Commentary

The Counter-revolution of 1776, the Genocide of 1779 and the “Village Destroyer” Washington

By Brendan Maslauskas Dunn This world is engulfed in a whirlwind of myths. But myths give meaning. Every fourth of July I reflect on the power that myths hold over people and how those people above, those that hold all the power, wield those myths and forge them into cudgels, and weapons to be used […]

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Concentration Camps: The Imperial Legacy of Migrant Detention

With the growing debate over Trump’s policy of terror directed towards migrants and the appropriate use of the term “concentration camp,” it’s important to place what’s happening today within the context of U.S and colonial history. By Tariq Khan, Julia Tanenbaum, and Cole RS Recently some mainstream news and commentary outlets have posted a number […]

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When and Why Did Unions Start Signing Contracts?

This piece from the Organizing Work blog explores an important but often little discussed question of the historical origins of labor contracts in the U.S. The current dominant model of formal collective bargaining agreements which include provisions against striking and job actions, also known as “workplace contractualism,” has not always been the dominant model. The […]

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The Rough Road to Power: Comments on “Goodbye Revolution?”

A commentary by Patrick Berkman on the essay “Goodbye Revolution?” by Tim Horras which grapples with various debates around power and the path to socialist transformation. By Patrick Berkman In a new essay for Regeneration, Tim Horras examines just how fraught the alleged parliamentary roads to socialism are. Taking aim at debates within and around […]

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A New Homeland in Our Hearts? On the MEChA Name Change

Following a recent national conference of the historic Chicanx student organization, MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán), debate has erupted over a decision to change the name of the organization to Movimiento Estudiantil Progressive Action. Cesar Montero, a former MEChista based in Los Angeles, reflects on the controversy asking, “What’s in a name?” Note: This […]

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Do All Organizing Roads Lead to Bernie?

A Response to Eric Blanc’s Interview on Dead Pundit Society From a West Virginia Teacher and Strike Leader By Michael Mochaidean On a recent interview with the Dead Pundit Society podcast, episode “Teachers Strike Wave 2019:  Denver Edition w/ Eric Blanc” writer and journalist Eric Blanc argued that the recent wave of education strikes are […]

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Is Trump’s National Emergency a Step Toward Fascism?

By Mark Bray, TruthOut President Trump has now declared a national emergency to fund his long-sought border wall. It is no surprise that when a fascistic president like Trump starts throwing around the idea of a national emergency, media outlets like Esquire start asking whether “it might be time to start fireproofing the Reichstag,” a clear allusion to […]

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Marriage and Love by Emma Goldman

On the occasion of Valentine’s Day we are republishing the classic 1914 essay by anarchist agitator Emma Goldman, “Marriage and Love.” Reading the essay today her searing criticisms how people related to love and marriage in her time may seem dated given the entry of women into the workforce, reforms in divorce law, the availability […]

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Government Shutdown: A Failing American Democracy Should Sound the Call For Revolution

A response to the government shut down from an anarchist and libertarian socialist perspective. By Frank Ascaso It’s now been more than a month of federal government shutdown. President Trump and the Democrats of the House are in a standoff over funding the border wall, and they are holding the federal budget hostage. Trump wants […]

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Why MLK Should Be Remembered As A Revolutionary

With the passing of each holiday in his remembrance, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. becomes further absorbed into a liberal narrative of American progress but King’s actual politics and organizing speak to a far more radical legacy. By Frank Ascaso A year before his assassination, Martin Luther King was talking revolution. “I am […]

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