Labor

Starbucks Solidarity this Labor Day

Join Starbucks Workers United and supporters this Labor Day weekend to celebrate the over 200 organizing victories and demand that Starbucks end their union-busting campaign.  Workers in SWU have called for “sip-in” demonstrations this weekend (bring a cash tip). These small actions can be used for building solidarity in the community with continued organizing and… Continue reading Starbucks Solidarity this Labor Day

Environment, Public Meetings

The “Green New Deal,” COP26 & the Fight to Stop Climate Catastrophe, Sunday, Jan. 30th 

We Need Climate Justice! Our rulers refuse to act on the rapidly unfolding climate catastrophe. How can we break from the priorities of capitalism and build a sustainable world? Join the discussion with Howie Hawkins, Michelle Robidoux, and Amy Leather on Facebook or Zoom, Sunday, January 30th. Watch on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/events/500611154704160 or Join on… Continue reading The “Green New Deal,” COP26 & the Fight to Stop Climate Catastrophe, Sunday, Jan. 30th 

Eastern Europe, International, Statements

Statement on Kazakhstan Uprising

Below we re-print a translated statement from the Socialist Tendency (Социалистическая тенденция / Sotsialisticheskaya tendentsiya) group in Russia on the current revolt in Kazakhstan UPRISING IN KAZAKHSTAN In early January, mass protests erupted in Kazakhstan. Initially, the protests were the workers' reaction to more than doubling of car gas price from 50 tenge per liter… Continue reading Statement on Kazakhstan Uprising

Anti-racism, Imperialism, US Politics

Kick Over the Statues: Columbus’ Legacy is Nothing to Celebrate

With the holiday coming up, Eric Fretz and M. N. Dahan look back on Christopher Columbus’ role in slavery and native genocide, and at the recent wave of activism in response. Every year around this time the debate rises about why the United States still celebrates Columbus Day and its nationalist myths. Millions of American… Continue reading Kick Over the Statues: Columbus’ Legacy is Nothing to Celebrate

Theory

What is Socialism?

As the horrors of the capitalist system are laid bare, more and more people are looking for an alternative. Today 41% of Americans (and a majority of young adults) have a positive view of “socialism,” but many others still have negative views based on the repressive regimes of the Soviet Union and elsewhere, and there are many different definitions of the word. What does the alternative to capitalism look like and how do we make it happen? Chantal Sundaram looks at different conceptions of socialism outlined in Hal Draper’s classic, “The Two Souls of Socialism.” Continue reading https://wordpress.com/post/marx21us.org/2257