump in Boston

A scientist and organizer of the April 22 March for Science explains why it's important to march against the Trump agenda.

Facing a fake clinic escort

Anti-choice bigots are pretending to be escorts in front of women's clinics, and they can't be allowed to spread their lies.

The campus speech crackdown

Campus administrations have for decades restricted the rights of students to dissent--but we'll need to fight for free speech if we want to see social change.

Occupying CPE1 to save it

The campaign to remove a principal who is waging war on teachers at a progressive New York school hit a new level of militancy.

Speeding up the death machine

The state of Arkansas plans to execute seven people in 11 days--before its execution drugs expire.

Our strike challenged a giant

Striking Verizon workers take to the streets of Manhattan in 2016 (Communications Workers of America | Facebook)

On the anniversary of a strike against Verizon, two workers discuss the importance of their victory and the lessons it holds for organizing in the Trump era.

Tackling Trump on Tax Day

Thousands turned out in San Diego to call for the rich to pay their fair share and for the government to fund our priorities.

Horrified by Trump and Assad

We condemn the relentless, cruel attacks of the Assad regime, but we also condemn U.S. bombing and military forces in Syria.

Donald Trump's aims in Syria

Donald Trump meets with his national security team after ordering missile strikes in Syria (WhiteHouse.gov)

In a statement, the Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists condemns Trump's missile strike against the Syrian regime.

Cynical use of refugee children

Donald Trump's hypocrisy--expressing pity for Syrian "babies" while keeping U.S. borders closed to them--isn't unique to the Republicans.

A scandal for Rio's ex-mayor?

Brazil's ongoing corruption investigations may be closing in on one of the previously untainted faces of the 2016 Olympics.

Roots of a subway bombing

A suicide bomber who struck in the Russian city of St. Petersburg has focused attention on the Central Asian country he was from.

A journal for tumultuous times

A duo of young academics has launched the Journal of Interrupted Studies, which focuses on the work of refugee scholars.

40 years of Socialist Worker

The first issue of Socialist Worker was published 40 years ago in April 1977, and the need for a revolutionary socialist press is still key today.

Find a list of articles from the full Socialist Worker series on Russia 1917.

Series: The Russian Revolution

Read SW's series on the Russian Revolution, which began 100 years ago today.

Lenin prepares the Bolsheviks

By late April 1917, the Bolsheviks stood out as the one major political party committed to workers' self-emancipation.

Organizing workers' power

The workers' council system created in Russia in 1917 provided the platform for full democracy and liberation.

Planning a day of resistance

A walkout of Seattle high school students on May Day would show people that we will stand together in the face of oppression.

Nada menos que la igualdad

Durante las protestas del 1° de mayo, los inmigrantes--y quienes los apoyan--tienen la oportunidad para no sólo oponerse a Trump, sino también para declarar qué quieren.

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