Today in History: Soviet Partisan Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya Is Executed by Nazis
On this day in 1941, Soviet partisan Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya was executed by Nazis. She was inspired by the cause of emancipation and freedom.
Paula SchallerNovember 29, 2021
Blueprint for a Strike in the Entertainment Industry: Lessons from the 2007 WGA Strike
On this day in 2007, 12,000 screenwriters began a strike that lasted 100 days — halting production on several TV shows, forcing the cancellation of the Golden Globes ceremony, and costing the studios an estimated $2.1 billion in lost revenue. How the union waged that strike has important lessons for today’s IATSE struggle.
Cal BerryNovember 5, 2021
The Fall of Lehman Brothers and the Rise of Class Struggle
Thirteen years after the fall of Lehman Brothers, one of the most important lessons for the working class and oppressed peoples everywhere is the need to build revolutionary parties as part of the struggle for an international for socialist revolution.
Arturo MéndezSeptember 18, 2021
Bring Back the Spirit of Occupy
This Friday marked the ten-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. We have even more reason to fight.
Emma LeeSeptember 18, 2021
The Demands of the Attica Uprising
The Attica Prison Uprising began on September 9, 1971 and put forward demands that are still relevant today.
Attica Prison Liberation FactionSeptember 9, 2021
Black Friday: The Massacre That Ignited a Revolution in Iran
On September 8, 1978, the U.S.-backed Shah brutally massacred up to 3,000 Iranian protesters calling for the fall of his regime. This bloodbath came to be known as “Black Friday” and was a huge catalyst for the Iranian Revolution, a process which has had enormous consequences for U.S. imperialism and the region.
Santiago MontagSeptember 9, 2021
Fighting for Abortion Rights: Lessons from Berlin in the 1970s
In recent decades, the feminist movement has gone through a process of NGO-ization. Supporters no longer demonstrate and smash windows — now they just click to send money.
Nathaniel FlakinSeptember 9, 2021
Lessons from the Bund: A Socialist, Anti-Zionist, Jewish Movement
As long as there has been Zionism, there have been anti-Zionist Jews.
Frankie LevineAugust 27, 2021
Sacco and Vanzetti: Murdered by Capitalism On this Day in 1927
Two anarchists in Massachusetts were arrested and convicted of robbery and murder in a sham trial and then executed in 1927. This is their story in brief.
Scott CooperAugust 23, 2021
For a Workers’ Olympics!
The Tokyo Olympics are an opportunity for athletes to demonstrate the pinnacles of physical accomplishment and show the best and worst of sports, but the games are controlled by a shady clique of capitalists and aristocrats. What could an alternative look like? Let’s check out the old Workers’ Olympiads.
Nathaniel FlakinJuly 22, 2021