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Right wing gains confidence, but the resistance continues

Over the past few months, a bewildering set of events have occurred, including the ISIS attacks on Paris, Beirut, Mali and Tunisia; the incredible crackdown across Europe against refugees and climate protesters; an escalation of the war in Syria (the downing of the Russian jet by Turkey, British and German votes to attack ISIS in Syria, etc.); the shootings at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood, the Minneapolis Black Lives Matter protest, and at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernadino; a spate of hate crimes on campuses as well as the solidarity actions with Mizzou. ...Read more

December issue of Socialist Worker and Obrero Socialista out now!

December 2015 cover of Socialist Worker

The December issue of Socialist Worker and Obrero Socialista are out now. SW's front-page is headlined “Refugees are welcome here” and features articles and statements inside on the Paris attacks and the racist, pro-war backlash, including "Challenging war and racism in Paris,” “Their 'merciless war' fuels terror" and "Standing against anti-refugee hate.” The back page features the fight against racism on campus, with a spread inside on the struggle at the University of Missouri and the wave of protests in solidarity. Also inside is a spread on the fight for climate...Read more

ISO public meetings on racism, refugees and abortion rights

Many ISO branches have been involved in initiating or building protests against police brutality or in defense of refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks. For example, New York City had a comrade call in from Paris for a meeting in November, Portland organized a large forum in December, Chicago comrades helped initiate the LaQuan McDonald protests, Bay Comrades are hosting a “war, racism and ecology” meeting in December, etc. A number of branches have also held discussions of the Planned Parenthood attacks and the need to defend abortion rights.

Contact an ISO branch and find out about meetings in your area.Read more

Challenging war and racism after Paris

THE CRIMINAL slaughter of innocent people in Paris by gunmen and suicide bombers acting for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is being seized upon by the forces of militarism, empire and the anti-immigrant right. They want to exploit the outpouring of horror and shock over the ISIS attacks to widen the ongoing wars in the Middle East, block the tide of desperate refugees to Europe and elsewhere, and strengthen the national security state at the expense of civil liberties and democratic rights.Read more