How FDR Saved Capitalism

by Seymour Martin Lipset, Gary Marks Hoover Institution Jan 30, 2001 With the coming of the Great Depression in the 1930s, a sharp increase in protest and anticapitalist sentiment threatened to undermine the existing political system and create new political parties. The findings of diverse opinion polls, as well as the electoral support given to local radical, … Continue reading How FDR Saved Capitalism

Bernie Sanders once urged abolishing CIA

Bernie Sanders spoke of the CIA as an agency that was accountable to no one "except right-wing lunatics." by Michael Crowley Politico In a debate with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders befuddled some viewers with an arcane reference to a 1953 U.S.-backed coup in Iran, which Sanders called an example of America’s history of “overthrowing governments.” It … Continue reading Bernie Sanders once urged abolishing CIA

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Crusher of Sacred Cows

With its silly swipes at AOC, the American political establishment once again reveals its blindness to its own unpopularity by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Jan 21, 2019 One of the first things you learn covering American politicians is that they’re not terribly bright. The notion that Hill denizens are brilliant 4-D chess players is pure … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Crusher of Sacred Cows

What is Libertarian Socialism?

by Ulli Diemer Anarchist Library We call ourselves libertarian socialists. But why the adjective? Why libertarian socialism? Is libertarian socialism any different from socialism as it is generally understood? The problem, and the reason for the adjective, is that there exists no definition of socialism that is “generally understood”. The dilemma of socialism today is first … Continue reading What is Libertarian Socialism?

The demonstrations in France and the global class struggle

by Alex Lantier WSWS 7 December 2018 The French government of banker-turned-President Emmanuel Macron is preparing for a major confrontation with “yellow vest” demonstrations and other protests this weekend, as the political crisis gripping the French state intensifies. The interior ministry is planning to deploy 89,000 riot and military police throughout the country on Saturday, … Continue reading The demonstrations in France and the global class struggle

Bernie Sanders is Not a Socialist… so is he a Sheepdog?

Bernie Sanders sold out his hero and anti-authoritarians paid Bruce Levine Counterpunch Sept 19th, 2018 Bernie Sanders, in his thirties, wrote and directed the documentary Eugene V. Debs: Trade Unionist, Socialist, Revolutionary (1979), and a picture of Debs hangs on Sanders’s office wall. But the arc of Sanders’s polit­­ical career has moved in the opposite direction from … Continue reading Bernie Sanders is Not a Socialist… so is he a Sheepdog?