Double Standards and Inhumanity of Capitalism / by Prabhat Patnaik

Amidst a pandemic, when humanity and sagacity demand that we should be concerned with all human life, a metropolis-centred social system considers some lives to be of value, not others. For over two years now, the world has been facing a pandemic the like of which has not been seen for a century, and whichContinue reading “Double Standards and Inhumanity of Capitalism / by Prabhat Patnaik”

Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Analyst Taryn Fivek, in her recent article on the CPUSA website, offers explanations for women’s frequent reluctance to take part in progressive politics. She calls for more involvement of women in the struggle for socialism. Here we review some of her conclusions and argue that women’s role in struggle must be large, one reason reasonContinue reading “Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Analyst Taryn Fivek, in her recent article on the CPUSA website, offers explanations for women’s frequent reluctance to take part in progressive politics. She calls for more involvement of women in the struggle for socialism. Here we review some of her conclusions and argue that women’s role in struggle must be large, one reason reasonContinue reading “Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

May Day in New York, with labor and the left up front / by Jacob Buckner

Members of the Young Communist League and Communist Party march on May Day in New York. | via CPUSA NEW YORK—On International Workers Day, hundreds of people and dozens of unions and radical organizations hit the streets of Manhattan to support workers in the fight against capitalist exploitation. This year’s May Day action was theContinue reading “May Day in New York, with labor and the left up front / by Jacob Buckner”

On the imperialist war in Ukraine and the stance of the CPRF / by the International Relations Section of the CC of the KKE

Athens – Massive anti-imperialist war really in Syntagma Square, 4/1/22 | Credit: KKE “A struggle for markets and for freedom to loot foreign countries, a striving to suppress the revolutionary movement of the proletariat and democracy in the individual countries, a desire to deceive, disunite, and slaughter the proletarians of all countries by setting theContinue reading “On the imperialist war in Ukraine and the stance of the CPRF / by the International Relations Section of the CC of the KKE”

It’s past time for a $15 federal minimum wage / by Martin Hart-Landsberg

It may seem like a lot, but it’s not the most important change in the bill. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP) President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union Address included a call for a $15 federal minimum wage. According to an Economic Policy Institute study, a phased increase to a $15 federal minimum wage by 2025Continue reading “It’s past time for a $15 federal minimum wage / by Martin Hart-Landsberg”

Commentary: Toward building a “New World” / by Victor Wallis

Climate March Vancouver | Photo: greeneconomycoalition.org/Flickr The aspiration to “build a new world within the shell of the old” has a long history. It is typically associated with the traditions of cooperativism and anarchism. But it is also part of the socialist/communist tradition, as articulated by Marx himself. Marx characterized communist society, in Capital, as theContinue reading “Commentary: Toward building a “New World” / by Victor Wallis”

The great inflation debate rages on / by Michael Roberts

If the major economies slow down sharply or even enter a slump by the end of this year, inflation too will eventually subside—to be replaced by rising unemployment and falling real wages. Image from Shutterstock. The inflation debate among mainstream economists rages on. Is the accelerating and high inflation rate of commodities here to stayContinue reading “The great inflation debate rages on / by Michael Roberts”

Understanding war: Lenin’s ‘imperialism: The highest stage of capitalism’ / by Tom Bramble

The outbreak of World War I ushered in a new age of barbarism in Europe. It also triggered the collapse of the Second International, the international league of socialist parties that purported to be staunch opponents of war, but which lined up behind their own ruling classes when it broke out. Lenin’s pamphlet Imperialism: The HighestContinue reading “Understanding war: Lenin’s ‘imperialism: The highest stage of capitalism’ / by Tom Bramble”

Lenin’s legacy: Working class leadership in the fight for democracy / by Joe Sims

Russia Beyond/Getty Images Lenin walks around the world. . .The sun sets like a scar,Between the darkness and the dawn,There rises a red star. —Langston Hughes The world is a better place because of V. I. Lenin. An outstanding 20th-century working-class leader and revolutionary, he helped change history. The revolution in St. Petersburg, which LeninContinue reading “Lenin’s legacy: Working class leadership in the fight for democracy / by Joe Sims”