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False alarm in Hawaii, real threat to the world

The main lesson of the false alert about an incoming missile strike isn't the need to upgrade alert systems, but to end the continuing threat of nuclear war.

ICE wants her "disappeared"

Maru Mora-Villalpando faces deportation after decades in the U.S.--because of her outspoken activism for immigrant rights.

Single-payer is a feminist issue

The sexism embedded in the health care system shows why advocates of women's equality need to join the single-payer fight.

Australia's neocolonial gulag

The Manus Island concentration camp for refugees is a cruel symbol of the relationship between Australia and Papua New Guinea.

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Lessons of a year of resistance

One year after the Women's Marches, the left needs to take stock of what strategies will help build the opposition against Trump--and what won't.

What's wrong with Trump?

Some liberals and leftists focus on Trump's mental stability, but that risks deflecting attention away from his reactionary politics.

Sick of a shithole president

Trump's racist outburst has further disgusted millions of people--but we need an alternative to waiting on the Washington system to do something.

Stepping up the war on weed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Gage Skidmore | flickr)

Trump's attorney general has announced a new offensive in a failed war--a plan to go after states that decriminalized marijuana.

The sad story of Sloppy Steve

What a pleasure it's been to watch Steve Bannon's decline from political mastermind to a pathetic nobody begging for forgiveness.

Focus: Justice for Siham

Siham Byah was stolen away

A 40-year-old single mother and longtime freedom fighter in Boston was deported without warning shortly after Christmas.

Why am I in this cell?

Read excerpts from letters by Boston activist Siham Byah while she was held in terrible conditions at ICE facilities before her secret deportation.

I need my mom and my family

The 8-year-old son of a detained Boston activist makes a heartbreaking appeal to the authorities who took his mother away.

Justice can't be temporary

As we fight for Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran and Haitian immigrants, we also need to challenge the program's limits.

We stand with Ravi Ragbir

Supporters sprung into action in support of a leading New York immigrant rights activist after he was detained at an ICE check-in.

Fighting so we can all breathe

Erica Garner

After a New York City cop murdered her father in 2014, Erica Garner threw herself into the struggle and became one of our most powerful voices.

Picked off by the right wing

George Ciccariello-Maher's resignation is a chilling reminder that the war on left-wing voices is taking a toll and needs to be fought.

How can they be left to freeze?

As temperatures plunged during the "bomb cyclone" storm, residents of at least 18 New York public housing complexes had no heat.

Too cold to learn in Baltimore

A Baltimore City Public Schools parent tells the story behind recent photos of children seen suffering in freezing classrooms.

Dying from despair

For the second year in a row, life expectancy in the U.S. has declined as a result of the deep social crisis that is stalking the country.

A struggle built on solidarity

The fight to win a single-payer health care system with access for all is one of those issues that can mobilize millions of people.

Greed caused a deadly fire

At a vigil for the victims of the Bronx fire

The deadliest fire in recent New York City history was the result of weak regulations that put the profits of landlords ahead of tenant safety.

Clinic defenders find our voice

Dozens of pro-choice activists turned out to defend a Seattle clinic, despite the attempts of Planned Parenthood to discourage them.

A fight for Ahed and Palestine

The fight for Ahed Tamimi and her family has become a lightning rod for the struggle to win justice for all Palestinians.

What we learned from #MeToo

Standing up against sexism at the Women's March in Boston (C.C. Chapman | flickr)

Three Socialist Worker contributors take stock of what #MeToo has accomplished in the last several months--and where it could go from here.

Silicon Valley robber barons

Like their Gilded Age predecessors, today's tech billionaires use their wealth and power to wring profit from workers in the U.S. and around the world.

The crisis before the crisis

When a UN official investigating poverty toured the U.S., a scholar had this to say about the dire conditions in Puerto Rico.

Never forget Nagasaki

I traveled to Japan to apologize, especially to the Hibakusha--the word for survivors of the atomic blasts during the World War II.

The causes of Haiti's suffering

The people of Haiti have been resilient in the face of all that the West has inflicted on them. It is Trump who is a living obscenity.

Union busting, Russian-style

Russian labor activist Alexei Etmanov leads a demonstration of autoworkers through St. Petersburg  (MPRA | Facebook)

The Russian state is attacking a major trade union, claiming that it is a "foreign agent" as a pretext to legal moves to dissolve it.

How did Eduardo García die?

Eduardo's friends and comrades are calling for solidarity to put pressure on Mexican authorities to investigate his assassination.

The new resistance in Iran

An Iranian-American socialist explains the bitter grievances driving the protests shaking Iran's rulers--and what is needed to sustain and expand them.

Israel persecutes a family

Join supporters of Ahed, Nour and Nariman Tamimi in demanding their release from arbitrary detention by the Israeli authorities.

Labor takes stock in Ontario

An inspiring strike by union faculty at Ontario's Community Colleges was halted by legislation, but the fight is far from over.

A loud message of opposition

Argentina's right-wing government faced massive protests when it attempted to drive through an attack on the pension system.

Does revolution still matter?

The question of revolution isn't about the distant final climax, but how we understand our power today--and what the society we're fighting for looks like.

The King they won't celebrate

In the final years of his life, Martin Luther King presented a radical critique of U.S. society and campaigned for fundamental and far-reaching change.

The Man in Black at Folsom

Johnny Cash performs at Folsom Prison

Fifty years ago, Johnny Cash played two concerts at Folsom Prison that changed music and cemented his place as an advocate for the oppressed.

The fable of localism

A former ski coach and radio personality living in rural Vermont is the unlikely hero of climate activist Bill McKibben's novel.

Seems they'd rather lose

What does it say that several hopeful NFL franchises decided to tank the season rather than sign Colin Kaeperick to a contract?

Their silence about Ahed

The way Western pundits and the media are treating the actions of Ahed Tamimi is rooted in Islamophobia and racism.

The main nuclear enemy

The U.S. has no morally defensible right to impose its will on any nation--whether with military force, sanctions or negotiations.

Rivalidad imperial en Yemen

Una competencia imperialista, impulsada por Estados Unidos y las potencias regionales en Medio Oriente, está causando una catástrofe en Yemen.

#MeToo sacude a Washington

La renuncia de seis miembros del Congreso, luego de ser acusados de agresión sexual, puede ser sólo el comienzo, así como la atención se centra en Trump.

Acto de crueldad sin oposición

El recorte de impuestos republicano no se trata solo de enriquecer a los ricos, sino que está calculado para castigar a la clase obrera y a los pobres.

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