Commentary

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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Climbing The Ladder: Brown Politicians Will Not Save Us

In the rush to celebrate the new found diversity of the recently elected Congress, we may miss the larger picture and purpose of structures of power in the U.S. Ella Mendoza is an undocumented organizer based in Salt Lake City, Utah and the artist behind the accompanying artwork. Follow them on Instagram. By Ella Mendoza […]

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Abolishing ICE by Funding It

In spite of promises to “Abolish ICE,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other newly elected progressive Democrats voted to fund it on their very first day in office. Some may find the arguments presented in this commentary about AOC surprising but this fits well within the statements she made in a recent 60 Minutes interview that “She’d […]

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A Green New Deal vs. Revolutionary Ecosocialism

Proponents of the Green New Deal put this forward as a “realistic” alternative to climate catastrophe but writer Wayne Price asks whether the proposal would be fundamentally effective or politically possible. By Wayne Price The idea of a “Green New Deal” has been raised in response to the threat of climate and ecological catastrophe. Two […]

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From Union Renewal to a Self-Managed Society

Municipal trash workers protest in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the face of fiercely expanding inequality and anti-unionism in the US there is a great deal of discussion across the left of how to revitalize unions. While we see glimmers of hope in the recent strike wave of teachers and innovative forms of unionism such as with […]

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Love and Fire: Boots Riley on Art, Labor, and Mass Movements

The Coup’s 2012 album, also titled “Sorry to Bother You” (intended to be the film’s soundtrack, before the screenplay started getting the attention of various famous musicians like Janelle Monáe, who ended up on the film’s actual soundtrack) came with an insert featuring this short treatise laying out Boots Riley’s communist political praxis. For much […]

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