Occupy Oakland's National Day of Action, Nov. 2, 2011, is a day to be remembered for the lessons it offers us.
What will it take to save the core components of our social compact? The same thing that it took to win them. Here are six essential ingredients.
Like others, I'm disappointed with some of the administration's policies over the past two years - but I'm mindful of the main stragetic question for class and democratic struggles.
With profit margins soaring and capital and labor locked in a deadly, unequal embrace, what are working people to do?
Initiatives from above are important, but they cannot substitute for mass organization, action and unity at the grassroots level, with the working class at the core.
Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, tea party, etc., comfortably nestle in the Republican Party, endangering to the extreme democracy and progress.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs may be guilty of overstatement, but smart people will cull the grain of truth from his remarks.
The conflict between working people and corporate power permeates all aspects of society - but why can't the two sides just call a truce and live in peace?
There's no direct path to socialism - at every new stage of struggle, everybody has his or her opinion about what is to be done, and, not surprisingly, I do too.
Only a particular kind of movement has the capacity to challenge the array of forces on the other side of the class struggle at this juncture.