Robin DG Kelley on Fighting for Freedom in the Darkness of Capitalist Dystopia / by Maxamillian Alvarez

Detail from the cover art of Beyond Market Dystopia: New Ways of Living, Socialist Register 2020 The world was a very different place when Robin DG Kelley’s renowned book Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination was first published in 2002. As the reality of post-9/11 America and the war on terror hardened into a dystopian,Continue reading “Robin DG Kelley on Fighting for Freedom in the Darkness of Capitalist Dystopia / by Maxamillian Alvarez”

Steven Estrada, Army veteran and Communist, running for Long Beach City Council / by Eric A. Gordon

Steven Estrada speaks on behalf of residents and workers impacted by the closure of Kroger’s grocery stores in Long Beach. They closed so they wouldn’t have to pay a temporary hazard pay increase. | via Estrada Campaign LONG BEACH, Calif.—Steven Estrada, a community organizer, U.S. Army veteran, and proud member of Long Beach’s working class,Continue reading “Steven Estrada, Army veteran and Communist, running for Long Beach City Council / by Eric A. Gordon”

Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People’s Campaign  / by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheain

Photograph Source: Jeanne Menjoulet – CC BY 2.0 In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask: Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? ~ Martin Luther King Where Do We Go fromContinue reading “Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People’s Campaign  / by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheain”

Opinion: Without self-government, Indigenous Peoples Day does not honor Maine’s Wabanaki tribes / Clarissa Sabattis and Kirk Francis

Clarissa Sabattis is chief of the Houlton Band of Maliseets. Kirk Francis is chief of the Penobscot Nation. To celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day you first must appreciate and respect Indigenous people. You must understand the importance of the inherent sovereignty that is the backbone of our heritage and culture. You must trust us to self-govern.Continue reading “Opinion: Without self-government, Indigenous Peoples Day does not honor Maine’s Wabanaki tribes / Clarissa Sabattis and Kirk Francis”

How Can America Wake Up From Its Post-9/11 Nightmare? / by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies

Image: Artwork Source: Juhan Sonin – CC BY 2.0 Looking back on it now, the 1990s were an age of innocence for America. The Cold War was over and our leaders promised us a “peace dividend.” There was no TSA to make us take off our shoes at airports (how many bombs have they found inContinue reading “How Can America Wake Up From Its Post-9/11 Nightmare? / by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies”

Organizing is a necessity: A political history of the Hamilton Unemployed Union / by Terry Fraser and Sam Hammond

Photo: The fight by Hamilton unemployed workers. | Canadian Tribune Archives. A political history of the Hamilton Unemployed Union  In the summer of 1981, Canada’s economy was in a recession which by mid-1982 had deepened into one of the worst in the post-WW2 era. Unemployment reached 10.8 percent and the city of Hamilton, Ontario –Continue reading “Organizing is a necessity: A political history of the Hamilton Unemployed Union / by Terry Fraser and Sam Hammond”

Book Review: Why Has Capitalism Run Out of Steam? / by Dominique Routhier

ENCOURAGED BY THE election of Joe Biden, the COVID-19 vaccine, and the so-called “major opportunity” of smart technology, commentators and investors now predict that the economy will rebound from the pandemic downturn, or even accelerate, once the “exogenous” shock caused by the coronavirus has been absorbed. But is this a plausible future scenario? In hisContinue reading “Book Review: Why Has Capitalism Run Out of Steam? / by Dominique Routhier”

Michael Harrington’s Failure of Vision / Interview with Doug Greene, author of a new biography of Michael Harrington

Doug Greene, A Failure of Vision: Michael Harrington and the Limits of Democratic Socialism (Zero Books, 2022) For readers unfamiliar with the name, who was Michael Harrington? Michael Harrington was the most important American democratic socialist of the latter half of the 20th century. He was the author of 14 books on politics, history, and socialism. HisContinue reading “Michael Harrington’s Failure of Vision / Interview with Doug Greene, author of a new biography of Michael Harrington”

Nina Turner: My Love Letter to Our Movement / by Nina Turner

Dear progressive movement, As I reflect on the past few weeks, I am filled with pride and gratitude for the incredible strides our progressive movement has made and continues to make. Our collective impact in improving the material conditions of working families of all races and from every walk of life in America is unmistakable.Continue reading “Nina Turner: My Love Letter to Our Movement / by Nina Turner”