Clockwise from top left: Summer Lee, Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders

Is the left saving the Democratic Party?

Or more to the point: Should the left save the Democrats? Progressives are facing wrath from party leaders for their primary victories, but is it worth it?

Striking against union-busters

This spring’s walkout by graduate workers to force Columbia to the bargaining table can lay the basis for a bigger fight next year.

UVM nurses are worthy

A nurse practitioner at the University of Vermont Medical Center explained at a rally what health care workers are fighting for.

Massacres under apartheid

Israel, like South Africa, is a racist apartheid state, so its latest massacre of Palestinians is an echo of South Africa’s own past.

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Series: The Russian Revolution

Socialist Worker marked the 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.

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Countdown to SW’s new look

Next week — on May 29 to be precise — will launch a major renovation and upgrade of our website.

Greed, sleaze and shakedowns

Left to right: Jared Kushner, Donald Trump and Michael Cohen

More revelations from the teetering Trump tower of corruption--about fixer-lawyer Michael Cohen--reveal a deeper corrosion of the political system

Rebellion of the teachers

How teachers got from A to Z

A rank-and-file educators group in Arizona led a statewide strike within months of forming. What can we learn from their success?

The unity N.C. teachers need

Two North Carolina educators discuss how today's one-day work stoppage was built and how to seize the moment and fight for more.

We need a "blue state" revolt

Teachers and students in big cities endure the same kind of awful conditions and drastic cuts that sparked the educators' rebellions in red states.

Schools can't take these cuts

Teachers, parents and community members are rallying in Milwaukee against drastic budget cuts--and pledging more action.

#RedForEd vs. Cuomo blues

The New York City teachers' union doubled down on its losing strategy of kissing up to Democrats and kicking down at anyone who wants another way.

Why N.C. teachers are walking

North Carolina teachers rally against poverty conditions in their schools

Three North Carolina educators explain how and why the red state teacher rebellion is coming next week to the Tar Heel State.

Business should pay its share

A law in Seattle taxing Amazon and other big companies to pay for housing is a net gain — but it was needlessly watered down.

Amazon puts its profits first

The Seattle City Council is voting on a plan to tax the city's wealthiest businesses--but Amazon has been fighting it tooth and nail.

This bill won't stop trafficking

New legislation claiming to protect victims of sex trafficking instead further criminalizes and marginalizes sex workers.

Profiled on campus

The racial profiling of two Native American brothers on a college tour in Colorado illustrates an ugly legacy of racism.

They're sick of understaffing

Nurses in Burlington, Vermont, on the march for a fair contract (Tula Adie)

Hundreds of people turned out for a march by UVM Medical Center nurses who are fighting for a contract that meets their needs.

Showing who makes UC run

Some of the lowest-paid workers at the University of California sent a powerful message with a three-day, statewide strike.

Whatever it takes at UVM

Nurses at University of Vermont Medical Center are fighting for a contract that gives them--and their patients--what they need.

Working in for grad educators

Graduate educators at UW are fighting for a university that doesn't try to leech money from students while paying workers less.

Will CUNY voices be heard?

CUNY's student government stopped a vote on divestment from Israeli apartheid after receiving a barrage of "anonymous" e-mails.

Impact of Washington’s war

The authoritarianism of the Ortega-Murillo regime in Nicaragua owes as much to the violence of the U.S. as Ortega’s inclinations.

Views in brief

The AFT puts on the brakes | Why Nicaraguans are rising up | The FDA fuels opioid addiction | The reality of imperial withdrawal

israel and Palestine

A new chapter of the Nakba

As Israelis celebrated the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, soldiers carried out a massacre of Palestinians demanding the right of return.

A history of ethnic cleansing

The expulsion of Palestine's indigenous Arab population 70 years ago is still disputed. So here, once again, are the facts.

Inflicting misery on Iran...again

The U.S. government is poised to reimpose devastating economic sanctions on Iran — and the price, as before, will be paid by ordinary Iranians.

Return of the regime changers

After a decade in exile, militaristic foreign policy extremists have returned to power under Trump--and they're driving toward a catastrophic war.

Driving the world toward war

Donald Trump greets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to Israel

A member of the Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists analyzes the frightening impact of the U.S. pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran back in the crosshairs

Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is a dangerous escalation that threatens the lives of millions in the region and throughout the world.

They can't crush the struggle

Police in Puerto Rico, following orders from on high, attacked a May Day march against austerity measures imposed on the island.

Don't let them export testing

Puerto Rican teachers are opposing attempts to impose a disaster-capitalist approach to schooling that includes high-stakes testing.

South Africa's new revolt

A South African socialist explains how the massive marches against changes in the country's labor laws came together.

A course for Québec solidaire

Candidates of Québec solidaire join demonstrations in Montréal on International Workers' Day (Québec solidaire | Facebook)

Delegates from all regions of Quebec came together for the last meeting of Québec solidaire before the election later this year.

The shape of Brazil's resistance

A Brazilian socialist discusses the political situation after Luiz Inácio da Silva's ouster and the challenges for the left.

The bosses' tax-cut blackmail

When companies say they won't invest unless they get lower taxes, they are using their economic clout to blackmail society.

1968: Revolution hits Europe

The uprising of workers in France during May 1968 produced the largest general strike in history, with 9 million workers occupying their workplaces.

What the rebels taught Marx

Marx's writings on India were sometimes badly mistaken, but his focus on struggle eventually got him on the right track.

Charting a path on identity

Protesters take to the streets of Los Angeles on International Women's Day (Molly Adams | flickr)

Asad Haider makes the case that socialists can emphasize opposition to oppression and still recognize the centrality of class struggle.

The villains are the stars

The movie Avengers: Infinity War expands on the Marvel universe--and on longstanding debates about overpopulation and villains.

Emotion picturing resistance

Janelle Monáe's album and accompanying film are beautiful explorations of what it is to be a queer Black woman in America.

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