Bernie Sanders: Not a Real Socialist

By Val Reynoso Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the hearts of millions when running in the 2016 US presidential election on the Democrat party ticket. Sanders described himself as a “democratic socialist,” and would usher in a “political revolution,” with more left leaning politics than what the mainstream establishment candidates had to offer. Despite Sanders being characterized as a socialist

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ALTHUSSER APOLOGISTS TO THE GULAG, or, on fear and loathing patriarchy in 2017

By Taryn Fivek Without comment, a comrade of mine passed me an interview with Louis Althusser that was recently published on the Verso blog. My eyes fell on these lines:   And then, there was the influence of my wife who had fought in the terrible resistance and who had taught me a lot, a lot. Everything has come to

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Imperialist Patriarchy and Gender Dynamics in the Dominican Republic

By Val Reynoso The Taino of Hispaniola were among the first to feel the wrath of Spanish imperialism and exploitation. With European invasion came a counterrevolution to Taino primitive communism—which came in the form of the birth of capitalism, the enforcement of private property, the development and incorporation of chattel slavery, and the construction of a white supremacist empire fueled

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State Power and Evolving Afro-Cuban Subjectivity

By Kimberly Miller In the days following the death of one of the most significant and polarizing political and cultural figures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Fidel Castro created dichotomous reactions amongst the people. The death of the controversial leader was met with jubilant cheers amongst Miami, Florida’s largely white exile community, to earth shattering heartbreak and tears from Cuba’s mixed

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Knoxville City Council Movement: Strides toward the future

One of the most crucial things the people must do in the fight for a better society is organization. Here in Knoxville, Tennessee, one positive development has been the creation of People’s Assemblies in the city’s five city council districts in an attempt to build community involvement in setting budget priorities. The City Council Movement’s goal is to get representation

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What is Revisionism?

By Ava Lipatti   Revisionism is one of the most misunderstood terms in the Marxist-Leninist lexicon. In this article I seek to situate the term historically and define its limitations.  The term originally described “democratic socialists” such as Eduard Bernstein, who identified with the Marxist tradition but believed that capitalism can be reformed into socialism. “Revisionism” continued to denote socialists

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