SocialistWorker.org Weekend Edition

Focus: The Trump administration

A Tomahawk Cruise missile launched from a U.S. Navy ship

Will Trump set off the Middle East powder keg?

The U.S.-led air strikes against Syria will intensify geopolitical conflicts in the region and around the globe, bringing the world closer to war.

Trump's welfare reform 2.0

As he comes under greater scrutiny for his sleazy and corrupt career, Trump is wheeling out all the old hypocritical lies to sell "welfare reform 2.0."

Focus: No raids, no walls!

The caravan marches north

Central American migrants traveling north build solidarity in Mexico City

Some 1,500 migrants from Central America set out on a journey across Mexico toward the U.S. to demand dignity and asylum.

Making money off detentions

Activists challenged an Essex County Democrat who claims to support immigrants over his backing for an ICE detention center.

Other Top Articles of the week

The myth of the #MeToo panic

The #MeToo campaign has been accused of ignoring "due process"--but has due process existed at all for women who have faced sexual assault?

A far-right threat crystallizes

A list of anti-racist activists is circulating on a far-right internet forum, raising the clear threat of neo-Nazi violence against the left.

UC workers fight for respect

Here's what custodians and services workers for the University of California system are demanding as they hold a strike vote.

The Italian right's election win

Socialists in Italy explain the backdrop to an election in which xenophobic and populist forces trounced the center-left Democrats.

New this weekend

A feminist outpouring shakes the Spanish state

The massive protests in the Spanish state on International Women's Day were historic in more ways than one. Here's the background.

Countering a blacklist

The new website Against Canary Mission is dedicated to opposing a malicious attempt to smear and blacklist opponents of Israel.

Topic: Rebellion of the teachers

Who's afraid of the Arizona teachers?

School "walk-ins" across Arizona are the latest actions of a movement that has won concessions from the governor--but teachers say they aren't done.

How teachers got organized

Three teachers talk about conditions in Arizona--and how they joined got involved in organizing to get something done about it.

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Colo. teachers at the capital

Hundreds of educators walked out of schools and rallied in Denver to protests devastating cuts to the public employees pension fund.

Focus: Guns and violence

Will Vermont's gun laws help?

The three new gun-control measures passed into law in Vermont are a departure for the state--but we should take a closer look.

It's the cop way or the highway

Armed police on patrol at a public elementary school in New York City

Three New York State senators are holding a highway bill hostage to their plan to put armed cops in every New York City school.

Madison debates gun violence

A discussion about guns at the University of Wisconsin was notable for what Republican and Democratic speakers failed to mention.


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.

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The current issue of the ISR features an article by Elizabeth Schulte on "The year of #MeToo: Pulling back the curtain on women's oppression." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.


U.S. missiles won't save Syria

Another nightmare has been added to the misery and war in Syria--and there will be more to come if Trump orders his threatened military strike.

Hawkish talk from a liberal

She has a progressive reputation on domestic issues, but when it comes to war and foreign policy, Elizabeth Warren can talk as tough as any Republican.

Trade Wars, Episode I

The Trump administration's march down the path toward economic confrontation with China could make the world an even more dangerous place.

Sentenced for a cop's crime

Family members hold a vigil for A'Donte Washington in Millbrook, Alabama

Alabama teenager Lakeith Smith is going to prison for 65 years--because he was present when a cop killed his friend.

He needed help and got shot

The shooting of a University of Chicago student experiencing a mental health episode shows why the police need to be disarmed.

Asheville stands up to ICE

Hundreds of Asheville residents gathered in solidarity with their immigrant neighbors after a series of ICE raids detained dozens.

Marching for Science

Science must advance justice

Defending science from attacks by the Trump administration isn't enough--we need to transform the role of science.

Using science for liberation

Professor Joseph L. Graves (The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace)

A leading scholar of evolutionary genetics and debunker of biological theories of race talks about why we need radical scientists.

Can we rescue Jewish culture?

Younger generations are breaking the stranglehold that pro-Israel politics has had on American Jewish life for decades.

Stopping a tuition increase

When the Portland State University Board of Trustees wanted to raise tuition, students halted their plans with the treat to strike.

Poverty wages are a disgrace

University of California workers held a day of action on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's murder to demand fairness.

Getting a union off the ground

Delta workers and labor activists gathered for a rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, to support a campaign for union representation.

Protesting an anti-choicer

NYC for Abortion Rights members protested an anti-abortion official of the Trump administration when he spoke at the UN.

Rebellion of the teachers

Where is Kentucky headed?

Kentucky teachers are continuing a difficult fight in a Republican-dominated state, but something crucial has already been gained.

Learning from West Virginia

Teachers show strength in unity during the West Virginia strike

It's obvious from talking to striking teachers that the media painted a caricature of West Virginia that left out its militant tradition.

When the teachers said enough

With strikes and protests continuing into another week, Oklahoma teachers are in the national spotlight. Here's what they say about how they got there.

Resistance in a Bedouin village

The inhabitants of Umm al-Khair are fighting displacement in the face of violence from the Israeli state and Zionist settlers.

The making of a massacre

Israel deliberately deployed its forces to meet Palestinian border protests with deadly force--and that's exactly what took place.

Good riddance to Ríos Montt

The former dictator of Guatemala and CIA favorite is dead, but the cycle of Central American violence and migration remains.

Uniting the struggles in France

Striking rail workers march through the streets of Lyon, France (Secteur CGT Cheminots de Lyon | Facebook)

The ingredients exist for workers to take on Emmanuel Macron's neoliberal attacks, but only if union action is brought together.

Is Brazil jailing democracy?

The imprisonment of the former Brazilian president represents an escalation of the right wing's attack on workers and the left.

Israel's premeditated massacre

In honor of the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, we condemn Israel's murder of Palestinians during the Land Day protests.

When Lucasville rose up

A prisoner who took part in the Lucasville prison rebellion describes how inmates organized and the legacy of the revolt today.

Why workers have the power

Construction workers in New York City rally to defend their union (nylecet | Facebook)

When working people organize collectively, they have their best hope to win change, and they provide a glimpse of how society could be different.

You need to be at Socialism

The Socialism conference in Chicago this July will be another urgently needed chance to discuss a way forward for the left.

Guns and the suicide epidemic

Suicide is the leading cause of gun deaths in the U.S., and it warrants attention in the discussion about stopping gun violence.

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