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The scum rises to the top of a sinking campaign

What are the consequences of the Trump campaign bringing the openly hateful right more into the political mainstream than it has been in years?

Where did the reforms go?

Opponents of racism and police violence in New York are grappling with what it will take to win real reforms to the justice system.

They could die for protesting

Three young Saudi men--juveniles at the time of their arrests--face execution for joining in protests demanding democracy.

The real drama in Rio begins

Now that the 2016 Summer Games are over, we will learn how badly the Olympics will end up warping Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.

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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.

Vermont's cautionary tale

The Vermont Progressive Party must choose between standing for political independence and essentially fusing with the Democrats.

The unpopularity contest

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump might be the most disliked politicians ever to face off in a presidential election, but there is an alternative.

A timely takedown of Clinton

Doug Henwood's My Turn is a valuable tool to help radicals expose Hillary Clinton's militaristic, pro-corporate agenda.

Studying with the master

Turns out that scholars had found a lot to despise about Donald Trump back when the reality TV star was mugging for the camera.

Her America's not great for us

Hillary Clinton's economic proposals look a lot like the policies of Bill Clinton's administration--and that's not good news for workers.

How Clinton killed welfare

Twenty years ago, Bill Clinton destroyed the federal welfare system--and millions of working people have been paying the price ever since.

Justice in an unjust system?

Two steps taken by the Justice Department are raising questions about the possibility of winning reforms to the U.S. prison system.

Black activists owe no apology

Arrested while showing support for the Palestine struggle (

The Vision for Black Lives statement from Movement for Black Lives has been met with a slew of criticism from Zionist groups.

Why the cops want a fortress

Hundreds came to a Seattle City Council meeting to demand that officials halt plans to build a multimillion-dollar police station.

If the risk is low, let them go

The battle to get New York state to release aging prisoners took a tragic turn with the suicide of 70-year-old John MacKenzie.

Standing up at Standing Rock

Native and environmental activists are protesting a pipeline project that would run right through the heart of Indian country.

Aetna's sickening bottom line

The insurance giant said it will radically reduce participation in Obamacare--one month after its merger plans were blocked.

No bote su voto, hágalo contar

En noviembre, usted puede ceder al miedo y votar por Hillary Clinton para detener a Donald Trump, o puede votar por el futuro que quiere.

Independiente del estatus quo

Sin su propio partido y representantes políticos, la clase obrera permanecerá subordinada al sistema de bipartidista.

Anti-imperialism and Syria

The Arab Spring uprising in Syria has tested the left by posing a blunt question: Are you on the side of a dictator--or that of a popular uprising?

Between the rich and the rest

A new book by Michael Yates that takes stock of the human cost of inequality concludes that as bad as we think it is, the reality is worse.

The Podemos challenge

Spain’s political terrain has being reshaped by the left-wing party Podemos, but its model of organizing has led to challenges.

Kashmir must have freedom

A Kashmiri activist explains the backdrop to the latest outbreak of political unrest--and its brutal repression by the Indian occupiers.

Striking the "gig" economy

Deliveroo workers at a strike rally in central London (Steve Eason)

Deliveroo workers in Britain won a victory that will be relevant across the world to workers in the so-called "sharing economy."

Its legacy lasts after the Games

Vila Autódromo may have suffered mass displacement because of the Olympics, but it also became a symbol of resistance.

Montreal hosts the WSF

The World Social Forum in Quebec in August was the first held in the Global North, but turnout was lower than expected.

Putting Egypt up for sale

An Egyptian revolutionary writes from prison about the meaning of the military regime’s “gift” of two islands to Saudi Arabia.

Breaking the siege of Aleppo

The people of eastern Aleppo celebrated after rebels broke through the siege imposed on them by the Syrian regime and its allies.

The life of an old Bolshevik

A recent book on Alexander Shlyapnikov contributes much to our understanding of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath.

The Fight for a Socialist Future

The hidden history of socialism

Members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers on the picket line in 1915

Knowing our history will allow a new generation of socialists to benefit from the experiences of those who have struggled before them.

Solidarity and socialism

The interest in socialism on display during this election year wasn’t born of an academic interest, but comes from the deepening social crisis.

Swinging through colonialism

Though historically jumbled, The Legend of Tarzan raises the horrific reality of genocide committed by the colonial powers.

Who they don't send to prison

The 1 Percent needs a crude and violent system to maintain extreme inequality and contain protest and dissent.

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