Socialism 2017 | Chicago | July 6-9
Protesters take to the streets to protest deportations in Minneapolis (Fibonacci Blue | flickr)

How activists are confronting ICE's terror

Fear is flooding through communities as Trump's war on immigrants intensifies, but activists are working on initiatives to defend the vulnerable.

A crumbling order in France

The media celebration of Marine Le Pen's "defeat" in the presidential election's first round is both premature and short-sighted.

Tufts nurses are ready to fight

Nurses at Tufts Medical Center in Boston held a one-day strike to demand an end to management stalling on contract talks.

How is Leninism relevant?

It remains a fact that socialists need to work together, as a democratic collective, to be effective in building a socialist movement.

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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.

A swindle on student debt

The government is trying to retroactively disqualify former students from a program that would forgive part of their loan debt.

Sessions' green light to police

Attorney General Jeff Sessions  (Gage Skidmore | flickr)

The order by Trump's attorney general to review all federal oversight of local police departments is a chilling endorsement of police impunity.

Trump takes aim at libraries

Donald Trump's "America First" budget puts working-class communities last--with drastic cuts to library funding.

ICE strikes again in Maine

A 28-year-old Somali immigrant and U.S. permanent resident was arrested by ICE agents in the middle of a court hearing.

Standing together on May Day

The executive director of Voces de la Frontera explains why taking on Trump's anti-immigrant agenda will require solidarity with labor and other forces.

Queens fights the deportations

A community forum in Queens brought people together to discuss forming a network to defend immigrants in the neighborhood.

A xenophobe gets a house call

Dozens of members of Bay Ridge for Social Justice protested outside the home of an anti-immigrant New York State legislator.

Facing a fake clinic escort

Anti-choice bigots are pretending to be escorts in front of women's clinics, and they can't be allowed to spread their lies.

The campus speech crackdown

Campus administrations have for decades restricted the rights of students to dissent--but we'll need to fight for free speech if we want to see social change.


Capitalism clings to fossil fuels

A transition to renewable energy even makes sense for capitalism, but this is a system where sense doesn't count for much.

Making science serve people

Stephen Jay Gould talks science and social justice in a late 1970s interview

The experiences of an organization that took on racist and reactionary pseudoscience 40 years ago hold lessons for us today.

Why this scientist is marching

A scientist and organizer of the April 22 March for Science explains why it's important to march against the Trump agenda.

Our strike challenged a giant

On the anniversary of a strike against Verizon, two workers discuss the importance of their victory and the lessons it holds for organizing in the Trump era.

OSU fights to "Boot the Braids"

Student activists at Ohio State University are linking arms with farmworkers to demand Wendy's pay fair wages.

Tackling Trump on Tax Day

Thousands turned out in San Diego to call for the rich to pay their fair share and for the government to fund our priorities.

Nada menos que la igualdad

Durante las protestas del 1° de mayo, los inmigrantes--y quienes los apoyan--tienen la oportunidad para no sólo oponerse a Trump, sino también para declarar qué quieren.

Separating fact from fake news

Trump has taken the U.S. government practice of lying to a new level, but the left can't start creating its own "alternative facts" to oppose him.

Will Trump start a new war?

Trump is dialing up the rhetoric about getting tough with North Korea, which will keep the region on a hair trigger for some time to come.

Horrified by Trump and Assad

We condemn the relentless, cruel attacks of the Assad regime, but we also condemn U.S. bombing and military forces in Syria.

Donald Trump's aims in Syria

In a statement, the Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists condemns Trump's missile strike against the Syrian regime.

Where will France end up?

French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon (Pierre-Selim | flickr)

The main parties have been eclipsed in this election by the surge of a far-right candidate and an unexpected challenge from the left.

A scandal for Rio's ex-mayor?

Brazil's ongoing corruption investigations may be closing in on one of the previously untainted faces of the 2016 Olympics.

Our futures are at stake

Students at the University of Puerto Rico are on strike against ruthless austerity and a debt crisis the island's residents didn't cause.

A new face on the old SPD?

SPD leader Martin Schulz

Martin Schulz of Germany's center-left SPD is claiming to represent a new direction, but there's less to him than meets the eye.

Roots of a Stockholm attack

A recent attack in Sweden says less about terrorism and more about a society in which immigrants are mistreated and alienated.

Where has Ecuador's left gone?

Even with Lenín Moreno's presidential victory, the Ecuadorian left is in dire need of reconstruction.

40 years of Socialist Worker

The first issue of Socialist Worker was published 40 years ago in April 1977, and the need for a revolutionary socialist press is still key today.

Havens to stash their loot

The available means for concealing assets are so highly developed that they amount to an alternative global economy.

A journal for tumultuous times

A duo of young academics has launched the Journal of Interrupted Studies, which focuses on the work of refugee scholars.

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

Series: The Russian Revolution

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

Lenin prepares the Bolsheviks

By late April 1917, the Bolsheviks stood out as the one major political party committed to workers' self-emancipation.

Organizing workers' power

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

Planning a day of resistance

A walkout of Seattle high school students on May Day would show people that we will stand together in the face of oppression.

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