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Dr. Jill Stein speaks at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration (Paul Stein)

Yes, the system's rigged... but not against Trump

The Democrats and Republicans collaborate in rigging the political system against any independent alternative--like the Green Party's Jill Stein.

Marked for death by Trump

A member of the Central Park 5 talks about being the target of a witch hunt for a crime he didn't commit--something Donald Trump still won't admit.

Who's the lesser evil in 1968?

A classic from socialist Hal Draper argues that the continual questioning of "Who is the lesser evil?" is a disaster for the left.

More top articles of the week

When Occupy raised its voice

Five years ago, Occupy Wall Street erupted onto the political landscape--and gave voice to the class anger brewing beneath the surface of U.S. society.

Is Duterte an anti-imperialist?

The new president of the Philippines may be challenging the U.S., but he is currying favor with another empire at the same time.

Unraveling the founding myths

A book that examines myths about Native Americans and U.S. history associated with them couldn't come out at a better time.

Witness to Hungary's revolt

Sixty years ago, Hungarian workers rose up in defiance of intense repression and challenged the Stalinist dictatorship.

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We are the champions

In this week's column: Why hasn't the coach of the Pentagon been fired--and why doesn't the insurance industry just go to hell?

Opposing war and dictatorship

An "antiwar" alliance has formed to protest the U.S. empire, but it excuses the crimes of the Syrian regime and its Russian backer.

Standing against barbarism

Those loyal to the hopes created by the Arab Spring revolts must condemn the terror falling from the sky, whatever its source.

Anti-racism is our dress code

A Seattle teacher talks about how the Black Lives Matter at School Day came about--and the confidence and energy it will bring to future struggles.

Marxism Day Schools | November 2016

The NYPD executed Deborah

A 66-year-old woman with schizophrenia is the latest victim of a police department and a health care system that put her last.

Calling for prison justice

Prisoners at the Merced County jail in California ended a hunger strike after officials agreed to consider several demands.

Mass arrests at Standing Rock

Water protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline faced the worst day of mass arrests since founding their encampment.

Standing in the way of fracking

Some 250 protesters turned out at the Port of Olympia to protest fracking and stand in solidarity with Standing Rock protesters.

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.

Find out about the activities of the International Socialist Organization
The Russian Revolution of 1917
International Socialist Review |

The current issue of the ISR features an article by Lance Selfa on "From political revolution to lesser-evilism." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.

Hiding Clinton's rotten agenda

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump proved once again in the final presidential debate that he's the secret weapon...of the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.

Why are police the priority?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to add 1,000 more police to the force--but more cops aren't a solution to the city's violence.

Bringing BLM into the schools

Thousands of Seattle teachers are wearing Black Lives Matter shirts today in a historic workplace demonstration against racism.

A critique of anti-anti-racism

Rather than a distraction from confronting class inequality, movements against racism are part of building opposition to capitalism.

How the CTU took on Rahm

The prospect of teachers walking the picket line forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make concessions on many, though not all, of the union's demands.

Alternatives to punishment

Activists at a Seattle conference on transformative justice strategized about how to replace today's punitive "justice" system.

Across the color line

W.E.B. Du Bois

The author of a newly published book about political thinker W.E.B. Du Bois explains why his legacy remains relevant today.

Dario Fo's comic mysteries

Italian left-wing playwright Dario Fo never stopped challenging authority, mocking the powerful and championing workers.

Saudi Arabia inflicts a horror

Western governments, including the U.S., have to be held responsible for the role they play in the growing death toll in Yemen.

Will the left hear Aleppo's cry?

In the face of a humanitarian horror, a part of the U.S. left wants to absolve Assad and Russia of their crimes in Syria--and blame only the U.S.

U.S. steps up its role in Yemen

The idea that the U.S. has only now entered into war on Yemen in reaction to unprovoked attacks on its warships is absurd.

Check the age of that refugee

UK officials say that refugee children are welcome, but only after their teeth have been checked to make sure they're really kids.

The student struggle resumes

A mass student meeting at the University of Cape Town (Tony Carr)

Students in South Africa are fighting another round of tuition increases--and facing repression from the ANC government.

Neutrality is not an option

The Modern Language Association should not hesitate when a living, breathing struggle against colonialism asks for our support.

In defense of Christoph Glanz

Israel's attack machine is again attempting to smear a pro-Palestine activist by hurling false charges of anti-Semitism.

Shallow ups and deeper downs

Marxist economist Michael Roberts argues that the cause of economic crisis lies at the heart of how the capitalist system operates.

Time to boycott the Democrats

The pressure is on to support the "lesser evil," but activists shouldn't have to vote for Democrats who work against them.

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