Members of the Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico protest standardized testing and privatization (Steven Singer)

Charter schools and the future of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's plan for charter schools shows how his government is dancing to the tune of education policies sung in Washington.

Who will dominate Syria?

A socialist author and Middle East expert analyzes the consequences after Turkey's invasion of a mainly Kurdish area in Syria.

Fed up with disrespect

A striker explains how solid picket lines and solidarity helped win Seattle bus drivers a contract with First Student bus company.

UW students take on the right

The far right turned out for a rally at the University of Washington, but they were met by antiracists who stood up to their hate.

We will speak out for Emin

Turkish socialist Emin Şakir remains behind bars since his arrest three months ago on false charges that he is promoting terrorism.


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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 crisis that caused Trump

A must-read book of essays, featuring many SW contributors, makes the case that Trump can only be explained by the conditions that preceded him.

The terrorism Trump ignores

The far right is on a killing spree--but the Trump administration is too busy trying to score political points about supposed "Islamic terrorism" to care.

Using people of color as props

The State of the Union speech was only the most glaring example of Trump using people of color and our pain as a means to justify racism and violence.

Will he ever believe women?

Trump with former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter

The image of a woman battered by an aide not only had no effect on Trump--he doubled down on his smears against women who confront abusers.

Wrapped in red white and blue

Trump's fantasy of a military parade is an exercise in flag-waving--but Republicans aren't the only ones who peddle nationalism.

Losing out in the Trump casino

Trump's State-of-the-Union boasts about the economy were followed by a stock market plunge--but workers have even less to bet on from the GOP agenda.

Medicaid rules work for bosses

The Trump plan to allow work requirements in the Medicaid health system threatens grave consequences for the most vulnerable.

The whole barrel has to go

Alex Vitale's The End of Policing provides the arguments and facts to back up radical alternatives to the criminal justice system.

How to fight for Black lives

The success of the Black Lives Matter at School week of action shows the potential for organizing an open and proud stand against racism.

Black students will matter

Teachers and students stand up for Black lives in Seattle (Susan DuFresne | Twitter)

Black Lives Matter at School is a week of action involving educators who are bringing resistance to racism into the classroom.

Taking on the right

Taking on Google-bro's sexism

Portland State activists are preparing to protest James Damore and his sexist ideas about women in the tech industry.

A neo-Nazi flop in Burlington

Hundreds of people came out on short notice in Burlington to protest the Patriot Front, forcing the fascists to abandon their plans.

Why was a protester targeted?

A UC Berkeley student and Undergraduate Workers Union member tells what happened at a labor rally that led to an unjust arrest.

Seattle drivers take on a bully

The people who drive Seattle's children to school are facing a multinational corporation that won't provide health care or pensions.

Demanding transit justice

Rosa Parks was the inspiration for a national coalition of labor, environmental and civil rights groups to organize Transit Equity Day.

Protesters rally to free Davia

Davia Spain was released from jail after hundreds came out to defend the wrongfully accused Bay Area activist and trans woman.

This church harasses women

New York City pro-choice activists rallied outside a church whose members badger women entering a nearby abortion clinic.

Rebuilding our fight for choice

A small but spirited protest of an anti-choice march showed the potential for rebuilding the fight for abortion rights in the Bay Area.

MS-13 was made in the USA

Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union Address in the Capitol

The policies that Trump claims will stop MS-13 and other Central American gangs are the same ones that gave rise to them.

We can't wait for Congress

Hundreds of people rallied in the Bronx to tell Congress to pass a "clean" DREAM Act and stop the deportations.

Trump's campaign of terror

The racist in the White House is demanding every anti-immigrant measure he can think of--while ICE is stepping up raids and arrests across the U.S.

The uncounted victims

An antiwar journalist says that the Pentagon has drastically understated the number of civilians killed by air strikes in U.S. wars.

Will Trump shoot first?

The Trump administration is undercutting an Olympic "peace interlude" in Korea with an escalation of hostility toward the North.

Return of great power rivalry

Two government documents spell it out: The U.S. government is on the warpath against emerging big power rivals China and Russia.

Facing a "trauma doctrine"

San Juan suffers through another blackout

From Wall Street to the federal government, neoliberal vultures are circling over Puerto Rico, which remains in desperate need.

We learned to be united

An Egyptian socialist, recently released from prison, talks about the situation today under the el-Sisi regime and what lies ahead.

Don't let them hide Ahed's trial

Israel's detention and prosecution of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi for standing up for her family must be protested.

Fascism is the danger in Italy

The shooting of six Africans by a fascist was the result of a troubling rise of xenophobia and sexism ahead of elections next month.

Behind Turkey's invasion

Turkish forces are invading a Kurdish region in Syria, escalating tensions across the region--and threatening more misery for the victims on all sides.

A socialist vision of democracy

The work of a long-time Chicago socialist reflected a commitment to illuminating our history and the fight for workers' democracy.

A fight for dignity in Memphis

Sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, fighting for civil rights and union rights in 1968

Fifty years ago, African American sanitation workers in Memphis began a strike that is now remembered as Martin Luther King Jr.'s last struggle.

What we mean by materialism

Historical materialism is the cornerstone of Karl Marx's theories and views--but how does this concept help us explain the world?

Turning 200 years young

The new feature film The Young Karl Marx is a nuanced and surprisingly accurate portrait of the revolutionary as a young man.

Forced out for standing up

How can we defend workers who face retaliation from employers for standing up for their rights on the job?

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