Review: Being Aware is First Step to Resisting US Militarization / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Photograph Source: Jason Eppink – CC BY 2.0 The military draft in the United States has disappeared. There’s no major U.S. war and military affairs rate little attention in the media. The U.S. public embraces the pervasive influence of the military-industrial complex across U.S. society. The U.S. Congress seems never to hold back on wildly exorbitantContinue reading “Review: Being Aware is First Step to Resisting US Militarization / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Review: Alicia Raboy Was Killed for Her Radical Politics / by Craig Johnson

Argentine leftist Alicia Raboy holds her young daughter. (Family archive / Gobierno de Argentina) Looking for Alicia: The Unfinished Life of an Argentinian Rebel / by Marc RaboyOxford University Press, 2022, 328 pgs., 9780190058104 Alicia Raboy was a revolutionary in 1970s Argentina who was disappeared by the state during its anti-leftist crackdown. What would theContinue reading “Review: Alicia Raboy Was Killed for Her Radical Politics / by Craig Johnson”

Anti-fascist lessons from a blacklisted Jewish Communist / by Patrick Chura

With hate crimes on the rise and democracy in crisis, the literature we study in schools has new purpose. Discussing books with young people doubles as a gesture of resistance. At this moment, the great activist writers seem greater and affect us more powerfully. But of all the readings I used in my university classesContinue reading “Anti-fascist lessons from a blacklisted Jewish Communist / by Patrick Chura”

BOOK REVIEW: ‘A People’s Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics,’ by Chris McKinnon

Hadas Thier has written an exceptional book on Marxist economics. Her People’s Guide to Capitalism is a well-timed contribution for all those seeking critical insights into the machinations of a failing system and the obscurantism of its apologists. She exposes the mystery of capitalist inequality with deceptively simple and straightforward prose. The accessibility of herContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: ‘A People’s Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics,’ by Chris McKinnon”