Tag: Working Class

Healthcare Workers Stand With Palestine

A group of socialist health care workers put forward a statement in solidarity with Palestine and against Israel’s brutal attacks, which happens with the support of U.S. imperialism. If you are a healthcare worker, please sign this statement!

Trotsky, Gramsci, and the Emergence of the Working Class as Hegemonic Subject

Employing the words of Trotsky and Gramsci, the authors analyze the development of the working class as a social and political subject in “Western” countries, with their complex socio-political structures. To argue against the idea of conquering spaces within the regime and coexisting peacefully with the bureaucracies of the mass movement, as well as against the adaptation to administering the state’s social assistance or to the current structure of unions, they draw on Trotsky’s writings on France, in which he introduces the concept of “committees of action” of the vanguard and sectors of the masses as a way to unify and coordinate their struggles.

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The Democratic Supermajority Won’t Save New Yorkers

The current state legislature in New York State is being heralded as “historically progressive,” and many unions and community organizations have high hopes for what they may be able to achieve in Albany. Organizing for direct change, using our strategic positions as workers, has the potential to be much faster and more effective than lobbying politicians.

A meeting of the Petrograd Soviet in Russia on September 4, 1917.

“Bourgeois Democracy”: What Do Marxists Mean by That Term?

The inauguration of a new U.S. president is a moment to reflect on the kind of democracy Marxists fight for, and on the true character of the pseudo-democracy used to administer the United States on behalf of the capitalist class.

Individual Responsibility Won’t Stop the Pandemic

This holiday season the politicians and the media are entirely focused on individual responsibility as the solution to the pandemic. We agree: individual choices matter. But, Democrats’ exclusive focus on the individual is a convenient way to divert attention from the fact that the government has kept the economy open and refuses to take the necessary steps to keep us safe.

Healthcare Workers Stand With Palestine

A group of socialist health care workers put forward a statement in solidarity with Palestine and against Israel’s brutal attacks, which happens with the support of U.S. imperialism. If you are a healthcare worker, please sign this statement!

Trotsky, Gramsci, and the Emergence of the Working Class as Hegemonic Subject

Employing the words of Trotsky and Gramsci, the authors analyze the development of the working class as a social and political subject in “Western” countries, with their complex socio-political structures. To argue against the idea of conquering spaces within the regime and coexisting peacefully with the bureaucracies of the mass movement, as well as against the adaptation to administering the state’s social assistance or to the current structure of unions, they draw on Trotsky’s writings on France, in which he introduces the concept of “committees of action” of the vanguard and sectors of the masses as a way to unify and coordinate their struggles.

ny legislature

The Democratic Supermajority Won’t Save New Yorkers

The current state legislature in New York State is being heralded as “historically progressive,” and many unions and community organizations have high hopes for what they may be able to achieve in Albany. Organizing for direct change, using our strategic positions as workers, has the potential to be much faster and more effective than lobbying politicians.

A meeting of the Petrograd Soviet in Russia on September 4, 1917.

“Bourgeois Democracy”: What Do Marxists Mean by That Term?

The inauguration of a new U.S. president is a moment to reflect on the kind of democracy Marxists fight for, and on the true character of the pseudo-democracy used to administer the United States on behalf of the capitalist class.

Individual Responsibility Won’t Stop the Pandemic

This holiday season the politicians and the media are entirely focused on individual responsibility as the solution to the pandemic. We agree: individual choices matter. But, Democrats’ exclusive focus on the individual is a convenient way to divert attention from the fact that the government has kept the economy open and refuses to take the necessary steps to keep us safe.