A rocky road on the upward path of labor action
strong>Kim Moody looks at the changing economic, internal union, and political contexts for workers whose contracts expire this year and argues that intransigent employers will face a union workforce with years of accumulated grievances, a cost-of-living crisis, and a rebellious rank and file. We can expect major struggles in 2023. This offers a huge opportunity…
It’s OK to be angry about Bernie Sanders’ new book
Tens of thousands of activists were inspired to join socialist Bernie Sanders’ campaigns for president in 2016 and 2020. Shamus Cooke reviews Bernie’s latest book and argues that the Sanders project of shifting the Democratic Party leftward has squandered the movement in a time of crisis and need.
There are effective vaccines for COVID-19 and effective treatments for HIV/AIDS, but both remain global epidemics. Medical researcher Sam Friedman explains how the profit system is limiting the reach of life-saving medicines.
On the Chicago race for mayor
Kirstin Roberts argues that given the stark political choice, the broad mobilization of left and movement forces in support of Brandon Johnson, and the groundwork laid over the last decade by union and social struggles in Chicago, the elections offer real opportunities for socialists committed to political independence.
Making sense of Chicago’s election
Joe Allen sets the Chicago mayoral election in historical context and argues that the choice on offer, however stark, also reflects the political limits of the strength of the Left and our (social and trade union) movements.
The life and politics of Walter Rodney
Tempest’s Anyanwu L. reviews A Rebel’s Guide to Walter Rodney by Chinedu Chukwudinma.