Socialism is the future: China leads the way on the environment

By Ava Lipatti Along with war and poverty, environmental degradation is one of the most pressing problems for humanity in the 21st century. Centuries of capitalist, colonial resource extraction and untethered industrialization have devastated the global South and brought untold destruction on the planet and its inhabitants. But while “world leaders” United States and Western Europe continue to drag their

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Sparks of Solidarity: Sept. 5, 2017

By Mattie Stardust Federal judge blocks Texas “sanctuary city ban” law A Texas law known among immigration and civil rights advocates as the “Show Me Your Papers Law,” has been temporarily blocked in federal court Aug. 30. Under the law, local governments were prohibited from impeding or refusing to cooperate with immigration enforcement. The law even goes as far as

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A People’s History of police in the United States

By Christopher C. Karl Marx said in The Communist Manifesto, “the history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.” The origins of the police, in the United States and in all countries, is no exception. The police have a role to play in class struggle, just like any other institution. In the case of the United

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Is it a privilege to strike on Women’s Day?

By Val Reynoso Throughout post-colonial history, the underclass and other marginalized groups have gone on strike in protest of capitalist exploitations under the hands of the bourgeoisie. International Women’s Strike and May Day are two instances of mass strikes in which thousands of oppressed people participate. International Women’s Strike is on March 8th of each year and is commemorated as

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The quest to uproot white supremacy

Here in Knoxville last weekend, almost 3,000 people took the streets to protest a rally by white supremacists. It was a local battle in a war by anti-racist comrades against white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis that has been taking place across the United States. The crowd of the anti-racist protesters dwarfed that of the white supremacists by 70-to-1. The anti-racist

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The evolution of racialized patriarchy

By Val Reynoso Gail Bederman explicates in Manliness and Civilization how manhood and manliness has been defined historically throughout the decades and how the ideology of manhood ties into race, class and gender constructs and analyses. Bederman argues that civilization is defined as discourse and that in the progressive era, discourse of civilization is shaped mostly by modern constructs of

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Possible reduction of Native monument proves Trump doesn’t care about history

  By Erin Mezgar In an unprecedented move, US President Donald Trump is expected to announce his decision to shrink Bears Ears National Monument. This development comes in the wake of Trump’s criticism of the removal of Confederate monuments across the country. For local and diasporic Native communities, the reduction could be yet another blow in the battle for self-determination.

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