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Coco Smyth

Coco is an organizer with Central Ohio Revolutionary Socialists

A burning building in Minnesota at night. A protester walks by with a flag.

Our Revolutionary Movement in the Twilight of Empire

The uncontested hegemony of U.S. imperialism on the world stage is slowly faltering. The United States needs a coherent revolutionary organization today — united around common answers to the most fundamental questions of the period.

Burning and Looting: A New Rebellion or a Reactionary Conspiracy?

As uprisings spread across the United States, there has been a lot of discussion about property destruction and militant resistance to the police. Are these tactics a legitimate expression of the struggle, or are they a product of undercover action by police provocateurs, white supremacists, or outside agitators?

Revolution at the Ballot Box? Socialism and Elections

Is the Democratic Party a place for socialists to run for office? A look at the ideas of Karl Marx and the Communist International, with some modern examples of independent socialist campaigns.

It’s Their Ballot Line: Socialism and Elections

What do “Class Struggle Elections” look like? Can they be carried out inside the Democratic Party? Or do they require independence from all parties of the bourgeoisie?

The Struggle Continues: From the ISO to Central Ohio Revolutionary Socialists

A new communist collective, Central Ohio Revolutionary Socialists (CORS), is nearing its official launch. The nucleus of this organization was the Columbus branch of the International Socialist Organization (ISO). An organizer who spent five years as a member of the ISO recaps the final weeks of the ISO and distills some of the lessons which have informed their trajectory as an independent organization.