Author: Scott Cooper

This Day in 2003: Imperialist “Shock and Awe” Devastates Iraq

The United States began its war on Iraq in 2003 with a massive bombing assault on Baghdad. The entire war was based on a series of lies aimed at masking the real objective: a regime change that would spark a remaking of the Middle East to serve U.S. imperialist interests in the region.

New Unemployment Numbers Reveal the Truth about Economic Recovery

Skeptical about capitalist claims that we will soon be “flush with cash” and out boosting the economy? The latest weekly increase in claims for unemployment benefits shows the real truth about the system of exploitation the working class confronts every day.

“Right-to-Work” Laws Are an Assault on Union Organizing

The closed shop is a powerful weapon of the working class. This week, legislatures in Montana and Colorado defeated efforts to turn their states into anti-union right-to-work states like Alabama, where Amazon workers in Bessemer are fighting to form a union.

A brown-skinned woman wearing a white lab coat and white gloves is sitting at a laboratory table with a syringe in one hand and a small container in the other

A Cuban Covid Vaccine Could Help Save the World’s Most Vulnerable

Cuba’s remarkably successful state-owned biotech sector is on the cusp of completing development of a novel vaccine for Covid-19 that it will use to immunize its own population. But its plans to produce nearly 10 times what’s needed for that, and Cuba’s long history of medical internationalism, is a promising sign for those whom capitalist vaccination programs are leaving behind.

The image is a close-up on a check that has the statue of liberty is on a light green background. Text that reads "United States" is at the top of the image, the Bureau of Fiscal Services seal is in the middle, and text that reads "pay to the order of" is below the seal.

The Capitalists and their Economists Are at War Over Stimulus

Bourgeois economists, like the politicians they serve, are fighting over the Biden stimulus plan. Helping those of us who might get checks is not the aim. It’s a battle over the best way to rescue capitalism from another crisis of its own making.

People Before Profits: We Must Have More Vaccine Doses Now

The news is full of governors and mayors complaining that they don’t have enough doses of the Covid-19 vaccines to implement their distribution plans. That’s not because of a lack of manufacturing capacity. It’s all about capitalism’s priorities.

A meeting of the Petrograd Soviet in Russia on September 4, 1917.

“Bourgeois Democracy”: What Do Marxists Mean by That Term?

The inauguration of a new U.S. president is a moment to reflect on the kind of democracy Marxists fight for, and on the true character of the pseudo-democracy used to administer the United States on behalf of the capitalist class.

The photograph depicts a demonstration against fascism in one of the city's streets in 1934.

How We Fight to Win: The United Front versus the Popular Front

As 2021 unfolds, the question of strategy may confront the working class in ways it has not in decades. The strength to fight back against a capitalist onslaught of austerity coupled with an insurgent right wing will hinge on whether the working class unites itself or allies with our class enemies.

This Day in 2003: Imperialist “Shock and Awe” Devastates Iraq

The United States began its war on Iraq in 2003 with a massive bombing assault on Baghdad. The entire war was based on a series of lies aimed at masking the real objective: a regime change that would spark a remaking of the Middle East to serve U.S. imperialist interests in the region.

New Unemployment Numbers Reveal the Truth about Economic Recovery

Skeptical about capitalist claims that we will soon be “flush with cash” and out boosting the economy? The latest weekly increase in claims for unemployment benefits shows the real truth about the system of exploitation the working class confronts every day.

“Right-to-Work” Laws Are an Assault on Union Organizing

The closed shop is a powerful weapon of the working class. This week, legislatures in Montana and Colorado defeated efforts to turn their states into anti-union right-to-work states like Alabama, where Amazon workers in Bessemer are fighting to form a union.

A brown-skinned woman wearing a white lab coat and white gloves is sitting at a laboratory table with a syringe in one hand and a small container in the other

A Cuban Covid Vaccine Could Help Save the World’s Most Vulnerable

Cuba’s remarkably successful state-owned biotech sector is on the cusp of completing development of a novel vaccine for Covid-19 that it will use to immunize its own population. But its plans to produce nearly 10 times what’s needed for that, and Cuba’s long history of medical internationalism, is a promising sign for those whom capitalist vaccination programs are leaving behind.

The image is a close-up on a check that has the statue of liberty is on a light green background. Text that reads "United States" is at the top of the image, the Bureau of Fiscal Services seal is in the middle, and text that reads "pay to the order of" is below the seal.

The Capitalists and their Economists Are at War Over Stimulus

Bourgeois economists, like the politicians they serve, are fighting over the Biden stimulus plan. Helping those of us who might get checks is not the aim. It’s a battle over the best way to rescue capitalism from another crisis of its own making.

People Before Profits: We Must Have More Vaccine Doses Now

The news is full of governors and mayors complaining that they don’t have enough doses of the Covid-19 vaccines to implement their distribution plans. That’s not because of a lack of manufacturing capacity. It’s all about capitalism’s priorities.

A meeting of the Petrograd Soviet in Russia on September 4, 1917.

“Bourgeois Democracy”: What Do Marxists Mean by That Term?

The inauguration of a new U.S. president is a moment to reflect on the kind of democracy Marxists fight for, and on the true character of the pseudo-democracy used to administer the United States on behalf of the capitalist class.

The photograph depicts a demonstration against fascism in one of the city's streets in 1934.

How We Fight to Win: The United Front versus the Popular Front

As 2021 unfolds, the question of strategy may confront the working class in ways it has not in decades. The strength to fight back against a capitalist onslaught of austerity coupled with an insurgent right wing will hinge on whether the working class unites itself or allies with our class enemies.