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

Sparks of Solidarity: Aug. 25

By Mattie Stardust Racist monuments vandalized   After white supremacists and neo-Nazis attacked anti-racist demonstrators Aug. 12, leaving one dead and dozens injured, anti-racist forces have gone on the offensive. Statues memorializing racist symbols, including the Confederacy and Jim Crow, have been toppled, spray-painted and vandalized across the country. Here are a few notable highlights … Continue reading Sparks of Solidarity: Aug. 25

Green as Red: Marxism and Climate Change

By Christopher C. The biggest threat facing the world today is global warming. This is better called climate change since, according to the predictions, not all parts of the globe will become universally warmer. Nevertheless, there is an overwhelming consensus among scientists that climate change is happening. Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show … Continue reading Green as Red: Marxism and Climate Change

Update on the struggle in Durham

In the last week, the fight against fascism has escalated, particularly here in the Southern United States. First, in Charlottesville, Va., thousands showed up to counter-protest fascists of all stripes. In the aftermath of this confrontation, a fascist murdered one of our comrades, Heather Heyer. Two days later, a group of socialists and communists in … Continue reading Update on the struggle in Durham

American grief and US imperialism

By Val Reynoso The 9/11 memorial/museum is located in the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan near where the Twin Towers were bombed in 2001. The purpose of the museum is to commemorate those who were killed in the 9/11 attacks and educate visitors on what happened on that day based on the narrative provided … Continue reading American grief and US imperialism

‘Progressivism’ will be the end of us

By Adrian Marie Jones From the onset, I was intrigued by Bernie Sanders.  He spoke my language.  Single payer healthcare, college for all, cost of living wages, etc.  That's perfect.  I'm a communist.  And I don’t mean that figuratively. At one point, I was a card-carrying member of a communist organization. But Bernie was a … Continue reading ‘Progressivism’ will be the end of us

Marxism and Women’s Liberation

By Val Reynoso Karl Marx was born in Germany in 1818 and was best known as a philosopher, journalist and revolutionary socialist. Marx studied law and obtained a PhD in Philosophy; however, he was unable to successfully find a job because he was too radical of a thinker, so he became involved in politics and … Continue reading Marxism and Women’s Liberation

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