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The bad jobs economy

Work with irregular hours, variable earnings and temporary status is becoming more common than ever--and it's fueling working-class discontent.

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Meet Dr. "Poverty Is a Choice"

With Ben Carson taking over Housing and Urban Development, the prospects don't look good for affordable housing--or poor people.

Ten proposals for Europe's left

A set of proposals circulating among leftists in Europe are meant to push for economic and social justice in the European Union.

Imaginers of a new future

An exhibition of Russian art from the time of the 1917 revolution gives a taste of the elation of revolutionaries in a new world.

Confronting "right to work"

Congress and the White House can carry through national "right to work" legislation. It will have to be fought tooth and nail.


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The History of Black America

Read Socialist Worker's series on the history of the African American struggle in the U.S., from slavery through Jim Crow, civil rights and Black Power, up to the present day.


The left can't rely on the courts

Trump's first travel ban directed at Muslims suffered a stinging legal defeat, but we shouldn't put our faith in a legal strategy.

Trump's war on immigrants

Donald Trump

The Department of Homeland Security has released its plans for making good on Trump's threat to the health and safety of millions of people.

The Democrats' goals and ours

Working within the Democratic Party doesn't win reforms--on the contrary, it poses a threat even to the reforms we already won.

The "right to work" onslaught

With Republicans lawmakers buoyed after Trump's election, what will it take to push back against their war on unions?

Trump and the alt-right

Donald Trump likes to think he not only won an election, but has "built a movement." And he has--just not the way he thinks.

Trump's "voter fraud" fraud

Trump's false claims of voter fraud are being used to scapegoat the undocumented, but immigrant rights supporters are sending a message of resistance.

Back to the drawing board?

Donald Trump amends an executive order

The federal court rejection of Trump's ban on Muslims is a victory for the protests against him--but don't trust that this White House will give up.

One thing Trump got right

Trump finally made a factual statement, and politicians across the spectrum are livid that he told the truth about U.S. imperialism.

Army Corps deadline looms

Water protectors fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline face an eviction order after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers capitulated to the Trump regime.

A police cover-up breaks down

In the streets of Sacramento after the prosecutor cleared two officers in the killing of Joseph Mann

For Joseph Mann, suffering a mental health crisis while Black and homeless proved to be a death sentence in California's capital city.

Neglect caused this emergency

The evacuation of 180,000 people from an area in northern California shows the human cost of America's crumbling infrastructure.

No walls against free speech

Student activists at Loyola University in Chicago are fighting to overturn bureaucratic restrictions on free speech and assembly.

The mighty blow of democracy

Weeks before the uprising against the Tsar, the Bolsheviks agitated for a one-day strike with the aim of advancing workers' power.

Where capitalism came from

We're taught that capitalism is natural and built into "human nature," but things look different without the green-tinted glasses.

Un mundo que ganar

Dado que el capitalismo es un sistema internacional, la lucha de la clase obrera para superar el capitalismo también debe ser internacional.

Contra Trump y Peña

Los trabajadores estadounidenses y mexicanos tienen un interés común en unirse para resistir a los presidentes que dirigen ambos países.

Protesting Trump and the right

Getting ready for action

A National Planning Committee member for International Women's Strike USA on March 8 talks about the high hopes for this day of resistance.

Defending a Seattle Dreamer

Activists are protesting for a Dreamer detained by ICE in the latest example of the Trump regime's anti-immigrant assault.

Sending Trump an old message

Thousands rallied in Union Park, the site of Chicago's mega-marches 10 years ago, as part of a national "Day Without Immigrants."

An NBA revolt against Trump

With every tweet, Trump sends people--even NBA players who might never have thought about politics--into the streets.

Lessons of our counterprotests

Supporters of a woman's right to choose face off against antis at a Twin Cities Planned Parenthood facility

Our success in mobilizing against the antis outside Planned Parenthood clinics points to issues we need to address to resist the attack on our rights.

Bringing it all together

An organizer of the anti-Trump protest that occupied the Columbus airport reflects on the lessons of that day for struggles to come.

Building pro-immigrant power

The National Assembly held by Movimiento Cosecha called for a May 1 "Day Without Immigrants" as part of a year of resistance.

Our voices have to be heard

Pro-choice protesters in Boston on February 11 showed why we have to continue arguing to confront the anti-abortion bigots.

Standing up to deportations

The wave of ICE raids across the country has created widespread fear in immigrant communities, but also defiant resistance led by young immigrants.

This is about choice--and more

Reproductive justice means not just the right to abortion, but the right to raise children and be able to meet their basic needs.

A walkout against Trump's ban

Hundreds of New York high school students walked out of class to protest Trump's ban targeting them, their friends and families.

Greece's left after SYRIZA

The experience of SYRIZA in Greece and the left's role in it from its founding has drawn out a series of ongoing lessons.

For Tibet against its oppressors

The Peace Cafe in the Indian city of Dharamsala (Kiran Jonnalagadda)

Socialists should see Chinese rule over Tibet for what it: colonial oppression that must be opposed with support for self-determination.

Can the center hold in France?

France's presidential campaign has been dominated by news of the right's surge, but this month brought more positive news.

Why can't non-citizens vote?

Excluding millions from the electorate because of arbitrary criteria like nation of birth is an anti-democratic travesty.

Views in brief

A life-changing experience | Planting seeds of change in many fields | Violence and the impact on people | Will conservatives protect the planet?

Views in brief

Being visible is crucial | History and the Women's March | A long shot is better than no shot | Russia deserves more scrutiny

What stopped Yiannopoulos?

Accurately describing protests and the effect of different tactics is needed to formulate a strategy for the new political period.

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