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Left to right: Jared Kushner, Donald Trump and Michael Cohen

The Dept. of Greed, Sleaze and Shakedowns

More revelations from the teetering Trump tower of corruption--about fixer-lawyer Michael Cohen--reveal a deeper corrosion of the political system

Charting a path on identity

Asad Haider makes the case that socialists can emphasize opposition to oppression and still recognize the centrality of class struggle.

Focus: Trump and U.S. empire

Return of the regime changers

Left to right: National Security Advisor John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (Wikimedia Commons)

After a decade in exile, militaristic foreign policy extremists have returned to power under Trump--and they're driving toward a catastrophic war.

Driving the world toward war

A member of the Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists analyzes the frightening impact of the U.S. pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Focus: Campus Labor Struggles

Showing who makes UC run

Some of the lowest-paid workers at the University of California sent a powerful message with a three-day, statewide strike.

Working in for grad educators

Graduate educators at UW are fighting for a university that doesn't try to leech money from students while paying workers less.

Focus: Nurses' contract fight

Whatever it takes at UVM

Nurses at University of Vermont Medical Center are fighting for a contract that gives them--and their patients--what they need.

They're sick of understaffing

Hundreds of people turned out for a march by UVM Medical Center nurses who are fighting for a contract that meets their needs.

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Focus: Justice for Palestine

Israel adds another chapter to the Nakba

As Israelis celebrated the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, soldiers carried out a massacre of Palestinians demanding the right of return.

A history of ethnic cleansing

The expulsion of Palestine's indigenous Arab population 70 years ago is still disputed. So here, once again, are the facts.

Focus: Rebellion of the teachers

How Arizona teachers got from point A to point Z

A rank-and-file educators group in Arizona led a statewide strike within months of forming. What can we learn from their success?

We need a "blue state" revolt

Teachers and students in big cities endure the same kind of awful conditions and drastic cuts that sparked the educators' rebellions in red states.

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The unity N.C. teachers need

Two North Carolina educators discuss how today's one-day work stoppage was built and how to seize the moment and fight for more.

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South Africa's new revolt

Thousands of workers take to the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, to protest anti-labor reforms  (SAFTU | Facebook)

A South African socialist explains how the massive marches against changes in the country's labor laws came together.

They can't crush the struggle

Police in Puerto Rico, following orders from on high, attacked a May Day march against austerity measures imposed on the island.

Amazon puts its profits first

The Seattle City Council is voting on a plan to tax the city's wealthiest businesses--but Amazon has been fighting it tooth and nail.


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 an article by Paul Le Blanc on "Debating the Russian Revolution and its relevance." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.


Iran back in the crosshairs

Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is a dangerous escalation that threatens the lives of millions in the region and throughout the world.

Our socialism is international

Marching against the bombing of Afghanistan in San Francisco in 2001 (Josh On | SW)

If our goal is democracy, equality and an end to oppression, then opposition to empire and nationalism has to be at the center of the struggle for socialism.

Nostalgia for the old empire

Mainstream foreign policy experts are pining for a time before Donald Trump--when war was a last resort, except when it wasn't.

This bill won't stop trafficking

New legislation claiming to protect victims of sex trafficking instead further criminalizes and marginalizes sex workers.

Profiled on campus

The racial profiling of two Native American brothers on a college tour in Colorado illustrates an ugly legacy of racism.

Solidarity after the storm

When a Black neighborhood in Greensboro was devastated by a tornado, immigrants turned out in force to help residents rebuild.

UC unions unite to strike

Some 53,000 workers across the University of California system will strike this week to demand fair wages and benefits and respect on the job.

Paying cops during a lockout

Management paid a local police department to challenge union nurses during a lockout at a hospital in western Massachusetts.

1968: Revolution hits Europe

The uprising of workers in France during May 1968 produced the largest general strike in history, with 9 million workers occupying their workplaces.

What the rebels taught Marx

An 1857 photo of the hanging of two mutineers in Lucknow, India (Felice Beato)

Marx's writings on India were sometimes badly mistaken, but his focus on struggle eventually got him on the right track.

The fraud of Stalinism

The reign of Stalin in Russia and the parties that followed his dictates have nothing to do with the vision of an emancipated society.

How Marx became a Marxist

...And you can to! Here's an introduction to the theoretical leaps Karl Marx made on his way to developing a theory and vision that changed the world.

Rebellion of the teachers

Schools can't take these cuts

Teachers, parents and community members are rallying in Milwaukee against drastic budget cuts--and pledging more action.

#RedForEd vs. Cuomo blues

The New York City teachers' union doubled down on its losing strategy of kissing up to Democrats and kicking down at anyone who wants another way.

Why N.C. teachers are walking

Three North Carolina educators explain how and why the red state teacher rebellion is coming next week to the Tar Heel State.

Don't let them export testing

Puerto Rican teachers are opposing attempts to impose a disaster-capitalist approach to schooling that includes high-stakes testing.

A course for Québec solidaire

Candidates of Québec solidaire join demonstrations in Montréal on International Workers' Day (Québec solidaire | Facebook)

Delegates from all regions of Quebec came together for the last meeting of Québec solidaire before the election later this year.

The shape of Brazil's resistance

A Brazilian socialist discusses the political situation after Luiz Inácio da Silva's ouster and the challenges for the left.

The bosses' tax-cut blackmail

When companies say they won't invest unless they get lower taxes, they are using their economic clout to blackmail society.

A tyrant who switched sides

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (left) and Vice President Rosario Murillo

Protests erupted against the Nicaraguan regime headed by Daniel Ortega, the former revolutionary who today orders repression.

Labour needs to inspire voters

Local elections in Britain didn't produce another triumph for the Labour Party and leader Jeremy Corbyn. So what happened?

The villains are the stars

The movie Avengers: Infinity War expands on the Marvel universe--and on longstanding debates about overpopulation and villains.

Emotion picturing resistance

Janelle Monáe's album and accompanying film are beautiful explorations of what it is to be a queer Black woman in America.

Turning down a pro-Israel role

Natalie Portman's refusal of a prestigious award--as a response to Israel's deadly violence--is a blow to Israeli apartheid.

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