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COVID-19 Spreads though ICE Detention Centers

By LISA LUINENBERG & LAZARO MONTEVERDE
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the U.S., immigrants continue to be hard hit. COVID-19 is spreading almost unchecked through detention centers that house immigrants.

Teachers Resist “Back to School” Orders

By STEVE R. JOHNSON
Under increasing pressure from state and federal authorities, schoolteachers across the United States are embroiled in a life and death struggle over the terms and conditions of re-opening the nation’s schools for the 2020-2021 year.

COVID-19 Spreads though ICE Detention Centers

By LISA LUINENBERG & LAZARO MONTEVERDE
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the U.S., immigrants continue to be hard hit. COVID-19 is spreading almost unchecked through detention centers that house immigrants.

Teachers Resist “Back to School” Orders

By STEVE R. JOHNSON
Under increasing pressure from state and federal authorities, schoolteachers across the United States are embroiled in a life and death struggle over the terms and conditions of re-opening the nation’s schools for the 2020-2021 year.

Hundreds in Philly Demand: Free Mumia!

By JEFF MACKLER
Three hundred activists mobilized on July 4 at Philadelphia’s City Hall to demand “Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and All Political Prisoners.”

The Roots of Trump’s Immigration Policy

Trump’s cruel border policies required no new laws. The laws passed under Clinton and Bush – continued and expanded by “Deporter-In-Chief” Obama – sufficed.

How Revolutionaries Use Elections

By LAZARO MONTEVERDE
Calls by social democrats to elect “progressive” Democrats exemplify what Engels called “parliamentary cretinism.” Marx, Engels and Lenin devised a different tactic for revolutionaries.

The Militarization of American Science

To celebrate our comrade Cliff Conner’s new book “The Tragedy of American Science,” out now from Haymarket Books, we re-publish an early excerpt published in Socialist Action in April 2018.

Mumia: The Perils of Reform

By MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
For years — indeed, for decades — we have seen the mirage of reform being presented by neoliberal leaders and their media tools, only to awake too late to ghoulish nightmares of shattered promises and hopes betrayed.

NY Cop Reforms? The Whole System Has to Go!

By MARTY GOODMAN
A mass movement against police brutality and continuous cop attacks on people and protesters, has won some reforms, but New York Democrats continue to refuse more significant changes.

“What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

By FREDERICK DOUGLASS
“A day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham.”

Combating Police Brutality and the COVID-19 Crisis: What Socialists Demand

By JAMES FORTIN
Not since the Great Depression of the 1930’s has the American working class experienced with such gravity an assault to its standing as we are witnessing today. Do we continue under the irrational capitalist rule of the 1%, or do we demand meaningful solutions to the problems that have been thrust upon us, the 99%?

Larry Kramer fought indifference — and won!

By JOHN WILSON
The death of Larry Kramer was a huge loss, not only for gay men and others in queer communities, but for all of us involved in the fight against every kind of oppression brought down on us by our decaying, crisis-ridden capitalist society.

Deadly New Sanctions on Syria

By JUDITH BELLO
The new U.S. sanctions against Syria are an attempt to land a death blow on the Syrian government while the world is focused on other problems.

U.S. Fight Against Racism and Repression Reaches New Heights

By JEFF MACKLER
Today’s unprecedented mobilizations began with the police murder of George Floyd. But their depth and staying power is equally a reflection of the mass anger and frustration stemming from all the insults to one’s being that capitalism has inflicted on working class America, and especially the nation’s Black, Brown and Native American communities.

George Shriver 1936 – 2020

Obituary by JENNIFER SHRIVER
George Van Bibber Shriver Jr. passed away in his sleep on April 24, 2020. His loss is felt by many.

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