Strike pickets in New York (1910) Image via Wikimedia Commons The utter rout of the Labour Party in the 2019 British elections has raised serious questions about the immediate viability of an electoral road to socialism “across the pond.” Some commentators have since tried to distance the democratic socialism of Jeremy Corbyn from that of his American counterpart … [Read more...] about Organizing the unorganized: The left’s task in the labor movement
There is a distinction in the Left right now which divides older parts of the US Left from the newer organizations which have grown since the Trump presidency. On the one hand is a conception of politics as a series of line positions and principles held in abstract. This idea reaches its zenith with a view of people and organizations as having “good politics” or “bad … [Read more...] about The Need For Principles
Potere Operaio (Workers' Power) demonstrating in the streets of Italy in the 1970s Our time is one of significant political crisis. The façade of the neoliberal consensus manufactured by the imperialist ruling class has shattered and through the cracks has poured a renewed interest in left politics, both reformist and revolutionary. This renewed interest has helped to … [Read more...] about Create Two, Three, Many Parties of Autonomy!
"Climate change protesters march in Paris streets, 2019" by Jeanne Menjoulet Introduction We have just passed the second anniversary of one of the most destructive hurricanes Houston and the state of Texas have ever experienced. What transpired in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is a microcosm of national and international dynamics. Harvey is a symbol of … [Read more...] about When Flood Waters Run Dry: Hurricane Harvey, Climate Change & Social Reproduction
Protestors links arms with Nick Lambert Saturday during a protest. A recent salvo of polemics has renewed discussion around the question of unity throughout the emergent US socialist movement. With the DSA convention in August serving as a point of departure, several analyses explain the underlying contradictions of this political moment and offer a way forward. I argue that … [Read more...] about Beyond Basebuilding: Towards a Declassed Socialist Movement