• The Political Revolution Goes to Work

    The political revolution can’t be limited to election campaigns – it must be brought into our workplaces and unions too – writes Jane Slaughter. Keep reading »

  • Accountable Capitalism or Democratic Socialism?

    We need to challenge the logic of capital. Elizabeth Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act only further entrenches it. Keep reading »

  • Neoliberal Fascism and the Echoes of History

    The nightmares that have shaped the past and await return slightly just below the surface of American society are poised to wreak havoc on us again. America has reached a distinctive crossroads in which the principles and practices of a fascist past and neoliberal present have merged to produce what Philip Roth once called “the … Keep reading »

  • What’s Behind the Trade War?

    Trump’s burgeoning trade war is more about asserting U.S. dominance in the world than helping American workers – writes David Kotz. Keep reading »

  • Attacking the Rights of Workers: The U.S. Supreme Court Hides Behind the First Amendment

    There is nothing about the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME to overturn 41 years of precedent and declare that agency fee/fair share is unconstitutional that surprised me. Watching the tendency of the conservative majority it would have been a miracle for them to have decided otherwise. Perhaps, if they had been … Keep reading »

  • By Party or By Formation

    What would happen if the concept of a political formation were turned into a party building strategy? A map and a metaphorical excursion through two of today’s emerging democratic left forces may lead to an answer. This excursion starts by outlining the descriptive and strategic dynamics of the notion of the political formation, as articulated … Keep reading »

  • The Nightmare of Neoliberal Fascism – An interview with Henry A. Giroux

    Mark Karlin (MK): Why is it important to have an historical understanding of fascism to shed light on the age of Trump? Henry A. Giroux (HG): The conditions leading to fascism do not exist in some ethereal space outside of history. Nor are they fixed in a static moment in the past. As Hannah Arendt … Keep reading »

  • Tax Cuts: Its All About Capitalism

    Powerful corporations and the rich in the United States continue their winning ways. By narrow margins, both the House of Representatives and Senate have agreed on a budget proposal that calls for an increase in the federal deficit of $1.5-trillion in order to fund a major reform of the U.S. tax system that will make … Keep reading »

  • The NAFTA Consensus

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks started on August 16 with very little of the fire and fury Donald Trump had promised during his campaign. His pledge to abolish the deal has largely been replaced with a plan to modernize it. Some currents within the Trump administration would certainly like to get rid … Keep reading »

  • DSA Convention 2017

    Successful Convention Moves DSA to Left

    The socialist movement in the United States took a big step forward this past weekend as almost 700 delegates representing over 25,000 members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) met at the organization’s biennial national convention in Chicago (Aug. 3-6, 2017). This convention, the first since DSA more than tripled in size following last … Keep reading »

  • GE’s Switch

    The resignation of General Electric (GE) CEO Jeff Immelt last month is the latest sign of the broad restructuring of political and economic power currently underway in the United States. His departure, and John Flannery’s arrival, reveals a lot about the new phase of financialization that has emerged from the Great Financial Crisis. As financial … Keep reading »

  • Labor’s Legitimacy Crisis Under Trump

    As nativist right-wing populism surges across the Global North amidst the exhaustion of social democracy and “Third Way” liberalism, the United States finds itself at the forefront. Elsewhere, right populist parties have led in the polls, as with the Front National in France and the PVV in the Netherlands, or played key roles in seismic … Keep reading »