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
I want to caution the reader that I am not a trained economist. I’m a blue collar worker with a few basic math skills. I have, however, experienced the capitalist system firsthand for several decades, which gives me a certain understanding of how capitalism really doesn’t “work” for the vast majority. by Steve Xavier The … Continue reading Crunching the jobs numbers
WAGE LABOR AND CAPITAL READING A: Engels, Introduction to "Wage Labor and Capital" B: Marx, "Wage Labor and Capital” SUPPLEMENTARY READING: Marx, "Value, Price and Profit" DISCUSSION POINTS We can exchange, for example, a pen for a cup either directly through barter or indirectly through money (they are both, let us assume, worth $1), … Continue reading WAGE LABOR AND CAPITAL
The following is based on a talk the author gave during a Philly Socialists educational meeting. The talk was based on the texts The Nature of Mass Demonstrations by John Berger and Liberalism, Ultraleftism or Mass Action by Peter Camejo by John Leslie I’m a long-time labor, socialist and social movement activist. I was raised in … Continue reading The Power of Mass Action
Republicans in Congress have introduced amendments to the National Labor Relations Act and Railway Labor Act today (2/1/17) aimed at crippling the right to organize a union. Such national “Right-To-Work” legislation has long been on the wish list of the right wing and big business and is aimed at gutting the ability of the unions … Continue reading GOP introduces Right-To-Work Law. The unions need to fight back now!