Abortion Rights After Roe v. Wade

◼︎GUEST AUTHOR:◻︎SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY◼︎WOMEN'S RIGHTS◻︎ABORTION RIGHTS◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS The Supreme Court has left the new 6-week Texas abortion law in place while lower court challenges proceed. Meanwhile the Supreme Court will decide the Mississippi case this term with a ruling next Spring. Between these two cases I anticipate that Roe v. Wade will be deeply gutted … Continue reading Abortion Rights After Roe v. Wade

Courting Tragedy: Reflecting on the Rittenhouse & Arbery Trials

◼︎BLACK LIVES MATTER◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS I've spent a awful lot of time watching Court TV this month with the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Wisconsin and the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial in Georgia. I can't immediately recall two trials of this magnitude coming back to back like this, nor situations touching simultaneously on so many social, legal … Continue reading Courting Tragedy: Reflecting on the Rittenhouse & Arbery Trials

Nightmare on Glasgow Street

◼︎CLIMATE CHANGE◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS Glasgow, Climate Change & Capitalism: A true Halloween horror. An article in today's New York Times drives home the depth of the climate change crisis. It's not that we can't deal with it — yet — but there's little chance we will be. Certainly not in time to avoid catastrophic consequences that will fall … Continue reading Nightmare on Glasgow Street

Burying the Hatchet in the ‘Great Transgender Debate’

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY Enough. I want to move on. Regular followers of this blog probably know I've been engaged in an extended debate around transgender issues with socialist friends and acquaintances, people with whom I share a mutual history of support and work with the U.S. Socialist Workers Party (SWP). By extension, my conflict … Continue reading Burying the Hatchet in the ‘Great Transgender Debate’

Only the Working Class Can Defeat Climate Change

◼︎CLIMATE CHANGE◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS As I see it, there are two dimensions to the climate crisis facing humanity: conquering global warming in the long term and managing its consequences in the short term. Both are critically important. Conquer Global Warming The New York Times and other media are reporting on a document released this week by … Continue reading Only the Working Class Can Defeat Climate Change

Speeches by Fidel Castro Responding to 9/11

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎CUBAN REVOLUTION Official Statement of the Cuban GovernmentIssued September 11, 2001 During a speech delivered on September 11, 2001, Cuban President Fidel Castro read an official Cuban government statement issued in response to the terrorist attacks that day against the United States: The Government of the Republic of Cuba has learned with grief and … Continue reading Speeches by Fidel Castro Responding to 9/11

Another Defeat for U.S. Imperialism

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS I vividly recall watching the spectacle at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon as the defeat of United States involvement against the workers and farmers in Vietnam was sealed. Watching the Today Show on NBC this morning was eerily similar. This promises to be a defining moment in the Democratic Administration of Joseph Biden, … Continue reading Another Defeat for U.S. Imperialism

About the Protests in Cuba

◼︎CUBAN REVOLUTION◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎GUEST AUTHOR:◻︎SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY No doubt most of you have seen the reports coming out of Cuba this week of "widespread uprisings" against the government and against the revolution itself. President Biden and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken have made hypocritical and cynical statements criticizing Cuba for "failing to meet people’s most … Continue reading About the Protests in Cuba