Abortion Rights After Roe v. Wade

◼︎WOMEN'S RIGHTS◻︎ABORTION RIGHTS◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS The Supreme Court has left the new 6-week Texas abortion law in place while lower court challenges proceed. Meanwhile the Supreme Court will decide the Mississippi case this term with a ruling next Spring. Between these two cases I anticipate that Roe v. Wade will be deeply gutted if not reversed … Continue reading Abortion Rights After Roe v. Wade

Courting Tragedy: Reflecting on the Rittenhouse & Arbery Trials

◼︎BLACK LIVES MATTER◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS I've spent a awful lot of time watching Court TV this month with the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Wisconsin and the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial in Georgia. I can't immediately recall two trials of this magnitude coming back to back like this, nor situations touching simultaneously on so many social, legal … Continue reading Courting Tragedy: Reflecting on the Rittenhouse & Arbery Trials

Nightmare on Glasgow Street

◼︎CLIMATE CHANGE◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS Glasgow, Climate Change & Capitalism: A true Halloween horror. An article in today's New York Times drives home the depth of the climate change crisis. It's not that we can't deal with it — yet — but there's little chance we will be. Certainly not in time to avoid catastrophic consequences that will fall … Continue reading Nightmare on Glasgow Street

Only the Working Class Can Defeat Climate Change

◼︎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 … 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

Bone of Contention: Socialists & the LGBT Community

◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY An Epilogue updating this post appears at the end. Back in college one of the organizations on campus was the Revolutionary Student Brigade (RSB), a short-lived youth group aligned the Maoist Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP). Being a socialist and gay, I inquired about their position on gay rights. I can't recall … Continue reading Bone of Contention: Socialists & the LGBT Community

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