Socialism 2017 | Chicago | July 6-9
Ford Foundation headquarters in India

Why the NGOs won't be leading the revolution

Even organizations that do good work and attempt to be accountable face a limitation: They are only addressing the symptoms, not the cause.

Standing for three organizers

The arrest of three immigrant activists who have led the fight for Vermont dairy farmworkers should be taken up as an attack on all workers.

The Podemos balance sheet

Podemos' second congress reaffirmed Pablo Iglesias's power, but there were openings for a more democratic and left-wing party.

No scabs on women's hockey

The U.S. women's ice hockey team is on strike--and management's attempt to find "replacement players" is backfiring badly.

SJP chapters can say no

A Students for Justice in Palestine chapter didn't violate the principle of free speech by rescinding an invitation to a guest speaker.


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Series: The Russian Revolution

In 2007, Socialist Worker marked the 90th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 with a yearlong series outlining its course and consequences. Get started with the first article in the series here.


An enemy of choice revealed

Neil Gorsuch was careful about what he said in his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, but his sympathy with conservatives is clear.

Is the economy great again?

Donald Trump (Army Sgt. Kalie Jones | Wikimedia Commons)

The stock market has been on a tear since the election, but that doesn't mean the economy is poised for takeoff, with plenty of jobs, as Trump promised.

A poison pill we can't swallow

As Republicans push forward with Trump's disastrous health care plan, the left needs to stand up for a vision of health care for all.

Capitalism brought us here

Most immigrants came to the U.S. because they have no choice--and they will fight to defend the lives they worked so hard to build.

Politicking without politics

The Democrats are trying to damage Trump by pointing out his hypocrisy rather than articulating any ideas of their own.

Poison for a failing system

The GOP drive to repeal Obamacare and replace it with their scheme would push the health care system out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Human face of the drug war

When people hear the real-life stories of prisoners victimized by the "war on drugs," public opinion begins to change.

Don't spill Texas seed

Texas lawmakers who propose legislation that restricts women's right to abortion could see their right to masturbate taken away.

In defense of protesting racists

Students at Middlebury College stand up against racism during a lecture by Charles Murray

A backlash is in full swing after the Vermont demonstration against Charles Murray, but those leading the charge forget that protest is free speech, too.

Murray should be challenged

It is a grave disservice to the Columbia University community to invite Charles Murray to speak in this uncontested format.

The UAW takes aim at Nissan

A United Auto Workers organizing drive in Mississippi has showed a militant spirit, but will it succeed where others fell short?

Find a way to respect nurses

At the University of Missouri Hospital, there's money for ad campaigns, but nothing for the people who do the work.

Hope in the revolution

A historian considers what four American eyewitnesses to the Russian Revolution have to say to us about the event today.

When the scientists march

Activism by scientists is often greeted with amazement, but they have quite a history of protest, especially during times of upheaval.

Why are there still famines?

A malnourished child in a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia (AMISOM)

Modern technology has made it possible to grow enough food to feed everyone in the world. So why is the UN reporting the worst famine since 1945?

The war on Iraq and on truth

Trump isn't the first president to prefer "alternative facts." Fifteen years ago, George W. Bush paved the road to war with lies.

Una guerra contra 11 millones

El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional ha publicado sus planes para cumplir las amenazas de Donald Trump contra 11 millones de personas.

Trump and the resistance

May Day is a day for solidarity

Immigrant rights organizations are joining with labor and other forces to build May Day into a show of strength against the whole Trump agenda.

Tom Cat does the dirty work

A Queens bakery is facing protests after threatening immigrant workers with firing if they can't prove their legal status.

ICE's war on labor organizers

People in Vermont are protesting a series of raids targeting immigrants whose only "crime" has been to fight for the rights of dairy farm workers.

The hypocrites pass judgment

Sinn Fein and Irish Republican Army leader Martin McGuinness had far greater cause for taking up arms than those judging him today.

What direction out the Brexit?

Britain's government will start the process of leaving the EU, but masses of people are protesting Brexit's biggest fan in the U.S.

An effort to silence Barghouti

Omar Barghouti (Kevin Van den Panhuyzen | BDS Campaign Brussels)

Israeli investigators arrested Omar Barghouti on suspicion of tax evasion as part of a campaign to intimidate the BDS movement.

One undemocratic state

Israeli politicians who call for a "one-state solution" in Palestine have a radically different idea in mind compared to the left.

Despair in Europe's camps

Refugees continue to die in record numbers as EU governments scapegoat them, but people are taking to the streets in protest.

How did the right get so far?

Geert Wilders' far-right Party for Freedom came up short of victory in last week's Dutch elections, but it expanded its votes and its influence.

The social roots of corruption

The West's self-serving narrative about "African corruption" obscures actual causes of graft and greed that bleed Africa dry.

South Korea's president falls

After almost five months of mass protests, the corrupt and repressive Park Guen-hye has been driven from South Korea's presidency.

Series: The Russian Revolution

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

Lenin prepares the Bolsheviks

By late April 1917, the Bolsheviks stood out as the one major political party committed to workers' self-emancipation.

Organizing workers' power

The workers' council system created in Russia in 1917 provided the platform for full democracy and liberation.

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

Joining together for peace

An appeal issued 100 years ago by the moderate socialists leading the Petrograd Soviet calls for unity in the cause of peace.

The guarantee of independence

One hundred years ago, Polish socialists in Petrograd pointed to the Russian Revolution as the hope for liberation from empire.

Take power into your hands!

This appeal from Russian socialists shortly after the February Revolution called on soldiers to side with the workers' councils.

How capitalism views disability

To liberate students with disabilities, the students need to become aware that they are not responsible for their social disability.

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