Boots Riley addresses the Marxist Center conference.' I joined the labor movement 41 years ago. I had enrolled in the socialist movement two years before that. When I started out my links to the rest of the socialist movement were few; there were dwindling handfuls of people who identified publicly as "socialists." The U.S. Mail and shortwave radio were my links to the … [Read more...] about Letter to the Socialists, Old and New
The German Marxist, Clara Zetkin, stated in her report to the Communist International in 1923 regarding fascism’s rise in Italy, Fascism confronts the proletariat as an exceptionally dangerous and frightful enemy. Fascism is the strongest, most concentrated, and classic expression at this time of the world bourgeoisie’s general offensive. It is urgently necessary that it be … [Read more...] about The Fight Against Fascism: Building Class Power Before It’s Too Late
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
The Red Nation red power fist (source: The Red Nation) It is an exciting time to be in solidarity with revolutionary Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color from around the world! This was especially palpable during the weekend of The Red Nation’s 2019 Native Liberation Conference (NLC) which took place September 7-8 in so-called Gallup, New Mexico (Diné and Zuni lands). Two … [Read more...] about Anti-Imperialism and Solidarity with the Global South: Reportback from The Red Nation’s Native Liberation Conference 2019
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!