Topic: Tradition

  • Charting a path in the identity politics debate

    Asad Haider makes the case that socialists can emphasize opposition to oppression and still recognize the centrality of class struggle.

  • What the Indian rebels taught Karl Marx

    Marx's writings on India were sometimes badly mistaken, but his focus on struggle eventually got him on the right track.

  • Our socialism is international

    If our goal is democracy, equality and an end to oppression, then opposition to empire and nationalism has to be at the center of the struggle for socialism.

  • How Marx became a Marxist in five easy steps

    ...And you can to! Here's an introduction to the theoretical leaps Karl Marx made on his way to developing a theory and vision that changed the world.

  • Solidarity means your struggle is my struggle

    The bosses do their best to convince workers that their struggles are disconnected because the ruling class understands the power of solidarity.

  • Why workers have the power to change society

    When working people organize collectively, they have their best hope to win change, and they provide a glimpse of how society could be different.

  • Why you need to be at Socialism 2018

    The Socialism conference in Chicago this July will be another urgently needed chance to discuss a way forward for the left.

  • Uncovering a C.L.R. James treasure trove

    A republished collection of masterful essays by C.L.R. James will introduce a new generation to a giant of history and Marxism.

  • Is Marxism only about exploitation?

    Because struggles against exploitation and oppression shape each other in many ways, one can't be won without waging the other.

  • An unflinching commitment to democracy

    The work of a long-time Chicago socialist reflected a commitment to illuminating our history and the fight for workers' democracy.

  • Marxism and the meaning of materialism

    Historical materialism is the cornerstone of Karl Marx's theories and views--but how does this concept help us explain the world?

  • Does revolution still matter for the left?

    The question of revolution isn't about the distant final climax, but how we understand our power today--and what the society we're fighting for looks like.

  • Why they still need their big lies about socialism

    In response to revived interest in socialism, right-wing ideologues are recycling old slanders about communism. What does today's left have to say?

  • What internationalists say about nationalism

    Whether it comes from the likes of Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, nationalism corrodes the spirit of solidarity that the working class needs.

  • Wholly dedicated to socialism from below

    The outpouring of love and comradeship for Joanne Landy shows the reach of her strong commitment to socialism and democracy.

  • What if workers ran society?

    Socialism would mean workers collectively making decisions about how to organize society--not only individual workplaces, but the whole system.

  • Get read-y for the Marxism conferences

    Hopefully, you'll join Socialist Worker at one of the regional Marxism Conferences near you. Here's our reading list to be prepared.

  • Karl Marx and the case of the never-ending theft

    Karl Marx's Capital was first published 150 years ago this month--and its analysis and insight have only gained in power since.

  • How you can organize for socialism today

    Let's say you agree capitalism is a miserable train wreck and that we need an alternative society. You're ready to call yourself a socialist. So now what?

  • When a "universal" approach narrows the fight

    Too many supporters of "universalist" class politics argue as if working-class struggle is separate from struggles against oppression.

  • What kind of party does the working class need?

    Workers need a political party to represent them and advocate for their interests. But how should it be organized and what should it be working toward?

  • A Marxist case for intersectionality

    Intersectionality is defined in very different ways, but the concept as developed by Black feminists can help advance Marxist theory and practice.

  • The rise and fall of the Second International

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

  • Why Socialism was a big deal

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

  • Which train goes to socialism?

    Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara proposes that the future of the left may lie with a return to Finland Station, circa 1917. But how are we going to get there?