In the last few days, the Trump regime has 1) finalized a $110 billion arms deal with brutal monarchy Saudi Arabia and 2) submitted a budget for the federal government that slashes billions of dollars for programs that help poor people. Neither of these things should be much of a surprise. It was obvious these were … Continue reading Without a vision, the people perish
Often the question is asked of socialists (and of each other) what is it you want? There are many, many answers to this question. A society where everyone has the ability to live healthy, happy, free lives without a ruling class making decisions for them. A society with no imperial powers dominating the world. The … Continue reading Re-imagine your world: We want fewer hours of labor
In a recent story in the Guardian, that paper reported about the Los Angeles International Airport's exclusive terminal for the mega-rich. In that exclusive lounge for celebrities and billionaires, there is a screen showing the main terminal for people like us, who work for a living. The screen reads: “Here is a glimpse of what you’re … Continue reading Why you should care about MOVE and Palestine
by Peter M Gunn At its core, Marxism is about understanding contradictions, and there's no place more full of them than the discourse surrounding the Syrian conflict. The left in the imperial core (i.e. the United States and Western Europe) is chastised for not caring enough about Syria and yet also for arguing too much … Continue reading What we talk about when we talk about Syria
We are told the United States and its system of governance and society is invincible and is the best possible system and that all others are doomed to failure. This has always been a lie. This country committed genocide of Native people and the holocaust of slavery against African people. But in the last few … Continue reading Re-imagine your world: The time is now
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