Socialism 2017 | Chicago | July 6-9
Protesters take to the streets in London after the Grenfell Tower fire (Wasi Daniju | flickr)

Mourning and marching after the Grenfell fire

A British socialist describes the surge of anger and protest after the Grenfell Tower fire and its effect on the radicalization that followed the election.

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An ICE political prisoner freed

An LA activist was freed from detention, but still faces the threat of deportation by a vindictive and dishonest ICE bureaucracy.

Shot while her kids listened

Seattle police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a pregnant 30-year-old mother of four, after she called to report a burglary.

QS sets a course for the left

Québec solidaire's decision against making an electoral pact with the Parti québécois is about building a principled alternative.

The Bolsheviks get a hearing

Two proclamations issued in Petrograd show how the radicalization of workers and soldiers led more people to the Bolsheviks.

The Russian Revolution of 1917
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The current issue of the ISR features Phil Gasper's compilation of books for "The Russian Revolution: A Brief Reading Guide." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.

The path from the Summit

Bernie Sanders speaks at the People's Summit in Chicago (National Nurses United)

Can the Democratic Party be reformed from within? Or is an alternative necessary? Those were two big questions underlying the People's Summit.

Is Alexandria the left's fault?

The shooting rampage targeting Republican members of Congress led to hypocritical denunciations of the left as the source of political violence.

Trump's golden boy

Jared Kushner is the pampered heir of a business empire, but that's not the only thing he has in common with his father-in-law.

Helping hand for the banksters

The head of the Treasury office in charge of regulating banks has a lot of experience... protecting banks from Treasury regulations.

The specter of single-payer

Support for a "Medicare for all" health care system has gained momentum in the Trump era--despite the myths and lies flogged by right-wing critics.

Symbol of sanctuary to follow

More than 100 people packed into a North Carolina church to welcome Juana Luz Tobar Ortega into sanctuary from ICE within the church's walls.

UPS's deadly drive for profit

The mass shooting at a San Francisco hub is upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, but it doesn't come as a real surprise.

Oakland after the spectacle

A homeless encampment underneath an interstate overpass in Oakland

Celebrities and the super-rich descended on Oakland for the NBA Finals--but not far away, the "other half" barely survives.

Police have no place at Pride

Corporate sponsors and police involvement are common at Pride events, but they are foreign to these celebrations' radical origins.

Challenging a broken system

Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver is running an independent left-wing campaign that represents a step forward in the city.

Scott's anti-teacher agenda

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is taking aim at teachers' health benefits as part of a larger effort to impose austerity in pubic education.

First contract at Sakuma Bros.

Five years of organizing by farmworkers paid off when members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia ratified their first agreement.

When caregivers go on strike

Members of the New York nurses union and 1199SEIU walked off the job to protest the for-profit health care company Fresenius.

Series: The Russian Revolution

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

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?

The revolution gains strength

After the February Revolution, two powers existed in Russia--the Provisional Government and the workers' councils.

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

Taking on the right

More than one murderer

A young man is behind bars for Nabra Hassanen's murder, but there are many other people responsible for promoting deadly anti-Muslim hate.

This professor was targeted

Syracuse University Professor Dana Cloud is facing threats and abuse after participating in a counterprotest against Islamophobia.

Our side needs free speech

Getting government officials to deny permits to the far right won't build the confident mass movement we need to take them on.

Countering anti-Muslim hate

"Anti-Sharia law" protests in over 20 cities were met with counterprotests that vastly outnumbered the bigots in many places.

A system that let them burn

A deadly inferno consumes Grenfell Tower in London (Natalie Oxford | Wikimedia Commons)

The fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower has exposed, in the starkest terms, the horror of an austerity-racked, class-divided society.

Sentenced to jail for protesting

Labor and human rights activists in Egypt speak out against prison sentences for cement workers who held a peaceful protest.

High stakes in the Qatar crisis

A left-wing author explains the sources of the brewing conflict that led Saudi Arabia and other countries to cut ties with Qatar.

What Corbyn's triumph means

The Labour Party leader won't become prime minister yet, but he led a radical campaign that achieved major gains and revived the left in Britain.

The future of Cuba after Fidel

In our encounters with ordinary people in Havana, we found that most steered clear of Cold War stereotypes about Cuban society.

The last refuge for the Tories

The Democratic Unionist Party that Britain's Tories invited to join the government is deeply sectarian and utterly reactionary.

A connection to past struggle

We lost the last living connection to the left movement in Germany before the Second World War with Theodor Bergmann's death.

How we won marriage equality

More than 200,000 people raised their voices for LGBT equality (Kit Lyons)

In just 10 years, same-sex marriage went from being a "wedge issue" for the right to a widely supported civil right--because of an ascending movement.

How free is "free" labor?

Karl Marx showed that the capitalist "free" market masked a hidden coercion: Workers are free to work--or free to starve.

The question of caste

Arundhati Roy's book uses a historic debate to underscore the centrality of caste in India, while challenging the myths about Gandhi.

Views in brief

More uniting to fight the right | Capitalism and colonialism in Tibet | The transit system we deserve | Has anything changed at UPS? | Mahwah residents are fighting, too

A non-apology for racism

Bill Maher apologized for using the n-word on his show, but he has a long and ugly history of racist comments.

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