Our Americas: José Martí and the International Fight Against Imperialism

Our Americas: José Martí and the International Fight Against Imperialism by Sean Joseph January 28, 2021 was the 168th anniversary of the birth of José Martí. For those unfamiliar, Martí occupies a nearly sacrosanct position within the national mythology and memory of Cubans. Often called “el apóstol” (the apostle) and “el...

The Events on Capitol Hill Instill, in a Demagogic Way, Political Content to the National Health Chaos and to Biden’s Speech

The events on Capitol Hill came as if they had fallen from the sky, both for the Democratic party as well as for the bipartisan regime and its new president, as the revolt came exactly to downplay the health chaos and the failure of the Democratic/Republican government to protect...

The Two Faces of the Democratic Party: Georgia in Perspective

On January 6th, two events took place that shook the US political landscape. While crowds of Trump supporters, militia members, Proud Boys, and Nazis broke into the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., it was announced that the Democratic Party had won the narrowest of victories in the U.S. Senate...

Alphabet Union Takes its First Steps

In early January, workers at Google and other Alphabet subsidiaries publicly announced the establishment of a union, the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU), formed with the support of the Communication Workers of America (CWA). The union’s founding marks one of the first times that white-collar workers have moved to unionize...

Workers’ Voice Statement: Here Comes 2021

This has been a busy week in US politics. On the same day that results from Georgia’s elections confirmed that the Democrats will take a narrow majority in the Senate, thousands of Trump supporters rallied outside of the US Capitol, with some eventually entering the building itself while police...

Profit Non-Profit: The Influence of Corporate Foundations on Nonprofits and Social Movements

By Brian Crawford   Crises are endemic to capitalism. Increasingly, even when economic indicators point toward prosperity, this prosperity only extends to a very thin layer within society. Labor has for many decades experienced wage losses and massive reductions in state interventions to ameliorate the worst aspects of capitalism. Lacking sufficient...

The DSA’s Dirty Break Strategy: A Balance

  The “dirty break” is the name of the strategy advanced by the Democratic Socialists of America’s self-styled Marxist pole, the Bread & Roses caucus. In essence, the dirty break idea is to run socialists on the Democratic Party ballot line with the aim of consolidating sufficient forces to break...

Will Biden Close the Ongoing Political Crisis?

We know that U.S. politics have drastically changed since 2016. The crisis of legitimacy of the bi-partisan system, and its two parties which, by the end of Obama’s second term looked a very much the same, was monetarily overcome by the rise of Bernie Sanders and the social-democratic movement...

Trump Was Defeated But Biden will Not Bring Any Real Change

Donald Trump has lost his re-election bid for the US presidency – something which hadn’t been seen since George H.W. Bush’s re-election loss in 1992.  While Biden has been declared the victor, with a narrow victory of 51.5% of the popular vote versus Trump’s 48.5%, Trump has so far...

Liberal Capitalism, Threat of Fascism?

On the surface, panicking about impending fascism in our current political climate is reasonable. Like Mussolini and Hitler, Donald Trump has relied on the rhetoric of nationalism and racism to embolden his base. Internment camps for undocumented immigrants, already a moral travesty to begin with, increasingly resemble Nazi concentration...

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