The Democrats Did Nothing to Stop Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation
Yesterday, Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in to the Supreme Court. The Democrats put up little resistance, proving that they are the party of the ruling class. We can’t count on the Democrats or the Supreme Court to secure our rights.
Otto ForsOctober 27, 2020
Their Democracy and Ours
The "greatest democracy in the world" is in crisis. The U.S. Constitution, once treated as a kind of holy text, is now seen as it is: a document written by enslavers and large landowners to protect their privileges. Communists are often accused of being anti-democratic. But the opposite is the case: we call for a much more profound form of democracy than the United States or any capitalist country can possibly offer.
Nathaniel FlakinOctober 17, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett: Her Five Worst Decisions
Amy Coney Barrett appeared for her first day of confirmation hearings today. She has years of experience in attacking people’s rights, defending discrimination, and keeping the unjustly imprisoned in jail longer. The Supreme Court needs to go.
Olivia WoodOctober 12, 2020
RBG Is No Hero
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is seen by many as a blow to progressive politics. But that doesn’t mean her record on the Supreme Court is unequivocally praiseworthy. From racial justice to native sovereignty to prisoners’ rights, RBG’s rulings show a deep lack of care for the exploited and oppressed. Moreover, she was a member of an institution that has always been used as a tool against working class people.
Rebecca MargoliesOctober 8, 2020
An Election in Turmoil, a Regime in Decline
Lenin once said, “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen." In recent US political life, every week has felt like a decade. The biggest imperialist power in the world is experiencing a crisis on multiple fronts, with Donald Trump playing a central destabilizing role. What does this mean for the 2020 election and the fight for socialism?
Tatiana CozzarelliOctober 5, 2020
Trump’s SC Nominee: Every Bit as Anti-Choice as People Feared
The battle for the available seat in the Supreme Court after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has begun. The GOP supported Amy Coney Barret will be Trump's nominee. This Supreme Court pick strengthens the conservative agenda, and the President believes that this will secure him the presidency in a contested election.
Ana RiveraSeptember 26, 2020
RBG or Not, Abolish the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday night and sent millions into a panic about the future of reproductive and other civil rights. The fact that one unelected body has that much power is undemocratic to the highest degree. We must abolish the Supreme Court.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 18, 2020
Class Struggle, Not Court Struggle: The Folly of “Voting for Supreme Court Justices”
Liberals are trying to shame the Left into voting for Biden and Harris by claiming that Trump will pack the Supreme Court with anti-abortion zealots who will overturn Roe v. Wade. While such a scenario is certainly possible, this harm reduction approach to voting transforms important political questions into legal and technical ones and ultimately weakens the power of the working class.
Yekaterina OziashviliAugust 31, 2020