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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

The unpopularity contest

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump might be the most disliked and distrusted politicians ever to face off in a presidential election.

How Clinton killed welfare

Twenty years ago, Bill Clinton destroyed the federal welfare system--and millions of working people have been paying the price ever since.

A timely takedown of Clinton

Doug Henwood's My Turn is a valuable tool to help radicals expose Hillary Clinton's militaristic, pro-corporate agenda.

Vermont's cautionary tale

The Vermont Progressive Party must choose between standing for political independence and essentially fusing with the Democrats.

Justice in an unjust system?

Two steps taken by the Justice Department are raising questions about the possibility of winning reforms to the U.S. prison system.

Why the cops want a fortress

Hundreds came to a Seattle City Council meeting to demand that officials halt plans to build a multimillion-dollar police station.

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Anti-imperialism and Syria

The Arab Spring uprising in Syria has tested the left by posing a blunt question: Are you on the side of a dictator--or that of a popular uprising?

Between the rich and the rest

A new book by Michael Yates that takes stock of the human cost of inequality concludes that as bad as we think it is, the reality is worse.

Aetna's sickening bottom line

The insurance giant said it will radically reduce participation in Obamacare--one month after its merger plans were blocked.

Black activists owe no apology

Arrested while showing support for the Palestine struggle (

The Vision for Black Lives statement from Movement for Black Lives has been met with a slew of criticism from Zionist groups.

Standing up at Standing Rock

Native and environmental activists are protesting a pipeline project that would run right through the heart of Indian country.

Kashmir must have freedom

A Kashmiri activist explains the backdrop to the latest outbreak of political unrest--and its brutal repression by the Indian occupiers.

The Podemos challenge

Spain’s political terrain has being reshaped by the left-wing party Podemos, but its model of organizing has led to challenges.

Striking the "gig" economy

Deliveroo workers in Britain won a victory that will be relevant across the world to workers in the so-called "sharing economy."

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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Go to the ISR web site to read a featured interview with Noam Chomsky on "The multiple crises of neoliberal capitalism." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.

Studying with the master

Turns out that scholars had found a lot to despise about Donald Trump back when the reality TV star was mugging for the camera.

Her America's not great for us

Hillary Clinton's economic proposals look a lot like the policies of Bill Clinton's administration--and that's not good news for workers.

If the risk is low, let them go

The battle to get New York state to release aging prisoners took a tragic turn with the suicide of 70-year-old John MacKenzie.

Anger boils over in Milwaukee

Protesters confront police following the murder of Sylville Smith (Tory Lowe)

The death of yet another Black man at the hands of police, this time in Milwaukee, touched off nights of rebellious protests demanding justice.

A horrific murder in Queens

An immigrant community is in shock after the murder of a mosque leader--and they blame Donald Trump for a climate of hate.

The life of an old Bolshevik

A recent book on Alexander Shlyapnikov contributes much to our understanding of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath.

Swinging through colonialism

Though historically jumbled, The Legend of Tarzan raises the horrific reality of genocide committed by the colonial powers.

No bote su voto, hágalo contar

En noviembre, usted puede ceder al miedo y votar por Hillary Clinton para detener a Donald Trump, o puede votar por el futuro que quiere.

Independiente del estatus quo

Sin su propio partido y representantes políticos, la clase obrera permanecerá subordinada al sistema de bipartidista.

Its legacy lasts after the Games

Activists from Rio's Vila Autódromo hold their banners outside the Olympic Stadium   (Zach Zill)

Vila Autódromo may have suffered mass displacement because of the Olympics, but it also became a symbol of resistance.

Montreal hosts the WSF

The World Social Forum in Quebec in August was the first held in the Global North, but turnout was lower than expected.

Putting Egypt up for sale

An Egyptian revolutionary writes from prison about the meaning of the military regime’s “gift” of two islands to Saudi Arabia.

Breaking the siege of Aleppo

The people of eastern Aleppo celebrated after rebels broke through the siege imposed on them by the Syrian regime and its allies.

How South Africa voted

After local elections, South Africa's African National Congress is licking its wounds--but the left has very little to celebrate.

Egyptian workers need support

A group of Egyptian workers in Alexandria are facing sentencing in a military court for standing up for better working conditions.

The Fight for a Socialist Future

The hidden history of socialism

Members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers on the picket line in 1915

Knowing our history will allow a new generation of socialists to benefit from the experiences of those who have struggled before them.

Solidarity and socialism

The interest in socialism on display during this election year wasn’t born of an academic interest, but comes from the deepening social crisis.

Who they don't send to prison

The 1 Percent needs a crude and violent system to maintain extreme inequality and contain protest and dissent.

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