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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.

Sybil Davis

August 20, 2020

Shut Down Guantanamo!

On December 6, the New York Times published the drawings of a victim of torture from Guantanamo Bay that reveal in detail the atrocities perpetrated by U.S. soldiers there.

Jimena Vergara

December 7, 2019

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 Werst

August 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 Hoff

July 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 Krieger

January 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 Rapoport

May 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 Cozzarelli

February 26, 2017

The Legacy of the Obama Era

Obama has left the White House after two terms. Temp work and part time work, racial tensions, millionaire bank bailouts and a crisis in the Middle East are the most important aspects of his legacy.

Left Voice

January 23, 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 III

January 8, 2017