Covid and Capitalism: An Interview With Rob Wallace

A Socialist Action Webinar As the ruling class continues the push to open the economy and remove COVID protections, the Delta variant is spreading across the U.S. Hear an exclusive interview with Rob Wallace, epidemiologist and author of Big Farms Make Big Flu, on the current state of the pandemic and the capitalist response. Hosted by Mark Ostapiak, … Continue reading Covid and Capitalism: An Interview With Rob Wallace

Is an Innocent Man Still Languishing on Death Row? We’ve Seen the DNA Evidence in the Kevin Cooper Case. It Points Elsewhere.

By Nicholas Kristof, Opinion Editor New York Times, January 23, 2021 [Editorial note by Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action. Kevin Cooper, an innocent San Quentin, CA death row prisoner for the past 37 years, won an important victory on his road to exoneration and freedom when California Governor Gavin Newsom, issued a May 28, … Continue reading Is an Innocent Man Still Languishing on Death Row? We’ve Seen the DNA Evidence in the Kevin Cooper Case. It Points Elsewhere.

Biden Continues Trump’s Policies on Refugees

By Barry Sheppard July 6, 2021 Despite promises made during his election campaign, Biden in office is continuing Trump’s policies on refugees fleeing the horrific conditions in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, conditions flowing from U.S. imperialist policies. An article in the June 26 New York Times reported, “Human rights and immigration advocates have assailed the Biden … Continue reading Biden Continues Trump’s Policies on Refugees

The Case Crumbles: Why Isn’t Julian Assange Free?

By Terina Hine Reprinted from the British-based online publication, Counterfire. [Editor’s note: Assangedefense.org, the U.S.-based national Julian Assange defense committee organized a series of 17 meetings throughout the month of June in cities across the U.S. The meetings featured Julian Assange’s father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton. Entitled "Home Run for Julian,” tour demands included, … Continue reading The Case Crumbles: Why Isn’t Julian Assange Free?

Chicago Police Murdered Adam Toledo

By Cristobal Cavazos Thirteen-year old Adam Toledo was shot to death in the Mexican working class neighborhood of Little Village, among the most poverty stricken in Chicago. CPD officer Eric Stillman did this heinous deed on March 29, but a Chicago police cover-up reported otherwise. Months later video footage showed Stillman shooting an unarmed Toledo, … Continue reading Chicago Police Murdered Adam Toledo

Missing Persons Report – No Solution for Toronto’s LGBTQI Community

by John Wilson "Review Lays Bare Police Failings" topped page 1 in the Toronto Star of April 14, 2021. The Independent Civilian Review of Missing Persons Investigations report, led by retired Justice Gloria Epstein, falls considerably short of the press headline. While clearly condemning the indifference, bungling and "systemic" errors of police, the Review presents no credible … Continue reading Missing Persons Report – No Solution for Toronto’s LGBTQI Community

Killer Cop Derek Chauvin Guilty on All Charges! But the Struggle Continues!

By Lisa Leonard Thousands are celebrating in the streets of Minneapolis today after the judge in Derek Chauvin’s trial announced the jury’s guilty verdict for the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin was convicted of all three charges, including second and third degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. In Minnesota, second-degree murder carries a maximum sentence of … Continue reading Killer Cop Derek Chauvin Guilty on All Charges! But the Struggle Continues!

Grace Carlson: Unsung Hero of the Early Trotskyist Movement

By Ann Montague  Grace Carlson was the only female member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) (predecessor organization of Socialist Action) to be convicted and sentenced under the notorious anti-communist Smith Act of 1940. She was sentenced to sixteen months in the Federal Correctional Facility For Women in Alderson, West Virginia. The trial and convictions … Continue reading Grace Carlson: Unsung Hero of the Early Trotskyist Movement

Big Pharma’s Greedy Palm, Outstretched Again

By James Fortin U.S. Big Pharma is doing a victory lap.  Never to miss an accolade or two from their friends at the Wall Street Journal, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is taking the bow under the recent article entitled, “Capitalism Is What Will Defeat Covid.”  Oh, really? In the piece CEO Alex Gorsky half-truthfully … Continue reading Big Pharma’s Greedy Palm, Outstretched Again

Amazon Workers in Historic Battle for Union in Deep South

By Karen Schieve Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos is a very rich man, among the richest in the world. He owns numerous palaces and the Blue Origins rocket launching pad in Texas for private space travel and exploration. Mr. Bezos has become even richer from the profits of Whole Foods, an up-scale grocery chain, and from The Washington Post newspaper. … Continue reading Amazon Workers in Historic Battle for Union in Deep South

International Women’s Day, a Brief History…

By Ann Montague International Women’s Day has its roots in the Feb. 28th 1909 march to commemorate the 1908 strike of female immigrant garment workers in New York City. The march was organized by the Socialist Party of America and they proclaimed National Women’s Day.  A year after the New York City garment workers strike … Continue reading International Women’s Day, a Brief History…

COVID-19 Is the Real Insurrection

By James Fortin January 10, 2021 Over the past days the major media has talked incessantly about the Trump-directed mob violence in the Capitol Building, labeling the event instigated by the sociopathic narcissist of a President a coup or insurrection. While thousands of Trump supporters attended his rally in Washington, it should be noted that … Continue reading COVID-19 Is the Real Insurrection

You Can’t Shame the Shameless Black Misleadership Class

By Glen Ford, Dec. 17, 2020 The Black misleaders have been busy selling out Black people for half a century, but are still only barely tolerated by the rich man’s Democratic Party and its racist figurehead, Joe Biden. “The Black misleaders have no bite and have not even dared to bark in half a century.” The … Continue reading You Can’t Shame the Shameless Black Misleadership Class

The Supreme Court and the Women’s Movement

By ANN MONTAGUE The naming of a new Supreme Court justice has developed into a national discussion about the possible direction of court decisions in the future. However, there is no one questioning the very existence of a system of nine unelected justices with lifetime appointments making momentous decisions that affect people’s everyday lives.

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.

Assange: Empire of Surveillance and Imperialism

By KATU ARKONADA The trial against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a perfect metaphor for how United States imperialism operates in the world today. The Armed Forces, the Department of State, and the CIA caused thousands of deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria, but it’s the person who showed to the world those crimes who … Continue reading Assange: Empire of Surveillance and Imperialism

Book Review: The Trials of Julian Assange

By MICHAEL STEVEN SMITH Book Review: In Defense of Julian AssangeEdited by Tariq Ali and Margaret KuntslerPaperback, First Edition, 320 pagesPublished 2019 by OR Books Whistle-blowing, truth-telling journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now sits in solitary confinement in London‘s infamous Belmarsh prison. The Trump administration has asked that he be extradited to Virginia for trial as … Continue reading Book Review: The Trials of Julian Assange

Bay Area tours Venezuelan Embassy Protectors

By NICK BAKER Three Venezuelan Embassy Protectors toured the Bay Area earlier this month in an eight-event, seven-city tour. Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, and David Paul were three of the last four Embassy Protectors remaining in the Venezuelan Embassy when police broke down the embassy doors and arrested them. They stayed in the embassy for … Continue reading Bay Area tours Venezuelan Embassy Protectors

CSIS spy agency violates democratic rights — BCCLA

By GARY PORTER The Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) is a heavily funded spy agency. With a $500 million (CDN) annual budget, it operates gunslinger-style, spying on Canadians and others it considers a security risk, gathering information from the dozens of innocent people their suspects contact, such as friends, relatives, neighbours, and co-workers. This … Continue reading CSIS spy agency violates democratic rights — BCCLA

Free Julian Assange! Defend freedom of the press!

By BRUCE LESNICK On April 11, the Ecuadorian government revoked asylum protection for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Within minutes, British gendarmes entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, arrested Assange, and seized his computers, documents, and other materials. He is now being held in London’s Belmarsh prison for bail violation. That spurious charge stems from a … Continue reading Free Julian Assange! Defend freedom of the press!