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Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem (Wikimedia Commons)

Making common cause with Israel's ethno-state

Donald Trump's declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel is three things at once: purely symbolic, dangerously provocative and highly self-serving.

Making everything new

The best works in the Art Institute exhibition on the Russian Revolution show the spirit of artists inspired to "remake everything."

Why is ICE targeting Siham?

A mother and veteran activist is facing deportation--and her only "crime" may be speaking against the Moroccan government.

Get ICE out of the courthouse

New York City public defenders launched a campaign against the targeting of immigrants who come to court to exercise their rights.

Starving schools to close them

Parents, community and staff protest the planned closure of Harper High School on the South Side (Chicago Teachers Union | Facebook)

Four "underperforming" schools have been slated for closure, but education activists see through Chicago officials' theft of resources.

First give drivers health care

A Seattle educator explains the stakes for bus drivers who held a one-day strike in November against First Student.

Crashing a landlords' party

Activists organizing around tenants' rights and homelessness came together to make sure that Seattle landlords felt the heat.

Don't throttle net neutrality

Activists rallied against government and corporate plans to kill net neutrality during a day of action held in cities across the U.S.

Building resistance when the "opposition" won't

The Democratic Party response to the GOP tax-cut heist has been some talk and no action--but no one should wait until 2018 to take a stand.

A hatemonger bites the dust

The defeat of Bible-thumping predator Roy Moore was about more than a Senate seat--it was a test of support for the Republicans' reactionary monsters.

Tax the rich, not the sick

The Republican tax-cut heist isn't going unopposed, as protests spread from the nation's capital to cities around the country.

Pressuring a Maine "moderate"

Mainers are keeping the pressure on Sen. Susan Collins to change her vote on the tax bill currently being reconciled in Congress.

Empire in the age of Trump

Clockwise from top left: Destruction in Yemen; Donald Trump; protesting in Palestine

One of the left's leading experts on the Middle East looks at new developments--and at what has changed for the U.S. and what hasn't under Trump.

Trump's planned provocation

Palestinians and their allies in the fight for self-determination are protesting Trump's provocative declaration about Jerusalem.

War and crisis in Yemen

A contest for power, driven by the U.S. empire and regional powers in the Middle East, is causing a catastrophe in Yemen.

Dallas rallies for Palestine

Hundreds turned out in the heart of Texas to protest Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to occupied Jerusalem.

More top articles of the week

A killer cop goes free

Recently released video of a 2016 police killing in Arizona is horrifying--but not surprising given the epidemic of cop violence in the U.S.

Joining forces for Quebec's left

Quebec Solidaire and Option Nationale have decided to join forces--expanding the horizons for the Quebec left.


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.

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

The current issue of the ISR features an article by Sharon Smith on "States of inequality: Political polarization and the US working class." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.


Taking a toll on the internet

The actions of the FCC are about to give a few powerful companies unprecedented control over our access to online content.

A colossal act of cruelty

Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump on Capitol Hill

The Republicans' tax cut legislation isn't just about making the rich richer--it is coldly calculated to punish the working class and the poor.

Grad workers fight tax plan

On more than 50 campuses, graduate students organized walkouts, grade-ins and rallies to protest the GOP tax plan that targets higher education.

Cyntoia Brown should be free

Attention is finally being paid to the case of a sex trafficking victim sentenced to life in prison for shooting a man in self-defense.

We reject Trump's border wall

During a right-wing rally to support a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, cops looked on as white supremacists attacked anti-racists.

The clock is ticking on DACA

Trump's cruel decision to phase out DACA by March is causing chaos for undocumented youth--and bringing important movement debates to a head.

A DREAMer fights for others

Sydelle O'Brien

The Republican tax heist is overshadowing another tragedy: the fear of DACA recipients and their families facing an uncertain future.

UPS is back to the 19th century

The holiday season means big profits for UPS--and grueling working conditions for employees, including a 70-hour workweek for drivers.

Message from part-time faculty

Part-time faculty went on a two-day strike at Columbia College in Chicago--with students and full-time faculty by their side.

Sound theories

A new book explores how musicians have sometimes acquiesced to the world around them--and sometimes challenged and even changed it.

El parable Donald Trump

Sin minimizar el daño que Trump ha hecho, la izquierda debe prestar atención a aquellos momentos en que ellos no pudieron salirse con la suya.

Alfombra roja para el imperio

La inesperadamente tranquila conducta de Trump durante su gira por Asia oscurece la militarización en marcha ya por años.

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.

Hurricane-force neoliberalism

The destruction, both natural and man-made, following this fall's hurricanes shows how international elites are prepared to exploit catastrophes.

Taking on the right

The Nazis next door

A New York Times puff piece on a neo-Nazi that attracted well-deserved criticism shows the strategy of the racists to try to normalize their presence.

Protesting a racist at UConn

Hundreds of anti-racists mobilized to protest an alt-right provocateur who was invited to speak on the topic "It's OK to Be White."

One nation under the Bible?

The Green family has a specific brand of Christianity that it is trying to push--and it's using a new "museum" in order to do it.

The slavery horror in Libya

Protesters take to the streets of Barcelona against the slave trade in Libya (Jorge Franganillo | flickr)

Horrifying reports about the sale of captured Black African migrants in Libyan slave auctions have sparked international outrage.

Left with tiny scraps of land

A British socialist writes about what he saw in the West Bank during a trip organized to forge solidarity between communities.

Melbourne to Milo: Get out!

Hundreds of anti-racist protesters defied police to demonstrate against right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos in Australia.

No more work until we're paid

Some 300 workers at a construction site in Istanbul have stopped working because they haven't received their salaries for months.

Self-organization in Catalonia

The Committees for the Defense of the Republic are giving organizational form to demands for self-determination in Catalonia.

Their big lies about socialism

A Turning Point USA table dispensing slanders about socialism

In response to revived interest in socialism, right-wing ideologues are recycling old slanders about communism. What does today's left have to say?

What will revive Britain's left?

Our readers' discussion about reform or revolution, and the future of Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn continues.

Reform, revolution and Corbyn

SW readers discuss the future of left-wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn--and the implications for socialists organizing today.

Who is for a neutral internet?

The demand to maintain net neutrality, while positive, is limited, because the internet as it exists is fundamentally not neutral.

If not Corbyn, then what?

The question that left-wing critics of British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn need to answer is: What else is there?

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