Socialism 2017 | Chicago | July 6-9
Above: Border Patrol agent arrests migrants in the 1930s; below: ICE detains another victim

A history of cruelty in a nation of immigrants

America has had a contradictory relationship to immigrants because U.S. employers have always needed laborers, but also needed to control them.

When Buffalo sent OR packing

Twenty-five years ago, hundreds of activists mobilized in upstate New York to stop the anti-abortion fanatics of Operation Rescue.

Turkey's rigged referendum

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed victory for his referendum to grab more power, but brazen fraud has led to continuing protests.

What can stop the Tories?

A fighting left stance might not be enough for Labour to win the coming British vote, but it could change the shape of the debate.

¿A quién sirven las fronteras?

Vivimos en un mundo en que el mercado se ha impuesto sobre cada país, pero los trabajadores son restringidos de moverse de un país a otro.

The Russian Revolution of 1917
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Ready for May Day in SF

A recent panel discussion in San Francisco connected the fight for immigrant and labor rights with socialist organizing.

Behind the immigrant-bashing

Donald Trump (Sgt. Alicia Brand | Wikimedia Commons)

Trump is offering U.S. employers a deal: Tolerate my anti-immigrant onslaught and I'll deliver higher profits and a reassertion of U.S. imperial power.

How activists confronted ICE

Fear is flooding through communities as Trump's war on immigrants intensifies, but activists are working on initiatives to defend the vulnerable.

ICE strikes again in Maine

A 28-year-old Somali immigrant and U.S. permanent resident was arrested by ICE agents in the middle of a court hearing.

Unity at the expense of choice?

It’s a good sign that Bernie Sanders is under fire for his speaking event to campaign for an anti-choice Democrat in Nebraska.

A swindle on student debt

The government is trying to retroactively disqualify former students from a program that would forgive part of their loan debt.

Sessions' green light to police

The order by Trump's attorney general to review all federal oversight of local police departments is a chilling endorsement of police impunity.


Turning up the heat on Trump

Massive crowds turned out for Marches for Science around the U.S. to send a message: "The oceans are rising, and so are we."

Capitalism clings to fossil fuels

A transition to renewable energy even makes sense for capitalism, but this is a system where sense doesn't count for much.

Making science serve people

The experiences of an organization that took on racist and reactionary pseudoscience 40 years ago hold lessons for us today.

Far-right rampage in Berkeley

Members of far-right organizations came ready for a fight in Berkeley

This mobilization shows the physical threat that the racists represent--and the need to organize large numbers to oppose them.

Tom Cat workers want dignity

New York City bakery employees facing unjust termination based on immigration status took a courageous stand for all of us.

Tufts nurses are ready to fight

Nurses at Tufts Medical Center in Boston are sending a message to management to stop stalling on contract talks.

Tackling Trump on Tax Day

Thousands turned out in San Diego to call for the rich to pay their fair share and for the government to fund our priorities.

Organizando voces de lucha

La directora ejecutiva de Voces de la Frontera explica por qué contrarrestar la agenda anti-inmigrante de Trump requerirá la solidaridad.

What the U.S. wants in Syria

An award-winning journalist answers our questions about the situation in Syria after Trump's missile strike and what the future could hold.

Separating fact from fake news

Trump has taken the U.S. government practice of lying to a new level, but the left can't start creating its own "alternative facts" to oppose him.

Will Trump start a new war?

Trump is dialing up the rhetoric about getting tough with North Korea, which will keep the region on a hair trigger for some time to come.

Fraud sparks protest in Serbia

Serbia is being rocked by the biggest mass protests since the revolution that overthrew dictator Slobodan Milošević in 2000.

A crumbling order in France

Emmanuel Macron (left) and Marine Le Pen

The media celebration of Marine Le Pen's "defeat" in the presidential election's first round is both premature and shortsighted.

Where will France end up?

The main parties have been eclipsed in this election by the surge of a far-right candidate and an unexpected challenge from the left.

A scandal for Rio's ex-mayor?

Brazil's ongoing corruption investigations may be closing in on one of the previously untainted faces of the 2016 Olympics.

Our futures are at stake

Students at the University of Puerto Rico are on strike against ruthless austerity and a debt crisis the island's residents didn't cause.

A new face on the old SPD?

SPD leader Martin Schulz

Martin Schulz of Germany's center-left SPD is claiming to represent a new direction, but there's less to him than meets the eye.

Havens to stash their loot

The available means for concealing assets are so highly developed that they amount to an alternative global economy.

How is Leninism relevant?

It remains a fact that socialists need to work together, as a democratic collective, to be effective in building a socialist movement.

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

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

Organizing workers' power

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

The revolt against the empire

How did the 1917 Russian Revolution affect the vast empire of oppressed nations that had been subjected to Tsarist rule?

Planning a day of resistance

A walkout of Seattle high school students on May Day would show people that we will stand together in the face of oppression.

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