SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Communique New England is Changing

Oh no! Change! What is to become of the Communique New England we all know and love? Have we proven once and for all that leftists actually can not have fun? Not in the slightest. In fact, we are extremely excited to announce our new partnership with Community Advocates for Justice and Equality, Lowell's very own … Continue reading SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Communique New England is Changing

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Jeffrey Pendleton was killed for being broke

by Jay Monaco Jeffrey Pendleton should still be alive right now. He should be breathing air, right now, like you and me. He didn't have to die. No. His death was not just preventable, but could have been prevented had our society a shred of decency remaining. A lifelong low-wage worker, Jeffrey Pendleton was active … Continue reading Jeffrey Pendleton was killed for being broke

Is anyone here serious about “political revolution”?

by Jay Monaco Midnight, Suicide Wednesday. These, the opening moments of the depressing slog that inevitably follows Super Tuesday returns, are made all the worse by the fact that those returns offered up iron-fisted testament to the supreme domination of one Donald Trump on one side and one Hillary Clinton on the other. Unless you're a white … Continue reading Is anyone here serious about “political revolution”?

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

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

Forgiveness doesn’t put out fires

by Jay Monaco It doesn't matter if you define the perspective from which you're coming as conservative or liberal - don't talk to me about a post-racial society. Don't talk to me about colorblindness. Don't tell me that race is no longer an issue because Obama and because the youngs are so liberal and cool … Continue reading Forgiveness doesn’t put out fires

There are too many socialist websites: Introducing Communique New England

by Jay Monaco Too Many Socialisms It’s 2015, and reading about politics on the internet has devolved to the level of cable and satellite television – even for the most ardent activists and junkies among us. Hundreds of channels and nothing to watch. And whatever you finally settle upon is bound to be depressing as … Continue reading There are too many socialist websites: Introducing Communique New England