Since the birth of this nation, brought about through the labor of enslaved Black people, there have been movements to deal with America's race problem.
Black Americans cannot afford, both figuratively and literally, to have America's problem of race inequality continuously pushed off.
Rosa Luxemburg famously said the choice before humanity was "socialism or barbarism." 101 years later, the same stark option confronts us today.
Even under socialism, doctors and lawyers will receive higher salaries than custodians, postal workers, cashiers, and fast food workers.
Having gains rolled back is a bitter experience. Personally, I'm tired of fighting for the same things again and again.
Any kind of socialism that isn't working to combat racism and sexism isn't being practical at all, not to mention realistic.
The essence of socialism is the replacement of the capitalist class and private corporate power by the working class and allied forces.
The phenomenal success of the Sanders campaign has put his self-styled democratic socialist agenda into the mainstream political conversation.
Bernie Sanders may or may not win the Democratic presidential nomination, but he has already put socialism into the mainstream political debate in the U.S.
While the meltdown of the Soviet Union didn't trigger capital's worldwide offensive, it did constitute a sea change in the balance of power and changed the dynamics of struggle.