Recently, we have seen at least four expressions of the desire to coordinate and unify socialist activism in the U.S., including at least two major initiatives involving meetings of hundreds of people. Mark Solomon published an article, “Whither the Socialist Left? Thinking
There is climate change afoot, and not only in our natural environment. There is a new global warming in the labor movement in the United States and worldwide. In the past several weeks, we have witnessed the uprising of 200,000 Bangladeshi garment workers
You know what sucks? Competing for jobs. I am looking for a job right now and I was already passed up for one because someone else was “more experienced.” In this tight job market where there are a lot of qualified job
by J. Richard Marra MapLight recently exposed the money trail from the US military-security-industrial complex to the campaign coffers of Connecticut Democratic members of Congress. Those who voted against ending the NSA’s brazen violation of the Fourth Amendment shamelessly skipped down a
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is conducting a Fight For 15 campaign that calls for state assemblies to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Though this may be a decent plan to move the political football forward, it is still
By David Keil The Obama administration recently accused the Syrian dictatorship of Bashar Al-Assad of launching a chemical weapons attack on civilians in suburbs of Damascus, Syria, and proposed a U.S. missile attack on Syria as a response. Only public revulsion against
I remember a college Republican advisory of mine once said that he didn’t believe there were starving kids in America because, at a school where he worked, he saw children throwing away food. Our individual experiences don’t always paint the complete reality.
by Larry Rockwood The easiest way to document the continuity between the Socialist Party, “reconstituted” in 1973 as the Socialist Party USA (SPUSA), and the Socialist Party of America, constituted as the Socialist Party of America (SPA) in 1901, is by a