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Veterans are taking part in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Veterans deploy for justice at Standing Rock

An Iraq War vet who joined water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline talks about why everyone needs to be a part of this struggle.

Protectors aren't backing down

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock say they will stand strong against threats to clear the Oceti Sakowin Camp.

Obama's cowardly silence

The president's inaction in the face of brutality against the Standing Rock protesters shows the true priorities of his administration all along.

A smear against solidarity

There is no "Burning Man crisis" in Standing Rock, and we should be suspicious when police worry about the welfare of our camps.

Labor can't sit out this fight

A co-founder of Labor for Standing Rock calls on unions and union members to join the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Our day of mourning

The longtime Indigenous political prisoner reflects on his pride and sorrow as he sends solidarity to the struggle at Standing Rock.

The Cuba that Castro created

Fidel Castro

The political system that Castro built didn't hesitate to use repression--not only against class enemies but to cement its power.

Assessing Castro's legacy

What held Cuban socialism together was Fidel Castro's incontestable authority and the unrelenting hostility of U.S. imperialism.

Gimme some DAPL

In this week's column, the Dakota Access Pipeline pushers get a rare chance to tell their side of the story.

Already sounding the retreat

One Democrat after another, starting with Barack Obama, has called on Americans to support Donald Trump because we're "on the same team."

What's wrong with a recount?

The Green Party's Jill Stein has attracted a lot of attention--and criticism--for pushing for a basic element of democracy integrity.

Becoming a site of resistance

A church attended mostly by immigrants that was vandalized after the election now proudly displays banners of solidarity.

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Time for socialist organization

In the streets against Donald Trump in California

People radicalizing now not only have to stand up and be counted against Trump, but figure out what alternative they are going to organize for.

Disrupting low wages

Low-wage workers in some 340 cities plan to take part in protests and strikes to call for a $15 an hour minimum wage and a union.

Mixed up about the system

Working people accept ideas perpetuated by class society at the same time as their lived experiences lead them to different answers.

A new European crisis?

A referendum on the Italian constitution could trigger another political crisis for the EU and destabilize the financial system.

The fight ahead in Burlington

Teachers in Burlington, Vermont, threatened to strike and forced the school board back to the table, setting the stage for future fights.

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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 | ISReview.org

The current issue of the ISR features an article by Lance Selfa on "From political revolution to lesser-evilism." For that and more articles on socialist theory and practice, go to the International Socialist Review website.


The Trump emergency

Donald Trump's victory is a blow on so many fronts, but a new generation of activists has been coming into its own for years.

Was America ever great?

The aftermath of the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890

Donald Trump promises to "Make America great again"--which begs the question that Thanksgiving raises about the real history of the U.S.

Why Wisconsin went Trump

Donald Trump's upset victories in "Rustbelt" states like Wisconsin were a shock, but looking back, the writing has been on the wall for a while.

Aiding the rise of Trumpism

The mainstream media are questioning their role in Donald Trump's election--but ignoring some of the most obvious answers.

From Our Archive

Fall of the GOP's "revolution"

Newt Gingrich and the Republicans took control of Congress with a take-no-prisoners anti-poor agenda--but their "Revolution" didn't last long.

Who will be N.C.'s governor?

North Carolina may yet toss out the governor who pushed the state's notorious "bathroom bill"--but he's fighting the election result.

What will protect sex workers?

Policies of criminalization not only fail to stop the problems sex workers face, but they do real harm to the most vulnerable people.

A dent in the Hoffa machine

Campaigning for Fred Zuckerman and the Teamsters United slate (Teamsters United)

With a near-victory in recent elections, the Teamsters United slate took on James P. Hoffa and his concessionary administration.

Keep the oil out of the pipeline

Activists in Olympia, Washington, staged a week-long blockade to try to stop fracking materials from getting to North Dakota.

U.S. labor's early battles

Plutocracy: Solidarity Forever documents the rise of American capitalism and the toll inflicted on workers and the oppressed.

La Cuba que Castro creó

El futuro del más inequívocamente positivo aspecto del legado de Fidel Castro, la soberanía nacional de Cuba, es incierto.

La caída del PT, en diez puntos

Un activista socialista en Brasil explica cómo el otrora poderoso Partido de los Trabajadores ha perdido el apoyo popular que una vez tuvo.

Foscas trincheras en Venezuela

Mientras el presidente Maduro abandona el chavismo, la derecha busca restaurar el viejo orden. ¿Qué puede la izquierda hacer?

Standing Rock resiste y crece

Por todo el país se intensifica la solidaridad con la lucha de Standing Rock por la justicia ecológica y social.

Challenging a pipeline pusher

Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelcy Warren is the ignorant and arrogant villain behind the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Confronting the "Black Snake"

More than 150 women of the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock faced down Morton County sheriffs in a #NoDAPL protest.

Standing Rock is a war zone

An eyewitness tells what happened when authorities unleashed a vicious attack on peaceful protesters trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Standing up to the right

We stand with Kshama Sawant

The socialist on the Seattle City Council is under attack for calling for inauguration protests--and for being a woman of color.

Campuses safe for immigrants

Students at Syracuse University walk out en masse to demand a sanctuary campus (Sam Ogozalek | The Daily Orange)

Students and faculty on college campuses are forging solidarity and building a new movement to protect immigrant rights after Trump's victory.

We won't tolerate hate at USM

Maine socialists stand with students at the University of Southern Maine protesting against anti-Muslim graffiti on campus.

Seattle students walk united

Some 4,500 Seattle students from a dozen different middle and high schools walked out of class to protest after Trump's victory.

South Koreans want Park out

The government of President Park Geun-hye is reeling from corruption scandals--and South Korean workers are taking the streets.

Connecting el-Sisi and Trump

With capitalism in quasi-permanent crisis, the masses of people have lost confidence in traditional political elites to provide answers.

Russia's reaction to Trump

Trump's admiration for Vladimir Putin was a strange feature of the fall campaign, but what will that mean for imperial relations?

Solidarity lessons from Fawley

A struggle by refinery workers in Britain shows how solidarity and militant action can turn the tide on anti-migrant scapegoating.

A day to give thanks?

A drawing depicting the myth of the first Thanksgiving

The myths about the "first Thanksgiving" are meant to sanitize history and turn the conquest of the Americas into a benign national origin story.

Views in brief

Castro's socialism and ours | Can America be great?| What passes for the "center" | Confused about the left

The contribution of students

Students and student activism still have a central role to play in any bid to oppose the system, especially on a local level.

The lessons of internment

The same poisonous conditions that led to Japanese internment are building up in 2016. This time, the target is Muslims.

Views in brief

Unrelenting opposition to Trump | Gramsci's method and meaning | Fighting an anti-democratic institution

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