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Don’t March, Organize for Power

With the sudden and unexpected expansion of socialist organizations like Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) in the wake of the 2016 elections, socialists fi...   [ continue reading...]

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A Brief History of American Health Reform

It is a simple fact of politics in capitalist democracies that private interests shape, and often simply decide, public policies. Many issues of broad or collec...   [ continue reading...]

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A Party That Wants to Die but Can’t Pull the Plug

Yesterday, I noted my exasperation, in the face of the economic desperation of the younger generation, with the Clintonites in the Democratic Party. Young men a...   [ continue reading...]

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The Chemical Attack at Khan Sheikhoun

In late June, Seymour Hersh published an article in Die Welt claiming that the Assad government did not attack the town of Khan Sheikhoun with sarin on April 4....   [ continue reading...]

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The Millennials are the American Earthquake

This is a super-fascinating article for multiple reasons. First, it turns out millennials are even more like the 1930s generation than we realized. Not just in...   [ continue reading...]

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In the Red Corner

From Nigel Benn and Lennox Lewis to Anthony Joshua and Frank Bruno, the history of black boxers in Britain is rich, and often celebrated. But that hasn’t...   [ continue reading...]

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Nobody Cares About the Discourse

If a Blue Check or a Grey Wolf self-owns in the woods does it make a sound? No. Because no one knows what that means. And nobody cares about the discourse. Last...   [ continue reading...]

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Philadelphia’s Vanishing Affordable Housing

Few facets of our society offer a better display of the depravity of capitalism than the housing industry. Recently, the Grenfell Tower tragedy killed hundreds...   [ continue reading...]

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What’s Next for the Labour Left?

In 1981, a year after the election of Michael Foot as party leader, and with the Thatcherite project in full flow, Tony Benn ran for the deputy leadership of th...   [ continue reading...]

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“Someday This Army Is Going to Leave”

If you drive about an hour south of Seoul, you will find yourself next to the largest US military construction project in the world. As the capital’s metr...   [ continue reading...]

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Serving the People

Housing is an intimate need. Having a home offers a basic possibility of stability, a space to retreat to safety and recharge to fight another day; it’s n...   [ continue reading...]

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Democracy on Trial

Earlier this month the trial of Figen Yüksekdağ, co-chair of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), began in Turkey’s capital of Ankara. Acc...   [ continue reading...]

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Crackdown in the States

On January 20, 2017, as Donald Trump assumed the presidency after his surprise victory months before, many were anxious about what lay ahead. Throughout his cam...   [ continue reading...]

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When Organizers Are Professionals

In a recent piece, “All Worked Up and Nowhere to Go,” Amber A’Lee Frost offers a strident critique of the “self-appointed Trump Resistan...   [ continue reading...]

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The Ecuadorian Paradox

Although Lenin Moreno managed to win his election campaign, his left party and the party of former president Rafael Correa, Alianza Pais (AP), no longer enjoys...   [ continue reading...]

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Act National

On July 13, the Senate Republican leadership announced its revised proposal to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new plan twea...   [ continue reading...]

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After Disarmament

On April 8, Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (or ETA, “Basque Homeland and Freedom”) a Basque independence movement put a definitive end to its campaign of est...   [ continue reading...]

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The Profit Unarmed

In the wake of the collapse yesterday of the Republicans’ effort to repeal Obamacare — let’s hope this really is the endgame of that effort &m...   [ continue reading...]

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The Case Against the Public Option

The saga of Trumpcare may finally be behind us. The wretched bill would have wrenched coverage from tens of millions, and — by many estimates —...   [ continue reading...]

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What It Means to Be on the Left

Elizabeth Bruenig has written about the distinction between “liberals” and “the left.” She proposes that everyone in the broad...   [ continue reading...]

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