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DSA Convention Primer: 2021 Edition

It should be a major red flag that the number of proposals has sunk compared to previous years, especially when we weight them by the size of the organization. A small minority of proposals are coming from rank-and-file members.

A Century Since the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

One hundred years ago, a white mob attacked the black neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma and in two days killed hundreds of people, burned to the ground every building, and left ten thousand homeless.

DSA: Solidarity with the Venezuelan people or with the regime?

A pro-regime conference is not the way to show solidarity with the people of Venezuela.

Tiananmen: For a Different Kind of Remembrance

Only by becoming connected to young people and their movements can any remembrance of a past movement stand a chance of continuing to renew itself and inspire new generations for social change.

Biden, the Oil Companies, and the Environment

Years of education, protest, and lobbying seem to be finally having an effect on U.S. environmental policies, though not without constant Republican resistance and Democratic vacillation—and so far, neither fast enough or strong enough for the change we need.

Reflections of an Anti-Imperialist after Ten Years of Debate

What does it mean to be a left anti-imperialist today? Stephen R. Shalom interviews Gilbert Achcar.

The Lausan Collective on Colonialism in Hong Kong

This is an original translation into English of an interview conducted with Lausan, a collective of writers, translators, artists, and organizers, that appeared in German in IZ3W, a left German publication.

Remembering Mark Levitan: Comrade and Dear Friend

Student radical, trade union militant, and economist. Michael Hirsch pays tribute to a comrade who has gone too soon.

The faux anti-imperialism of denying anti-Uighur atrocities

Why are some Western ‘anti-imperialists’ determined to whitewash China’s well-documented crimes against the Uighurs?

American Progressives and France’s Surge to the Right

Macron’s newest orders banning demonstrations in solidarity with Palestine reveal even more clearly the real nature of France’s anti-Muslim campaign, one that the U.S. and French Left have with few exceptions mostly ignored.

India’s Covid Crisis: Can the Modi Regime Get India Out of It?

It’s hard to live in India these days, surrounded by death, fear and grief. We are inundated with heart-breaking TV reports of people begging for hospital beds and oxygen as their family members die on the pavement or in vehicles gasping for breath.

Progressives Break with Biden Over His Uncritical Support for Israel

For the first time, the Democrats face a small but determined group within the party who demand a break from unconditional support for Israel and support for Palestinian rights.

Israel’s Racism and the Misuse of Antisemitism

Israel’s official discourse vehemently denies its “deeply ingrained institutionalized” anti-Arab racism and the settler-colonial nature of its state, although it is as blatant as could be and was even acknowledged by Zionism’s prominent historical figures.

The Legacy of the Paris Commune: 1871-2021

In March 1871, in the aftermath of France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, ordinary Parisians rose up and took control of their city for themselves. Join a panel of authors on June 3 to discuss the enduring legacy of the great Paris Commune and its lessons for today.

Turning a Profit from Death

On Modi's Pandemic Response in Neoliberal India

What is happening in India right now is mass murder. And it is organized by a man who has practice in such matters. Narendra Modi has brutally wielded the might of the Indian state to shape a polity safe for capital.

Republicans Pass State Laws to Restrict Voting Rights: A Return to Jim Crow

Republicans are passing state laws to restrict voting that will particularly harm black voters in ways not seen since the period of Jim Crow.

The Struggle Against Ethnic Cleansing in Jerusalem

This account of the fightback against the eviction of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem was categorized as “hate speech” by Facebook and taken down after the author posted it there. We republish it in protest against this blatant censorship.

Prospects of Joint Class Struggle

Talk of mass ‘joint struggle’ against the Zionist regime in the present circumstances is facile, but it is a mistake to think in a rigid static way.

Ruger and the Far-Right NRA

Ruger and the NRA seem to be joined at the hip. Ruger’s goal is to sell guns and make money. Fear of crime sells guns. Fear of a “gun-grabbing government” sells guns. The NRA creates the hysteria. Ruger rakes in the cash.

No Joint Struggle With Settler Colonialism

The Israeli working class is a settler-colonial, active collaborator with Israeli capitalism in the continued ethnic cleansing and occupation project of Israeli apartheid.

Will Biden Be Another Roosevelt?

Biden’s progressive domestic policy is motivated by a desire to rebuild America so as to reestablish the global hegemony of American imperialism.

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