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July issue of Socialist Worker out now

Socialist Worker front page | July 2017

The July issue of Socialist Worker is out now and available from ISO branches around the country.

The front cover headline is “Fight the right. build the left,” the theme of the Socialism 2017 conference. Articles include an editorial on “A new left is being built today” and features on “What strategies will stop the far right?” and “How Portland stood united against hate."

Featured on the back page is the case of political prisoner Claudia Rueda, freed from detention by ICE in Los Angeles, as well as an article about protests calling for justice for Minnesota...Read more

Stand up for the victims of racist hate

Protest against hate crimes at the University of California at San Diego

In the face of renewed and spreading harassment and violence, the International Socialist Organization appeals in this statement for a large and united resistance against the far right .

WHEN RIGHT-WING thugs feel free to harass and murder, and a leading voice of the U.S. left faces racist death threats, the need for solidarity and activism against the far right could not be more urgent. The ISO appeals to left-wing, labor and anti-racist organizations of all currents to unite and take mass action against this surge of right-wing violence and fascist organization. Only by confronting these elements can we expose their real agenda of oppressing the vulnerable and destroying democracy. They will not go away if we ignore them. On the contrary, they will use every opportunity to advance--which means more racism, more murder, more terror.

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June issue of Socialist Worker out now

June 2017 SW front page

The June issue of Socialist Worker is out now and available from ISO branches around the country.

The front cover headline is "Guilty"--and it introduces a special section on the crisis in the Trump administration and all of its many other crimes. Articles inside include: Danny Katch and Alan Maass on “The Trump train jumps the rails,” Lance Selfa on “Why are the Democrats backing away from a fight?” Dana Blanchard on "The GOP's plan to punish the sick" and Elizabeth Schulte "The Democrats won't stand for anything.

The back page features the struggle to defend a...Read more

Socialism 101 Day School - May 21 - Twin Cities

Twin Cities Socialism 101 Day School, May 2017

Cosponsored by ISO Twin Cities and the Twin Cities Jacobin Club Sunday, May 21, 2-5pm Merriam Park Library (1831 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55104) RSVP on Facebook

Join us for an afternoon of discussion and debate!

Sessions will include: Capitalism: How it works, How it doesn't How do we win: Socialism From Below

Capitalism is killing the planet. With destruction of the biosphere approaching an irreversible tipping point, business continues to undermine real environmental reform. Anything that restricts profits is steamrolled. Instead of a restructured economy based on alternative energy sources, capitalism is pushing for a continued reliance on the fossil fuels. Why? Because it’s cheaper in the short-term. And under capitalism, nothing matters except the short-term.Read more

Building solidarity, not walls, on May Day

On the march in Milwaukee against Trump's immigrant-bashing, May Day 2017

The demonstrations and strikes on this year's May Day can be a step toward building the networks we need to resist Donald Trump's attack on immigrants and workers. Below we republish Socialist Worker's May Day editorial, as well as a report by SW editor Alan Maass on what the resistance looked like across the U.S. and beyond.Read more

May issue of Socialist Worker out now

May 2017 SW front page

The May issue of Socialist Worker is out now and available from ISO branches around the country.

The front cover headline is "We stand together" and it leads off a special section on May Day and the struggle for immigrant rights, with articles on "Making our struggle stronger," "How activists are confronting ICE’s terror” and “What’s driving Trump’s immigrant-bashing?” along with a featured interview with Voces de la Frontera’s Christine Neumann-Ortiz.

The back page is headlined "Trump turns up the terror" and features a special section on Trump and the U.S. war...Read more

U.S. missiles won’t liberate the Syrian people

Trump’s missiles won’t liberate the Syrian people

Anyone who cares about justice and peace needs to mobilize against the U.S. government's new escalation of the bloodshed and repression in the Middle East. Below is a special editorial (PDF) by Socialist Worker—the newspaper of the International Socialist Organization—condemning Trump’s cruise missile attack on Syria and calling for resistance to his escalation of the U.S. war in Syria.

April 8, 2017

The Trump administration's April 7 missile strike targeting the Shayrat Syrian Arab Air Force base in Syria is a frightening escalation of a six-year-old conflict that has already had catastrophic consequences for the Syrian people.

Trump said the decision to launch 59 Tomahawk Cruise missiles was in retaliation for the April 4 Sarin gas attack in Idlib province, carried out by the Bashar al-Assad regime, that killed scores of civilians and left hundreds sickened. "I will tell you that attack on children had a big impact on me," Trump said. "My attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much."

But this claimed concern about civilian casualties is nothing but rank hypocrisy coming from Trump.Read more

April issue of Socialist Worker out now

April Socialist Worker front page

The April issue of Socialist Worker is out now and available from ISO branches around the country.

The front cover headline is “No human being is illegal,” kicking off a featured section on the struggle for immigrant rights in the lead-up to May Day. Stories in the section include: "Nothing less than full equality," “Making May Day a day for solidarity,” "Inflicting terror on immigrant communities," “ICE’s war on organizers" and “Victory 2.0 against the Muslim ban.”

The back page features author Chris Williams on scientists and the fight for climate justice in the...Read more

Upcoming meetings and demonstrations

January 2017 front page

March 30 No Ban! No Wall! The Socialist Case for a World Without Borders — Loyola University

6:30pm-8:30pm Dumbach 227, Loyola University Chicago RSVP on Facebook Join the Loyola Socialists for a public forum and discussion on the politics of immigration.

Trump's War on the Working Class: Healthcare, Cuts, Austerity — Columbia University

8pm-10pm Barnard College / Columbia University New York, NY 10031 ...Read more

We'll make May Day a day to show solidarity

A Day Without an Immigrant demonstration, Austin, TX

In the leadup to May Day, the ISO is organizing meetings and helping build for demonstrations to defend the rights of immigrants, Muslims, and refugees, and help deepen ties of solidarity between of all those who are resisting Trump's reactionary agenda. Here’s an article by Socialist Worker journalist and ISO member Nicole Colson on the significance of May Day this year and what we can do in the weeks ahead to build for it .

YOU CAN say one thing for sure about Donald Trump: He's making America protest again—and again, and again.

The Women's Marches held the day after he took office were the largest single day of demonstrations in U.S. history. Thousands of people participated in a new form of protest—the airport occupation—in response to his Muslim ban. There are two major environmental justice mobilizations coming up in in April.

And now, with the Trump regime ramping up deportations and raids across the country, immigrant rights activists and organizations are joining with labor and other forces to turn this year's May Day into a show of solidarity and struggle against Trump's agenda.

The urgency of making a stand is clear after the White House shifted the deportation machine into high gear. Across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have been arresting immigrants on the thinnest of pretexts, without regard to how long they've lived in the U.S., the families that depend on them, or their ties to their communities.

On Monday, ICE agents raided a Chicago home with guns drawn and shot a man who they claim pointed a weapon at them. Everyone in the house had documents—and family members claim the injured father was unarmed and doesn't even own a gun.

ICE has specifically targeted immigrant rights activists and sanctuary cities with the aim of inflicting terror on whole communities and sending a warning to those who would attempt to stand up against the crackdown: Stay in the shadows—or else.

But while these raids and arrests are sparking fear among immigrants, they are stoking anger and a determination to fight back—which is driving interest in the calls for marches and protests on May Day.Read more