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Standing in solidarity with Charlottesville at a vigil in Oakland, California (Stephen Lam | Reuters/Newscom)

This is the time to unite and fight far-right terror

Charlottesville ripped the mask off the right to reveal what we face--but the angry response shows the potential for mass protest to defeat this cancer.

Charlottesville: A call to action

The far right's rally in Virginia exposed the deadly truth about the bigots nurtured under Trump, but their hate is being met by a wave of solidarity.

The rats and their ringleader

Clockwise from top left: Donald Trump, David Duke, Matthew Heimbach and Richard Spencer

The racists who turned out in Charlottesville want to inspire terror--and they are being aided in their cause by the president of the United States.

White (House) supremacists

If the far right has been emboldened to spew its bigotry, they have the racists of the Trump administration to thank for it.

Their hate won't go unopposed

As right-wing forces organize for another hate-filled protest in Boston, it's crucial for anti-racist activists to unite in opposition.

Meeting terror with solidarity

Hundreds gathered in Chicago in solidarity with Charlottesville (Carole Ramsden | SW)

The right's deadly violence in Charlottesville sparked protests against the fascists and solidarity with the victims across the country.

No more Charlottesvilles

We have to continue to unite the struggle against right-wing racists to stop them before they are able to kill again.

New this weekend

Calls ring out for action against the far right

Anti-racists mobilizing against the neo-Nazis in Berkeley are calling for a National Weekend of Solidarity on August 26-27.

Rebellion with a cause

A feature film about the 1967 rebellion in Detroit is marred by one-dimensional Black characters and overly sympathetic cops.

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Nuclear bully on the rampage

Donald Trump dramatically raised the danger of war by threatening "fire and fury" against North Korea, stunning regional allies and rivals alike.

John Kelly is no "moderate"

Don't expect Trump’s new chief of staff to bring "nuance" or "moderation" to the White House--he's a fanatical reactionary.

A "lesser evil" in Venezuela?

The left approaches the crisis in Venezuela as a binary choice: with the government or the opposition? But there's another option.

The broke-on-purpose subways

The starving of the transit system in the richest city in the world is as an indictment of a greedy and shortsighted ruling class.

We shouldn't narrow the fight

Too many supporters of "universalist" class politics argue as if working-class struggle is separate from struggles against oppression.

Students dump a racist symbol

South Burlington High School students faced a racist backlash in their fight to change the school's sports team name--but they won.

Maryland, oh my! Maryland

With Confederate monuments coming down across the South, it's time that University of Maryland got rid of its racist song.

Rallying for a bombed mosque

More than 1,000 people turned out to show their support for a suburban Minneapolis mosque that was bombed earlier this month.


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.

The Russian Revolution of 1917
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The current issue of the ISR features an interview with Justin Akers Chacón on "Immigration policy under Trump: From deporter in chief to xenophobia unleashed." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.


A team turns out to protest

Family, friends and teammates gather to speak out for Lizandro Carlos

There is a pressing need for all of us to take a lead from the Bethesda Soccer Club and defend the rights of immigrants.

ICE is guilty of his murder

The government's anti-immigrant assault that has caused so many cruelties led to the death of a young man trying to return to his home in the U.S.

Black Sacramento under attack

Developers have their eyes on Sacramento-- which has meant more police violence and higher rents for its most vulnerable residents.

Dayton teachers ready to strike

This Ohio city could see its first teachers' strike in 24 years as a battle over the conditions in public schools comes to a head.

Their power to cure the system

Most debates about health care in the U.S. ignore the people who have the most power to change the system: nurses and other health care workers.

Causes of the defeat at Nissan

On the march in Mississippi in support of the UAW unionization campaign (UAW)

The bitter defeat for the UAW at Nissan's giant Mississippi plant adds urgency to the question of how to organize the South.

Message of the Spectrum strike

Workers and family members talk about the strike at Spectrum/Time Warner in New York and New Jersey, now in its fifth month.

They want to fix their contracts

Some 1,700 auto mechanics in Chicago put down their tools and picked up picket signs, shutting down service at 130 dealerships.

On the left sat the Bolsheviks

An eyewitness to the Russian Revolution describes how the Petrograd of the workers developed a different attitude to Bolshevism.

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

Repression and resurgence

The period of reaction that followed the July Days was relatively short-lived, with the movement reviving in a matter of a month.

How Kornilov was defeated

In August of 1917, the Russian Revolution faced the threat of a coup. Defeating it depended on a mass popular mobilization.

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

Joining forces against NAFTA

As the U.S. gets set to reopen negotiations of NAFTA with Mexico and Canada, activists in San Diego are planning united resistance.

Roots of the nuclear arms race

For decades, the world held its breath as nuclear-armed powers contemplated the annihilation of their rivals--and themselves.

Ten facts about the Iraq War

As Trump threatens new wars, it's worth remembering several things about the 2003 drive to war in Iraq--and the aftermath.

An anti-imperialist resistance

Those who want to oppose Donald Trump and the right wing have to challenge not just their domestic agenda, but their program for U.S. imperialism.

Her uncompromising fight

Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning has played a vital role in exposing the lies at the heart of U.S. wars and American imperialism.

China's "one road" to power?

The global manufacturing powerhouse is rolling out its most ambitious and assertive economic initiative yet: One Belt, One Road.

The left response in Venezuela

A member of Marea Socialista provides a perspective on the conflicts and crisis in Venezuela from the vantage point of a left.

An iron glove on a hand of clay

The victory of Emmanuel Macron and his new party seems like it stabilized French politics, but there are conflicts to come.

They don't give a flying f*#k

Flying the so-called friendly skies these days is an expensive, cramped, unhealthy and abusive experience--and the free market system is to blame.

When we beat the bosses

UPS workers on the picket line during their 1997 strike

The 1997 UPS strike that began 20 years ago showed that workers have the power to beat a corporate giant--and that labor's decline isn't inevitable.

Unidos contra la derecha

La derecha mostró su asqueroso rostro en Charlottesville, pero la airada protesta masiva que le salió al encuentro nos muestra cómo derrotar a este cáncer.

Medicare para todos

Necesitamos una alternativa radical a Trumpcare y a Obamacare: un sistema de pago-único. El apoyo existe, pero ¿dónde comenzamos?

Indignados y valientes

Un grupo de inmigrantes indocumentados bloqueó el tráfico en Austin, Texas, para protestar contra una draconiana ley y para alentar la resistencia.

Listos para responder a ICE

La migra lo ha dejado bien claro que está a la caza de activistas, pero ellos están preparados para responder.

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