In a Just Society, Every Day Would Be Labor Day / by Eugene V. Debs

Socialist Eugene Debs addresses a crowd at a meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1925. (G. Rinhart / Corbis via Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin on 9/5/2022 On Labor Day, there’s perhaps no one better to read than Eugene V. Debs. Here’s his 1903 Labor Day message, never before republished, in which he declares, “The struggleContinue reading “In a Just Society, Every Day Would Be Labor Day / by Eugene V. Debs”

The Japanese Communist Party Has Been a Vital Presence in Japan’s Politics / by Kenji Hasegawa

Secretary General of the Japanese Communist Party Kyuichi Tokuda addresses Japanese soldiers, repatriated after World War II, in Tokyo, Japan, on July 6, 1949. (PhotoQuest / Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin, July 15, 2022 The Japanese Communist Party turns 100 today. Its activists challenged the authoritarian emperor system of prewar Japan, and it remainsContinue reading “The Japanese Communist Party Has Been a Vital Presence in Japan’s Politics / by Kenji Hasegawa”

May Day: Made in the U.S.A. / by Milton Howard

This 1886 engraving was the most widely reproduced image of the Haymarket massacre. It shows Methodist pastor Samuel Fielden speaking, the bomb exploding, and the riot beginning simultaneously; in reality, Fielden had finished speaking before the explosion. | Chicago Historical Society Download and print a PDF of this article for easy distribution at May DayContinue reading “May Day: Made in the U.S.A. / by Milton Howard”

Commentary: What is propelling the U.S. into increasing international military aggression? / by John Ross

Thick smoke billows from the Azov steel plant on April 20, 2022. Photo credit: Guancha. Introduction The international escalation of U.S. military aggression over a period of more than two decades is clear. However, even within that framework, the events leading to the Ukraine war represent a new qualitative step in this U.S. military policy.Continue reading “Commentary: What is propelling the U.S. into increasing international military aggression? / by John Ross”