Tanks roll through the streets of Prague in 1968

1968: A revolt blooms behind the “Iron Curtain”

The Prague Spring uprising in so-called “socialist” Czechoslovakia showed that the 1968 spirit of revolt had crossed the divide between East and West.

Sparks of a teacher rebellion

Three participants share impressions of the historic May 16 walkout by North Carolina teachers and the protests in the capital.

Caused by a sickening system

The latest mass outbreak of food poisoning highlights the fact that an unsafe food supply is seen as “normal” in capitalist America.

Haitham must be freed

Egyptian authorities have again arrested labor lawyer Haitham Mohamedain. Here’s what you can do to show your solidarity.

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Saving the Democratic Party?

Or more to the point: Should the left save the Democrats? Progressives are facing wrath from party leaders for their primary victories, but is it worth it?

Greed, sleaze and shakedowns

More revelations from the teetering Trump tower of corruption--about fixer-lawyer Michael Cohen--reveal a deeper corrosion of the political system

Rebellion of the teachers

How teachers got from A to Z

A rank-and-file educators group in Arizona led a statewide strike within months of forming. What can we learn from their success?

The unity N.C. teachers need

North Carolina teachers organize against cuts to public education (Gerry Dincher | flickr)

Two North Carolina educators discuss how today's one-day work stoppage was built and how to seize the moment and fight for more.

We need a "blue state" revolt

Teachers and students in big cities endure the same kind of awful conditions and drastic cuts that sparked the educators' rebellions in red states.

Schools can't take these cuts

Teachers, parents and community members are rallying in Milwaukee against drastic budget cuts--and pledging more action.

#RedForEd vs. Cuomo blues

The New York City teachers' union doubled down on its losing strategy of kissing up to Democrats and kicking down at anyone who wants another way.

Why N.C. teachers are walking

Three North Carolina educators explain how and why the red state teacher rebellion is coming next week to the Tar Heel State.

Business should pay its share

A law in Seattle taxing Amazon and other big companies to pay for housing is a net gain — but it was needlessly watered down.

Amazon puts its profits first

The Seattle City Council is voting on a plan to tax the city's wealthiest businesses--but Amazon has been fighting it tooth and nail.

This bill won't stop trafficking

New legislation claiming to protect victims of sex trafficking instead further criminalizes and marginalizes sex workers.

Profiled on campus

Lloyd Skanahwati Gray (left) and Thomas Kanewakeron Gray were racially profiled at Colorado State University (Lorraine Kahneratokwas Gray)

The racial profiling of two Native American brothers on a college tour in Colorado illustrates an ugly legacy of racism.

Striking against union-busters

This spring’s walkout by graduate workers to force Columbia to the bargaining table can lay the basis for a bigger fight next year.

They're sick of understaffing

Hundreds of people turned out for a march by UVM Medical Center nurses who are fighting for a contract that meets their needs.

UVM nurses are worthy

A nurse practitioner at the University of Vermont Medical Center explained at a rally what health care workers are fighting for.

Showing who makes UC run

Striking workers at the University of California take to the streets of downtown Berkeley (AFSCME 3299 | Facebook)

Some of the lowest-paid workers at the University of California sent a powerful message with a three-day, statewide strike.

Whatever it takes at UVM

Nurses at University of Vermont Medical Center are fighting for a contract that gives them--and their patients--what they need.

Working in for grad educators

Graduate educators at UW are fighting for a university that doesn't try to leech money from students while paying workers less.

Will CUNY voices be heard?

CUNY's student government stopped a vote on divestment from Israeli apartheid after receiving a barrage of "anonymous" e-mails.

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Next week — on May 29 to be precise — SocialistWorker.org will launch a major renovation and upgrade of our website.

israel and Palestine

A new chapter of the Nakba

Left: Palestinian protester wounded in Gaza; right: Benjamin Netanyahu and Ivanka Trump at the opening of the U.S. embassy

As Israelis celebrated the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, soldiers carried out a massacre of Palestinians demanding the right of return.

A history of ethnic cleansing

The expulsion of Palestine's indigenous Arab population 70 years ago is still disputed. So here, once again, are the facts.

Inflicting misery on Iran...again

The U.S. government is poised to reimpose devastating economic sanctions on Iran — and the price, as before, will be paid by ordinary Iranians.

Return of the regime changers

After a decade in exile, militaristic foreign policy extremists have returned to power under Trump--and they're driving toward a catastrophic war.

Driving the world toward war

Donald Trump greets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to Israel

A member of the Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists analyzes the frightening impact of the U.S. pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.

They can't crush the struggle

Police in Puerto Rico, following orders from on high, attacked a May Day march against austerity measures imposed on the island.

South Africa's new revolt

A South African socialist explains how the massive marches against changes in the country's labor laws came together.

A course for Québec solidaire

Candidates of Québec solidaire join demonstrations in Montréal on International Workers' Day (Québec solidaire | Facebook)

Delegates from all regions of Quebec came together for the last meeting of Québec solidaire before the election later this year.

The shape of Brazil's resistance

A Brazilian socialist discusses the political situation after Luiz Inácio da Silva's ouster and the challenges for the left.

The bosses' tax-cut blackmail

When companies say they won't invest unless they get lower taxes, they are using their economic clout to blackmail society.

Massacres under apartheid

Israel, like South Africa, is a racist apartheid state, so its latest massacre of Palestinians is an echo of South Africa’s own past.

1968: Revolution hits Europe

The uprising of workers in France during May 1968 produced the largest general strike in history, with 9 million workers occupying their workplaces.

Charting a path on identity

Asad Haider makes the case that socialists can emphasize opposition to oppression and still recognize the centrality of class struggle.

The villains are the stars

The movie Avengers: Infinity War expands on the Marvel universe--and on longstanding debates about overpopulation and villains.

Impact of Washington’s war

The authoritarianism of the Ortega-Murillo regime in Nicaragua owes as much to the violence of the U.S. as Ortega’s inclinations.

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