Socialist Worker | August 2017

Read the articles featured in this month's print edition of Socialist Worker.

Health care

The health care hunger games

We need a radical alternative to both Trumpcare and Obamacare: a single-payer system. With a groundswell of support, what are the first steps?

The Senate's health care fiasco

The Republicans have suffered a colossal failure on health care, but that doesn't mean the crisis of the Obamacare status quo is any less severe.

Democrats kill single-payer

Leading Democrats in California stepped in at the last minute to kill their own proposal for statewide single-payer health care.

The Trump Administration

The Trumponomics agenda

A quarrelsome alliance of economic nationalists, China-fearing industrial bosses and some prominent bankers are forging a new U.S. economic strategy.

A stealth legislative assault

Democrats say they're standing up to Trump, but they won't challenge anti-immigrant bills being passed quietly in Congress.

History and Traditions

The "Rust Belt" reactionaries?

The U.S. is strewn with the wreckage of neoliberalism, including across the Midwest, where its victims are blamed for Trump's victory last fall.

Saying yes to another world

Naomi Klein argues that we need to say "no" to scapegoating, privatization and war--but the left needs to discuss what it says "yes" to.

Socialist Worker | August 2017

Fight the right, build the left

The right runs into a fight

A small Virginia city has become a target for racists--but its successful counterprotest of the Klan shows the importance of taking on the far right.

We defended left-wing speech

When the right wing went after a Syracuse University professor, supporters organized successfully for a statement in her defense.

Labor Struggles

On the line with Tufts nurses

Registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center are demanding that a profitable hospital prioritize patient safety and decent salaries.

We are a sanctuary union

A member of Teamsters Local 810 in New York explains how they passed a resolution declaring their local a "sanctuary union."

Activist News

We don't need Urban Shield

Some 500 people turned out to tell the City Council that a SWAT-training convention and weapons expo has no place in Berkeley.