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

◼︎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 the … 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

From Karl Marx to the Fourth of July

◼︎GUEST AUTHOR:◻︎SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS I want to share an article today that seems particularly timely in this age of Trump and "Make America Great Again." On this July 4th my thoughts turn to this piece I read many years ago, written by James P. Cannon who was National Secretary of the U.S. Socialist Workers … Continue reading From Karl Marx to the Fourth of July

The Proven Power of Labor

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS I recently stumbled upon some videos on YouTube so timely and important I decided to share them here. They present compelling lessons about power of labor, something that might strike some as an oxymoron. Labor? Powerful? "It is not a crisis of the capacity of workers to struggle. It is a crisis of … Continue reading The Proven Power of Labor

The Truth Must Not Only Be The Truth, It Must Also Be Told

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS An exciting new resource for working people is now available with the launch this week of a new website for Pathfinder Press. New Pathfinder Press Homepage The title to this post is a quote from Cuban Revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and is Pathfinder's motto. The publishing house distributes over 800 titles covering the … Continue reading The Truth Must Not Only Be The Truth, It Must Also Be Told