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Democracy and Class Society

Defending democratic rights under bourgeois ‘democracy’

U.S. democracy has been poisoned from the start. Schools and media alike preach reverence to “Democracy,” which allegedly makes the United States so great, powerful and the envy of the world. “Democracy is why the United States is so hated by its enemies,” so the...

Propaganda and class rule

The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.” Karl Marx and Frederick Engels wrote those words in their 1846 book, “The German...

he U.S. war machine and capitalist ‘democracy’

he U.S. war machine and capitalist ‘democracy’

The threat posed to a formal, functioning democracy by militarism, or what has been called the “military-industrial complex,” is recognized not just by socialists, but by liberals and even some militarists as well. In order to establish some credibility in anti-war...

Democracy on the job? Not under capitalism

Democracy on the job? Not under capitalism

Imagine you were in a place where you had no rights at all. If you did anything wrong, you would face harsh punishment, including denying you the ability to feed your family. Most of us do not have to imagine. It is the reality of our workplaces. If you arrive at work...

Workers’ democracy in Cuba

Workers’ democracy in Cuba

In the United States, politicians of all stripes, along with the big-business media, routinely portray Cuba as an oppressive dictatorship. Cuban leader Fidel Castro is said to decide everything in society, supported by a police state where free political expression...