graphic credit: Shenby (they/she) @leftaesthetic Recently, a debate over appealing to “American patriotism” as a tactic for revolutionary organizing in the home base of imperialism was revived. Historically an ideological tool of the ruling class, patriotism has been used to mobilize the American working class to support imperialist wars, racism, and settler colonialism. … [Read more...] about American Patriotism or National Liberation?
Introduction In the course of the last half decade a distinct political consciousness in the youth has heralded a return of an explicitly socialist politics openly hostile to the reigning institutions of the capitalist order in the United States. This mass resurgence has occurred due to the failures, not successes, of the far-left to attain long-lasting gains for posterity … [Read more...] about Introduction to the Dossier on Basebuilding
Post and Grant Avenues looking northeast after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 (credit: National Archives and Records Administration) Donald Trump was a test run. Worse than him is coming down the road within the decade. Get busy building. Movement activists who supported Biden emphasized that his presidency would give the movement breathing room. Okay. We have … [Read more...] about Among the Ruins of Victory
Chinese men working on the Union Pacific Railroad in the late 1800s. (source: Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library) Hui-Ling Chan works as a housing administrator and during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been designated an essential worker. For Chan and countless other Asian workers in the U.S. during the pandemic, there has been a heightened level of … [Read more...] about In the Face of COVID-19, Asian Americans Counter Imperialism
Potere Operaio (Workers' Power) demonstrating in the streets of Italy in the 1970s There is an updated version of this piece which you can read here: "Update: Create Two, Three, Many Parties of Autonomy!" 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 … [Read more...] about Create Two, Three, Many Parties of Autonomy!