What’s Next for the Anti-Racist Movement? (6/5/2020) - The protests against racism and police violence that have exploded across the country are an expression of deep anger at an unjust system. What happens next will determine whether the protests lead to lasting change. We need to build a truly mass movement to unite workers of all races in the struggle against capitalism and the racist inequality and violence that the system was founded upon. Only a multi-racial working-class movement has the power to win demands like demilitarizing the police, convicting killer cops, ending the war on drugs, and community control of the police.
Amidst Pandemic, Anti-Racist Movement Reignited by Killer Cops (5/29/2020) - by Jai Chavis and Nicholas Wurst (TCU/IAM Local 1089, personal capacity) On May 25th, police in Minneapolis choked George Floyd, an unarmed black man, to death. His killing was disturbingly reminiscent of the NYPD killing of Eric Garner in 2014. A released video recorded by bystanders shows Floyd repeatedly pleading “I can’t breathe” as hisContinue reading "Amidst Pandemic, Anti-Racist Movement Reignited by Killer Cops"
COVID-19 Could Be a Death Sentence for Thousands of Prisoners (5/17/2020) - For the millions of people incarcerated by the United States, social distancing is not an option. COVID-19 will kill untold numbers of inmates in prisons and ICE detention facilities unless we act now! A movement of the working class is essential to dismantling the Prison-Industrial complex, and building a socialist world.
Trump Stokes Violence Against Asian Americans (4/24/2020) - Capitalists fight COVID-19 with racist abstractions; we fight it with a diverse multi-racial movement of the working class! Read the socialist response to Trump’s violent “Chinese Virus” rhetoric.
The danger of the far right today (3/25/2020) - This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. With right-wing politicians, like Hungarian premier, Viktor Orbán, not slow to blame ‘foreigners’ for the coronavirus crisis, the looming world downturn could provide new opportunities for the far right to develop. The continuing murderous activity in Europe and furtherContinue reading "The danger of the far right today"
Socialists debate identity politics (2/29/2020) - This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Featured article from February 2020 Socialism Today (Monthly journal of the Socialist PArty- CWI England & Wales. The relationship between fighting women’s oppression, identity politics, and the struggle for socialism is a feature of many debates in the workers’Continue reading "Socialists debate identity politics"
Violence against women in South Africa: How should organised workers respond? (9/13/2019) - This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, by the Marxist Workers Party, the South African branch of the CWI. The rape and murder of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana was the final spark that lit a new wave of protests demanding an end to violence against women.Continue reading "Violence against women in South Africa: How should organised workers respond?"