Marxism Day Schools | November 2016
Seattle teachers and students rally at lunchtime on the steps of Garfield High School (Jesse Hagopian)

We made anti-racism the dress code in Seattle

A Seattle teacher talks about how the Black Lives Matter at School Day came about--and the confidence and energy it will bring to future struggles.

Opposing war and dictatorship

An "antiwar" alliance has formed to protest the U.S. empire, but it excuses the crimes of the Syrian regime and its Russian backer.

Saudi Arabia inflicts a horror

Western governments, including the U.S., have to be held responsible for the role they play in the growing death toll in Yemen.

Time to boycott the Democrats

The pressure is on to support the "lesser evil," but activists shouldn't have to vote for Democrats who work against them.

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The History of Black America

Read Socialist Worker's series on the history of the African American struggle in the U.S., from slavery through Jim Crow, civil rights and Black Power, up to the present day.

Hiding Clinton's rotten agenda

Donald Trump proved once again in the final presidential debate that he's the secret weapon...of the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.

Just the Trump of the iceberg

As more women come forward about being abused by Donald Trump, the harassment faced by millions of others is coming to the surface.

What will she do without him?

Clinton looks likely to win after a campaign based on being the not-Trump candidate, but that dynamic won't change when she takes office.

Would Gramsci be #WithHer?

A Socialist Worker contributor responds to a critique of the Green Party's Jill Stein for not engaging with the Democratic Party as "winnable terrain."

Why are police the priority?

Chicago police huddle next to a crime scene

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to add 1,000 more police to the force--but more cops aren't a solution to the city's violence.

Bringing BLM into the schools

Thousands of Seattle teachers are wearing Black Lives Matter shirts today in a historic workplace demonstration against racism.

A critique of anti-anti-racism

Rather than a distraction from confronting class inequality, movements against racism are part of building opposition to capitalism.

Oakland band's loud message

Members of an honor band from Oakland schools explain why they took a knee during a performance of the national anthem.

Moving forward in Columbus

Ohio's capital city has seen an upsurge in the struggle for Black lives--and that's raising important questions for the movement.

Crackdown at Standing Rock

After a federal appeals court refused to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, the energy giants are intensifying repression.

How the CTU took on Rahm

Chicago Teachers Union members demand more funding for public schools (Joe Brusky)

The prospect of teachers walking the picket line forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make concessions on many, though not all, of the union's demands.

Taxi app drivers for the union

Some 14,000 New York City taxi app drivers have signed union cards in what could be the beginning of an important campaign.

A battle for Vermont teachers

Teachers in Burlington are preparing for a possible strike after school officials imposed their concessionary contract proposals.

In defense of Christoph Glanz

Israel's attack machine is again attempting to smear a pro-Palestine activist by hurling false charges of anti-Semitism.

Alternatives to punishment

Activists at a Seattle conference on transformative justice strategized about how to replace today's punitive "justice" system.

Sorry not sorry

This week's column is--of course--a mostly Trump special edition, along with a list of sorry excuses for human beings.

Will the left hear Aleppo's cry?

Residents of Aleppo rescue children from a burning house after another air strike

In the face of a humanitarian horror, a part of the U.S. left wants to absolve Assad and Russia of their crimes in Syria--and blame only the U.S.

U.S. steps up its role in Yemen

The idea that the U.S. has only now entered into war on Yemen in reaction to unprovoked attacks on its warships is absurd.

Shallow ups and deeper downs

Marxist economist Michael Roberts argues that the cause of economic crisis lies at the heart of how the capitalist system operates.

The student struggle resumes

Students in South Africa are fighting another round of tuition increases--and facing repression from the ANC government.

Finally, the king is dead

Thailand's king, who died last week, was an enemy of democracy and a symbol of naked class oppression.

Will they clear the Jungle?

The long-threatened closure and demolition of the Calais refugee camp known as "the Jungle" is expected to begin this weekend.

Why a peace deal was defeated

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

A right-wing campaign to spread fear and anger doomed a peace agreement between Colombia's government and FARC rebels.

Neutrality is not an option

The Modern Language Association should not hesitate when a living, breathing struggle against colonialism asks for our support.

Smeared for backing Palestine

Activists in Indiana organizing in solidarity with Palestine are being subjected to false accusations spread anonymously.

A merger made in hell

Bayer and Monsanto--two agriculture and chemical giants with criminal pasts--are planning to become partners in crime.

Organization and authority

If people organize together to achieve social change, they submit themselves to some form of authority. The question is what form?

Across the color line

W.E.B. Du Bois

The author of a newly published book about political thinker W.E.B. Du Bois explains why his legacy remains relevant today.

Dario Fo's comic mysteries

Italian left-wing playwright Dario Fo never stopped challenging authority, mocking the powerful and championing workers.

Not in my locker room

People like Trump are the reason that locker rooms can become an incubator of appalling sexism--but it's possible to challenge them.

Views in brief

Advice for understanding Gramsci | Admiration for the Standing Rock struggle

Views in brief

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