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Seattle's Garfield High School football team kneels in protest during the national anthem

The symbol that spread through the sports world

Colin Kaepernick's act of protest by taking a knee during the national anthem set off an earthquake--and the reverberations are still being felt.

Another child killed in Ohio

Police in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed a 13-year-old--and then proceeded to blame him and his family because he had a toy gun at the time.

Keeping secrets for the NYPD

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to keep secret the disciplinary records of officers who commit acts of police brutality.

We blocked the bunker

Seattle activists won a victory when officials announced that they would postpone a plan to build a massive new police station.

We can't drink oil

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline march through downtown San Francisco  (Peg Hunter)

SW rounds up reports of solidarity actions around the country in support of the struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Labor must oppose the DAPL

Unionists and social justice activists are urging the AFL-CIO to reverse its shameful support for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

They're fighting for all of us

Labor and activist groups around the country and globe are declaring their solidarity with anti-pipeline protesters in Standing Rock.

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Charlotte erupts in anger after another murder

Demonstrations and tear gas have filled the streets of North Carolina's largest city each night since the police murder of another Black man.

Can Clinton stop Trumpism?

It's the latest one-two punch of lesser evilism: One, Trump could win. So two, you better vote for Clinton, or we're all doomed. But is it true?

A cease-fire that increases war

The U.S. and Russian cease-fire agreement in Syria--if it holds--is a plan to escalate violence and repression, not achieve peace or justice.

Stereotypes and scapegoating

Bombings in New York and New Jersey and a mass stabbing in Minnesota have kicked off a new cycle of fear, confusion, bigotry and political opportunism.

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Can Corbyn survive the coup?

Supporters of Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn rally in London  (Steve Eason)

A British socialist explains what's at stake in the vote that will decide if left-winger Jeremy Corbyn will be the leader of the party.

"Fee speech" isn't free speech

DePaul University is trying to shut down a socialist student group by requiring it to pay for security guards to "protect" its meeting.

What led to the LIU lockout?

After 12 days locked out, faculty at Long Island University returned to work having fought off a concessionary contract proposal.

From defiance to solidarity

Shipyard workers in Egypt are still waiting for a verdict in their military trial--but a defense campaign is winning wider support.

Murder on a picket line in Italy

People across Italy are taking action after a 53-year-old worker for a package delivery company was run down by a scab driver.


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 | ISReview.org

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.


Solidarity with Standing Rock

The International Socialist Organization stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the resistance to a new pipeline project.

Do Black lives matter to UPS?

United Parcel Service has a long record of discrimination against Black workers, leading to lawsuits, pickets and protests.

On strike inside the gulag

Prisoners across the country are taking part in a national strike, withholding their work to protest terrible conditions, violence and forced labor.

Making Black education matter

Boston high school students rally against budget cuts to the public school system

African American organizations are backing the fight against corporate education reform, and the results could be transformative.

The starving of our schools

Every politician claims to be fighting for better schools--but every year, their budget cuts show how little they actually care about public education.

What else is Rahm hiding?

I had to go to court to demand that Chicago school officials turn over information about the dismissal of a popular principal.

From the archives

The 99 Percent finds its voice

Five years ago, activists took over Zuccotti Park, near New York City’s financial center--and the Occupy Wall Street movement was born.

A victory in Sakuma's fields

Three years after the strikes that launched their union, workers at Sakuma Bros. farms north of Seattle have voted in the union.

Lockout University

Faculty and students rally at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus

Professors and students are battling Long Island University's unprecedented attempt to lock out members of the faculty union.

Stop the abuse of unfree labor

Several hundred people gathered in Oakland to march in solidarity with the nationwide strike by prisoners demanding their rights.

Chicago turns out for Stein

Some 450 people gathered in Chicago to hear Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein speak about her people's campaign.

The era of their endless wars

Above, left to right: Dick Cheney and George W. Bush; below, demonstrating against the invasion of Iraq

Fifteen years after 9/11, it's impossible to understand countless aspects of the world without knowing how and why the "war on terror" was launched.

Who failed Calais' refugees?

Refugees in a French camp face desperate overcrowding and scarcity because of official inaction in France and Britain.

Duterte's death toll on the rise

The Philippines' new president has a horrific record, but his spat with Barack Obama had some on the left pulling their punches.

What will socialism be like?

There is no blueprint for a socialist future, but we know from the struggles of past that it will involve a vast expansion of democracy and freedom.

Workers' power to end the war

One hundred years ago, a leading antiwar socialist in Germany laid out the importance of a revolution to end the First World War.

Socialism in one galaxy?

For 50 years, the Star Trek franchise has inspired audiences by envisioning a better world, free from material want.

Today's lesson is solidarity

Chicago teachers march with thousands of supporters during their strike

The 2012 Chicago teachers' strike was like no other struggle in recent memory--and the documentary film Schoolidarity shows why.

Taking a knee with Kaepernick

The intense pressure to fall in line didn't stop several NFL players from joining in 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest.

Intergalactic imperialism

Star Trek's vision was one of tokenism and co-option in support of exploitation and imperialism--not any kind of "socialism."

Views in brief

What can be done with Democrats? | West Virginia's pipeline battle | Taking on Big Brown | We can't wait for socialism | Missed out about Star Trek

Views in brief

Who wants Assad to go? | The Trotskyists take over | Cuba, democracy and one-party rule | Growth under socialism? | Thanks for the review

Out of the not-so-distant past

Some who came to a re-enactment of frontier times in a Chicago suburb will have felt their heart stutter when they saw a noose.

Who's wasting their vote?

If you vote for the candidate and the party that you'd like to see win the election, there's no such thing as a "wasted vote."

Is it really "Our Revolution"?

Bernie Sanders' new organization is making unfounded promises and refusing to confront criticism about the Democratic Party.

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