1917: Black troops rebel against Jim Crow in Houston

  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

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A Week of Mass Actions Challenge Trump

    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 Results from France’s Presidential Elections: The Backdrop and What Is to Come

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

Trump’s Dangerous Saber-Rattling

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

IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM- Study Guide

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

A Socialist Strategy for Trade Union Work – A Reply to William Lewis

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

Trump Targets the Climate

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