Commentary

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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In November We Remember Those Who Gave Everything

Veteran Tariq Khan reflects on the hollow legacy of Veterans Day and connects the history of November 11 to remembering those who fought for a better world. By Tariq Khan and other BRRN members On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the working class people who made up […]

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Hope vs Fear: The Future of Anticapitalist Politics in Latin America

By Pablo Abufom  (Versión Español Debajo) When faced with complex and painful phenomena, poetic metaphors and comparisons flourish. Regarding the current political situation in Latin America, I too want to add to the current rain of metaphors. 1. The new growth of right-wing politics, evangelical conservatism and neofascist grassroots movements in Latin America is like […]

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Of Movements and Midterms: A Salvo on Electoralism

The following article was originally published by Salvo, a quarterly newspaper focused on working class perspectives based in San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. Visit their website to download a free copy and donate to receive a copy.  By Salvo Magazine Editorial Collective If you weren’t already made excruciatingly aware by the deluge of […]

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No Time for Patience: Fascism, Climate, and Capitalism

Image: La Rote Art. (IG: @slarote / Blog) By Mark Bray, TruthOut We are living in ominous times. Every week something new: white supremacist murders in Kentucky and Pittsburgh; the continued rise of the far right in Europe; Trump’s attack on transgender rights; the election of aspiring tyrant Jair Bolsonaro to the Brazilian presidency; the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that climate catastrophe is likely only […]

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Kali Akuno on Lenin’s Vanguard Party

The following is a transcript of a live Q&A session with Kali Akuno hosted on Twitter by Black Socialists of America (@BlackSocialists) on October 10, 2018. We found the discussion valuable and hope to offer more content like this. See below for the original tweets and videos.  Q: What do you think of the Leninist idea that […]

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