Category: USA

  • Powerless in Texas

    Capitalist competition and greed lie at the heart of the power outages causing desperation across Texas. Keep reading »

  • Trump May Be Gone, But Neofascism Remains

    At last, the Donald Trump Presidency has crash landed and he is out of the White House. Now, we can all start dealing with ‘Trump trauma’ and shock. What did we live through over the past four years? This is a planetary question. It is a question we are all grappling with because the world … Keep reading »

  • 01/06/21: The Insurrection that Wasn’t

    “Only the chief … can still save bourgeois society. Only theft can still save property; only perjury, religion; bastardy, the family; disorder, order!” Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte Trump is now gone. But his leaving was not without a certain drama. His legacy is about as tarnished as it is possible to … Keep reading »

  • After Trump, What Prospects for Biden in the Global Imperial Disorder?

    Claudio Katz presciently analyzes shifts in the imperialist order, the mainstay of global capitalism, and weighs what the increasing social and political polarization within the United States portends for the Joe Biden administration in the effort to restore its sagging world dominance. Katz is professor of economics at the University of Buenos Aires, as well … Keep reading »

  • In America, Business Profits Come First Over the Pandemic

    Blaming the deadly virus surge on individuals and their risky behavior ignores that the real fault lies with a government that chooses to prioritize the health of businesses over that of humans. Keep reading »

  • Challenges Ahead: The US Left and Labour After Trump

    With the results of the presidential and congressional elections in the US, a series of questions have come to the fore for the North American left. How far – or how little – will Biden overturn the policies of Trump? With Nicole Aschoff, Chris Maisano, and Jonathan Rosenblum. Watch video »

  • If Unions Had Organized the South, Could Trump Have Been Avoided?

    At a time when activists and commentators are puzzling over the United States’ enduring conservatism, Michael Goldfield’s new book The Southern Key: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s (Oxford University Press, 2020) provides some perspective. Goldfield argues that the old question “Why no socialism in the US?” reduces to “Why no liberalism … Keep reading »

  • 2020 US Election Post-Game / Back to Brunch

    We chat about the results of the 2020 US Election, diving into discussion about Biden’s depressing win, Trump’s legal fights, several of the ballot measures passed on election night, and the future of the left under a Biden administration. Listen to audio »

  • Defeating Trumpism, More to Build

    The Struggle is Not Over Bernie Sanders Because of your efforts, we have won the most important election in the modern history of our country. As I’ve said many times, this election was not just about Biden vs. Trump and what their views on the issues were. It went much deeper than that. This was an election … Keep reading »

  • From the Streets to the State and Back Again

    Learning From the Sanders Moment The essays gathered in this collection were written in the midst of an escalating and multifaceted crisis situation in the United States. They address the search for a socialist politics in a highly uncertain period during which the legitimacy – if not the structural persistence – of neoliberalism came under increasing … Keep reading »

  • US Election: What Could it Mean for Canada and the Canadian Left?

    The US election is about much more than Trump, and it provides some food for thought for Canadian socialists. Keep reading »

  • The Work Ahead, No Matter Who Wins /w Sam Gindin

    Sanjiv Gupta interviews Sam Gindin. They talk about how to transform America whatever the outcome of the US election. They discuss socialist visions, Syriza, racial solidarity in the US, and the need for widespread socialist education. Watch video »