Kohler workers in Wisconsin stand strong on the picket line

The myth of 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.

Pushing unaffordable housing

A new wave of organizations that proudly claims the name "Yes In My Backyard" stands for letting developers keep building.

Seeing all of the revolution

A new book about the Russian Revolution distinguishes itself by capturing the complexity of social groups in motion.

Calling for decent jobs

The author of a new book on call centers discusses the changing face of labor--and the potential for organizing these workers.

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Their caricature of workers

Donald Trump addresses reporters at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis

The media analysis of Trump voters ignores the reality of the working class today--and it caricatures the workers it does acknowledge.

Hey Senator, people aren't cars

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has compared people with pre-existing health conditions to cars that have been in accidents.

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.

Taking on the right

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.

San Diego stands with Nabra

San Diego was one of several cities where vigils were held against Islamophobia after the murder of Nabra Hassanen in Virginia.

Crime pays for Oakland cops

Oakland Police Department headquarters

After a sex trafficking scandal that rocked the Oakland Police Department, two cops who led the cover-up have been promoted.

The speech they tried to stop

Faced with death threats, a left-wing author had to cancel an appearance in Seattle--but she gave the speech you couldn't hear then at Socialism 2017.

Treating addiction with cruelty

A city council member in Ohio has proposed that some drug addicts who overdose be left to die--but that's not far from how addicts are already treated.

On the line with Tufts nurses

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

The International's rise and fall

Delegates to the seventh congress of the Second International in Stuttgart, Germany

On July 14, 1889, the Second International was born with the aim of uniting the workers of the world. What happened to that dream?

Combahee's 40th birthday

A panel discussion at Socialism 2017 looked at the groundbreaking contribution of the Combahee River Collective to the struggle.

The not-so-great reunifier

Helmut Kohl, the former German chancellor and architect of reunification, left a legacy that defenders of social justice still battle.

A Carolina clinic under siege

A documentary shows how the anti-choice bigots targeted an abortion clinic in North Carolina--with the help of the authorities.

Destroying Mosul to not save it

The U.S.-led drive to eradicate ISIS forces in Mosul has succeeded--but at a terrible price to the people who live in what was once Iraq's second-largest city.

The left and the Lula verdict

The conviction of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has cast in sharp relief the strategic choices confronting the country's left.

A backlash against solidarity

After plans for a rally in defense of refugees drew death threats, members of Lebanon's Socialist Forum are calling for solidarity.

A sign of struggles to come?

The media focused on violence, but the big news about the protests at the G20 summit is that they were the largest in some 10 years.

Start of Turkey's hot summer?

A mass march makes its way across Turkey to defy Erdoğan's authoritarian rule

A rally by as many as 2 million people in Istanbul is the latest sign that Turkey's discontent can't be crushed out by the regime's crackdown.

Being honest about Venezuela

As Maduro government and the right wing struggle for power, ordinary Venezuelans are watching the gains of Chavismo slip away.

Morocco takes to the streets

A Moroccan activist describes the political climate in the country as protests have mounted, threatening the corrupt regime.


The earth is choking on plastic

Plastic waste isn't just a blight on the landscape--it is disrupting natural systems on which our very existence depends.

Why Socialism was a big deal

A plenary session crowd at Socialism 2017 (John Snowden)

Some 2,000 people packed into a Chicago convention center for the four days of discussion and debate at Socialism 2017.

How to be like the filthy rich

Being rich is all a matter of having a "Tiger Mentality," according to one writer--in other words, the ability to steal candy from kids.

Retreating in order to advance

The Bolsheviks' response to repression after the July Days uprising was to avoid provocations and prepare for future struggle.

Responses to the July Days

Two appeals from 100 years ago show the deepening conflict among Russian socialists as a new struggle for power took place.

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

The revolution gains strength

After the February Revolution, two powers existed in Russia--the Provisional Government and the workers' councils.

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.

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

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