police brutality / racism / Uncategorized

1917: Black troops rebel against Jim Crow in Houston

1917: Black troops rebel against Jim Crow in Houston John Leslie In the months following the US entry into the First World War in 1917, the US needed to train tens of thousands of soldiers quickly. Training camps were authorized in a number of locations, including the construction of Camp Logan in Houston, TX. On … 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

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

police brutality / racism / Uncategorized / US Politics

Legacy of Police Impunity Boils Over

Legacy of Police Impunity Boils Over  By Barry Sheppard    Once again the deep racism and racial divide in the United States has burst upon the national scene, dominating newspapers, TV and social media.   Since 2014 videos taken by witnesses of police murders of Black people spurred the rise of the Black Lives Matter … Continue reading

marxism / Uncategorized

Kwame Somburu 1934-2016

Kwame Somburu 1934-2016 Kwame Somburu (Paul Boutelle) passed on May 3, 2016. A long time revolutionary and fighter for the oppressed, Kwame had been a member of the Socialist Workers Party, Socialist Action, and the Socialist Workers Organization. In 1968, Kwame was the Vice Presidential candidate of the SWP campaigning alongside Presidential nominee Fred Halstead. … Continue reading