Opinion

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Economics is not morality play, but politics is

For socialist and progressive working-class forces, breaking out of marginalization is the key political challenge of our time.

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Keep hope alive, build a transformative movement

The election of Obama in 2008 and his reelection in 2012 gave millions hope that this awful situation would change for the better. But that hope hasn't been fully realized.

 

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GOP Convention brews lies and hate

I can't recall another Republican Convention more full of lies, demagogy, sexism and racism as the one just concluded in Tampa.

Foxconn and socialism in China

How can there be such abuses, and class conflicts, under socialism? Doesn't socialism promise and end to class conflict, and create a classless society?

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Occupy's 89%? Where anarchism shuns unionists, it allies with the ultra-right

Anarchist collectives in the Occupy movement in Oakland and the Pacific Northwest have put forward a new slogan, "We are the 89%." This threatens to destroy any alliance between the Occupy movement and organized labor.

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Van Halen's new pro-union 'Tattoo'

Classic rockers Van Halen are back with their first new studio album ("A Different Kind of Truth") in 14 years. And the album's lead single, "Tattoo," is a pretty important pro-union shout-out.

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Oscars hid shameful side of "The Artist"

"The Artist" opens with a shameful and blatant episode of anti-Soviet and anti-Russian propaganda that has no place in advancing the plot of the film.

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Close to half of all Americans live near poverty

Tens of millions of families are working regularly but have little savings and are on the brink of disaster.

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In their war against workers, corporations increasingly choose lockouts

Employers have been engaging in class warfare for quite some time now. Recently they have added lockouts to the long list of weapons they have used to wage that warfare.

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Scaling the Great Class Wall in America

A radicalization process is at work here and it is growing in intensity and breadth.

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