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July issue of Socialist Worker out now

July 2016 Front Page

The July issue of Socialist Worker is out now and available from ISO branches around the country. The front cover of SW --"The Evil of Two Lessers"--refers readers to articles on the elections: "Will the Democrats put out the Bern?" "What the Trump happened to the Republicans?" "Hillary Clinton: Making history or maintaining the status quo?" and an interview with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.

The back page features an article on undocumented immigrants' resistance to deportation. There's also a special section about the Orlando massacre,...Read more

June issue of Socialist Worker out now

Socialist Worker front page | June 2016

The June issue of Socialist Worker and the Spanish-language supplement Obrero Socialista are out now and available from ISO branches around the country. The front cover of SW —“We took a stand against corporate power”—refers readers to a special section inside highlighting the strike and its lessons for the labor movement, including an interview with a CWA shop steward. The main back cover story is "How the people fired San Francisco's...Read more

New ISR Issue #101 out now!

International Socialist Review, Issue #101
The summer issue of the International Socialist Review is out. Lance Selfa’s “ Socialism in the Air ” discusses the dramatic shift in U.S. politics that has rendered “socialism” no longer taboo, using it as an opportunity to discuss the meaning of socialism from below. “If a substantial section of a new generation is open to the ideas of socialism,” he writes, “the question of organization—whether we need one, and what forms it can take—poses many challenges and, of course, many opportunities.” Jen Roesch’s feature-length review of John Riddell’s new volume on the Communist International’s Third Congress, “ Majorities, minorities, and revolutionary tactics ” focuses in particularly on the debate over the abortive 1921 March Action. “This most recent volume is particularly useful,” she writes, “because the Third Congress marked a critical turning point—a transition from the first years of the revolutionary storm, when everyone expected rapid revolutionary successes following the Russian example—to a recognition that the struggle would be protracted and require a much more developed understanding of strategy and tactics.”Read more

ISO public meetings in June

Every month, ISO branches across the U.S. host public meetings around important political questions. Below is a list of ISO meetings that will take place throughout the month of April.Read more

Protesting U.S.-backed repression in Egypt

International solidarity activists are raising their voices against the escalating crackdown against dissent in Egypt. In this statement published at Truth-Out.org , a group of U.S. educators protest the latest raids and detentions, which are being carried out by a government that the U.S. considers an "ally" and "partner" in the Middle East.

EGYPTIAN SECURITY forces are carrying out widespread raids and repression in response to growing social and political...Read more

May issue of Socialist Worker out now

SW front page | May 2016

The May issue of Socialist Worker is out now and available from ISO branches around the country. The front cover of SW —“Wanted: A Different World. Join the Socialist Movement”—refers readers inside to articles on what a socialist movement would look like and a full-page ad for the Socialism 2016 conference in Chicago on July 1-4. Several elections-related articles are featured, including “Why I didn’t vote for Bernie,” “Will Sanders help or hurt?” “Elections and the Marxist tradition” and "How the GOP became the Grand Old Mess.”

Our on-the-ground coverage of the...Read more

Standing for solidarity from Gaza to Ferguson

Toward Justice: The Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour

The ISO was the proud co-sponsor and host of six stops of the Toward Justice: Black/ Palestine Solidarity tour in April. Events took place in Boston, Massachusetts, Oakland, Stanford University and UC Berkeley California, and Columbia University, New York City. We brought together hundreds of activists to discuss the need to build links and solidarity between Palestinian and Black liberation struggles today. You can read the report here at Socialist Worker : If you’d like to host a stop in your area, please contact us.Read more

Sign the petition in solidarity with Italian metalworkers

On the assembly line at an FCA plant in Melfi

A solidarity campaign is being organized in Italy in support of 16 union activists in FIOM (Federazione Impiegati Operai Metallurgici), the main steel and metalworkers union, who are facing disciplinary action by their own union.

The open letter published in English below is being widely circulated—it expresses support for the FCA unionists and calls on FIOM and CGIL to turn back from its disciplinary measures that have singled out 16 brave union militants and exposed them to retaliation by management.Read more

Striking for the city we deserve

Gala M. Pierce reports from Chicago on the April 1 day of action that brought together public school teachers with thousands of Chicagoans to challenge the austerity agenda.

The streets of Chicago were painted union red once again on April 1 as public school teachers, public-sector unionists, parents and students, and community members participated in a day of action to protest the austerity policies inflicted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.Read more

ISO public meetings in April

How Can We Stop Trump?

Every month, ISO branches across the U.S. host public meetings around important political questions. This month, the ISO will have meetings on how we can organize to stop Donald Trump , as well as how we can get from a moment in which “socialism is in the air,” to a well-organized socialist movement. We're also hosting meetings as part of several speaking tours: the Toward Justice: The Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour ; a tour for Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's book, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation ; and a tour for Sharon Smith's book, Women and Socialism: Class, Race, and Capital . Below is a list of ISO meetings that will take place throughout the month of April.Read more

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