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An entire neighborhood in the city of Santa Rosa was wiped out by the California fires

What fueled the inferno?

The fires that ripped through California were magnified by man-made factors like climate change--and they will happen again unless action is taken.

The free speech of fools

University of Florida officials decided that because of free speech, they had to take $10,000 from a Nazi--and then spend $50,000 to protect him.

A letter from Puerto Rico

Two members of the Working People's Party appeal for a united struggle for justice throughout the U.S. and on the island.

Trump's malign neglect

Puerto Ricans will suffer and die needlessly because of the abject failure of the world's most powerful government to provide disaster relief.

A disaster years in the making

From hospitals to the power grid, every part of Puerto Rico's infrastructure impacted by Maria was gutted years earlier by capitalism.

Other top articles of the week

Protest isn't a spectator sport

Anti-racist activists take a knee in solidarity outside the Baltimore Ravens stadium (Colin Kaepernick Fans Family | Facebook)

If NFL players are able to keep up the fight, it will be because we're doing the work of building anti-racist movements in the streets.

Milk with dignity gets a deal

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream signed a deal with immigrant workers that will improve conditions at Vermont's dairy farms.

U of C grad workers get a vote

After many years of organizing, graduate employees at the University of Chicago finally have a chance to vote for a union.

Marxism Conference Readings

Get read-y for Marxism

Hopefully, you'll join Socialist Worker at one of the regional Marxism Conferences near you. Here's our reading list to be prepared.

The silence is broken

Revelations of widespread sexual assault in Hollywood have prompted millions of women to share their own stories--and to demand change.

PSU stands up to the bigots

Students, faculty and staff stood together against a grotesque exhibit that compared abortions to the Holocaust and lynchings.

Don't let them silence the left

Free speech is in peril on college campuses, but not in the way the right wing wants you to believe--it's the left that faces a crackdown on dissent.

OSU has to be ready to protest

The whole Ohio State University community and city of Columbus have to respond if Richard Spencer is given a venue to speak.

What if workers ran society?

Socialism would mean workers collectively making decisions about how to organize society--not only individual workplaces, but the whole system.

Books for Bolsheviks

The editor of a new collection of eyewitness accounts of the Russian Revolution gives you a reading list for learning about 1917.

Threats and conflict for Kurds

Kurds in northern Iraq have voted "yes" on independence, but governments around the region are threatening war and repression.

A smiling face on the regime

The former Nobel Peace Prize winner at the top of the Myanmar government supports the military's genocidal persecution of Muslims.

Disastrous "aid" in India

India's "disaster aid" and "relief projects" regularly enrich corporations while shutting out the poor who are supposed to benefit.

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
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The current issue of the ISR features an article by Paul D'Amato on "How Lenin rearmed: The intersection of theory and practice in the Russian Revolution." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.

Recycling the same racist ban

The Trump administration is back with a new Muslim travel ban--and like the first two, this third version is rooted in bigotry and xenophobia.

The bot threat to democracy?

The ongoing uproar about the manipulation of "fake news" during the 2016 election is leading to a much greater threat of a censored Internet.

Restricting birth control access

The Trump administration issued two rules that allow employers to drop birth control coverage from employee health plans.

Medicare-for-All bandwagon?

While Sanders' Medicare-for-All legislation is welcome, top Democrats who support it are more concerned with exciting their base.

We know the side they're on

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (center) (Keith Allison | flickr)

NFL owners are backsliding away from their seeming defiance of Trump and threatening players not out of fear, but basic self-interest.

Taking our anti-racism to D.C.

Thousands took part in the March for Racial Justice in Washington, D.C., to take a stand against white supremacy under Trump.

Taking on the right

Stand with a Purdue professor

The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel is calling for support for a well-known solidarity activist.

Purdue's president takes aim

Mitch Daniels' slanders against a left-wing professor at Purdue are part of creating a hostile environment for campus dissent.

Lessons in fighting the right

The far right has been on the retreat since Charlottesville, but how can we keep them there? Organizers draw lessons from the struggle so far.

Don't buy the alt-right rebrand

Right-wingers tried to hide their hate with a "free speech" rally in Augusta, Maine, but the counterprotesters outnumbered them.

A traumatic cut in the Bronx

The Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx (Zoirusha | Wikimedia Commons)

New York City hospital officials are putting an entire borough in danger with a plan to dismantle its only children's trauma center.

De Blasio's sad schools record

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio looks to be on the path to re-election, but is his record on education as good as he claims?

They need a living wage

DePaul University night guards are planning a one-day strike, and students, faculty and staff are organizing to show their support.

Protesting a sequel to NAFTA

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement could spell more exploitation, especially of Mexico workers.

Turning the tables on Trump

Activists in Greensboro, North Carolina, used a Trump fundraising visit to build a protest and relief efforts for Puerto Rico.

Abolish Puerto Rico's debt

Families begin to rebuild after the hurricane in Patillas, Puerto Rico (Andrea Booher | Wikimedia Commons)

Don't expect Donald Trump to say any more about canceling Puerto Rico's punishing debt--but the simple fact is that justice demands exactly that.

Overcoming FEMA failures

Giving the lie to Trump's racist rants, people in Puerto Rico are organizing themselves after being failed by the federal government.

Sending a message to Feinstein

Activists gathered at Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office to demand that she stop pitting immigrant groups against one another.

Taking a goose-step forward

Austria's toxic Freedom Party, which is likely to be part of the next government, has deep ties to the fascist movement.

An ominous new massacre

The National Police shooting of unarmed civilian protesters in Colombia threatens to unravel the country's peace process.

A wake-up call in Germany

The inroads made by the far right in German elections last month bring new challenges and questions that the left must take up.

NFL sexism's real culprits

There's a bigger story behind NFL star Cam Newton's sexist comment: a culture of racism and misogyny that goes to the top.

Hillbilly mythology

Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance

The book Hillbilly Elegy doesn't illuminate life in rural Appalachia, but reaffirms the old stereotypes and failed solutions to poverty.

Selective about free speech

A Berkeley dean's defense of free speech has a blind spot when it comes to university suppression of advocacy for Palestinians.

Was Stalinism inevitable?

Providing a serious explanation of why the Russian Revolution was lost remains an essential task for revolutionary Marxists.

Why do we honor genocide?

More cities are replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in recognition that the crimes of colonial violence shouldn’t be celebrated.

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

How Kornilov was defeated

In August of 1917, the Russian Revolution faced the threat of a coup. Defeating it depended on a mass popular mobilization.

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.

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

No al saqueo tributario

Aunque ya sabíamos cómo sería, la saqueo que Trump planea con los recortes de impuestos, y las mentiras con que los justifica, aun nos pasman.

Borinquén, deuda y tormenta

Puerto Rico comienza su recuperación después de dos huracanes, pero el desastre ha sido exacerbado por décadas de dominación colonial.

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