About Socialist Worker

The powers that be have media outlets to tell their side of the story. We need ours. SocialistWorker.org aims to be a place to find news, analysis and commentary from the socialist point of view.

SocialistWorker.org began as the online version of the print newspaper Socialist Worker, founded in 1977 and published by the International Socialist Organization. Read the International Socialist Organization’s “Where We Stand” for a brief statement of the tradition it stands in.

SocialistWorker.org is committed to giving a voice to those struggling for a better world, seeking out the stories of labor struggles that are seldom reported in the mainstream media--and never reported on from the point of view of those fighting back. From interviews with striking miners in Kentucky in the 1970s to today’s debates about how to rebuild a fighting labor movement, we’ve tried to bring workers’ experiences and opinions to a wider audience.

We’ve reported on campaigns for social change and economic justice in the U.S. and around the world — from the movement against South African apartheid in the 1980s to the Palestinian struggle against Israel’s apartheid today; from the struggles for Black liberation and immigrant rights to organizing for women’s rights and LGBT liberation, and much more.

SocialistWorker.org also seeks to provide a forum for discussion and debate of the political questions facing activists and socialists today. Key to this is presenting Marxist analysis of important questions of the day, socialist analysis of world news and events, and keeping alive the rich and too-often-hidden history of working-class struggle and the socialist tradition.

We welcome contributions to our labor and activist news sections and to the ongoing discussions in our Readers’ Views section.

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Editorial and production staff

Dorian Bon, Nicole Colson, Danny Katch, Eric Kerl, Alan Maass, Khury Petersen-Smith, Eric Ruder and Elizabeth Schulte

Web development team

Geoff Bailey, Zakiya Khabir and Derek Wright