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The Republican National Convention (PBS News Hour)

Is their party over?

Trump's carnival of reaction may embarrass its leaders, but the Republican Party will keep its power to do damage to workers and the poor.

The bully picks a bigot

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence may be even more offensive to opponents of the Republican Right than the man who chose him to be his running mate.

A vote for the greater good

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is giving people a chance to vote for what they believe in rather than what they fear.

Taking on the right at the RNC

As many as 1,000 people took to the streets outside of the Republican Convention to declare the need for an alternative.

The Spanish Civil War

SW marks the 80th anniversary of a crucial moment of the Spanish Revolution with Geoff Bailey's two-part article.

I: Revolution in 1930s Spain

Seventy-five years ago, Spain's future hung in the balance--between the rising forces of fascism and the potential of a working-class revolution.

II: The Spanish Civil War

Seventy-five years ago, the workers of Spain led a heroic fight against fascism--and their rebellion gave the world a glimpse of workers' power.

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Next Week: The Democrats

Converging on Philly

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats won't be the only show in town--here's why you should come to the Socialist Convergence.

Hidden behind a call for unity

Another shooting of police officers has put opponents of racism and police violence under new pressure to moderate their rhetoric and demands.

Blue is not beautiful

The pro-police cry of "Blue Lives Matter" implies something its supporters don't intend: The cops act as a caste set apart--and above the law.

Denied the "right to know"

New York City’s liberal leaders blocked a mild police reform bill that many advocates thought was too watered-down to begin with.

"Blue wall of silence" on trial

The victim of a hit-and-run in New York is aiming to put a chink in the shield that allows police to get away with crimes every day.

Other Top Articles of the Week

Their reaction leads to worse

French President François Hollande

After another violent attack in France, the rush to scapegoat Muslims and increase state repression is bound to produce more terror and suffering.

How the coup was defeated

The masses who protested a coup in Turkey may not have all backed the government, but they opposed a new dictatorship.

Year four of the Sisi coup

This month marks the start of Egypt's fourth year under the el-Sisi dictatorship, but the moment calls for cautious optimism.

The politics of the ISO

Where We Stand: The Politics of the ISO

In this extended series of articles on the politics of international socialism, Paul D'Amato, author of The Meaning of Marxism, looks in detail at the ISO's "Where We Stand" statement.

Find out about the activities of the International Socialist Organization
The Russian Revolution of 1917
International Socialist Review |

Featured in the latest issue of the ISR is Samuel Farber writing on "Che Guevara's political relevance today." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.

#Justice4Jerry on the march

The police killing of Jai "Jerry" Williams in Asheville, North Carolina, is sparking outrage and bitter protest against unaccountable violence.

What killed Philando Castile?

Barack Obama reversed cause and effect when he suggested that Philando Castile was killed because of "the color of his skin."

BLM matters more than ever

Marching to remember Alton Sterling and Philando Castille in Seattle (Rick Berry)

The renewed surge of protests against racist police violence offer an alternative to those who say we have to be "patient" and wait for change.

Whose lives are on the line?

Police kill someone every eight hours in the U.S., but their job doesn't even rank among the top 10 most dangerous occupations.

Threatened by a right-winger

A conservative blogger with a history of harassing left activists in Portland pulled a handgun at an anti-police violence march.

The Democrats get it together

At a time when mainstream political parties around the world are racked by divisions, the Democrats are uniting behind a status-quo presidential candidate.

Immigrant rights at an impasse

The outcome of a Supreme Court case on immigration has dashed millions of people's hopes--and raised urgent questions about what comes next.

Why I'm voting no at CUNY

Members of the PSC at CUNY protest education budget cuts (Progressive Staff Congress/CUNY)

A member of the faculty and staff union at the City University of New York explains why he opposes ratification of a new deal.

Resistamos la ola pro-policiaca

La policía tratan de oscurecer las víctimas de la violencia policiaca culpando a los que protestan por las muertes en Dallas.

Punishing a union leader

The South Korean government has sentenced union leader Han Sang-gyun to five years in jail for the "crime" of organizing.

A reawakening in Zimbabwe

The national shutdown against the Mugabe dictatorship has revived one of Africa's most militant and long-suffering working classes.

Mourning a Mexican comrade

Marco "Toño" Antonio García Barrera, a comrade and friend of the Mexican working class, was killed in the state of Morelos.

The shake-up in British politics

The UK referendum vote to leave the European Union was a political earthquake that has upended both major political parties.

The Brexit vote and beyond

Whether the vote to leave the European Union will further entrench neoliberalism or lead to a challenge to it depends on struggle.

Greece's radical left gathers

A Popular Unity contingent marches during the November 2015 general strike, with former minister Panagiotis Lafazanis at left (NPA)

A Greek socialist reports on the debates and discussions at the first conference of the Popular Unity alliance formed last year.

Liars together to the end

Almost everyone admits the Iraq war was a catastrophe, and there's a giant report to confirm it--everyone but Tony Blair, that is.

LIebknecht's cry of defiance

One hundred years ago, German socialist Karl Liebknecht was sent to prison for protesting the First World War on May Day.

Views in brief

Democrats don't own our votes | Reaching across cultural boundaries | Anti-immigrant "jokes" aren't funny | The racist war on Black men

Yes, he was killed by racism

Your recent article by Barbara and Karen Fields leaves far too much to interpretation and can lead in all the wrong directions.

For a subculture of our own

We should reckon with music subcultures as processes that can be shaped by forces around them, rather than as static "things."

Hair metal or Deadheads

I was surprised at first that Socialism 2016 attendees found it easier to deal with Guns N' Roses fans than last year's Deadheads.

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