Socialism is not a Utopian ideal, but an achievable necessity / by Vijay Prashad

Philip Guston (Canada), Gladiators, 1940. Originally published: Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research on January 5, 2023 Dear friends, New Year greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. In May 2021, the executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and the UN high representative for disarmament affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, wrote an article urging governments to cutContinue reading “Socialism is not a Utopian ideal, but an achievable necessity / by Vijay Prashad”

The Cuban Revolution: Made by teachers and students / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Teacher Graciela Lage gives an English lesson at the Cuban School of Foreign Languages in Havana. | Desmond Boylan / AP Cuban education has long been ground zero for ending inequalities. Schools on the island are places where doors opened up for all Cuban young people to learn and for students, even of oppressed classes,Continue reading “The Cuban Revolution: Made by teachers and students / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Some socialist wishes for the new year / by Zoltan Zigedy

After the Democratic Party brought in legislation to block a national rail strike this month, 2023 may be the year the US left moves beyond the two-party system From social democratic dreams of coexistence with capitalism, to misunderstandings over the nature of imperialism, ZOLTAN ZIGEDY hopes the left’s confusion can be eased in 2023. ATContinue reading “Some socialist wishes for the new year / by Zoltan Zigedy”

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”

Commune or nothing! Venezuela’s transition to socialism / by Venezuelanalysis.com

Originally published in Venezuelanalysis.com on November 9, 2022 Amidst Washington’s economic siege, Venezuela’s communes have continued advancing to offer long-standing solutions to the economic crisis in order to build a socialist future where life trumps capital. Communes are, by definition, deeply anti-imperialist and anticapitalist. Currently, Venezuela has dozens of communes, between rural and urban, someContinue reading “Commune or nothing! Venezuela’s transition to socialism / by Venezuelanalysis.com”

The crisis in US children’s hospitals and the need for socialist public health / by Evan Blake

Originally published on the World Socialist Web Site (WSWS), on October 27, 2022 Over the past month, children’s hospitals across the United States have entered an unprecedented crisis. They are being inundated with a wave of infants and toddlers hospitalized with a range of respiratory illnesses, well before the normal peak in December. The mostContinue reading “The crisis in US children’s hospitals and the need for socialist public health / by Evan Blake”

Chinese party congress envisions domestic growth and equality, less reliance on exports / by Roger McKenzie

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, China, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. Xinhua News Agency via AP Chinese leader Xi Jinping opened the Communist Party’s 20th Congress Sunday promising to reinforce “a new pattern of development” focused onContinue reading “Chinese party congress envisions domestic growth and equality, less reliance on exports / by Roger McKenzie”

Cuba and China Exceed US in Life Expectancy, Send Message to the World – Socialism is the Difference / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Children born in socialist Cuba and China can expect to live longer than children born in the capitalist United States. | AP photos To extend a population’s life expectancy at birth (LEB) requires capabilities that are scarce in the United States. The U.S. LEB has fallen in the recent period, quite abruptly. Meanwhile, life expectancyContinue reading “Cuba and China Exceed US in Life Expectancy, Send Message to the World – Socialism is the Difference / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Party youth and our political moment / by Carol Widom

This article was adapted from a speech presented at the opening of the 2022 Little Red School House, in New York City. Good morning comrades! I am really excited and honored to be able to welcome you this morning to the opening of the 2022 national Communist Party youth school! I also want to extendContinue reading “Party youth and our political moment / by Carol Widom”

Imperialism and socialism will not mix / by John Case

The popularity of socialism has skyrocketed since Bernie Sanders’ historic campaigns for president gave voice to the outrage, desolation, and pain caused by the dramatic and unrelieved rise in U.S. inequality over the past half century. This trend now spans three generations. It has been accompanied, with few exceptions, by rising political dysfunction, volatility, andContinue reading “Imperialism and socialism will not mix / by John Case”