Tag: Class Struggle

Cohering the Rebellions: For a Combat Party of the Working Class

Large sections of the socialist left — in venues like Jacobin — argue for channelling the ongoing rebellions against the capitalist state into electoralism and the Democratic Party. In the context of no-growth, predatory capitalism, this is utopian. We need instead a fighting, independent party of the working class to cohere the rebellions and to win power.

Cops Are Class Enemies. What About Soldiers?

Police officers and soldiers are both being deployed to repress the uprisings across the United States. But while the police remain fiercely loyal to the racist state, soldiers’ allegiance is cracking. This can be observed in protest movements throughout history. Our goal should be to smash the cops, but win over the soldiers.

Despite Coronavirus, the Class Struggle Continues

As the pandemic spreads, politicians of the ruling class are calling for unity — and they are trying to use the crisis to make billions. As revolutionary socialists, we reject the idea that there can be unity between exploiter and exploited. Workers need to fight against the crisis with our own methods.

Union Density Is Down, but Class Struggle Is on the Rise

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report this week showing that union density is down in the United States for 2019. In light of the rise in combative labor struggles across industries over the last several years, what does this trend mean for the labor movement?

How Left Are The 2019 Oscar Films?

The 2019 movie season was dominated by discussions of class and capitalism. From blockbusters like Joker to indie hits like Hustlers to international crossovers like Parasite, the class divide was a key theme in many films with some critics even going so far as to call 2019 the year of class war in film. In this vein, we’ve looked at several of the films that were nominated for Oscars to see how left they really are. 

Whither the “Latin American Spring”?

With massive demonstrations erupting across Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia, Latin America is an epicenter of class struggle. Fed up after years of austerity measures and imperialist policies, the masses are pushing back against their neoliberal governments. Where these uprisings go from here depends on their ability to break away from leaderships that encourage them to curb their demands.

Class Struggle and Revolutionary Strategy

Editorial of Left Voice Magazine #5: We are seeing situations of instability, class struggle, and opportunities for the Left. Now, more than ever, socialists need a clear strategy for building up working-class power.

Cohering the Rebellions: For a Combat Party of the Working Class

Large sections of the socialist left — in venues like Jacobin — argue for channelling the ongoing rebellions against the capitalist state into electoralism and the Democratic Party. In the context of no-growth, predatory capitalism, this is utopian. We need instead a fighting, independent party of the working class to cohere the rebellions and to win power.

Cops Are Class Enemies. What About Soldiers?

Police officers and soldiers are both being deployed to repress the uprisings across the United States. But while the police remain fiercely loyal to the racist state, soldiers’ allegiance is cracking. This can be observed in protest movements throughout history. Our goal should be to smash the cops, but win over the soldiers.

Despite Coronavirus, the Class Struggle Continues

As the pandemic spreads, politicians of the ruling class are calling for unity — and they are trying to use the crisis to make billions. As revolutionary socialists, we reject the idea that there can be unity between exploiter and exploited. Workers need to fight against the crisis with our own methods.

Union Density Is Down, but Class Struggle Is on the Rise

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report this week showing that union density is down in the United States for 2019. In light of the rise in combative labor struggles across industries over the last several years, what does this trend mean for the labor movement?

How Left Are The 2019 Oscar Films?

The 2019 movie season was dominated by discussions of class and capitalism. From blockbusters like Joker to indie hits like Hustlers to international crossovers like Parasite, the class divide was a key theme in many films with some critics even going so far as to call 2019 the year of class war in film. In this vein, we’ve looked at several of the films that were nominated for Oscars to see how left they really are. 

Whither the “Latin American Spring”?

With massive demonstrations erupting across Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia, Latin America is an epicenter of class struggle. Fed up after years of austerity measures and imperialist policies, the masses are pushing back against their neoliberal governments. Where these uprisings go from here depends on their ability to break away from leaderships that encourage them to curb their demands.

Class Struggle and Revolutionary Strategy

Editorial of Left Voice Magazine #5: We are seeing situations of instability, class struggle, and opportunities for the Left. Now, more than ever, socialists need a clear strategy for building up working-class power.