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 July 24th, 1917, the 3rd Battalion of the 24th Infantry … Continue reading 1917: Black troops rebel against Jim Crow in Houston
In the nine days from April 22 to May 1 inclusive, there were three important national mobilizations against aspects of the Trump administration’s policies. By Barry Sheppard The March for Science The first of these, on April 22, was called by scientists and their supporters following Trump’s election to counter his attacks … Continue reading A Week of Mass Actions Challenge Trump
The first round of France’s presidential elections took place on April 23, and two candidates emerged to compete in the runoff on May 7: Emmanuel Macron, the candidate of En Marche (“On the Move”) and Marine Le Pen, candidate of the Front national (“National Front”)—although she officially resigned from her party on April 24 in … Continue reading The First Results from France’s Presidential Elections: The Backdrop and What Is to Come
During the presidential election campaign, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump favored a stepped-up military component of foreign policy. They differed on what the main target should be. Clinton aimed at Russia, while Trump singled out China. By Barry Sheppard Clinton not only wanted to continue the policy of both Republican and Democratic administrations since … Continue reading Trump’s Dangerous Saber-Rattling
As I sat down to write this brief article on the upcoming presidential election in France, which will take place on Sunday, April 23, my phone lit up with an alert from the Associated Press that Parisians were being warned to stay clear of the Champs-Élysées area. A shooting attack in which police seem … Continue reading What Will the French Presidential Elections Bring?
IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM: Class 1 READING A. Anti-imperialist Struggle is Key to Liberation, Leon Trotsky B. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, Sections I- VII [66 pages] DISCUSSION POINTS Why does capitalist competition inevitably lead to the formation of monopolies? What does Lenin mean when he says that capitalist … Continue reading IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM- Study Guide
Resistance Editorial. After an attack in Syria involving chemical weapons, US President Donald Trump launched a major attack on airfields in the country, firing over 50 Tomahawk missiles and killing at least 6. In doing so, Trump dangerously escalated the ongoing conflict, where a civil war has been raging since 2011. The US and Russia have … Continue reading U.S. Hands Off Syria!
by Karl Belin Writing for Left Voice in a March 28 article entitled “All Power to the Rank and File,” William Lewis makes the case for a renewed and concerted effort to carry out socialist work in the trade union movement. We thank Comrade Lewis and Left Voice for publishing the article, as we share … Continue reading A Socialist Strategy for Trade Union Work – A Reply to William Lewis
In a sweeping executive action, President Donald Trump signed an executive order titled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” that is aimed at undoing many of former President Obama’s regulations on climate change. Yet despite its rhetoric, Trump’s move is short-sighted and doomed to failure. by Wayne de Luca Trump surrounded himself with coal miners … Continue reading Trump Targets the Climate
Trump promised to cut through the disarray in the two parties of capitalism in the U.S. through forcing upon them both a new strongman – himself – who knew how to get things done and make deals. By Barry Sheppard The Republican health insurance debacle not only cut him down to size, but represented the … Continue reading The Strongman Falls on His Face