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Fidel Castro, presente! a compilation of links

Fidel Castro, presente! a compilation of links Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution inspired a generation of young radicals and revolutionaries.  All humans have flaws but the balance sheet on Fidel and the revolution is overall a positive one. The gains of the Cuban people in education and health care are astounding. The internationalism of … Continue reading

police brutality / racism / Uncategorized / US Politics

After Dallas: Continue the Struggle for Justice!

After Dallas: Continue the Struggle for Justice! Black people in the U.S. are under attack. There is a clear pattern of police violence against the Black community, including extrajudicial murders which go unpunished by a racist criminal justice system. The Black Lives Matter movement is fighting back and not giving in to pressure from cops … Continue reading

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Study Guide for Mandel’s Vanguard Parties

Study Guide for Mandel’s Vanguard Parties originally posted by Socialist Action Ernest Mandel’s essay on vanguard parties is an explanation of why Marxists believe in the need for a revolutionary party. While Youth for Socialist Action obviously is not a party, through our association with Socialist Action, we seek to build a vanguard party that … Continue reading

austerity / labor / US Politics

Unemployment and Poverty, Inherent Features of Capitalism

Unemployment and Poverty, Inherent Features of Capitalism originally published in July 2016 by Left Voice John Leslie Millions of workers in the U.S. and around the world struggle to survive, often working low-wage, part-time jobs with no benefits. These victims of capitalism’s drive for profits must be at the center of a working class fightback. … Continue reading

antiwar / International / Palestine Solidarity / Uncategorized / US Politics

Israel, Palestine, Anti-Semitism and the US Left

Israel, Palestine, Anti-Semitism and the US Left Once the flagship of US Trotskyism, the US Socialist Workers Party is reduced to a rubber life raft of derailed sectarianism. The SWP was for decades a proponent of the liberation of the Palestinian people, but in recent years has changed to a position that can only be … Continue reading