US Politics

Flagrant Violations of Voting Rights in CT

Flagrant Violations of Voting Rights in CT Petitions for Socialist Candidate Still Not Checked; Signatures Illegally Rejected Call Secretary of State, Denise Merrill Now! Count Every Signature! Summary: The Secretary of State’s office is threatening to rule Socialist and Iraq War Veteran, Fred Linck off the ballot when dozens of petitions are still in the … Continue reading

austerity / marxism / strategy / US Politics

The “White Working Class” and the Road Forward

Sam Gindin, a Canadian academic and former researcher for the Canadian Auto Workers, published an article in Jacobin called “Toward a Mass Socialist Party”. The topic is the burning question on the left, doubly so after the spectacular self-immolation of the Democratic Party in a loss to Donald J. Trump, so Gindin’s article deserves a … Continue reading

strategy / US Politics

Socialist Alternative’s call for a new party is a dangerous halfway measure

Socialist Alternative’s call for a new party is a dangerous halfway measure John Leslie Seattle City Councilor Kshama Sawant’s recent article, It’s Not About Bernie: Why We Can’t Let Our Revolution Die in Philadelphia, raises some serious concerns about the direction of Socialist Alternative (SAlt) and their intervention in the Sanders campaign. In the article, … Continue reading

austerity / marxism / occupy wall street / US Politics

Intro: Video Socialism at the Ballot Box (plus a note on tactics)

Intro: Video Socialism at the Ballot Box (plus a short note on tactics) I highly recommend watching this video.  The comments of both Alan Akrivos of Socialist Alternative and Jen Roesch of the International Socialist Organization were encouraging in their nonsectarian tone and attitude.  It seems to me that we are at a pivotal  juncture for … Continue reading