Report from a Massive Frontline: Animal Rights Movement Flourishing

Animal (the kingdom of which humans are a part) liberation is a cause I find to be intrinsically socialist. The struggle for justice includes animals as oppression does not spare them. If the animal rights movement’s waves are any indicator, these practices

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Entryism and the Politics of Cowardice

“Never, and under no circumstances, may the party of the proletariat enter into a party of another class or merge with it organizationally. An absolutely independent party of the proletariat is a first and decisive condition for communist politics.” – Leon Trotsky,

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All I Want for Father’s Day is Socialism

“Daddy, what’s socialism?” My ten-year-old daughter asked me this question over breakfast one morning in Chicago. We were in the city for Independence Day weekend. I was attending the Socialism 2015 conference, and she and her mom came along to enjoy some

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Marxism-Leninism: Expectations and Reality

Introduction Marxism-Leninism was the official theory of the Soviet Union, and in several other so-called “communist” countries. Predictions of that famous theory, as described for example in (1), turned out to be in conflict with reality. What was expected to become an ideal

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Feminism as Part of Socialism

When properly understood, feminism is a natural part of socialism. As feminism is the movement to secure economic, political, and social equality for women, and socialism is the only movement that can deliver such equality to all people, we find socialist insights

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Automation Doesn’t Have to Be a Problem, But It Requires Societal Change

An anxiety has been festering amongst the working class since at least the 1980s: robots are going to take our jobs.  Automation has posed competition, especially for blue-collar workers, for decades as their jobs could potentially be replaced by automatons whose name

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