On Why Capitalists Are Guilty of Social Murder / by Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels directing the construction of a barricade in the streets of Elberfeld during the riots of May 1849 in Prussia. (Universal History Archive / Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin on November 28, 2022 In 1845, Friedrich Engels wrote a scathing condemnation of English capitalism, The Condition of the Working ClassContinue reading “On Why Capitalists Are Guilty of Social Murder / by Friedrich Engels”

Those who struggle to change the world know it well / by Vijay Prashad

K.C.S. Paniker (India) Words and Symbols, 1968 Originally published in Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research on November 17, 2022 Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. In 1845, Karl Marx jotted down some notes for The German Ideology, a book that he wrote with his close friend Friedrich Engels. Engels found theseContinue reading “Those who struggle to change the world know it well / by Vijay Prashad”

Maine Communist Party Is Planning Ahead / by Benjamin Ostergaard, Communist Party of Maine

Image: WH, CPM “So what does a communist party actually do? You may have read much about Marxism and the political positions of the Communist Party USA, but you’re probably wondering, how do we move from a small political party to a sizable one that advances the development of socialism like the Communist Parties inContinue reading “Maine Communist Party Is Planning Ahead / by Benjamin Ostergaard, Communist Party of Maine”

80% of US Voters Across Party Lines Support Expanding Social Security / by Jessica Corbett

Activists participate in a rally urging the expansion of Social Security benefits in front of the White House on July 13, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Originally published in Common Dreams “With Republicans threatening to cut benefits—and worse, eliminate the program entirely—Dems need to make clear they’re fighting to protect and expandContinue reading “80% of US Voters Across Party Lines Support Expanding Social Security / by Jessica Corbett”

Quotes from Mao Zedong on how to respond to US imperialism / by Feng Qingyin and Xu Zihe

Quotes from Mao Zedong on how to respond to US imperialism Editor: Feng Qingyin/GT Graphic: Xu Zihe/GT Quotes from Mao Zedong on how to respond to US imperialism Editor: Feng Qingyin/GT Graphic: Xu Zihe/GT Quotes from Mao Zedong on how to respond to US imperialism Editor: Feng Qingyin/GT Graphic: Xu Zihe/GT Quotes from Mao ZedongContinue reading “Quotes from Mao Zedong on how to respond to US imperialism / by Feng Qingyin and Xu Zihe”

Opinion: The Most Dangerous Looming Supreme Court Decision You Never Heard Of

Activists for expanding the U.S. Supreme Court rally outside the nation’s highest court in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2022. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Demand Justice) Spread the word, because the midterms elections have become even more crucial. Friends, On June 30, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case called Moore v. Harper.Continue reading “Opinion: The Most Dangerous Looming Supreme Court Decision You Never Heard Of”

Little Steel Strike: Remembering the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre / by Fred Gaboury

Police using guns, clubs, & teargas attack marching strikers outside Chicago’s Republic Steel plant, May 30, 1937. | Carl Linde- AP An earlier version of this article appeared in People’s Weekly World on May 31, 1997. South Chicago, Memorial Day 1937: Mollie West was there with a group of high school seniors. Curtis Strong was there forContinue reading “Little Steel Strike: Remembering the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre / by Fred Gaboury”

How Mining Companies Have Exploited the Pandemic to Push New Mines on Vulnerable Communities / by Jen Moore

President of the Pueblo Shuar Arutam of Ecuador, Josefina Tunki, during a protest along with other Shuar women. (Photo: Comunicación PSHA) Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We canContinue reading “How Mining Companies Have Exploited the Pandemic to Push New Mines on Vulnerable Communities / by Jen Moore”

Children, teachers shot dead in Texas at yet another mass shooting / by Mark Gruenberg

People mourn in the wake of the Texas elementary school shooting. | William Luther/AP WASHINGTON—After the latest gun massacre in a school, this time at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, teachers unions, Democratic President Joe Biden  and gun control groups are again demanding legislative crackdowns on guns. “Why are we willing to live with thisContinue reading “Children, teachers shot dead in Texas at yet another mass shooting / by Mark Gruenberg”

Record of Revolts in Negro Workers’ Past / by Mary Adams

Williana “Liana” Jones Burroughs – aka Mary Adams – recounts the history of African revolt in the Americas, May Day, 1928. Williana “Liana” Jones Burroughs was among the most prolific writers and energetic organizers from that cohort of notorious Black communists animating the street-corners, churches, and community halls of Harlem in the 1920s. Born on January 2,Continue reading “Record of Revolts in Negro Workers’ Past / by Mary Adams”