Jesse Jackson speaks during the 1984 Democratic presidential primary campaign

How did the Democrats get over the Rainbow?

Those who hope Bernie Sanders can still transform the Democrats should consider the fate of Jesse Jackson's 1980s presidential campaigns.

A compromised revolution

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega once led a vibrant radical movement, but he and the Sandinistas are compromised today.

Indonesia's backlash isn't over

An Indonesian government symposium on the 1965 anti-communist massacres reveals that the fight for democracy must continue.

We won't be preyed upon

More than 400 people defied the state's scare tactics and joined a demonstration against racist police violence in Syracuse.

Cuentan más que nunca

Las renovadas protestas contra el racismo y la violencia de la policía ofrecen una alternativa contra aquellos que nos piden ser "pacientes."


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The History of Black America

Read Socialist Worker's series on the history of the African American struggle in the U.S., from slavery through Jim Crow, civil rights and Black Power, up to the present day.


Converging on Philladelphia

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats won't be the only show in town--here's why you should come to the Socialist Convergence.

Taking on the right at the RNC

As many as 1,000 people took to the streets outside of the Republican Convention to declare the need for an alternative.

Is their party over?

The Republican National Convention site

Trump's carnival of reaction may embarrass its leaders, but the Republican Party will keep its power to do damage to workers and the poor.

A vote for the greater good

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is giving people a chance to vote for what they believe in rather than what they fear.

The bully picks a bigot

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence may be even more offensive to opponents of the Republican Right than the man who chose him to be his running mate.

Blue is not beautiful

The pro-police cry of "Blue Lives Matter" implies something its supporters don't intend: The cops act as a caste set apart--and above the law.

Denied the "right to know"

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to reporters

New York City’s liberal leaders blocked a mild police reform bill that many advocates thought was too watered-down to begin with.

#Justice4Jerry on the march

The police killing of Jai "Jerry" Williams in Asheville, North Carolina, is sparking outrage and bitter protest against unaccountable violence.

"Blue wall of silence" on trial

The victim of a hit-and-run in New York is aiming to put a chink in the shield that allows police to get away with crimes every day.

Hidden behind a call for unity

Another shooting of police officers has put opponents of racism and police violence under new pressure to moderate their rhetoric and demands.

What killed Philando Castile?

Barack Obama reversed cause and effect when he suggested that Philando Castile was killed because of "the color of his skin."

BLM matters more than ever

The renewed surge of protests against racist police violence offer an alternative to those who say we have to be "patient" and wait for change.

Immigrant rights at an impasse

The outcome of a Supreme Court case on immigration has dashed millions of people's hopes--and raised urgent questions about what comes next.

Why I'm voting no at CUNY

A member of the faculty and staff union at the City University of New York explains why he opposes ratification of a new deal.

Year four of the Sisi coup

This month marks the start of Egypt's fourth year under the el-Sisi dictatorship, but the moment calls for cautious optimism.

Punishing a union leader

The South Korean government has sentenced union leader Han Sang-gyun to five years in jail for the "crime" of organizing.

Their reaction leads to worse

After another violent attack in France, the rush to scapegoat Muslims and increase state repression is bound to produce more terror and suffering.

A reawakening in Zimbabwe

The national shutdown against the Mugabe dictatorship has revived one of Africa's most militant and long-suffering working classes.

How the coup was defeated

Demonstrations against the coup attempt in Turkey (Pivox)

The masses who protested a coup in Turkey may not have all backed the government, but they opposed a new dictatorship.

Mourning a Mexican comrade

Marco "Toño" Antonio García Barrera, a comrade and friend of the Mexican working class, was killed in the state of Morelos.

The shake-up in British politics

The UK referendum vote to leave the European Union was a political earthquake that has upended both major political parties.

Greece's radical left gathers

A Greek socialist reports on the debates and discussions at the first conference of the Popular Unity alliance formed last year.

The Brexit vote and beyond

Whether the vote to leave the European Union will further entrench neoliberalism or lead to a challenge to it depends on struggle.

LIebknecht's cry of defiance

One hundred years ago, German socialist Karl Liebknecht was sent to prison for protesting the First World War on May Day.

The Spanish Civil War

SW marks the 80th anniversary of a crucial moment of the Spanish Revolution with Geoff Bailey's two-part article.

I: Revolution in 1930s Spain

Seventy-five years ago, Spain's future hung in the balance--between the rising forces of fascism and the potential of a working-class revolution.

II: The Spanish Civil War

Members of an anarchist militia at the barricades in Spain

Seventy-five years ago, the workers of Spain led a heroic fight against fascism--and their rebellion gave the world a glimpse of workers' power.

Views in brief

Democrats don't own our votes | Reaching across cultural boundaries | Anti-immigrant "jokes" aren't funny | The racist war on Black men

Yes, he was killed by racism

Your recent article by Barbara and Karen Fields leaves far too much to interpretation and can lead in all the wrong directions.

For a subculture of our own

We should reckon with music subcultures as processes that can be shaped by forces around them, rather than as static "things."

Resistamos la ola pro-policiaca

La policía tratan de oscurecer las víctimas de la violencia policiaca culpando a los que protestan por las muertes en Dallas.

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