Category Archives: Economic Crisis

Introducing Idle No MoreIntroducción al movimiento “Idle No More”

Today we are publishing this introduction to the Idle No More movement, as well as a collection of reports of solidarity actions and statements from the movement. One of the most exciting and important developments in the people’s struggle in … Continue reading

Posted in Ecological Crisis, Economic Crisis, Intersecting Oppressions

Occupy Oakland: Evict Us and We Multiply!Ocupar Oakland: ¡Si Nos Desaloja, Nos Multiplicamos!

If the Occupation movement is about uniting the overwhelming majority of oppressed people against the minority of exploiters, then it’s no wonder that it has taken root and flourished in the city of Oakland. A working-class city built by Asian … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Crisis, Occupy Wall Street

Austin Labor Demonstrates Solidarity with OccupyLabor de Austin Demuestra su Solidaridad con el Movimiento Ocupar

Our Texas comrades recommended this article from the Left Labor Reporter as an update on the Occupy movement in Austin. Have local updates? Send ‘em our way! Reprinted with the author’s permission. Five hundred union members marched through downtown Austin … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Crisis, Occupy Wall Street

Tips for Socialists for Engaging with Your Local OccupyConsejos para Socialistas

Here are some great suggestions for ways to directly engage with your local Occupy movement from a comrade who has been participating with Occupy Las Vegas, which is currently a permitted encampment protest with about 20 tents and 40-100 participants … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Crisis, Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Movement: Lessons for RevolutionariesEl Movimiento Ocupar: Lecciones para las/los Revolucionarias/os

It may be a bit of a cliché, but it bears saying: a single spark has in fact lit a prairie fire. An enormous one. The last year has witnessed what appears to be the beginning of a new historical … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Crisis, Occupy Wall Street

Damn, Was I Wrong About Occupy Wall Street!¡Ay Cabrón! ¡Fui Pero Muy Mal Sobre el Ocupar Wall Street!

This piece was written by Jimmy Higgins and originally posted at the blog Fire on the Mountain. I was wrong. And just how wrong I was still remains to be seen. When the Occupy Wall Street! action was announced and … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Crisis, Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street — First Dispatches

We are excited by the potential the Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Together protests embody; stay tuned to see more reports from the ground. As a first dispatch, here’s a piece our New York/New Jersey comrades are circulating at Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Crisis, Occupy Wall Street

The Porcine Man: Don Blankenship and the Sordid History of A.T. MasseyThe Porcine Man: Don Blankenship and the Sordid History of A.T. Massey

Originally published in The Rag Blog on April 16, 2010; reprinted with the author’s permission. [See also Mine War on Blackberry Creek, the 30-minute 1986 documentary by Anne Lewis about the 1984 United Mine Workers of America strike against A.T. … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Crisis

The Road Towards Building Socialism as Capitalism’s Legitimacy is Called into Question

I know what you’re thinking: Capitalism’s a hot mess. Obama’s selling the people out. War on the Middle East wages on. We’re still a small Left, so how will things ever change? It will not be an easy road but … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Crisis

Employee Free Choice Act – Still Worth Fighting For

An article posted in last Friday’s New York Times is certainly getting a lot of attention by left folks around the labor movement and beyond. Reaction has varied, but for folks who’ve managed to miss the flurry of tweets, facebook … Continue reading

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