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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Trump horror show hides 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.

Why are police the priority?

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.

A critique of anti-anti-racism

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

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

The honors band from Oakland schools kneels as they play the national anthem at an Oakland Athletics game (Oakland Unified School District)

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

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.

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.

Will the left hear Aleppo's cry?

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.

Other Top Articles of the Week

How the CTU took on Rahm

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.

Marxism Day Schools | November 2016

Crackdown at Standing Rock

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

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.

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.

The politics of the ISO

Where We Stand: The Politics of the ISO

In this extended series of articles on the politics of international socialism, Paul D'Amato, author of The Meaning of Marxism, looks in detail at the ISO's "Where We Stand" statement.

Find out about the activities of the International Socialist Organization
The Russian Revolution of 1917
International Socialist Review |

This issue of the ISR features an article by Neil Davidson on "After Brexit: Will the European Union Crack Up?" For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.

What will she do without him?

Donald Trump lurks behind Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate

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.

Would Gramsci be #WithHer?

A Socialist Worker contributor responds to a critique of the Green Party's Jill Stein for not engaging with the Democratic Party as "winnable terrain."

Not in my locker room

People like Trump are the reason that locker rooms can become an incubator of appalling sexism--but it's possible to challenge them.

What's next in Queen City?

Angry protests continued daily in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott mobilized thousands.

Moving forward in Columbus

Ohio's capital city has seen an upsurge in the struggle for Black lives--and that's raising important questions for the movement.

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 and community members call for negotiations in Burlington (Burlington Education Association)

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

CTU gets a tentative agreement

Following months of mobilizations and a strike threat that won key demands, Chicago teachers will vote on a proposed contract.

Alternatives to punishment

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

A nightmare in the making

The looming assault by U.S. and Iraqi forces to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, from ISIS forces will have dire humanitarian consequences.

Will they clear the Jungle?

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

Why a peace deal was defeated

A right-wing campaign to spread fear and anger doomed a peace agreement between Colombia's government and FARC rebels.

Resisting a U.S. "defense" plan

Joint plans by the U.S. and South Korea for a missile defense system are opposed by the people the missiles are supposed to protect.

Smeared for backing Palestine

Bill Mullen (left) addresses a rally for free speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Jeffrey Putney)

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

A merger made in hell

Bayer and Monsanto--two agriculture and chemical giants with criminal pasts--are planning to become partners in crime.

Organization and authority

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

Dario Fo's comic mysteries

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

Views in brief

Advice for understanding Gramsci | Admiration for the Standing Rock struggle

Views in brief

The importance of running locally | What could have reigned in Assad? | A clarification on Gramsci | Private property and Russia 1917

The for-profit education fraud

With one out of every three dollars of U.S. borrowing going to student loans, we need to eliminate the for-profit education fraud.

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