By Karl Abrams
(Presented at the University of Venice Teach-in, April 22, 2007)
Surprisingly few people are aware of the fact that the US military is by far the largest environmental polluter in the world, generating one-third of all yearly US toxic waste. This is about one ton per minute of waste chemicals, all of which are [...]
By Karl Abrams
By Jeanmarie Simpson
Our plane arrives in a hot, muggy DC evening. The airport shuttle takes us to the house where feminist luminaries smile, nod, offer cool hands and sandwich trays. Strategies, laptops, cell phones, backpacks, vases filled with pink carnations churn post-feminist-activist butter.
Greeters like popcorn:
Look at the board!
There’s your room!
Here’s the toilet, towels, [...]
By Jim Smith
1. A Very American Coup
2. The Mistake of the Union
3. Is this the end of Democracy?
A Very American Coup
The office of President was not on the ballot in November. Yet it was around that time that a sitting president began to feel the power oozing out of the White House.
Things began happening that [...]
Report of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance
Having met in Durban, South Africa, from 31 August to 8 September 2001,
Expressing deep appreciation to the Government of South Africa for hosting this World Conference,
Drawing inspiration from the heroic struggle of the people of South Africa against the institutionalized system of apartheid, [...]
A MASS SOCIALIST PARTY IN ONE YEAR?*
Reconsidering the California Peace & Freedom Party
(orginally published in 2001)
by Jim Smith
The 2000 elections have shown a new voter independence from what Ralph Nader calls the “duopoly” of the Republicans and Democrats. For labor left activists, progressives and socialists this presents the greatest opportunity in recent years for successful [...]
By Jim Smith
Every day across the industrialized world there are countless class battles taking place on the shop floor, in the office and public enterprise. Workers – unionized or not – stand up for their rights in both subtle and forceful ways, often employing creative tactics to resist management incursion on their conditions and prerogatives, [...]
By Dr. Osvaldo Martinez Martinez
Speech delivered by Dr. Osvaldo Martinez Martinez, member of the National Assembly of People’s Power and Director of the Center for Research on the World Economy, at the International Meeting of Workers Against Neoliberalism and Globalization.
Havana Convention Center, Cuba
August 6, 1997
Comrades of the presidium, comrades participating in the International Meeting of [...]
By C. L. R. James (1956)
A Study of Democracy in Ancient Greece
Its Meaning for Today
This conventional view on the role of slavery in classical Greece has been challenged in recent years. Ellen Meiksins Wood, in her excellent book Peasant-Citizen and Slave: The Foundations of Athenian Democracy, Verso, London, 1988 argues that the domination of agriculture [...]