Sparks of Solidarity: ‘We are together!’

By Mattie Stardust Manus Island protest: "The guards are trying to scare us, but we are together!"   Detainees at the Australian-controlled Manus Regional Processing Center in Papua New Guinea staged a protest Aug. 4, preventing police from entering the compound. The Center, which is operated by independent contractor Broadspectrum on behalf of the Australian … Continue reading Sparks of Solidarity: ‘We are together!’

In search of a Leninist position on the trans military ban

By Mattie Stardust In a series of tweets Jul. 26, US President Donald Trump announced a total ban on transgender military service, due to the ostensibly “tremendous medical costs” of providing transgender soldiers medical care. The proposed ban, which as of this writing has not yet been followed up with an executive order, would overturn … Continue reading In search of a Leninist position on the trans military ban

Empire in Crisis? CIA to stop supporting ‘Syrian rebels’

By Ava Lipatti On July 19th, United States officials told the Washington Post and Reuters that President Donald Trump has decided to put an end to the CIA’s plan to arm and train anti-government “moderate rebels” in Syria, which had been the official policy since 2013 (although the CIA has operated in Syria for decades). … Continue reading Empire in Crisis? CIA to stop supporting ‘Syrian rebels’

Capitalism takes our time from us. Let’s take it back!

When we talk about capitalism, most of the time the talk is about money. This focus is important because under capitalism, money is a measure of who has the most resources and power. Endless oceans of ink have been spilled on arguments by socialists and capitalist lackeys about wages and re-distribution and the economic fairness … Continue reading Capitalism takes our time from us. Let’s take it back!

A People’s History of the Democratic Party

By Christopher C. Many on the broad left argue that the Democratic Party is, at least in a general sense, “on our side.” When compared to the GOP, which actively works to deny minorities their right to vote and puts forward reactionary agendas on a host of other issues, it is easy to see why … Continue reading A People’s History of the Democratic Party