Biden Fails on COVID & More – No Faith in Democrats, Build a Workers’ Party!

by Jeff Booth (AFSCME Local 3650, personal capacity) This article was originally published in Socialism Today, the paper of the Independent Socialist Group. Subscribe to the paper to receive each issue in print and read the articles before they’re published online! The two corporate political parties are positioning themselves for the 2022 congressional elections. TheContinue reading “Biden Fails on COVID & More – No Faith in Democrats, Build a Workers’ Party!”

Right-Wing Recall of Kshama Sawant Defeated

This week, Seattle city councilor and Socialist Alternative (SA) member Kshama Sawant narrowly defeated a right-wing recall campaign. As of Friday, 50.3% of votes counted were opposed to the recall and 49.7% were in favor. About 600 ballots remain contested due to irregularities in signatures and a recount is possible, however, it looks like aContinue reading “Right-Wing Recall of Kshama Sawant Defeated”

Trump’s Out – What Next?

Trump’s loss has been a relief to many Americans. There is mass anger at the actions of his administration from deploying the Department of Homeland Security against protestors, to massive tax cuts for the rich, to continued austerity for public services such as cutting SNAP and the Low Income Energy Home Assistance Program, alongside bailouts and tax cuts for corporations, and more. Any defeat of a right-wing figure can be seen as positive, but Biden’s election is far from a victory for the working class. Biden represents the same capitalist interests as Trump.

Biden’s “Progressive” Cabinet: An Attack on the Working Class

by Christopher Chace The Biden administration’s cabinet nominations offer a first glimpse at what the new administration is planning beyond the vague promises of press briefings, Tweets, and stump speeches. Some liberals insisted that Biden could be “pushed left” towards a progressive agenda. But looking at the history and role of the Democratic Party, weContinue reading “Biden’s “Progressive” Cabinet: An Attack on the Working Class”

ISG Statement on Biden’s Inauguration

January 20th, 2021 marked the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. After the past four years of vicious attacks on organized labor, immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and women, and 10 months of unending capitalist crisis in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people will breathe a sigh of relief at Donald TrumpContinue reading “ISG Statement on Biden’s Inauguration”

Capitalist Crisis and the 2020 Elections

by Jeff Booth COVID-19 infections are exploding. People in the U.S. suffer from the most deaths due to Coronavirus of any country. The recession that is now gripping the U.S. was in process before the pandemic hit. The pandemic accelerated the economic downturn and as the recession deepens, tens of millions face increasing job, housing,Continue reading “Capitalist Crisis and the 2020 Elections”

The‌ ‌2020‌ ‌Presidential‌ ‌Election‌ ‌Offers‌ ‌No‌ ‌Solution‌ ‌to‌ ‌Current‌ ‌Crises

by Elisabeth Wichser With the 2020 Presidential Election cycle coming to an end, the nationwide COVID crisis has begun to surge again. On October 23rd, 85,000 new cases were reported, smashing the previous record set in mid-July. The continuing mass fear around COVID-19, particularly fears of losing jobs, of being evicted, and of not beingContinue reading “The‌ ‌2020‌ ‌Presidential‌ ‌Election‌ ‌Offers‌ ‌No‌ ‌Solution‌ ‌to‌ ‌Current‌ ‌Crises”