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Socialism is about more than just voting for one person in one election. But what else? Eric Ruder in Socialist Worker US looks back at the centuries-old socialist tradition to provide some answers.
The right-wingers who have taken over federal property in eastern Oregon claim to be fighting a tyrannical government, but their outrage is selective, writes Eric Ruder in Socialist Worker US. THE ONGOING occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon raises a thicket of political questions significantly more important than the squabbling […]
What is socialism and where will it come from? What we mean by socialism is bound up with the questions of how we think a new society can be achieved–and who can achieve it. Alan Maass explains why in Socialist Worker US.
The inaction of world leaders in the face of looming climate disaster stands in stark contrast to the determination of activists, write Michael Ware and Ragina Johnson in Socialist Worker US. Among other things they say: ‘There’s lots of reasons to doubt the resolve of world leaders – the recent failure of preparatory talks in Bonn, the lack of ambition or action by powerful governments in the past and, of course, the dismal record of previous COPs to accomplish anything meaningful. Whatever agreement is struck in Paris, it won’t do nearly enough.’ To read the whole article click here.
The recent swings in world financial markets and the growing international effects of an economic slowdown in China have raised fears in the U.S. that the economic recovery could be on its last legs–even before working people felt like they had escaped the last crisis. And what will come next? In the first instalment of a three-part series, Lee Sustar in Socialist Worker US answers questions about the underlying causes of the instability in the markets–and explains how the troubles in the world economy today are tied to the same problems that led to the Great Recession of 2007-09.
It is not mere coincidence that the country with the most power on the world stage today is also the one that committed unforgivable crimes. Indeed, the U.S. established its superpower status at the end of the Second World War by demonstrating both its capacity to produce as well as its willingness to use the most destructive weapons ever invented.
Eric Ruder in Socialist Worker US examines the dialectical method developed and deployed by Karl Marx. Dialectics takes as its starting point that the social world is in a constant state of change and flux–and that capitalism, while it powerfully structures human relationships, is itself the product of human activity that emerges out of the material world, including the natural world.
John McDonald and Mary Bowman review the movie Mad Max: Fury Road in Socialist Worker US and take up the raging debate about whether or not it’s a feminist movie. They say that while socialists should not shy away from our reputation as pessimistic killjoys in pointing out that we’re still a long way from a gender revolution breaking out in the entertainment industry, we should, nonetheless, be unequivocal in our defense of this movie.
Antonis Davanellos is one of the leading voices of SYRIZA’s left wing. He is a member of the Internationalist Workers Left (DEA), which cofounded SYRIZA as a coalition of left-wing organizations in 2004, and he is a member of the party’s Central Committee and Political Secretariat. Davanellos talked to Lee Sustar in Socialist Worker US about the debate over Greece’s future and the hardening battle lines in the discussion of what comes next.
The word “revolution” is often misused to describe events or historical developments that are far from revolutionary. Writing in Socialist Worker US, Paul D’Amato, author of The Meaning of Marxism, explains what Marxists mean – and don’t mean – when they talk about revolution.