Author: Stefan Schneider

Jacobin Blames Campaign Worker Organizing for Sanders’ 2020 Loss

Jacobin Magazine recently published an article blaming Bernie Sanders’ loss on his campaign staff organizing for better working conditions. This article is but the latest example of Jacobin making apologies for bourgeois candidates instead of re-examining their strategy.

Polarization and Crisis in Peru

Castillo’s victory marks the beginning of a new and still unpredictable period, in which the struggle between change and continuity will undoubtedly play an important role.

Profits Call the Tune

Profit is not a “gift of capital,” and does not rely on investment. Profits can be generated out of the exploitation of labor power without further investment, and indeed, that is what we can see now in the expansion of ‘fictitious capital’ at the expense of productive investment.

3,000 Volvo Workers Are on Strike Again

After rejecting a second contract offer, Volvo workers at the Mack and Volvo Truck of North America manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia are on strike again. They say that this time they are not going back until a new contract is ratified.

Working Class Tunisians Rise Up against Police Violence

Protests began in the working-class districts of Sidi Hassine and Séjoumi in Tunis, Tunisia, after a young man died in police custody and videos of police beating a minor went viral on social media. Police violence is endemic in Tunisia, and the masses suffer unemployment, poverty, and misery a decade after the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime and the beginning of the Arab Spring.

Over 1,600 Attend Talks by Socialist Feminist Andrea D’Atri across Europe

Andrea D’Atri, a feminist and socialist from Argentina, the founder of the women’s organization “Pan y Rosas”, has been touring Europe for three weeks. Meetings in Rome, Munich, Madrid, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Paris attracted over 1,600 people. This Saturday, she concluded her tour with a meeting in Berlin.

Nothing to celebrate, but much to fight for

This past week marked twenty-five years since the territory of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), also known as East Germany, was incorporated into the West German Federal Republic. The period of capitalist and “reunified” Germany had begun.

Internal disputes in German government over pressure on Greece

Last Friday, the German parliament approved a colonialist pact against Greece. Although a broad majority voted in favor, the governing parties faced an internal opposition. A dispute that even reflected itself within Merkel’s cabinet.