Death Row inmate Kevin Cooper fights for his innocence

By DON HARMON Since 1983, African American Kevin Cooper has been incarcerated on Death Row at California’s San Quentin State Prison. Wrongfully convicted during a nationally-covered racist frame-up trial in San Bernardino County, Cooper came within hours of being executed in 2004. But thanks to a broad movement demanding justice and freedom and ever-mounting evidence…

Mumia: Jeff Mackler and the Struggle for a Socialist World

By MUMIA ABU-JAMAL The speech below is a message of support that Mumia sent to Socialist Action’s Jeff Mackler 2020 presidential campaign kick-off event Jeff Mackler has spent most of his life in struggles for social justice, from the 1960s till today—and tomorrow. From the early civil rights movement, the imperial war in Vietnam, the…

U.S. vs. Iran: Which side are you on?

By JEFF MACKLER On the brink of war with Iran the Trump administration presented to the American public and to the world the following stated or implied theses: That the U.S. was a civilized nation intent on preventing “terrorist nations” like Iran from destroying the world with nuclear weapons. That as the chief spokesperson of…

Anatomy of Bernie Sanders’ socialism

By NICK BAKER A 2019 Pew Research Center poll of Americans’ political views found that 42 percent support socialism, up from 31 percent found by Pew in 2010. Fully half of youth under 30 indicated their “positive or very positive impression” of socialism. The biggest change that the new poll registered was among those 30–49…

The Trump impeachment charade

By NICK BAKER The House of Representatives’ almost-exclusively Democratic Party line vote of 232-197 to impeach President Donald Trump is certain to be rejected in early January by a similar Republican Party line vote in the U.S. Senate. Under the U.S. Constitution, the Senate acts as a trial body to determine the validity of House…