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Esau Peche-Ventura (left) and Yesenia Hernández-Ramos on a farmworkers' march for justice in Vermont (Migrant Justice)

Immigration police grab two more activists

The federal government is continuing its war on immigrant workers fighting for their rights in Vermont with two more detentions.

An ICE political prisoner freed

An LA activist was freed from detention, but still faces the threat of deportation by a vindictive and dishonest ICE bureaucracy.

Symbol of sanctuary to follow

More than 100 people packed into a North Carolina church to welcome Juana Luz Tobar Ortega into sanctuary from ICE within the church's walls.

UPS's deadly drive for profit

UPS workers in San Francisco evacuate following a deadly shooting

The mass shooting at a San Francisco hub is upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, but it doesn't come as a real surprise.

First contract at Sakuma Bros.

Five years of organizing by farmworkers paid off when members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia ratified their first agreement.

Scott's anti-teacher agenda

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is taking aim at teachers' health benefits as part of a larger effort to impose austerity in pubic education.

High stakes in the Qatar crisis

A left-wing author explains the sources of the brewing conflict that led Saudi Arabia and other countries to cut ties with Qatar.

Sentenced to jail for protesting

Labor and human rights activists in Egypt speak out against prison sentences for cement workers who held a peaceful protest.

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Mourning and marching after the Grenfell fire

A British socialist describes the surge of anger and protest after the Grenfell Tower fire and its effect on the radicalization that followed the election.

A system that let them burn

The fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower has exposed, in the starkest terms, the horror of an austerity-racked, class-divided society.

More than one murderer

A young man is behind bars for Nabra Hassanen's murder, but there are many other people responsible for promoting deadly anti-Muslim hate.

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This professor was targeted

Syracuse University Professor Dana Cloud is facing threats and abuse after participating in a counterprotest against Islamophobia.

Other Top Articles of the Week

The path from the Summit

Bernie Sanders speaks at the People's Summit in Chicago (National Nurses United)

Can the Democratic Party be reformed from within? Or is an alternative necessary? Those were two big questions underlying the People's Summit.

Shot while her kids listened

Seattle police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a pregnant 30-year-old mother of four, after she called to report a burglary.

QS sets a course for the left

Québec solidaire's decision against making an electoral pact with the Parti québécois is about building a principled alternative.

Oakland after the spectacle

Celebrities and the super-rich descended on Oakland for the NBA Finals--but not far away, the "other half" barely survives.


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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The current issue of the ISR features Phil Gasper's compilation of books for "The Russian Revolution: A Brief Reading Guide." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.


Is Alexandria the left's fault?

The shooting rampage targeting Republican members of Congress led to hypocritical denunciations of the left as the source of political violence.

Trump's golden boy

Jared Kushner (Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro | Wikimedia Commons)

Jared Kushner is the pampered heir of a business empire, but that's not the only thing he has in common with his father-in-law.

Helping hand for the banksters

The head of the Treasury office in charge of regulating banks has a lot of experience... protecting banks from Treasury regulations.

The specter of single-payer

Support for a "Medicare for all" health care system has gained momentum in the Trump era--despite the myths and lies flogged by right-wing critics.

Police have no place at Pride

Corporate sponsors and police involvement are common at Pride events, but they are foreign to these celebrations' radical origins.

Challenging a broken system

Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver is running an independent left-wing campaign that represents a step forward in the city.

When caregivers go on strike

Nurses and caregivers hit the picket line for a one-day strike against Fresenius (New York State Nurses Association | Twitter)

Members of the New York nurses union and 1199SEIU walked off the job to protest the for-profit health care company Fresenius.

The Bolsheviks get a hearing

Two proclamations issued in Petrograd show how the radicalization of workers and soldiers led more people to the Bolsheviks.

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

The revolt against the empire

How did the 1917 Russian Revolution affect the vast empire of oppressed nations that had been subjected to Tsarist rule?

The revolution gains strength

After the February Revolution, two powers existed in Russia--the Provisional Government and the workers' councils.

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

Taking on the right

Our side needs free speech

Getting government officials to deny permits to the far right won't build the confident mass movement we need to take them on.

Countering anti-Muslim hate

"Anti-Sharia law" protests in over 20 cities were met with counterprotests that vastly outnumbered the bigots in many places.

What Corbyn's triumph means

The Labour Party leader won't become prime minister yet, but he led a radical campaign that achieved major gains and revived the left in Britain.

The future of Cuba after Fidel

Graffiti on a wall in Cuba (Coco Smyth)

In our encounters with ordinary people in Havana, we found that most steered clear of Cold War stereotypes about Cuban society.

The last refuge for the Tories

The Democratic Unionist Party that Britain's Tories invited to join the government is deeply sectarian and utterly reactionary.

A connection to past struggle

We lost the last living connection to the left movement in Germany before the Second World War with Theodor Bergmann's death.

How we won marriage equality

In just 10 years, same-sex marriage went from being a "wedge issue" for the right to a widely supported civil right--because of an ascending movement.

How free is "free" labor?

At work in a massive Amazon warehouse (Scott Lewis)

Karl Marx showed that the capitalist "free" market masked a hidden coercion: Workers are free to work--or free to starve.

The question of caste

Arundhati Roy's book uses a historic debate to underscore the centrality of caste in India, while challenging the myths about Gandhi.

Views in brief

More uniting to fight the right | Capitalism and colonialism in Tibet | The transit system we deserve | Has anything changed at UPS? | Mahwah residents are fighting, too

A non-apology for racism

Bill Maher apologized for using the n-word on his show, but he has a long and ugly history of racist comments.

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