Marxism Day Schools | November 2016
Occupy Wall Street protesters on the march in New York City

The occupation heard around the world

Five years ago, Occupy Wall Street erupted onto the political landscape--and gave voice to the class anger brewing beneath the surface of U.S. society.

Who's the lesser evil in 1968?

A classic from socialist Hal Draper argues that the continual questioning of "Who is the lesser evil?" is a disaster for the left.

Calling for prison justice

Prisoners at the Merced County jail in California ended a hunger strike after officials agreed to consider several demands.

Check the age of that refugee

UK officials say that refugee children are welcome, but only after their teeth have been checked to make sure they're really kids.

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Series: The Russian Revolution

In 2007, Socialist Worker marked the 90th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 with a yearlong series outlining its course and consequences. Get started with the first article in the series here.

Hiding Clinton's rotten agenda

Donald Trump proved once again in the final presidential debate that he's the secret weapon...of the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.

Just the Trump of the iceberg

As more women come forward about being abused by Donald Trump, the harassment faced by millions of others is coming to the surface.

What will she do without him?

Clinton looks likely to win after a campaign based on being the not-Trump candidate, but that dynamic won't change when she takes office.

Seattle's anti-racist dress code

A Seattle teacher talks about how the Black Lives Matter at School Day came about--and the confidence and energy it will bring to future struggles.

Why are police the priority?

Chicago police huddle next to a crime scene

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to add 1,000 more police to the force--but more cops aren't a solution to the city's violence.

Bringing BLM into the schools

Thousands of Seattle teachers are wearing Black Lives Matter shirts today in a historic workplace demonstration against racism.

Oakland band's loud message

Members of an honor band from Oakland schools explain why they took a knee during a performance of the national anthem.

Crackdown at Standing Rock

After a federal appeals court refused to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, the energy giants are intensifying repression.

How the CTU took on Rahm

Chicago Teachers Union members demand more funding for public schools (Joe Brusky)

The prospect of teachers walking the picket line forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make concessions on many, though not all, of the union's demands.

Taxi app drivers for the union

Some 14,000 New York City taxi app drivers have signed union cards in what could be the beginning of an important campaign.

A battle for Vermont teachers

Teachers in Burlington are preparing for a possible strike after school officials imposed their concessionary contract proposals.

Alternatives to punishment

Activists at a Seattle conference on transformative justice strategized about how to replace today's punitive "justice" system.

Across the color line

The author of a newly published book about political thinker W.E.B. Du Bois explains why his legacy remains relevant today.

Dario Fo's comic mysteries

Italian left-wing playwright Dario Fo never stopped challenging authority, mocking the powerful and championing workers.

Opposing war and dictatorship

An "antiwar" alliance has formed to protest the U.S. empire, but it excuses the crimes of the Syrian regime and its Russian backer.

Saudi Arabia inflicts a horror

Western governments, including the U.S., have to be held responsible for the role they play in the growing death toll in Yemen.

Will the left hear Aleppo's cry?

Residents of Aleppo rescue children from a burning house after another air strike

In the face of a humanitarian horror, a part of the U.S. left wants to absolve Assad and Russia of their crimes in Syria--and blame only the U.S.

U.S. steps up its role in Yemen

The idea that the U.S. has only now entered into war on Yemen in reaction to unprovoked attacks on its warships is absurd.

Shallow ups and deeper downs

Marxist economist Michael Roberts argues that the cause of economic crisis lies at the heart of how the capitalist system operates.

The student struggle resumes

Students in South Africa are fighting another round of tuition increases--and facing repression from the ANC government.

Finally, the king is dead

Thailand's king, who died last week, was an enemy of democracy and a symbol of naked class oppression.

Will they clear the Jungle?

French riot police oversee the demolition of refugee shelters at a camp in Calais (AmirahBreen | Wikimedia Commons)

The long-threatened closure and demolition of the Calais refugee camp known as "the Jungle" is expected to begin this weekend.

Sorry not sorry

This week's column is--of course--a mostly Trump special edition, along with a list of sorry excuses for human beings.

Neutrality is not an option

The Modern Language Association should not hesitate when a living, breathing struggle against colonialism asks for our support.

In defense of Christoph Glanz

Israel's attack machine is again attempting to smear a pro-Palestine activist by hurling false charges of anti-Semitism.

A critique of anti-anti-racism

Black Lives Matter activists rally against police brutality (Nicholas Upton)

Rather than a distraction from confronting class inequality, movements against racism are part of building opposition to capitalism.

Smeared for backing Palestine

Activists in Indiana organizing in solidarity with Palestine are being subjected to false accusations spread anonymously.

Organization and authority

If people organize together to achieve social change, they submit themselves to some form of authority. The question is what form?

Time to boycott the Democrats

The pressure is on to support the "lesser evil," but activists shouldn't have to vote for Democrats who work against them.

Views in brief

Advice for understanding Gramsci | Admiration for the Standing Rock struggle

Views in brief

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