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
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
Forget the Alamo (and the White Supremacist History You Learned in School)
School children in Texas are required to learn about the "Heroes of the Alamo." But that is a white supremacist myth that the so-called "Texas Revolution" was fought in defense of slavery.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 30, 2021
Sophie Scholl and Hans Berger: Why German Capitalism Celebrates Only One Nazi Resistance Fighter
Sophie Scholl, the best-known German resistance fighter against the Nazis, would have turned 100 today. The state-sponsored commemorations of her cover up a simple fact: most resistance fighters against the Nazis were socialists and communists.
Nathaniel FlakinMay 9, 2021
The National Guard Is No Friend of Workers and the Oppressed: A Lesson from Ludlow
On this day in 1914, the National Guard slaughtered striking miners and their wives and children in Ludlow, Colorado. The National Guard has never been a friend of the working class, even if its members come from that class. No wonder unionists expelled the National Guard recently from the St. Paul Labor Center, which it was using to launch its forays into Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after the police killing of Daunte Wright.
Scott CooperApril 20, 2021