Author: Nathaniel Flakin

A black and white photo of the opening march of the 1931 Workers' Olympiad

For a Workers’ Olympics!

The Tokyo Olympics are an opportunity for athletes to demonstrate the pinnacles of physical accomplishment and show the best and worst of sports, but the games are controlled by a shady clique of capitalists and aristocrats. What could an alternative look like? Let’s check out the old Workers’ Olympiads.

Capitalism Brought These Floods

There are clear links between big business, climate change and the devastating floods in western Germany.

No, Germany Is Not Actually Recognizing the Genocide in Namibia

The German government has made international headlines with its public “gestures of reconciliation” for the genocide of tens of thousands of West Africans in the early 1900s. Representatives of the Herero and Nama peoples are rejecting the deal, saying it comes nowhere close to addressing the effects of Germany’s long history of colonial exploitation in the region.

Germany Lets Far-Right Terrorism Flourish

Far-right terrorism is an ongoing phenomenon in Germany, with a new revelation every week about soldiers and cops. The government largely turns a blind eye, proposing as the solution to give the police even more funding.

Socialists Should Not Support AMLO

This Sunday, midterm elections are taking place in Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, better known as AMLO, has been governing the country for three years. Despite his progressive image, he was a close ally of Trump. Certain socialists are nonetheless supporting AMLO.

A young adult wearing a medical mask holds a sign above their head that reads "JEWS FOR PALESTINE, SAVE SHEIKH JARRAH"

Palestinian Liberation and the Israeli Working Class

As the Israeli army committed another massacre in Gaza, there were anti-war protests in Tel Aviv, but much of Israeli society supports the war and the occupation. Socialists are debating if anything can be expected from the working class in Israel. Revolutionary politics need to oppose imperialism, but still fight for a class perspective.

How Joseph Stalin Helped Create the State of Israel

Joseph Stalin committed numerous crimes against the international working class. But one of his greatest crimes was the support he gave to the foundation of the state of Israel. Trotskyists, in contrast, have always opposed Zionism.

A black and white photo of the opening march of the 1931 Workers' Olympiad

For a Workers’ Olympics!

The Tokyo Olympics are an opportunity for athletes to demonstrate the pinnacles of physical accomplishment and show the best and worst of sports, but the games are controlled by a shady clique of capitalists and aristocrats. What could an alternative look like? Let’s check out the old Workers’ Olympiads.

Capitalism Brought These Floods

There are clear links between big business, climate change and the devastating floods in western Germany.

No, Germany Is Not Actually Recognizing the Genocide in Namibia

The German government has made international headlines with its public “gestures of reconciliation” for the genocide of tens of thousands of West Africans in the early 1900s. Representatives of the Herero and Nama peoples are rejecting the deal, saying it comes nowhere close to addressing the effects of Germany’s long history of colonial exploitation in the region.

Germany Lets Far-Right Terrorism Flourish

Far-right terrorism is an ongoing phenomenon in Germany, with a new revelation every week about soldiers and cops. The government largely turns a blind eye, proposing as the solution to give the police even more funding.

Socialists Should Not Support AMLO

This Sunday, midterm elections are taking place in Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, better known as AMLO, has been governing the country for three years. Despite his progressive image, he was a close ally of Trump. Certain socialists are nonetheless supporting AMLO.

A young adult wearing a medical mask holds a sign above their head that reads "JEWS FOR PALESTINE, SAVE SHEIKH JARRAH"

Palestinian Liberation and the Israeli Working Class

As the Israeli army committed another massacre in Gaza, there were anti-war protests in Tel Aviv, but much of Israeli society supports the war and the occupation. Socialists are debating if anything can be expected from the working class in Israel. Revolutionary politics need to oppose imperialism, but still fight for a class perspective.

How Joseph Stalin Helped Create the State of Israel

Joseph Stalin committed numerous crimes against the international working class. But one of his greatest crimes was the support he gave to the foundation of the state of Israel. Trotskyists, in contrast, have always opposed Zionism.