Socialist Punditry: What’s up with the 2016 elections and where do we fit in?

I used to love elections. More than almost anything in the world. Make fun of me all you want to, but for almost a decade, that wondrous msnbc RESULTS! theme would send surges of dopamine to my politically-addled brain. I loved the constant conflict, the ups and downs of the horserace, the rush of belonging … Continue reading Socialist Punditry: What’s up with the 2016 elections and where do we fit in?

Lowell Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels; Actually Listens to the People

In a Tuesday night vote, the Lowell City Council joined over a dozen other Massachusetts communities in calling for the Commonwealth to altogther divest its funds from fossil fuels. The move comes after a grassroots call to action led by 350MA, a Massachusetts environmental non-profit. In Lowell, the organization's victory was secured in part by … Continue reading Lowell Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels; Actually Listens to the People

THIS SATURDAY – Come to Our Community Bloc Party – It’s Free (and you have nothing better to do)

Seriously, though. This runs 12-5 PM with FREE music (by DJ6PAC, no less), FREE games, FREE FOOD AND SOFT DRINKS, FREE solidarity - and MORE! Come and meet some of the good folks of CAJE you've been reading about and, as the sign says, bring your family and friends! Feel free to pass along. Really, … Continue reading THIS SATURDAY – Come to Our Community Bloc Party – It’s Free (and you have nothing better to do)

A Young Socialist Against Sectarianism

So according to an editor's note in the blog linked below, it turns out Paul Goodspeed may not actually be the only member of DSA in New Hampshire, after all - but regardless, he certainly represents them well. In a previous guest post for CNE, Goodspeed described his experiences attending the DSA's youth conference held this … Continue reading A Young Socialist Against Sectarianism

Direct Action > The Grievance Process

Saw this on Facebook today and I'm only just now realizing it's actually from October of last year. Nevertheless, it's great. In These Times interviews Stanley Aronowitz, lifelong labor activist, author, and CUNY graduate sociology professor, on the state of today's labor movement and the way ahead. Some highlights: "...[A]gitation for an anti-capitalist politics can’t wait … Continue reading Direct Action > The Grievance Process

FREE FILM THIS FRIDAY: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Imagine if a bunch of Swedish journalists came to the US to extensively document, on film, the Black Power Movement between 1967 and 1975, then the footage was lost for 30 years, found again, and compiled into a brand new documentary by filmmaker Göran Olsson. Don't strain yourself too hard - that's exactly what happened in … Continue reading FREE FILM THIS FRIDAY: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Argument and Analysis: Pro-Sanders Guest Post, Part II

Editor’s Note: A couple of weeks ago, I reached out to Socialist Alternative, the ISO, and the Green Partywith 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 readers … Continue reading Argument and Analysis: Pro-Sanders Guest Post, Part II

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

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