Author: Dan La Botz

The Article on Ukraine that DSA Suppressed

Notes from Kyiv: Which side are we on?

You cannot understand the war in Ukraine without knowing its history.

Oppenheimer: Global Empire Trumps Good War

After the bait-and-switch bombing of Japan, the appalled leader of the Manhattan Project, J. Robert Oppenheimer, embarks on a public crusade for a future free of nuclear holocaust, thinking that great minds will save the people.

Cornel West for President?  Part 5 – Clifton DeBerry, The First Black Candidate for President 1964.

The first Black candidate for president was Clifton DeBerry, the nominee of the Socialist Workers Party in 1964, running against right-wing Republican Barry Goldwater and liberal Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson. Harassed by the FBI, DeBerry would have a tough row to hoe.

In Niger, Neither Generals Nor ECOWAS

While the coup plotters in no way represent an alternative for Niger, the economic sanctions and threats of military intervention by ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), backed by Macron, are a real danger for the population.

How GM Destroyed Poletown

The story of the construction of the Poletown plant is illustrative of the collaboration between big business and government, the failures of business unionism, and the shortcomings of liberals and the Communist Party

Nicaragua – Statement on the Situation of the Universities and the Central American University

Academics, teachers and university workers express deep concern at the Ortega-Murillo regime’s offensive against Nicaraguan universities.

Cornel West for President? Part 4 – Angela Davis for Vice-President 1984 and 1988

Davis’ loyalty to the  CP led her in 1980 and 1984 to accept the party’s assignment that she be the running mate of diehard Stalinist party leader Gus Hall.

Cornel West for President? Part 3 – Shirley Chisholm 1972 Campaign

The most important Black candidate of the radical 1960s and 70s, if we judge by votes and delegates, was Shirley Chisholm.

Why (and how) to campaign for the liberation of Boris Kagarlitsky

We express our solidarity with Boris Kagarlitsky and demand his immediate release, as well as that of all those detained on political grounds.

Cornel West for President? Part 2 – The Black Candidates of 1968

Here we turn to look at the experience of four Black presidential candidates in 1968.

Adolfo Gilly, Great Latin American Left Intellectual, Dead at 94

Adolfo Gilly, one of the great Latin American left intellectuals of his time, has died at the age of 94.

Open Letter on the Occasion of the São Paulo Forum in Brasilia from June 29 to July 2, 2023

Daniel Ortega and what remains of the Sandinista Front present themselves as left-wing and anti-imperialist, but, far from this proclaimed discourse, they have for many years already abandoned their principles…

Boy Murdered by French Police, Protests Follow, Macron Calls them “Inexplicable,” After all, Race Doesn’t Exist in France

I say he was a French boy, because in official circles in France and in society at large race does not exist and so therefore neither does racism.

France: Criminal policing, systemic racism, anti-social policies: supporting a legitimate revolt

The NPA calls on people to mobilize alongside angry young people, to gather in front of town halls, every evening if necessary, to express our rage and our demands.

Appeal on Behalf of Working-Class Youth in France

A large proportion of young people are subjected to racism on a daily basis, victims of prejudice, discrimination and violence.

Hugo Blanco, Peruvian Revolutionary, Dead at 88. I Met Him Once. It Was a Magical Experience

Blanco, the Peruvian revolutionary is dead. I met him once back in 1996. It was an experience of magical realism.

The Right and “The People”: In the Beginning Was Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi has died at the age of 86….He will undoubtedly leave a lasting mark.

Social reproduction, rebellion and the problem of the state

Elections are superimposed on social struggles through a process that obscures and disorganizes them, and that recodifies grassroots demands, altering and distorting their language and content.

Cornel West for President? What Does the Left Think? Part 1

West’s candidacy will take place in the left lane of American politics usually occupied by other groups such as the Green Party and the Democratic Socialists of America.

Against Half-Solidarity and False Pacifism – Statement of the Russian Socialist Movement on May Day

May Day is not only International Workers’ Day but also a day of solidarity with the oppressed peoples and civil disobedience against war.

What’s Wrong with Ukraine’s Wartime Diplomacy in the Global South

In the month of the first anniversary of Russia’s illegal and brutal full-scale invasion of Ukraine, president Volodymyr Zelensky held a speech at the European Parliament, where he declared Russia to be “the biggest anti-European force of the modern world”[1]. By . . .

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