Obama Isn’t Mad about Slogans, He’s Mad We’re Questioning the Police
Obama said that we should steer clear of “snappy slogans” like "defund the police" because it alienates people. But that’s not what Obama’s statements are really about. Obama wants to co-opt and crush the BLM movement because he supports the police and the capitalist system it protects.
Tatiana CozzarelliDecember 3, 2020
DNC Day 3: Build (The Capitalist State) Back Better
The third night of the Democratic National Convention was defined by a speech from former President Obama in which he mounted a strong defense of bourgeois democracy and laid out a lesser evilism argument for voting for Joe Biden. But the solution to the problem of Donald Trump is not voting for Biden and his plan to re-legitimize capitalism, but to build a working class party of combat to fight both Republicans and Democrats in the struggle for socialism.
Ezra BrainAugust 20, 2020
Why the Deafening Silence on Reagan’s Racism?
In July the National Archives released an audiotape of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1971 calling African U.N. delegates “monkeys.” This recording was kept from the public for at least two decades. What role did Reagan play in anti-Black oppression in the modern United States, and why has he been enjoyed such an untouchable, undeserved public image for so long as an American hero?
Daniel WerstAugust 28, 2019
The Democratic Party Doesn’t Care About Immigrants
Democratic Party primary candidates would like you to believe they care about immigrants, but their proposed reforms would do little to end the massive suffering, fear and death caused by the brutal immigration apparatus their party helped to build.
James Dennis HoffJuly 8, 2019
Made in the USA: How the U.S. Manufactures Death and Destruction in Yemen
Since the Obama administration started ramping up U.S. arms deals with Saudi Arabia, the military-industrial complex has been supporting an imperialist war on Yemen and profiting from the creation of an unimaginable human crisis.
Sonja KriegerJanuary 23, 2019
Solidarity for all Whistleblowers
Today marks the release of heroic whistleblower Chelsea Manning from prison. Manning confessed to providing the media organization Wikileaks with hundreds of thousands of U.S. military cables from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as documents relating to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp.
James RapoportMay 17, 2017
Two Sides of the Same Old Coin: Ellison, Perez, and Democratic Party Establishment
Tom Perez won the DNC chairmanship. While some paint this as a loss for the working class, Ellison and Perez are actually two sides of the same coin.
Tatiana CozzarelliFebruary 26, 2017
A Few Words on Marxism and Identity Politics
The year 2016 will be remembered as the year that identity politics, as it is commonly understood, began the long descent into irrelevancy. The first Black President that saw conditions grow worse for Black Americans and Clinton's corporate identity politics saw electoral defeat. We must build a Marxist identity politics, which recognizes the special oppression that comes with race and the consequent importance of fighting racism head-on.
Albert L. Terry IIIJanuary 8, 2017