How Socialists Won Our Democratic Rights

By Adam J. Sacks, Tribune Magazine. -

The myth of modern democracy is that it was handed down from on-high. In fact, the ruling class resisted extending the franchise at every turn – and it was socialists who fought them for the [...]

National Uprising Exposes Divisions In The Ruling Class…

By Ari Saffran and John Peterson, Socialist Revolution. -

For weeks on end, the George Floyd protests against racism and police violence shook America. Support for the movement overflowed all demographic boundaries as an estimated 10% of all American [...]

Neoliberal Centrists And The American Left

By Rob Urie, Counterpunch. -

The rapid end to the electoral fortunes of the Anglo-American left in 2020 was engineered by radical centrists for the benefit of capital. What was banished, in addition to vibrant and informed [...]

Resisting The Propaganda Of Status Quo Defenders

First came the new names—Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and others—all added one by one to the long list of tragic, unjustifiable police killings of Black Americans. Then came the [...]

‘How The South Won The Civil War’

By BillMoyers.com. -

If you think about the Civil War as a war between two different ideologies, two different concepts of what America is supposed to be, is it supposed to be a place where a few wealthy men direct [...]

15 Lessons From 15 Years Of BDS

By Alys Samson Estapé, The Electronic Intifada. -

July marked the 15th anniversary of the launch of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. Much has happened over those years. Here are 15 lessons I’ve learned on the journey to [...]

The Kurdish Freedom Movement, Rojava And The Left

By Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Middle East Research and Information Project. -

The revolution in the Kurdish region of Syria called Rojava has generated significant enthusiasm among broad segments of the left in Europe and North America. The heroic resistance by Kurdish [...]

Hiding In Plain Sight: The Poor People’s Justice Movement

By Belinda Davis, BlackAgenda Report.   -

PPEHRC, constituted by poor people organizing themselves, has been once again highly visible, in rising up against the radically increased precarity that COVID has visited on vast [...]

Berta Cáceres In Her Own Words

By Asís Castellanos and Adrienne Pine, Toward Freedom. -

Much of what has been written about Lenca/Honduran activist Berta Cáceres has focused on her identifications as an Indigenous woman and as an environmentalist. While neither is false, those two [...]

Land-Based Ethics And Settler Solidarity In A Time Of Corona And Revolution

By Natalie Avalos, The Arrow. -

Settler colonialism has been defined as a structure, not an event, meaning that settler societies like the U.S., Canada, and Australia endure over time through racist laws and ideologies that [...]

Preparing For A November Surprise

By Maria J. Stephan, Candace Rondeaux, and Erica Chenoweth, Political Violence at a Glance. -

Nationwide protests against police brutality following George Floyd’s murder are the broadest and most persistent in US history. They have laid bare the racism that pervades American society—and [...]

Understanding Trump’s Plan In Portland Could Be Key To Preventing A Coup

By George Lakey, Waging Nonviolence. -

One key to a winning strategy is to figure out what the opponent’s strategy is and refuse to be manipulated — in Portland and in the other cities on Trump’s target list. Federal intervention [...]

Pandemic Worsens, Resistance Will Follow

By John Clarke, Counterfire. -

Two recent developments in the US seem to capture just how the destructive, profit-driven irrationality of capitalism renders it incapable of effectively containing the present global pandemic. [...]

The State’s Use Of Technology: An Issue For The Movement

By Ben Carroll, Workers World. -

Data are everywhere. In 2020, technology is a ubiquitous part of everyday life for many workers in this country and around the world. We use social media and email to keep in touch with family [...]

Protesters Use ‘Midnight Yoga’ To Cope With Police Violence

By Chuck Modiano, Deadspin.com. -

Saturday night marked another session of “Midnight Yoga” on Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington D.C. The protesters, who have been out in the streets over 50 days after being initially [...]