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Eric Vassell protests the murder of his son Saheed by the NYPD

NYPD answer to a mental health crisis: Open fire

At Saheed Vassell's funeral on April 20, hundreds mourned his death at the hands of police and vowed to continue the fight for justice.

The road ahead in Kentucky

Teachers sent a loud and proud message at Capitol protests, but there are questions to answer about the shape of future organizing.

A walkout by Baystate nurses

Staffing is a major issue at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, where the Massachusetts Nurses Association held a one-day strike.

The economics of their waste

Recycling programs around the world are on the brink of collapse, and the reason is both simple and absurd: They're not profitable.

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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.


Setting off a powder keg?

The U.S.-led air strikes against Syria will intensify geopolitical conflicts in the region and around the globe, bringing the world closer to war.

U.S. missiles won't save Syria

Another nightmare has been added to the misery and war in Syria--and there will be more to come if Trump orders his threatened military strike.

Trump's welfare reform 2.0

As he comes under greater scrutiny for his sleazy and corrupt career, Trump is wheeling out all the old hypocritical lies to sell "welfare reform 2.0."

Hawkish talk from a liberal

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a session of the Senate Armed Services Committee (U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann | flickr)

She has a progressive reputation on domestic issues, but when it comes to war and foreign policy, Elizabeth Warren can talk as tough as any Republican.

Trade Wars, Episode I

The Trump administration's march down the path toward economic confrontation with China could make the world an even more dangerous place.

Sentenced for a cop's crime

Alabama teenager Lakeith Smith is going to prison for 65 years--because he was present when a cop killed his friend.

Will Vermont's gun laws help?

The three new gun-control measures passed into law in Vermont are a departure for the state--but we should take a closer look.

It's the cop way or the highway

Three New York State senators are holding a highway bill hostage to their plan to put armed cops in every New York City school.

Madison debates gun violence

Students and community members protest gun violence in Madison, Wisconsin (depthandtime | flickr)

A discussion about guns at the University of Wisconsin was notable for what Republican and Democratic speakers failed to mention.

Making money off detentions

Activists challenged an Essex County Democrat who claims to support immigrants over his backing for an ICE detention center.

Asheville stands up to ICE

Hundreds of Asheville residents gathered in solidarity with their immigrant neighbors after a series of ICE raids detained dozens.

Marching for Science

Science must advance justice

Defending science from attacks by the Trump administration isn't enough--we need to transform the role of science.

Using science for liberation

A leading scholar of evolutionary genetics and debunker of biological theories of race talks about why we need radical scientists.

UC workers fight for respect

Here's what custodians and services workers for the University of California system are demanding as they hold a strike vote.

Poverty wages are a disgrace

Service workers and students rally to demand a fair contract at UC Berkeley (Maryam Eldeeb | The Daily Californian)

University of California workers held a day of action on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's murder to demand fairness.

Getting a union off the ground

Delta workers and labor activists gathered for a rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, to support a campaign for union representation.

Stopping a tuition increase

When the Portland State University Board of Trustees wanted to raise tuition, students halted their plans with the treat to strike.

Protesting an anti-choicer

NYC for Abortion Rights members protested an anti-abortion official of the Trump administration when he spoke at the UN.

Rebellion of the teachers

Colo. teachers at the capital

Hundreds of educators walked out of schools and rallied in Denver to protests devastating cuts to the public employees pension fund.

Who's afraid of the teachers?

Arizona teachers hit the streets to defend public education

School "walk-ins" across Arizona are the latest actions of a movement that has won concessions from the governor--but teachers say they aren't done.

How teachers got organized

Three teachers talk about conditions in Arizona--and how they joined got involved in organizing to get something done about it.

Where is Kentucky headed?

Kentucky teachers are continuing a difficult fight in a Republican-dominated state, but something crucial has already been gained.

Learning from West Virginia

It's obvious from talking to striking teachers that the media painted a caricature of West Virginia that left out its militant tradition.

The myth of the #MeToo panic

The #MeToo campaign has been accused of ignoring "due process"--but has due process existed at all for women who have faced sexual assault?

Taking on the right

A far-right threat crystallizes

Fascists on the streets of Charlottesville (Rodney Dunning | flickr)

A list of anti-racist activists is circulating on a far-right internet forum, raising the clear threat of neo-Nazi violence against the left.

Outpouring in the Spanish state

The massive protests in the Spanish state on International Women's Day were historic in more ways than one. Here's the background.

Countering a blacklist

The new website Against Canary Mission is dedicated to opposing a malicious attempt to smear and blacklist opponents of Israel.

Resistance in a Bedouin village

The inhabitants of Umm al-Khair are fighting displacement in the face of violence from the Israeli state and Zionist settlers.

The Italian right's election win

Socialists in Italy explain the backdrop to an election in which xenophobic and populist forces trounced the center-left Democrats.

The caravan marches north

Some 1,500 migrants from Central America set out on a journey across Mexico toward the U.S. to demand dignity and asylum.

The making of a massacre

Israeli forces attack Palestinian protesters during Land Day demonstrations in Gaza

Israel deliberately deployed its forces to meet Palestinian border protests with deadly force--and that's exactly what took place.

Good riddance to Ríos Montt

The former dictator of Guatemala and CIA favorite is dead, but the cycle of Central American violence and migration remains.

Uniting the struggles in France

The ingredients exist for workers to take on Emmanuel Macron's neoliberal attacks, but only if union action is brought together.

When Lucasville rose up

A prisoner who took part in the Lucasville prison rebellion describes how inmates organized and the legacy of the revolt today.

Why workers have the power

When working people organize collectively, they have their best hope to win change, and they provide a glimpse of how society could be different.

You need to be at Socialism

The Socialism conference in Chicago this July will be another urgently needed chance to discuss a way forward for the left.

Can we rescue Jewish culture?

Younger generations are breaking the stranglehold that pro-Israel politics has had on American Jewish life for decades.

Guns and the suicide epidemic

Suicide is the leading cause of gun deaths in the U.S., and it warrants attention in the discussion about stopping gun violence.

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