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The actuality of revolution

The actuality of revolution

Revolution today names more a problem than it does a solution. We know that revolutions happen, but we have a hard time believing in revolution. We have a hard time believing in revolution because we are no longer confident that the revolutionary process leads in an...

A glut of homes in a sea of homelessness

A glut of homes in a sea of homelessness

The absurdity of capitalist overproduction Every year in the United States, 3.5 million people experience a period of homelessness, nearly half of them children, according to a 2007 report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty.1 During the same...

Dismantle the racist prison system!

Dismantle the racist prison system!

Rehabilitation will only be a priority under socialism The United States has the largest prison population in the world. According to a Bureau of Statistics report, over 2.2 million people are in U.S. prisons. With another 5 million people in “the system,” over 7...

Eradicating the scourge of racism from U.S. society

Eradicating the scourge of racism from U.S. society

It will take a revolution In August 2006, an African American student in Jena, La., asked his school principal for permission to sit under what had been known as a “whites only” tree in the center of the school’s courtyard. The following day, three nooses in the...

What can save the environment?

What can save the environment?

Socialist planning or capitalist profits The global environmental crisis is growing. Global warming as a result of human activity, shrinking polar caps, widespread pollution, growing shortages of basic resources like water—all these problems have been confirmed by...

Insuring the rights won by the LGBTQ movement

Insuring the rights won by the LGBTQ movement

Despite the period of political reaction in the United States started in the 1980s, the lesbian-gay-bi-transgendered movement has achieved significant gains in winning some measure of equality and dignity for sexual and gender minorities. In the almost 40 years since...