Scott is a writer, editor, and longtime socialist activist who lives in the Boston area.
France’s Openly Racist Presidential Candidate Makes It Official
Éric Zemmour officially declared his candidacy in next spring’s French presidential elections, in an online video replete with open racism and xenophobia aimed at “saving France.”
No Justice in a Racist System: Kyle Rittenhouse Walks Free
In a monstrous display of systemic racism, Kyle Rittenhouse, the white supremacist vigilante who was caught on camera murdering two unarmed protesters and injuring a third, has been absolved of all charges brought against him. The ruling follows a blatantly biased trial and proves once again that there are separate “justice” systems for white people and people of color.
Tariffs to Fight Climate Change? It’s a Capitalist Ruse
At COP26, the leading capitalist countries are pushing the idea of tariffs on certain exports as a way to reduce emissions. But these proposals are really about shoring up Western capitalism’s ability to compete with China.
Why the Capitalists Hate — and Fear — Strikes
At the root of all the mainstream media hype about “Striketober” lies the capitalists’ tenacious drive to keep their profit-making machine churning each and every day, and their fear that every strike has the potential to spark something much more threatening than monetary losses.
Reno Transit Workers Holding Firm in Second Strike Since August: Interview with a Union Leader
Members of Teamsters Local 533 in Reno, Nevada, are on strike against a notorious union-hating company that is trying to undo a remarkable gain the workers won nearly 40 years ago.
Job Growth or Job Decline, It’s All About Capitalist Exploitation
A recent Wall Street Journal editorial affords a look into the argument the capitalists are having within their class about the most recent Labor Department jobs numbers.
Abortion Rights Will Be Won in the Streets
Last night, a federal appeals court reinstated the Texas law that effectively bans abortion in the state. Enough with the hand-wringing and appealing to Democrats to save our rights. It’s time to take the streets.
Kellogg Workers Strike Across the United States
Workers at Kellogg cereal plants across the United States are on strike against the company’s plans to cut wages, benefits, and jobs.
10,000 Migrants Are Stuck in Squalor at the Border. Let Them All In!
A huge surge of migrants at the U.S. southern border has created a humanitarian nightmare for more than 10,000 people. The fingerprints of U.S. imperialism and the Biden administration are all over the crisis.
Twenty Years Since 9/11: A Legacy of Attacks on Civil Liberties and Human Rights
On the anniversary of 9/11, we look back at how the attacks were a cover for a broad assault on civil liberties and human and political rights in the United States and abroad.
“Lesser-Evil” Biden Kills Kids with Drone Strike
A drone strike in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the attack on the Kabul airport killed innocent civilian bystanders, all members of one extended family.
Sacco and Vanzetti: Murdered by Capitalism On this Day in 1927
Two anarchists in Massachusetts were arrested and convicted of robbery and murder in a sham trial and then executed in 1927. This is their story in brief.
Michael Brown Was Gunned Down by a Cop on This Day in 2014
Today is the anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. What happened in 2014 resonates today in the Black Lives Matter movement and the struggle to abolish the cops.
New Imperialist Sanctions on Cuba
The Biden administration announced new sanctions on the Cuban government on July 22. But these new measures do nothing for the Cuban people, including those who have been protesting in recent days. They serve only the interests of U.S. imperialism.
Cuba’s Homegrown Covid-19 Vaccines Put Human Needs Before Profits
More good news from Cuba about Covid-19 vaccines, which means that help is on the way for the world’s most impoverished people who are being left to suffer and die by imperialism.
Capitalist Urban Planning Makes the Case for Socialism
Progressive politicians talk about “community control” of housing and transportation. It is never real.
The American Revolutionary Press Tradition
Throughout history, publications have been a central tool to build the socialist movement.
Every Jew Should Be Unequivocally Anti-Zionist
As the apartheid occupier of Palestine --- known as the State of Israel --- continues its brutal assault in Jerusalem as part of yet another land grab, it’s worth reviewing what Zionism is all about. It has nothing to do with Judaism, and is actually its polar opposite.
On Lenin’s Birthday, Let’s Give a Shout Out for Some of His Greatest Contributions
Among the giants whose shoulders today’s revolutionaries stand upon, few loom as large as Lenin. To commemorate his birthday, here are four of his greatest contributions to revolutionary theory and practice.
The National Guard Is No Friend of Workers and the Oppressed: A Lesson from Ludlow
On this day in 1914, the National Guard slaughtered striking miners and their wives and children in Ludlow, Colorado. The National Guard has never been a friend of the working class, even if its members come from that class. No wonder unionists expelled the National Guard recently from the St. Paul Labor Center, which it was using to launch its forays into Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after the police killing of Daunte Wright.
Bessemer Union Falls Short, But United Rank-and-File Workers Can and Will Win at Amazon
Unionization efforts at Amazon are not going away. To beat the capitalist behemoth, workers will need to abandon “unionism-as-usual” and empower rank-and-file workers to fight and win organizing drives without relying on the ballot box alone.
Build the Border Wall Back Better?
The Biden administration is hinting that it will pick up building the border wall where Trump left off.
This is What Imperialism Looks Like: Haiti Does Not Have a Single Vaccine
The impoverished island nation of Haiti is in political turmoil, which is contributing to its people not yet receiving a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
Why Are Cops Testifying Against Derek Chauvin?
Three Minneapolis cops have taken the stand against Derek Chauvin in his trial for the murder of George Floyd. Is the “thin blue line” cracking, or is something else afoot?
Capitalism Kills — Literally
Researchers have shown that utility disconnections, like evictions, have led to quantifiable excess cases of Covid-19, and even death. Just another year under capitalism.
Witnesses Agree: Chauvin Murdered Floyd, Ignoring their Pleas
During the first few days of the Derek Chauvin murder trial, we’ve learned that the “crime” George Floyd was accused of could have been handled with a ticket under standard policing protocol, and that the cops refused to let a trained EMT save Floyd’s life. No wonder: taking the lives of Black men is standard operating procedure for police departments across the country.
When a Hedge Fund Fails in Capitalism’s Casino, Workers Take a Hit
The collapse of a little-known hedge fund is a reminder that even if workers don’t spend their own time or money directly gambling in the capitalist casino known as the “markets,” the money the wealthy use to play pretty much all comes from us.
The Giant Container Ship Stuck in the Suez Canal is a Metaphor for Capitalism in Crisis
With the giant container ship MV Ever Given blocking the passage of ships through the Suez Canal, capitalists around the world are scrambling to figure out how to deal with yet another blow to their global supply chains that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Federal Reserve Gearing Up for Banks to Share Their Wealth … with the Rich
An announcement yesterday is warming the hearts of bankers and other capitalists across the United States. They’ve been waiting impatiently for the end of pandemic-related restrictions that have kept them from some of their favorite ways of further enriching themselves and their wealthiest friends.
The Legend of “Full Employment” Under Capitalism
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has been talking about the United States achieving “full employment” next year --- buttressed by this morning’s lower-than-expected new jobless claims numbers. But the very idea of every worker having a job is absolutely anathema to the capitalist system.