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Catch up with this week's top articles with SocialistWorker.org's Weekend Edition Can't see images? Click here...

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A day to give thanks?

Paul D'Amato | The myths about the "first Thanksgiving" are meant to sanitize history and turn the conquest of the Americas into a benign national origin story.

The owners' holiday insult

Dave Zirin | In having the Washington football team host a Thanksgiving game, it's as if the NFL wants to have a joke at all our expense.

Featured Focus: U.S. POLITICS IN THE ERA OF TRUMP

The tax-cut weapon in their one-sided class war

Nicole Colson | The Republican tax rip-off would aid and abet a massive and flagrant shift of wealth to the already rich at the expense of working-class and poor people.

The deadly details of the Republican budget

Elizabeth Schulte | The Republicans' cruel proposal for the 2018 budget is part of a decades-long attempt to shred the social safety net that working people depend on.

The vote against Trump and what it means

Editorial | The defeat of the Republicans in last week's elections can give people greater confidence to resist--and not just by casting a vote one day a year.

Rolling out the red carpet for U.S. empire?

Khury Petersen-Smith | The unexpectedly calm behavior of Donald Trump during his Asia tour obscures increasing militarization that has been underway for years.

When reaction grows out of the barrel of a gun

Danny Katch | The NRA is a reactionary menace that the left needs to struggle against--but that doesn't mean we embrace the political framework of gun control.

OSU graduate students protest GOP attack

Preeti Singh, Jacob Scheier and Somak Paul | Graduate students at Ohio State University are protesting the House Republican tax plan that would harm graduate education.

Featured Focus: THE CRISIS IN PUERTO RICO

We saw Puerto Rico's struggle to survive

Monique Dols and Lance Selfa | Two SW contributors who traveled to Puerto Rico describe a society that was failed by the powerful--but whose people are trying to reknit its social fabric.

How corporate thieves prey on Puerto Rico

Christopher Baum | Rather than prioritize Puerto Rico's urgent needs, U.S. political and business elites are continuing their project of extracting the maximum profit.

Featured Focus: BREAKING THE SILENCE

Hearing all the voices of the #MeToo moment

Camila Quarta | The #MeToo campaign struck a profound chord because of the pervasive reality of sexual violence in people's everyday lives.

The problems with Spacey's "apology"

Nikki Williams and Camille White-Avian | When Kevin Spacey linked the allegations of sexual abuse against him to being gay, he tapped into dangerous stereotypes.

OTHER RECENT TOP ARTICLES

Yes, mocking Indian accents is racist

Pranav Jani | Hari Kondabolu's The Problem with Apu takes on The Simpsons' longstanding caricature--and reflects growing pride among South Asian Americans.

Turmoil in America's favorite kingdom

Eric Ruder | A power grab is shaking the royal family tree in Saudi Arabia--and threatening to unleash a regional conflict of frightening proportions.

Exposing the right's fake clinic in Madison

Mai Lien Dombroe and Dayna Long | Supporters of reproductive rights mobilized outside a Madison-area "crisis pregnancy center" that poses as an abortion provider.

A historic repudiation of the right in Australia

Louise O'Shea | In a society that thrives on division, fear and prejudice, the result of the marriage equality referendum in Australia is a triumph.

Featured Focus: TAKING ON THE RIGHT

Anti-racists outnumber the far right in Boston

Ryan Gannon | The far right rallied in Boston for the third time this year, but 500 counterprotesters mobilized to show their opposition.

Hold the right responsible for its violence

Statement: Barnard-Columbia Socialists | Columbia University College Republicans claim their speakers don't incite violence. We have the facts that prove otherwise.

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