After a bitter coal yard workers’ strike and organizing campaign in early 1934, Teamsters Local 574 won the right to represent thousands of workers in Minneapolis. But by May, a second strike became necessary, after […]
Every year, workers across the United States celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of September. It is seen as a marker of the end of Summer, the start of football season, and the return […]
We are constantly bombarded with the myth that capitalism drives innovation, technology, and scientific advancement. But in fact, the precise opposite is true. Capitalism is holding back every aspect of human development, and science and […]
The 1934 Teamsters strike in Minneapolis was a decisive moment in the US labor and socialist movements.
In this selection, taken from two days of discussion with Leon Trotsky and the leaders of the SWP, Trotsky explains the need for a non-sectarian approach to the Stalinist workers and criticizes a narrow trade […]
A recent survey shows that the United States may be becoming both less religious generally and less Christian specifically.
The following letter from Frederick Engels shows his perspective for the development of a labor party in the United States and the way that Marxists should orient to such a party.
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Iranian revolution and the mainstream media around […]
Articles have appeared recently in newspapers and websites around the world highlighting the fact that sales of Marx’s books over the past year have risen sharply in places like East Germany, particularly among young people.
Many workers are concerned about the present crisis of U.S. capitalism and how it affects them. Therefore, Socialist Appeal thought it might be helpful to explain some basics about capitalism and why we believe that […]
A social crisis in the United States may arrive a good deal sooner than many think, and have a feverish development from the start. Hence the conclusion: it is necessary to prepare.
In every major country, the working class has built political parties to combat the capitalists in the political arena, with one exception: the working class in the United States has not yet built its own political […]