Residents await emergency supplies in Utuado, Puerto Rico (Master Sgt. Joshua DeMotts | Wikimedia Commons)

We saw Puerto Rico's struggle to survive

Two SW contributors who traveled to Puerto Rico describe a society that was failed by the powerful--but whose people are trying to reknit its social fabric.

Repudiating Australia's right

In a society that thrives on division, fear and prejudice, the result of the marriage equality referendum in Australia is a triumph.

Hold the right responsible

Columbia University College Republicans claim their speakers don’t incite violence. We have the facts that prove otherwise.

Sayfullo Saipov's wretched job

The investigation into the Uzbek immigrant's deadly terrorist attack will likely ignore the miserable years he spent as a truck driver.

Facebook and Twitter

Get updates from on Facebook and Twitter--and help us by sharing our articles far and wide.

Find out about the activities of the International Socialist Organization
International Socialist Review |
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 GOP's holy hypocrites

Apparently, the Religious Right won't let anything, even sexual assault allegations, get in the way of their crusade for "morality."

OSU students fight GOP attack

Graduate students at Ohio State University are protesting the House Republican tax plan that would harm graduate education.

Guns, violence and the right

The NRA is a reactionary menace that the left needs to struggle against--but that doesn't mean we embrace the political framework of gun control.

The vote against Trump

The defeat of the Republicans in last week's elections can give people greater confidence to resist--and not just by casting a vote one day a year.

One year after hell froze over

Donald Trump celebrates on Election Night 2016

One year after the nightmare of Election Night, it's easy to still feel shock at how a moral monstrosity came to occupy the world's most powerful office.

Making the CIA vicious again?

How does CIA Director Mike Pompeo's promise of a more "vicious" agency fit with the agency's dark history of violence?

Taking on the right

Responding to the right wing

Numerous academics have been smeared, harassed and threatened by conservatives. Here's how to turn the tables on the right.

Silencing protest in Wisconsin

A new policy at the University of Wisconsin calls for suspending and even expelling students who protest right-wing speakers.

Sending an anti-racist message

Dozens of people turned out in the rain to protest an event with racist pseudo-scientist Charles Murray at DePaul University.

We need justice for Jason Pero

The murder of a 14-year-old Obijwe boy in northern Wisconsin is part of a long history of police violence against Native Americans.

Nothing to do with justice

A court case against the Ramapough Lenape that would bar members from the right to assemble on their land is coming to a head.

Another American horror story

Residents of Sutherland Springs, Texas, hold a candlelight vigil

The responses of political leaders to Devin Kelley's massacre were familiar--and left the real causes of violence unexamined.

New York's slimiest

Two NYPD officers are facing charges of raping a handcuffed young woman, who has boldly defied their attempts to shame her.

Harvard's greed is showing

Struggles to protect workers' and students' rights like the one at Harvard set an example of the kind of solidarity that's necessary.

Fighting a lockout in Queens

UFCW members on the picket line at Foodtown in New York City (UFCW Local 342)

Meat and deli workers at four supermarkets in Queens and Long Island have been locked out after striking to demand a new contract.

A people's book fair

For the fourth year, activists are planning to make the Howard Zinn Book Fair an event where the left can educate and organize.

A camp-in for the homeless

Seattle activists took part in protests to call for real solutions for what the city admits is a "homelessness state of emergency."

Defiance in an era of retreat

A new book explains why a left-led union of hosiery workers grew and thrived in the 1920s, a time of retreat for organized labor.

Thieves prey on Puerto Rico

Rather than prioritize Puerto Rico's urgent needs, U.S. political and business elites are continuing their project of extracting the maximum profit.

The problems with his apology

Kevin Spacey

When Kevin Spacey linked the allegations of sexual abuse against him to being gay, he tapped into dangerous stereotypes.

A reality we know far too well

As women in Hollywood bravely speak out against sexual harassment and abuse, Latina farmworkers are standing with them.

The power of #MeToo

The confidence that women feel because of #MeToo to speak out against sexual abuse and assault can only strengthen the struggle against all injustice.

The red carpet for U.S. empire?

The unexpectedly calm behavior of Donald Trump during his Asia tour obscures increasing militarization that has been underway for years.

Their buried tax treasure

The Paradise Papers leaked to the media reveal the everyday schemes that the rich employ to avoid paying their fair share.

America's favorite kingdom

A power grab is shaking the royal family tree in Saudi Arabia--and threatening to unleash a regional conflict of frightening proportions.

Montreal against the far right

Taking to the streets in Montreal to send a message against the far right (Alain Savard)

The streets of Montreal were taken over by more than 5,000 demonstrators in a powerful and broad mobilization against racist hate.

Lebanon on a knife's edge

The surprise resignation of Lebanon's prime minister while on a trip to Saudi Arabia is ratcheting up tensions in the Middle East.

We will stand upright

Migrants in Greece are on hunger strike against their treatment by the European Union--and showing they will fight back.

Crackdown at a migrant camp

Refugees at an Australian detention camp located in Papua New Guinea are standing up to brutal and inhuman repression.

Catalonia after the declaration

A Barcelona-based socialist writer analyzes the complex situation in Catalonia after the Spanish state intensified its repression.

U.S. backs Duterte's crimes

There is evidence of greater U.S. military support for the Philippines army in its war against Islamist rebels in the city of Marawi.

Not a riot but a revolution

Eyewitnesses to the Russian Revolution vividly a unique historical event--when working people took power in Russia.

Why we remember 1917

One hundred years ago, the final act of the Russian Revolution shook the world--by setting an example of mass democracy that still inspires today.

Taking the Winter Palace

The old order's last holdouts surrendered at the Tsar's palace in Petrograd--which was protected as the property of all the people.

Making a new date in history

The soviets in session at Smolny

An American journalist who witnessed the Russian Revolution describes the day when a workers' government was finally achieved.

Read SW's series on the Russian Revolution, which began 100 years ago today.

The final act of the revolution

By October 1917, the unstable situation of dual power--the workers' councils versus the Provisional Government--came to a head.

The legacy of 1917

The conclusion to Socialist Worker's series on the 1917 Russian Revolution discusses the lessons for revolutionaries today.

Find a list of articles from the full Socialist Worker series on Russia 1917.

Syndicate content