That's how it should be, but, as history teaches, socialism is democratic only if we make it so.
America called and they came. And it was immediate. Wave after wave of concerned citizens evolved into a tsunami of humanity that descended upon Madison, Wisconsin. As workers, students and everyday citizens with no political bent understood the Republicans' intent, they responded en masse.
The same financial power structure that ruined Detroit economically stands in the shadows as mouthpieces of money in the state government threaten the majority Black city.
The right-wing offensive is backfiring. But the battle is far from won.
As nervous as I was, I knew in my mind that I was doing something very positive. Signing the recall petition gave me a sense of pride, something I hadn't felt in a long time.
St. Patrick's Day marks the 41st anniversary of the Great Postal Strike of 1970. The key to our dismal conditions then was this: we had no collective bargaining rights.
Republicans pulled a fast one last night, but Wisconsin workers have shown they will not take it lying down, and the key has been their "special sauce" - breadth and unity.
The rights of public workers and the services they provide is a part of the bigger fight for all workers to organize and win decent wages, working conditions, benefits and strong communities.
Under the guise of "fiscal responsibility" the tea party GOP extreme right at both the federal and state level is wielding a two-edged sword aimed at the heart of the black and Latino community's economic life.
Today 36% of public workers are union members which corresponds very closely to 37% of the total U.S. workforce unionized from the 1960s to 1980s.