Author: Steve Leigh

Seattle Police Shut Down CHOP

The movement for justice for George Floyd has suffered a setback. On Wednesday morning, July 1, Seattle Police, Bellevue Police, and the FBI moved in

Is Economic Struggle Enough?—A Critique of “Base Building”

There is a new tendency on the U.S. left. The Marxist Center calls for a strategy of “base building” in order to overcome capitalism. While this has a number of progressive elements, such as independence from the Democratic Party, this guest post by Steve Leigh of the Revolutionary Socialists of Seattle argues why “base building” marks a step back from Marxist strategy. 

Socialists Need Organizations, Even if They’re Small

“From Little Things Big Things Grow”: Mick Armstrong of the organization Socialist Alternative in Australia has written a book about strategies for building revolutionary organizations. A former member of the ISO reviews it and investigates the debates about the “micro-sect.”

Seattle Police Shut Down CHOP

The movement for justice for George Floyd has suffered a setback. On Wednesday morning, July 1, Seattle Police, Bellevue Police, and the FBI moved in to clear out the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), the five to six-block area around the former East Precinct of the Seattle Police. At least 31 people were arrested during the invasion by over 100 cops. The mayor declared the area off-limits. In a related matter a day earlier, Mayor Jenny Durkan called for a city council investigation of Kshama Sawant, a socialist councilwoman and Black Lives Matter movement supporter. Durkan made clear that the

Is Economic Struggle Enough?—A Critique of “Base Building”

There is a new tendency on the U.S. left. The Marxist Center calls for a strategy of “base building” in order to overcome capitalism. While this has a number of progressive elements, such as independence from the Democratic Party, this guest post by Steve Leigh of the Revolutionary Socialists of Seattle argues why “base building” marks a step back from Marxist strategy. 

Socialists Need Organizations, Even if They’re Small

“From Little Things Big Things Grow”: Mick Armstrong of the organization Socialist Alternative in Australia has written a book about strategies for building revolutionary organizations. A former member of the ISO reviews it and investigates the debates about the “micro-sect.”