Internal State Dept. Memo Urges Acts of War Against Syria

Editor’s Note: “A socialist anti-war campaign must also be an anti-imperialist campaign. While organizing to cut the military budget and end war, we must also commit to organizing against US hegemony in the world and build connections to international anti-war organizations.” SPUSA

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A Medical Perspective of Capitalism

As a future doctor, I have a penchant for analyzing everyday situations and relationships with a scientific, empirical mindset. That is, as I see social constructs and interactions, organizational structures and systems of both governments and communities, I try to reconcile them

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SPUSA, YPSL and UIC Students join to Stop Trump!

Miguel del Toral,  May 30, 2016   Buzzing phones, non-stop emails, late night planning, rushed interviews for local news and online media, and last-minute preparations dominated the days before the now infamous rally in Chicago to “Stop Trump.” It all began Monday,

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An American Revolutionary in Paris: French Workers and the Socialist Party of France (II)

Note from the Editor: This is the second installment of Michael Weinert’s article that is appearing as part of The Socialist’s celebration of May Day 2016. We invite our visitors to read Part I which was recently posted. Also, please take advantage of the link to

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An American Revolutionary in Paris: French Workers and the Socialist Party of France (I)

Note from the Editor: Michael Weinert’s article is appearing in The Socialist in two installments as part of its celebration of May Day 2016. We invite our readers to revisit The Socialist Webzine soon to enjoy the conclusion of Michael’s informative and insightful interviews with

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SPUSA Living Wage Commission: Statement of Solidarity with Verizon Workers

The Socialist Party stands in solidarity with the 40,000 Verizon workers who are currently on strike on the East Coast. At a time when Verizon is reporting billions of dollars in profits and compensates its corporate executives with tens of millions, the idea of trying

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Deflategate: Capitalism on the Gridiron

For those who are mercifully unaware of the latest kerfuffle within the NFL, here is an unmerciful summary of the now infamous “Deflategate.” Deflategate refers to a conspiracy allegedly enabled by Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady involving a scheming deflation of game balls. Emerging

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New Populism’s Fallacy of Progress

[PLEASE NOTE: This is a reposting of Arthur Knott’s article that appeared in The Socialist in July of 2014.] In 2013, a group of Wall Street regulators shifted nervously in their seats sitting before a Congressional panel. The woman who sat before

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Gentrification and the Class Cleansing of our Cities

Baltimore, Baseball and Burning Buildings The Hartford Courant recently published the editorial “Why Hartford Is In A Better Place Than Baltimore.” That truth remaining undetermined, Hartford and Baltimore are at least historically comparable. Urban development projects, like Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Hartford’s recent

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