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June 27, 2013
In memoriam: Akiva "Aki" Orr
AKIVA “AKI” Orr was a revolutionary activist and writer, founding member of the Israeli Socialist Organization (Matzpen), an enchanting raconteur, and a unique, larger-than-life character. His parents emigrated with him...
A working-class hero
MY CLOSE personal and political connection with Akiva Orr and his family began in 1959 when Aki was still a member of Maki—an acronym for the Israeli Communist Party. He had growing doubts and criticisms of the party,...
DOES IT make any sense to identify oneself as a Leninist in the twenty-first century? One of the side effects of the continuing serious crisis of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in Britain has been a renewed debate...
The contradictions of human rights organizations
The International Human Rights Movement: A History
By Aryeh Neier
ARYEH NEIER may well be the single most important figure of the human rights movement in the United States. He is...
The Communist Women’s Movement
WHEN WE celebrate International Women’s Day, we often refer to its origins in US labor struggles early in the last century. Less often mentioned, however, is how it was relaunched and popularized in the 1920s by the...
Maoism in the Global South
This article is based on a presentation by the author at Socialism 2012 conference in Chicago.
War and Capital
Social Democracy to World War I
By Richard B. Day and Daniel Gaido
TOWARD THE end of her book,
The Accumulation of Capital,
Rosa Luxemburg extends Marx’s observation that “‘...
Debating a revolutionary’s path
In the Steps of Rosa Luxemburg:
Selected Writings of Paul Levi
By David Fernbach
DAVID FERNBACH expertly situates a collection of writings from Paul Levi with an insightful and quick-moving...
The legacy of October
THE 95TH anniversary of the Russian Revolution has largely gone unmentioned in both the mainstream and alternative media in the United States.People on the right have long claimed that the revolution was an undemocratic...
The Red Dawn of a New Day
All Power to the Councils:
A Documentary History of the German Revolution of 1918–1919
By Gabriel Kuhn
“If ever a working class in any country in the world was treacherously betrayed, it was the German working class.”...
Will the revolution be tweeted?
Mass struggles in an age of social media
Mayor Michael Bloomberg: A depreciation
The political economy of Mexico's drug war
Will the revolution be tweeted?
Working-class women's liberation and rank-and-file rebellion in steel
Pioneers in the fight for disability rights
A critique of social practice art
Corporate power, women, and resistance in India today
In defense of Political Marxism
One democratic state in historic Palestine
Consolidating the narco-economy
Struggle in the fields
Ireland's uneven development
Uncovering Black Marxist feminism
An antiwar poet and activist
The struggle of farm workers
The role of Lincoln's Republican Party in ending slavery
A social theory of disability
A systematic theory of economic crisis
Redistribute the wealth
Voices of the union rank and file
The democratic deficit laid bare
Asia and Pacific
Gender and Sexuality
Race and Class
US Politics and Society