The SW archive
Socialist Worker was the publication of the International Socialist Organization (U.S.) from the group’s founding in April 1977 until its dissolution in 2019. Though SW has stopped publishing, its website dating back to 2001 is a rich source of socialist analysis and news of the working-class movement.
Socialist Worker was published and distributed nationally in newspaper form throughout its 42-year history, as a monthly, biweekly and weekly at various times. SW’s website was launched in 2001 and began publishing daily starting in May 2008, becoming a significant voice among independent media.
Featured Articles from the Archives
What do socialists mean by socialism?
They want to rule the streets. We can’t let them.
The Politics of International Socialism
Here are some projects that carry on the politics that Socialist Worker tried to promote:
Socialism: Four days of political discussion, learning and organizing held every summer to bring together the left from around the U.S.
Haymarket Books: A radical, independent publisher with hundreds of titles covering a vast range of subjects.
SW and the ISO
In 2019, the ISO suffered a severe crisis when information surfaced about a shamefully mishandled allegation of a sexual assault by a member several years before. After a period of reflection and discussion, nearly 500 members and recently resigned former members voted to dissolve the organization and stop publishing its newspaper. You can find the series of reflections on the crisis here.