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What “The Daily” Gets Right and Wrong about Oregon’s Move to Recriminalize Drugs

A doctor at an overdose-prevention center responds to The Daily, a podcast produced by the New York Times, on the recriminalization of drugs in Oregon. What are the true causes of the addiction crisis, and how can we solve it?

Mike Pappas

March 22, 2024

On the Labor Aristocracy: A Reply to Jason Koslowski

Is there a labor aristocracy in the U.S.? In the following essay, CUNY professor and Tempest Collective member Charlie Post responds to Jason Koslowski. 

Charlie Post

October 5, 2023

Drug Patents Are Stifling Progress and Making us Sicker

Recently leaked corporate memos show once again that pharmaceutical companies always put profit over health. The recent example of Gilead shows how the pharmaceutical industry uses patent law to stifle medical progress and hurt the public.

Mike Pappas

August 15, 2023

The Return of the “Era of Crises, Wars, and Revolutions”

The 12th conference of the Trotskyist Fraction — Fourth International (FT-CI) discussed the prospects for the internationalist revolutionary Left

Claudia Cinatti

July 11, 2023

Massive Looting of Public Resources at Stake in District Detroit Redevelopment Scheme

Billionaire developers in Detroit have proposed capturing almost one billion dollars in public money to fund their newest project. The deal is far from sealed, but organized community opposition will be necessary to prevent approvals from sailing through.

Rita Singer

February 3, 2023

Who Do the Cops Protect? 82-Year-Old Alabama Woman Arrested for Overdue Trash Bill

Neighbors expressed outrage at local Alabama police for arresting an 82-year-old Black woman for not paying her trash collection bill. The police chief, mayor, and local court system continue to say it was justified.

Daniel Nath

December 23, 2022

Selling Suffering and the Spectacle of Blackness in Nope

In his new movie, Jordan Peele examines the ways in which the capitalist system forces us to place our lives in jeopardy and sell our own suffering. Spoiler alert!

Emma Boyhtari

October 14, 2022

Children Deserve Dignified, Happy, Carefree Lives

Under this capitalist, racist, patriarchal system, children carry the heavy burdens of trauma. As workers and socialists, we must fight to ensure that they can live the dignified, happy, and carefree lives they deserve.

Allison Noel

May 29, 2022

The Uvalde Massacre Is the Product of a Heinous System

Another deadly school shooting has claimed the lives of innocent school children and education workers. The small town of Uvalde, Texas, was the scene of the latest example of tragic barbarity as at least 18 elementary schoolers and two adults were murdered by an 18 year-old gunman who also died at the scene.

Sybil Davis

May 24, 2022