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
Photo by Stephanie Olechowska. Philadelphia Tenants’ Union members confront wealthy slumlord Ajay Raju of Cross Properties, which is behind the mass eviction of Penn Wynn tenants in the Wynnefield section of West Philadelphia. The dominant left-wing political forms of our present moment are either amorphous “movements” without formal structures, or nongovernmental … [Read more...] about Base-Building: Activist Networking or Organizing the Unorganized?
moose, airport, moose airport, tetons Regeneration represents an attempt to begin to synthesize the various perspectives and strategic orientations which have emerged from the organizing efforts of over a dozen independent, citywide communist and revolutionary socialist collectives in the United States. As our name suggests, we exist as both a product of and an effort to … [Read more...] about Mission Statement
Full disclosure: I attended the Marxist Center conference as a delegate for United Communists of Lane County, a revolutionary socialist collective from Eugene, Oregon, of which I am a member. I aim to provide an unbiased account and reflection on the events of the conference, but I want to emphasize that these are my personal opinions and view and that they do not reflect the … [Read more...] about A New Socialist Org is Born: A Report on the Marxist Center Conference