SocialistWorker.org Weekend Edition

Focus: Trump and U.S. Politics

Clockwise from left: Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell

The tax-cut weapon in their one-sided class war

The Republican tax rip-off would aid and abet a massive and flagrant shift of wealth to the already rich at the expense of working-class and poor people.

The budget's deadly details

The Republicans’ cruel proposal for the 2018 budget is part of a decades-long attempt to shred the social safety net that working people depend on.

The vote against Trump

The defeat of the Republicans in last week's elections can give people greater confidence to resist--and not just by casting a vote one day a year.

Guns, violence and the right

The NRA is a reactionary menace that the left needs to struggle against--but that doesn't mean we embrace the political framework of gun control.

The red carpet for U.S. empire?

Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive in South Korea (Staff Sgt. Alex Echols III | flickr)

The unexpectedly calm behavior of Donald Trump during his Asia tour obscures increasing militarization that has been underway for years.

OSU students fight GOP attack

Graduate students at Ohio State University are protesting the House Republican tax plan that would harm graduate education.

The GOP's holy hypocrites

Apparently, the Religious Right won't let anything, even sexual assault allegations, get in the way of their crusade for "morality."

Focus: Taking on the Right

Outnumbering the far right

The far right rallied in Boston for the third time this year, but 500 counterprotesters mobilized to show their opposition.

Hold the right responsible

Columbia University College Republicans claim their speakers don’t incite violence. We have the facts that prove otherwise.

Featured This Weekend

A day to give thanks?

The myths about the "first Thanksgiving" are meant to sanitize history and turn the conquest of the Americas into a benign national origin story.

An NFL owners' holiday insult

In having the Washington football team host a Thanksgiving game, it's as if the NFL wants to have a joke at all our expense.

Focus: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's fight to survive

Two SW contributors who traveled to Puerto Rico describe a society that was failed by the powerful--but whose people are trying to reknit its social fabric.

Thieves prey on Puerto Rico

San Juan suffers through another blackout

Rather than prioritize Puerto Rico's urgent needs, U.S. political and business elites are continuing their project of extracting the maximum profit.

Focus: Breaking the Silence

All the voices of #MeToo

The #MeToo campaign struck a profound chord because of the pervasive reality of sexual violence in people's everyday lives.

The problems with his apology

When Kevin Spacey linked the allegations of sexual abuse against him to being gay, he tapped into dangerous stereotypes.

Other Recent Top Articles

Yes, mocking accents is racist

Hari Kondabolu's The Problem with Apu takes on The Simpsons' longstanding caricature--and reflects growing pride among South Asian Americans.

America's favorite kingdom

A power grab is shaking the royal family tree in Saudi Arabia--and threatening to unleash a regional conflict of frightening proportions.

Repudiating Australia's right

Thousands demonstrate for equal marriage rights in Australia

In a society that thrives on division, fear and prejudice, the result of the marriage equality referendum in Australia is a triumph.

Exposing the right's fake clinic

Supporters of reproductive rights mobilized outside a Madison-area "crisis pregnancy center" that poses as an abortion provider.

Not a riot but a revolution

Eyewitnesses to the Russian Revolution vividly a unique historical event--when working people took power in Russia.


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.

The Russian Revolution of 1917
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The current issue of the ISR features an article by Amy Muldoon on "Workers' organizations in the Russian Revolution." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.


A year of living dangerously

Trump's deeply unpopular presidency seems able to defy political gravity, but there are institutional strings holding him aloft.

A reality we know far too well

The #MeToo movement in the streets of Hollywood to protest sexual violence

As women in Hollywood bravely speak out against sexual harassment and abuse, Latina farmworkers are standing with them.

The power of #MeToo

The confidence that women feel because of #MeToo to speak out against sexual abuse and assault can only strengthen the struggle against all injustice.

Taking on the right

Responding to the right wing

Numerous academics have been smeared, harassed and threatened by conservatives. Here's how to turn the tables on the right.

Sayfullo Saipov's wretched job

The investigation into the Uzbek immigrant's deadly terrorist attack will likely ignore the miserable years he spent as a truck driver.

We need justice for Jason Pero

The murder of a 14-year-old Obijwe boy in northern Wisconsin is part of a long history of police violence against Native Americans.

Nothing to do with justice

A court case against the Ramapough Lenape that would bar members from the right to assemble on their land is coming to a head.

Another American horror story

Residents of Sutherland Springs, Texas, hold a candlelight vigil

The responses of political leaders to Devin Kelley's massacre were familiar--and left the real causes of violence unexamined.

New York's slimiest

Two NYPD officers are facing charges of raping a handcuffed young woman, who has boldly defied their attempts to shame her.

Harvard's greed is showing

Struggles to protect workers' and students' rights like the one at Harvard set an example of the kind of solidarity that's necessary.

A people's book fair

For the fourth year, activists are planning to make the Howard Zinn Book Fair an event where the left can educate and organize.

Their buried tax treasure

The Paradise Papers leaked to the media reveal the everyday schemes that the rich employ to avoid paying their fair share.

Montreal against the far right

The streets of Montreal were taken over by more than 5,000 demonstrators in a powerful and broad mobilization against racist hate.

Lebanon on a knife's edge

The surprise resignation of Lebanon's prime minister while on a trip to Saudi Arabia is ratcheting up tensions in the Middle East.

We will stand upright

Migrants in Greece are on hunger strike against their treatment by the European Union--and showing they will fight back.

Crackdown at a migrant camp

A protest in a migrant prison camp on Manus in Papua New Guinea (Hincerooney | Twitter)

Refugees at an Australian detention camp located in Papua New Guinea are standing up to brutal and inhuman repression.

Catalonia after the declaration

A Barcelona-based socialist writer analyzes the complex situation in Catalonia after the Spanish state intensified its repression.

U.S. complicity in a genocide

Recently released documents provide new and damning evidence of Washington's role in the slaughter of communists in Indonesia.

Her red months in Russia

Louise Bryant's moving eyewitness chronicle of the Russian Revolution deserves to be discovered by a new audience.

Defiance in an era of retreat

A new book explains why a left-led union of hosiery workers grew and thrived in the 1920s, a time of retreat for organized labor.

Taking the Winter Palace

The old order's last holdouts surrendered at the Tsar's palace in Petrograd--which was protected as the property of all the people.

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

The final act of the revolution

By October 1917, the unstable situation of dual power--the workers' councils versus the Provisional Government--came to a head.

The legacy of 1917

The conclusion to Socialist Worker's series on the 1917 Russian Revolution discusses the lessons for revolutionaries today.

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

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