The Cost of This Pandemic Must Not Bankrupt the People

by Vijay Prashad and Manuel Bertoldi, published by Independent Media Institute, March 23, 2020 The global pandemic of COVID-19 has spread to almost every country on the planet earth. The virus will take many lives, disrupt communities and institutions, and leave behind trauma and a devastated world economy. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates that by the end[…]

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Socialist Demands for the COVID-19 Crisis

from Workers World, published March 18, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, the government’s response to the crisis has been criminally negligent, while capitalists would rather risk workers’ health than stop production for profit. As the ruling class shows itself to be incapable of addressing the crisis, how can we, as working class and oppressed people, organize to[…]

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A New Generation Is Rising Up to Resist Neoliberalism Across the Globe

by Nicholas Powers, published on Truthout, November 26, 2019 “We are protesting against problems in the whole system,” a young Chilean protester said on TV in November. “Above all, the neoliberal system.” The increasing cost of everyday life drove more than a million people from numerous world capitals into the street. In October, Chilean protesters fought cops as buses were[…]

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Booming Economy Means More Bad Jobs and Faster Race to the Bottom

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, December 5, 2019 For the past 30 years, no matter which party has been in power, the US economy has produced more and more “bad” jobs – because the Race to the Bottom is ruling class policy. “Whole sectors have become precarity zones.” A Brookings Institution study  shows 44 percent of all American[…]

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Jeff Mackler for U.S. President! Rally Launches Socialist Campaign

By David Riehle, published on Socialist Action, September10, 2019 Socialist Action’s campaign for the offices of United States president and vice president commenced on Aug. 18 at Oakland’s Humanist Hall with greetings and endorsements from a broad and impressive cadre of veteran fighters for justice and human rights. Socialist Action has put forward Jeff Mackler from Oakland, Calif., and Heather[…]

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Jeff Mackler for U.S. President in 2020: Socialist Action Campaigns for Socialism

Editor’s Note: Jeff Mackler, who leads Socialist Action in the Bay area. is a prominent member of the United National Antiwar Coalition and a very effective organizer in the antiwar movement.     At the rate things are going we will need a principled candidate to vote for in the next election. by Nick Baker Twenty Democrats faced off during two nationally[…]

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The Words and Deeds of Social Imperialists

by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, February 28, 2019 The US left makes celebrities of self-styled “socialists” that have no solidarity with real strugglers against imperialism in the world. “Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez make weak noises against military action while accepting the rationale of the aggression.” The best evidence of the profound weakness of the “left” in the United[…]

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Corporate Titans Target Venezuela

Venezuelans took to the streets in August 2017 in response to Trump’s comment that he would consider the “military option” against Venezuela. (Photo: PSUV) by John Lesnick, from Counterpunch, February 6, 2019 Ruling elites have united behind the Trump administration in its illegal, unjust and brutal attempt to meddle in the internal affairs of Venezuela. Democrats and Republicans alike have[…]

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Challenges Posed by the Green New Deal

In November, members of the Sunrise Movement, joined by newly elected Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, sat in at Rep. Pelosi’s office to demand a Green New Deal (Photo: Sunrise Movement) By Kamran Nayeri, from Socialist Action, January 16, 2019 The fanfare about the UN Conference of Parties (COP) 24 in Katowice, located in a coal-mining region in Poland, that the diplomats from[…]

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