Sorry Jacobin, But Crushing Rail Workers’ Right to Strike Is Not Progressive
Jacobin’s Branko Marcetic is applauding progressive Democrats like AOC and Jamaal Bowman for their vote to force rail workers to accept a contract they explicitly rejected on terms that are not even close to their original demands.
James Dennis HoffDecember 1, 2022
Biden, Congress, and the Squad Just Voted to Block a Rail Strike. Workers Should be the Ones Who Decide
The Biden administration called on Congress to undemocratically impose a contract on rail workers across the country and avert a nationwide rail strike. The deal has already passed the House with unanimous support from Democrats. This latest maneuver by a “proud pro-labor President” shows that there is no such thing: the state acts in favor of the bosses to protect their profits.
Madeleine FreemanNovember 30, 2022
Jacobin Is Wrong: The Midterms Were Not a Socialist Wave
The 2022 midterms were not a “red wave” of socialism — we don’t win by shoehorning capitalist politicians into a leftist mold.
Otto ForsNovember 20, 2022
The Red Wave Crashes on the Rocks of Voter Rejection
In a contradictory result, voters have rejected the Republican hopes of a “red wave,” instead choosing to protect abortion at the state level and deliver a likely split government.
Ezra BrainNovember 9, 2022
Democrats and Republicans Amp Up Copaganda Ahead of Midterms
Republicans campaign on being “tough on crime” and portray the Democrats as “soft on crime.” But both parties are pro-police, and have amped up their copaganda ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Molly RosenzweigNovember 8, 2022
Progressives in Congress Show the Limits of Working in a Capitalist Party
Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Debbie Dingell participated in a virtual recruitment drive with U.S. military academies despite Tlaib being a vocal critic of Israel and U.S. military actions in the Middle East. It’s another example of the limits of being a “progressive” in the Democratic Party and the capitalist state.
Kyle ThibodeauNovember 8, 2022
The Midterm Elections and the Fight for the Working Class
Republicans and Democrats are trying to win the working class vote on Tuesday, but neither party represents workers’ interests. Socialists must take advantage of the hunger for reform and fight for independent politics and build the party we need: a working-class party with a socialist strategy.
Jimena VergaraNovember 7, 2022
More Crisis on the Horizon as Republicans Rally to Take Back Congress
With just three days left before the midterm elections, the Republicans look increasingly likely to retake the House and perhaps even the Senate. This could have a profound impact on the next two years of Biden's presidency and the 2024 elections. But one thing is for sure: regardless of who wins on Tuesday, the result will be more polarization and more economic, environmental, and political crisis.
James Dennis HoffNovember 5, 2022
The Democrats Are Cynically Using Abortion Rights to Get Out the Vote. Don’t Fall for It
This week, three weeks before the midterms, Biden proposed a cynical deal to those who want to defend abortion rights: if you get Democrats more seats in Congress, we’ll codify Roe. But restoring faith in the Democratic Party will not guarantee reproductive healthcare, fight the Far Right, or address the material needs of people feeling the effects of inflation. Working and oppressed people need their own solution.
Tatiana CozzarelliOctober 21, 2022
With LA City Council in Crisis, What’s Next for the Movement?
The Los Angeles City Council continues to be in a political crisis following the leaked racist remarks of its members. How should the Left, the working class, and oppressed of LA respond?
Julia WallaceOctober 19, 2022