The aftermath of a murder scene in San Antonio, Texas

Who's guilty of the murders in San Antonio?

Authorities are promising to go after human traffickers following the horrific deaths of 10 migrants in Texas--but the guilty go all the way to the top.

Will the courts stop DAPL?

A judge has ruled against the Dakota Access Pipeline, but it will take a struggle beyond the courts to stop Trump and the oil industry.

Don't let fear be the lesson

A renowned scholar is returning to the U.S. without a job in academia, but he doesn't regret his defense of the Palestinian struggle.

When capitalism is history

The Museum of Capitalism asks visitors to think about the system all around us as if it has already been relegated to the dustbin.

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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.

The health care hunger games

Protesters take to the streets of Los Angeles to demand a single-payer health care system  (Molly Adams | flickr)

We need a radical alternative to both Trumpcare and Obamacare: a single-payer system. With a groundswell of support, what are the first steps?

The "Rust Belt" reactionaries?

The U.S. is strewn with the wreckage of neoliberalism, including across the Midwest, where its victims are blamed for Trump's victory last fall.

Their caricature of workers

The media analysis of Trump voters ignores the reality of the working class today--and it caricatures the workers it does acknowledge.

Hey Senator, people aren't cars

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has compared people with pre-existing health conditions to cars that have been in accidents.

A stealth legislative assault

Democrats say they're standing up to Trump, but they won't challenge anti-immigrant bills being passed quietly in Congress.

Crime pays for Oakland cops

After a sex trafficking scandal that rocked the Oakland Police Department, two cops who led the cover-up have been promoted.

Pushing unaffordable housing

Members of the YIMBY Party discuss their development plans in San Francisco

A new wave of organizations that proudly claims the name "Yes In My Backyard" stands for letting developers keep building.

A Carolina clinic under siege

A documentary shows how the anti-choice bigots targeted an abortion clinic in North Carolina--with the help of the authorities.

Treating addiction with cruelty

A city council member in Ohio has proposed that some drug addicts who overdose be left to die--but that's not far from how addicts are already treated.

On the line with Tufts nurses

Registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center are demanding that a profitable hospital prioritize patient safety and decent salaries.

Detroit's Great Rebellion

On the 50th anniversary of an urban revolt in the heart of American capitalism at the time, SW interviewed the co-author of Detroit: I Do Mind Dying.

Seeing all of the revolution

A new book about the Russian Revolution distinguishes itself by capturing the complexity of social groups in motion.

The International's rise and fall

Delegates to the seventh congress of the Second International in Stuttgart, Germany

On July 14, 1889, the Second International was born with the aim of uniting the workers of the world. What happened to that dream?

Why Socialism was a big deal

Some 2,000 people packed into a Chicago convention center for the four days of discussion and debate at Socialism 2017.

Combahee's 40th birthday

A panel discussion at Socialism 2017 looked at the groundbreaking contribution of the Combahee River Collective to the struggle.

The not-so-great reunifier

Helmut Kohl, the former German chancellor and architect of reunification, left a legacy that defenders of social justice still battle.

Taking on the right

The right runs into a fight

A small Virginia city has become a target for racists--but its successful counterprotest of the Klan shows the importance of taking on the far right.

San Diego stands with Nabra

San Diego was one of several cities where vigils were held against Islamophobia after the murder of Nabra Hassanen in Virginia.

Destroying Mosul to not save it

The U.S.-led drive to eradicate ISIS forces in Mosul has succeeded--but at a terrible price to the people who live in what was once Iraq's second-largest city.

Morocco continues to rise up

Mass protests sweep the streets of Al Hoceima in Morocco

The revolt in Morocco's Rif region is far from over, despite attempts by the monarchy to prevent a snowball effect in the country.

The left and the Lula verdict

The conviction of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has cast in sharp relief the strategic choices confronting the country's left.

A backlash against solidarity

After plans for a rally in defense of refugees drew death threats, members of Lebanon's Socialist Forum are calling for solidarity.

A sign of struggles to come?

The media focused on violence, but the big news about the protests at the G20 summit is that they were the largest in some 10 years.

Start of Turkey's hot summer?

A rally by as many as 2 million people in Istanbul is the latest sign that Turkey's discontent can't be crushed out by the regime's crackdown.

Being honest about Venezuela

As Maduro government and the right wing struggle for power, ordinary Venezuelans are watching the gains of Chavismo slip away.


The earth is choking on plastic

Plastic waste isn't just a blight on the landscape--it is disrupting natural systems on which our very existence depends.

No place for pinkwashing

Taking to the streets in Chicago for LGBTQ justice (Chicago Dyke March Collective)

Pro-Israel marchers say they were unfairly barred from Chicago Dyke March, but they were there to disrupt a pro-Palestine event.

Calling for decent jobs

The author of a new book on call centers discusses the changing face of labor--and the potential for organizing these workers.

Demythologizing Israel

Ilan Pappe's Ten Myths About Israel is an excellent book for anyone trying to separate fact from the fiction used to justify Zionism.

Retreating in order to advance

The Bolsheviks' response to repression after the July Days uprising was to avoid provocations and prepare for future struggle.

Responses to the July Days

Two appeals from 100 years ago show the deepening conflict among Russian socialists as a new struggle for power took place.

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

The revolution gains strength

After the February Revolution, two powers existed in Russia--the Provisional Government and the workers' councils.

Repression and resurgence

The period of reaction that followed the July Days was relatively short-lived, with the movement reviving in a matter of a month.

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

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