By: Danielle Corcione, James Yeun, and Ariel Diliberto In the United States today, election results do not represent the will, or number, of the people who live here. Marginalized voters, year after year, are intentionally excluded from our so-called democratic process. Through voter suppression of marginalized people, voting in a capitalist system becomes of interest to … [Read more...] about Beyond the Vote: Base-Building for Class Independence in Philadelphia
https://soundcloud.com/kate-doyle-griffiths/kate-jules-and-sophie-riff-on-gender/s-NGwoM Angela Eslava, CUNY student and activist, interviews three writers on gender about the Marxist transfeminist view on skirts and strikes! Andrea Long Chu’s ”On Liking Women,” as an entre to transfeminism and femininity. Not to be missed as an introduction to the new Queer theory of … [Read more...] about Podcast: A Discussion on Marxist Transfeminist & Queer Theories of Social Reproduction
Police forces in riot gear keep watch on a demonstration in Omaha, Neb., on July 8. Participants were protesting the recent shooting death by police of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. “Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” – James Baldwin We have a tendency to accept the United States police force as a natural, organic entity. … [Read more...] about Where Are the Good Police?
Anna Swanson: What is the purpose of your organization? Mark: I see this group as participating in long-term class consciousness raising and building political power outside of the traditional structures here. I talk about this all the time, but I see us as operating in the void that the Democratic Party leaves in politics. Seth: I think that, like Mark mentioned, the big … [Read more...] about Slumlords Beware: An Interview with Omaha Tenants United
Malik is an organizer from Silk City Socialists, an independent socialist organization in Paterson, New Jersey. Paterson is the second most densely populated city in the U.S., with a long history of both labor struggle and sharp racial oppression. We spoke with Malik about Silk City’s base buling projects and socialist organizing in the 21st century. Red Compass: What … [Read more...] about On Base-Building: An Interview with Malik from Silk City Socialists