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Support the anti-racists injured in Charlottesville

Racist attack in Charlottesville

A member of the Athens, Ohio, branch of the International Socialist Organization participating in the anti-fascist counterprotest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 was among the 20 people injured by a fascist vigilante who drove his car into the counterprotest, murdering at least one person and injuring several others.

The Athens branch of the ISO has created a YouCaring page where you can donate toward the comrade's medical expenses. A GoFundMe page has been set up to take donations for everyone injured in Charlottesville.Read more

August issue of Socialist Worker out now

August 2017 front page

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

The front cover headline is "The GOP's health care hunger games: Health care should be a right, not a business." Articles in this special section include "The way out of the health care hunger games," "Obamacare vs. Trumpcare: From bad to worse?" and "How the Democrats killed single-payer."

Featured on the back page is "When the right ran into a fight in Charlottesville," leading off a special section on fighting the right that includes: "How we organized for left...Read more

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