Socialism 2017 | Chicago | July 6-9
Donald Trump and Kansas Secretary of State Chris Kobach

Trump anoints the duke of vote suppression

Trump's choice to lead the Commission on Election Integrity, Kris Kobach, has years of experience—concocting and imposing racist voting rules.

Resistance to a crackdown

A U.S. author describes the state of fear she encountered on a visit to Turkey--and the continuing protests against the regime.

The Tories aren't invulnerable

If Britain’s Labour Party mounts an activist campaign, it could be possible to turn the Tory tide, but we cannot be uncritical.

Are Zuma's days numbered?

The faltering popularity of South African President Jacob Zuma has provoked mass protests and growing talk of impeachment.

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The History of Black America

Read Socialist Worker's series on the history of the African American struggle in the U.S., from slavery through Jim Crow, civil rights and Black Power, up to the present day.


ICE knows we're with Carimer

Carimer Andujar, an undocumented student at Rutgers, remains free after hundreds joined a rally outside the ICE office she was summoned to.

They can't be left to fight alone

Activists hit the streets of Brooklyn to oppose deportations (New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City | Facebook)

An activist in the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City talks about the struggle to stop deportations--including her husband's.

The community stood for us

Two migrant labor activists detained by ICE describe how Trump is carrying out a political attack on the leaders of the immigrant struggle.

Don't deport my husband

The wife of Otto Morales-Caballeros tells how he was abducted by ICE to be sent back to a country he hasn't seen since he was 16.

A Texas-sized bigotry bill

The "sanctuary cities ban" signed into law in Texas seeks to turn police departments and universities into immigration enforcers.

Taking solidarity to NORCOR

More than 100 people came out to support immigrant hunger strikers demanding better conditions at an Oregon prison.

How we protected Jose

Jose Charles (foreground in blue shirt) marches with his supporters (Matthew C. Brown)

A determined campaign pressured a North Carolina city to drop charges against a teenager falsely accused of assaulting a police officer.

Making UT safe for all?

A tragic killing at the University of Texas was followed by a racist backlash that highlighted administration double standards.

Grand theft workers' wages

A new report reveals widespread wage theft in the U.S., highlighting one of the many ways companies make profits off workers.

An abortion-free Kentucky?

The attempt by anti-abortion activists to shut down the only remaining clinic in Kentucky is a dark sign of the right’s confidence.

Parents get rid of school bully

Parents and teachers rally to save CPE1 in East Harlem

In a historic victory for parent and teacher activists, the abusive principal of Central Park East 1 in New York City has been forced out.

The far right pollutes Boston

As many as 300 far-right goons rallied in Boston, waving the banner of "free speech" as a cover for spreading their vile message.

Hanford's toxic legacy

The emergency at the Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington state underscores why it's called "the most toxic place in America."

Solidarity with AT&T workers

Some 40,000 CWA members in 36 states could hit the picket lines Friday in a battle over wages, incentive pay and outsourcing.

New School, old union-busting

The New School, a private college in New York with a progressive reputation, is trying to block student workers from unionizing.

Pushing back the NY frackers

We Are Seneca Lake campaigners won an important victory in their years-long fight against fossil fuel expansion in New York.

¿Una nación de inmigrantes?

Estados Unidos tiene una relación contradictoria con sus inmigrantes porque sus empleadores necesitan para abaratar el costo laboral.

Can Trumpty be put together?

Donald Trump's presidency unraveled to a spectacular degree in a matter of one week, but what happens next can't be left to official Washington.

Arrogance of total corruption

The bumbling of the White House during the Comey firing would be laughable if not for the frightening picture it reveals of how the administration operates.

The repeal and destroy mission

Paul Ryan and Donald Trump let an already disastrous health care bill get even worse in order to declare a legislative victory.

They're punishing the sick

If Trumpcare becomes law, cancer patients like me could have to pay most of the cost of a house every year to get the treatments we need to stay alive.

Justice for Miriam Rodríguez

Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez Martínez

Unionists, writers and academics protest the murder of a Mexican human rights activist and send solidarity to the ongoing struggle.

Venezuela at an impasse

While there is little debate that Venezuela has spiraled into a deep crisis, who's to blame is a far more controversial question.

Human rights leader murdered

The killing of a well-known opponent of state and drug-gang violence was designed to spread terror among those seeking justice.

Le Pen and the far right threat

Le Pen's campaign gave a frightening picture of modern fascism--and provides insight into the wider growth of the far right.

The problems with Alinskyism

Under the Alinsky model, initiative remains in the hands of organizers and staff. But democracy is necessary to achieve change.

These tales are all too real

Hulu's series based on the Margaret Atwood book The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopic look at a past that looks shockingly familiar.

How they saw Lenin

The author of Lenin and the Revolutionary Party surveys the many evaluations of the best-known leader of the 1917 Revolution.

A system that entraps the poor

When it comes to child welfare, the effects of a racist and unequal system are always reduced to perceived individual failings.

For peace...and new offensives

Two appeals by right-wing Russian socialists in May 1917 show how they couched support for war in the language of peace.

Series: The Russian Revolution

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

Organizing workers' power

The workers' council system created in Russia in 1917 provided the platform for full democracy and liberation.

The revolt against the empire

How did the 1917 Russian Revolution affect the vast empire of oppressed nations that had been subjected to Tsarist rule?

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

The Black Bloc and shortcuts

Changing the world will require patience and struggle, not adventurist and undemocratic spasms of violence.

Black Bloc tactics weaken us

An SW contributor challenges some of the points made in defense of the Black Bloc's actions at the Portland May Day march.

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