By Michael D. Yates The year 2022 saw a significant increase in working-class unrest in the United States. Millions of workers quit their jobs in 2021, and this trend has continued in 2022. Most moved on to different employment, while others continued their education or retired. Recently, many Twitter employees quit in response to the severe force reduction and … [Read more...] about Let’s push for a radical labor movement in 2023
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Mike Davis on becoming a Marxist
By Mike Davis Editors’ Note: We were saddened by news that Mike Davis passed away on October 25, 2022. Mike was a writer, activist, urban theorist, historian, and author of a number of books. This is an excerpt from the Preface to his Old Gods, New Enigmas: Marx’s Lost Theory. Read Marx! Lee Gregovich’s injunction has been rattling around my brain for more … [Read more...] about Mike Davis on becoming a Marxist
Who Would Kill the Gander that Goosed a Golden Egg?
By Don Fitz The suffering of US women under the iron heel of abortion is intensifying, especially for women of color. This makes it imperative to closely examine possible routes forward. As a teenager during the 1960s I witnessed two political paths that remain imprinted on my mind. LBJ and 14 (b) Even before classes began in 1963, I had … [Read more...] about Who Would Kill the Gander that Goosed a Golden Egg?
Who Are We?
By Robert Jensen Editors’ Note: This is the Introduction to the book An Inconvenient Apocalypse, by Robert Jensen and Wes Jackson. In the many phone conversations between the authors when this book was under construction, one of us would say that a particular point was so important that we need to get it right up front. After a few of these comments, we joked that there … [Read more...] about Who Are We?
US/China War Is No Longer Unthinkable
By Gary Olson China offers a threatening alternative model of development that is non-capitalist, non-Western, and non-colonial. As such, it undermines the West’s neocolonial domination of the Third World and its debt-trap-based forced underdevelopment of subservience and exploitation. — K.T. Noh If the United States were to posit that it could eliminate the economic … [Read more...] about US/China War Is No Longer Unthinkable
Two Barrels Aim at African People’s Socialist Party
By Don Fitz With new FBI and Department of “Justice” (DOJ) attacks expected in early January, a defense, mobilization and information session attracted hundreds of allies of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP). On Friday, December 23 they zoomed into the “Emergency Mass Meeting: Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa!” The APSP told its supporters that it expects … [Read more...] about Two Barrels Aim at African People’s Socialist Party
You Should Thank this Russian Naval Officer that You and Your Loved Ones Are Alive Today
By Jeremy Kuzmarov Let’s hope there are more Vasily Arkhipovs out there today — we need them now more than ever On October 27, 1962, Soviet naval officer Vasily Arkhipov helped prevent the outbreak of World War III and saved humanity from nuclear catastrophe. A minesweeper during the Pacific War, Arkhipov was the commander of a diesel submarine that had … [Read more...] about You Should Thank this Russian Naval Officer that You and Your Loved Ones Are Alive Today
Stand in solidarity with our Councilmember (Versus voices of white supremacy / death…)
By Raymond Nat Turner I. Distant echoes—Sun revolving ‘round flat Earth— ‘round Inquisition; witch-burning; ‘round bubonic plague— ‘round pre-printing press politics… Embalmed voices—decomposing pogrom tones— crunch like dry leaves beneath boots of Strike-tober; beneath street heat of George Floyd Summer; beneath Occupy; Arab Spring— beneath … [Read more...] about Stand in solidarity with our Councilmember (Versus voices of white supremacy / death…)
Reflections on Being American
By Elaheh Farmand American flags sprout like trees and wildflowers in backyards and gardens, over and around fences and windows. Tall and grand, they surround diners and restaurants in Pennsylvania, impossible to ignore. With strong winds, they dance almost majestically. What is the message of this flag, built on stolen land with the blood and genocide of its indigenous … [Read more...] about Reflections on Being American
Notes from the Editor
The denial of the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination is arguably the very heart of the injustice in Palestine. Most north Americans are unaware that Article 55 of the Charter of the UN recognized this right in the aftermath of World War Two. It states in part: “With a view to the creation of conditions of stability and well-being which are necessary for … [Read more...] about Notes from the Editor