The Opiates Crisis kills working people while making rich people richer

The opiates crisis in the United States has killed more than 105,000* people since 2015. That is almost double the number of US troops that were killed in Vietnam. At the height of the anti-war movement during the Vietnam years, the numbers of Americans (mostly poor young people) killed was considered an¬†incalculable loss of life … Continue reading The Opiates Crisis kills working people while making rich people richer

Party Organizing In The 21st Century

By Alyson Escalante In my previous article for The Forge,¬†Against Electoralism For Dual Power, I argued that it is necessary to forward a base building strategy over and against the current electoral strategy which dominates the socialist movement in the United States. I recommend reading that article before reading this one, as this is meant … Continue reading Party Organizing In The 21st Century

Women’s healthcare in Cuba vs the US

By Val Reynoso Cuba is an island in the Caribbean governed by a socialist state that has made strides in numerous aspects, including but not limited to socioeconomic equality, redistribution of wealth to the masses, advocacy for the end of apartheid in South Africa, and the end of the colonial rule in Angola during the … Continue reading Women’s healthcare in Cuba vs the US

Knoxville’s brutality against houseless people

This week Knoxville police and city personnel began clearing out houseless camps near downtown. The Forge spoke with a member of the Knoxville Radical Alliance that has been working on these issues and witnessed some of what happened. Q: What happened at the camp? About what time? At the houseless encampment at Broadway and W … Continue reading Knoxville’s brutality against houseless people