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How Revolutionaries Use Elections

By LAZARO MONTEVERDE
Calls by social democrats to elect “progressive” Democrats exemplify what Engels called “parliamentary cretinism.” Marx, Engels and Lenin devised a different tactic for revolutionaries.

The Militarization of American Science

To celebrate our comrade Cliff Conner’s new book “The Tragedy of American Science,” out now from Haymarket Books, we re-publish an early excerpt published in Socialist Action in April 2018.

How Revolutionaries Use Elections

By LAZARO MONTEVERDE
Calls by social democrats to elect “progressive” Democrats exemplify what Engels called “parliamentary cretinism.” Marx, Engels and Lenin devised a different tactic for revolutionaries.

The Militarization of American Science

To celebrate our comrade Cliff Conner’s new book “The Tragedy of American Science,” out now from Haymarket Books, we re-publish an early excerpt published in Socialist Action in April 2018.

Mumia: The Perils of Reform

By MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
For years — indeed, for decades — we have seen the mirage of reform being presented by neoliberal leaders and their media tools, only to awake too late to ghoulish nightmares of shattered promises and hopes betrayed.

NY Cop Reforms? The Whole System Has to Go!

By MARTY GOODMAN
A mass movement against police brutality and continuous cop attacks on people and protesters, has won some reforms, but New York Democrats continue to refuse more significant changes.

“What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

By FREDERICK DOUGLASS
“A day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham.”

Mumia: The Perils of Reform

By MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
For years — indeed, for decades — we have seen the mirage of reform being presented by neoliberal leaders and their media tools, only to awake too late to ghoulish nightmares of shattered promises and hopes betrayed.

NY Cop Reforms? The Whole System Has to Go!

By MARTY GOODMAN
A mass movement against police brutality and continuous cop attacks on people and protesters, has won some reforms, but New York Democrats continue to refuse more significant changes.

“What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

By FREDERICK DOUGLASS
“A day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham.”

Combating Police Brutality and the COVID-19 Crisis: What Socialists Demand

By JAMES FORTIN
Not since the Great Depression of the 1930’s has the American working class experienced with such gravity an assault to its standing as we are witnessing today. Do we continue under the irrational capitalist rule of the 1%, or do we demand meaningful solutions to the problems that have been thrust upon us, the 99%?

Larry Kramer fought indifference — and won!

By JOHN WILSON
The death of Larry Kramer was a huge loss, not only for gay men and others in queer communities, but for all of us involved in the fight against every kind of oppression brought down on us by our decaying, crisis-ridden capitalist society.

Deadly New Sanctions on Syria

By JUDITH BELLO
The new U.S. sanctions against Syria are an attempt to land a death blow on the Syrian government while the world is focused on other problems.

U.S. Fight Against Racism and Repression Reaches New Heights

By JEFF MACKLER
Today’s unprecedented mobilizations began with the police murder of George Floyd. But their depth and staying power is equally a reflection of the mass anger and frustration stemming from all the insults to one’s being that capitalism has inflicted on working class America, and especially the nation’s Black, Brown and Native American communities.

George Shriver 1936 – 2020

Obituary by JENNIFER SHRIVER
George Van Bibber Shriver Jr. passed away in his sleep on April 24, 2020. His loss is felt by many.

Mumia: World On Fire

By MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
Protests against police brutality and racism in America have spread around the world.

Meatpacking Workers Attacked by COVID-19

By DON HARMON
Workers at meatpacking plants are suffering extremely high levels of coronavirus infection, due to lack of protection, while the plants become hotspots for widespread outbreaks in their towns and cities.

COVID-19 and NYC Transit Worker Hell

By MARTY GOODMAN
Over 130 New York City transit workers have died of COVID-19 with MTA doing little to protect the largely Black, Latino, and immigrant workforce. As one train conductor says, “We are not essential. We are sacrificial.”

The Wars Come Home: UNAC Statement on the Current Uprising

The United National Antiwar Coalition stands in solidarity with communities across the country who are rising up in protest against racist police violence.
Defend Black Lives! No Police State! No Military Dictatorship! Release all arrestees! No more attacks on anti-racist protesters!

Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Gay Community: Then and Now

Today Dr. Fauci is well known as a trusted scientist who is trying to guide the country through a pandemic. Gay men and lesbians who were involved in fighting the AIDS epidemic knew Dr. Fauci as a more complex figure in their struggle with the head of the NIAID.

Mumia: I Can’t Breathe, Part 2

By MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
“The name Eric Garner has become a catch word for the state of black America for decades, if not centuries, who can barely breathe free air.”

The Blue Plague and Black Death

By GLEN FORD
George Floyd’s death by Blue Plague in Minneapolis was widely condemned by the same parties that have encouraged and funded the spread of the fatal contagion.

Pandemic Capitalism’s Cruel Absurdity

By MARK T. HARRIS
The United States has the highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the world. Capitalism’s inexorable drive for profits over human needs got us here.

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