Special Guest Post: A Pro-Sanders Dissenter Speaks

Editor's Note: A couple of weeks ago, I reached out to Socialist Alternative, the ISO, and the Green Party with a "memo" regarding intelligent, practical cooperation - or at least dialogue - on The Sanders Question. Despite the piece being read and shared much more widely than I would have expected - thank you, good … Continue reading Special Guest Post: A Pro-Sanders Dissenter Speaks

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Has Anything Changed? Learning from the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921

by Kate Frey Although the first black President of the United States, Barack Obama, declared during his 2008 campaign his belief that the battles against racial oppression have been won and belong to the past, that the US is now a “post racial” society”, events over the past few decades – including very recently - … Continue reading Has Anything Changed? Learning from the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921

The Soul of the New Hampshire Labor Movement

“Every worker deserves a voice in their workplace,” says Matt Murray, founder of New Hampshire Labor News. No joke, if you aren’t down with NHLN, stop reading this and click the link. Get over there immediately. Follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook. They make it really easy for you - subscribe and … Continue reading The Soul of the New Hampshire Labor Movement

12 Reasons to Donate to Kshama Sawant RIGHT NOW

Socialist Kshama Sawant is in the fight of her political life against an angry corporate-backed Democrat determined to spend whatever it takes to defeat the only socialist councilmember of a major city in the US in decades. Since she doesn't accept corporate cash, she needs YOUR MONEY. Since ballots are due on August 4, there's no … Continue reading 12 Reasons to Donate to Kshama Sawant RIGHT NOW

Let’s Get It Together: A Memo to Socialist Alternative, the ISO, the Green Party, and Everyone Else about Bernie Sanders

If we quit the Race to the Correct Position, cool off and shut up a little bit, we might actually get something done By Jay Monaco (Author’s Note: I am a dues-paying member of Socialist Alternative in good standing, but the following represents my own views, and my own views alone. It should not be … Continue reading Let’s Get It Together: A Memo to Socialist Alternative, the ISO, the Green Party, and Everyone Else about Bernie Sanders

To Greece, with Love: Solidarity both large and small in the face of the “financial terrorists”

by Jay Monaco Call me soft if you want, but I feel no shame in admitting to being profoundly moved by the people of Greece. Hell, for all their flaws, I'm moved and inspired by Alexis Tsipras and Syriza. These are  real, flesh and blood politicians exhibiting tremendous courage and even exuding the faintest whiff … Continue reading To Greece, with Love: Solidarity both large and small in the face of the “financial terrorists”

The Great Big Labor Tweakout of 2015

by Jay Monaco Yeah, all that stuff I said about labor and the TPP? Totally never mind, guys. Never mind. Forget it. I wrote about how the leaders of labor, so often pleading impotence, revealed themselves little Machiavellis in the halls of power during the Trade Promotion Authority fight, winning the day by browbeating democrats … Continue reading The Great Big Labor Tweakout of 2015