Category: Analysis

Big business attempts to use ICE to bust unions

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Palermo’s Pizza workers strike in Milwaukee, 2012. Photo: Jenna Pope On a daily basis, workers across the country are faced with unsafe conditio...

Labor trafficking: symptom of imperialism

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Labor trafficking stands out among the most brutal features of capitalist society. Millions around the world are held in forced servitude, and traded ...

White House passes blame for betraying immigrants

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  “For eight long years, we have had a president who has made all kinds of promises to Latinos on the campaign trail, but failed to live up to ...

Why raising the minimum wage won’t make prices go up

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Seattle, March 15 march for $15 minimum wage Photo: Rachel Freeman In response to our report “Seattle marches for $15 minimum wage”, reader James ...

All capitalism is wage theft

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Boston, Mar. 18 Photo: Steven Senne In mid-March, workers at McDonald’s in California, New York and Michigan filed lawsuits against the corporation...

‘Lesser-evil’ politics demoralize and demobilize progressives

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While defenders of the "lesser evil" Democratic Party believe they are holding the line against even further right-wing encroachment, they in fact enc...

Five reasons we need socialism to solve unemployment

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The “official” unemployment rate is essentially worthless in assessing the state of the economy. The real unemployment rate is at least double the...

Fred Hampton remembered

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The wave of repression unleashed on the Black liberation movement in the 1960s and 1970s by the FBI's "Operation COINTELPRO" reached its height with a...

Lenin’s contributions

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Lenin and the Bolshevik Party did something that had never been done before in history. They helped lead the first successful socialist revolution. Th...

Larry Davis, presente!

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Davis came to embody the Black and Latino community’s anger at the police and at the time of his capture had already become a symbol of resistance.