Category: Analysis

‘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.

NYC ruling class targets Black, Latino City University students

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The number of African American students at the City University of New York’s main campuses has dropped sharply, according to statistics reported...

Reparations struggle necessary for equality and working-class unity

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The movement for African American reparations is gaining momentum. For decades, Black people have demanded compensation from the U.S. government and c...

U.S. immigration policy founded on racism

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Capitalist politicians, far-right organizations and media pundits base their anti-immigrant arguments on the claim that undocumented workers--who the...

Korea’s unfinished struggle for national liberation

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The Korean national liberation struggle highlights the profound significance of leadership — and especially the role of communists and the working c...

Balance sheet of the Iranian revolution

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February 2005 marks the 26th anniversary of the Iranian revolution. In 1979, the Iranian people threw off the yoke of U.S. imperialist domination in a...