Author: James Dennis Hoff

Freeze Layoffs: Make the Capitalists Pay

As the coronavirus epidemic stretches on, working people are facing an economic collapse, the likes of which have not been seen since the Great Depression. Organizing to fight for an immediate ban on all layoffs has to be an essential part of any program to protect the working class and to make the capitalist’s pay for their crisis.

Nina Simone: Portrait of a Revolutionary Artist

Nina Simone took the world of her experience, the hatred and anger of a lifetime of racial and sexual violence, and transformed it into a weapon to defend and uplift Black Americans. 

Rank-and-File Rebellion at CUNY

The “$7K or Strike” demand aims to double the wages of exploited adjunct faculty. Such a radical demand requires radical action, but the union leadership is standing in the way.

UCSC Graduate Employees on Strike

For the second time in as many semesters, UCSC graduate employees have defied union bureaucrats, staging wildcat actions to fight for the demands that their union won’t. Such radical actions have the potential to inspire other struggles across the university system.

What a Bernie Sanders Presidency Would Really Look Like

As Sanders continues to outperform his rivals in the polls, it’s increasingly possible that the senator from Vermont could actually win the Democratic Primary and even the general election. But what would a Sanders presidency look like? And what challenges and opportunities would it present for the revolutionary Left?

Climate Catastrophe May Be Imminent but a Better World Is Still Possible

After years of dithering, the UN has finally admitted that, given the lack of action by the world’s most powerful economies, there is practically no chance of avoiding global temperature increases above 1.5°C and little chance of remaining below 2°C. Such an increase would have potentially catastrophic consequences, but how we adapt to this new world is up to us.

Wildcat Strike at UCSC Enters Second Week

The graduate students of the University of California, Santa Cruz are teaching an end-of-semester lesson on the art of the wild-cat strike by fighting the boss and the union bureaucracy. Not a grade will be submitted until the university submits to giving the graduate students what they deserve.

The Ruling Class Doesn’t Care if You Go Hungry

President Trump has proposed changes to the federal food stamp program that will leave hundreds of thousands of people desperate and hungry. Unfortunately such cuts are nothing new. In fact, Democrats and Republicans have consistently cut investment in food stamps and welfare for decades.

Freeze Layoffs: Make the Capitalists Pay

As the coronavirus epidemic stretches on, working people are facing an economic collapse, the likes of which have not been seen since the Great Depression. Organizing to fight for an immediate ban on all layoffs has to be an essential part of any program to protect the working class and to make the capitalist’s pay for their crisis.

Nina Simone: Portrait of a Revolutionary Artist

Nina Simone took the world of her experience, the hatred and anger of a lifetime of racial and sexual violence, and transformed it into a weapon to defend and uplift Black Americans. 

Rank-and-File Rebellion at CUNY

The “$7K or Strike” demand aims to double the wages of exploited adjunct faculty. Such a radical demand requires radical action, but the union leadership is standing in the way.

UCSC Graduate Employees on Strike

For the second time in as many semesters, UCSC graduate employees have defied union bureaucrats, staging wildcat actions to fight for the demands that their union won’t. Such radical actions have the potential to inspire other struggles across the university system.

What a Bernie Sanders Presidency Would Really Look Like

As Sanders continues to outperform his rivals in the polls, it’s increasingly possible that the senator from Vermont could actually win the Democratic Primary and even the general election. But what would a Sanders presidency look like? And what challenges and opportunities would it present for the revolutionary Left?

Climate Catastrophe May Be Imminent but a Better World Is Still Possible

After years of dithering, the UN has finally admitted that, given the lack of action by the world’s most powerful economies, there is practically no chance of avoiding global temperature increases above 1.5°C and little chance of remaining below 2°C. Such an increase would have potentially catastrophic consequences, but how we adapt to this new world is up to us.

Wildcat Strike at UCSC Enters Second Week

The graduate students of the University of California, Santa Cruz are teaching an end-of-semester lesson on the art of the wild-cat strike by fighting the boss and the union bureaucracy. Not a grade will be submitted until the university submits to giving the graduate students what they deserve.

The Ruling Class Doesn’t Care if You Go Hungry

President Trump has proposed changes to the federal food stamp program that will leave hundreds of thousands of people desperate and hungry. Unfortunately such cuts are nothing new. In fact, Democrats and Republicans have consistently cut investment in food stamps and welfare for decades.