Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant Not Seeking Reelection

by the Executive CommitteeIndependent Socialist Group On January 19th, 2023, Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant announced she will not seek reelection in 2024. She was one of the few socialists elected as an independent in the United States. Sawant’s initial inspiring electoral victory, inconsistent approach to political independence in office, and now resignation withoutContinue reading “Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant Not Seeking Reelection”

The Forever Crisis of Capitalism

by B.W. SculosEdinburg, TXRio Grande Valley United Faculty, TFA, NEA member (personal capacity) Higher credit card and mortgage interest rates, rising cost of food and many other necessities at grocery stores, soaring energy prices, shortages of life-sustaining medications. These are the daily economic experiences of people across the United States and around the world. HoweverContinue reading “The Forever Crisis of Capitalism”

No Future for Youth Under Capitalism

by Ashley Rogers Young people today are feeling increasingly trapped by the capitalist system. The over 3.5 million high school graduates in America this year are in a precarious position. The minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour nationwide—with it, the skyrocketing cost of living. In some areas, jobs are forced to pay $15/hr, butContinue reading “No Future for Youth Under Capitalism”

How Do We Solve Gun Violence?

by Jai Chavis The Buffalo supermarket shooting on May 14th killed ten people and injured three more in an explicitly anti-Black terror attack. Then, ten days later, another shooter killed 19 children and two educators at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, TX, while police spent over forty minutes refusing to confront the shooter. More recently, aContinue reading “How Do We Solve Gun Violence?”

Will China’s Bubble Burst?

This article, written by Hannah Sell, was originally published in the June 2021 issue of Socialism Today, the monthly magazine published by our co-thinkers in the Socialist Party of England & Wales. The Independent Socialist Group stands in solidarity with the Socialist Party as part of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Unlike many otherContinue reading “Will China’s Bubble Burst?”

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”

2020 – A turning point: An explosive and uncertain decade has begun

This article was originally published by our co-thinkers in the Committee for a Worker’s International (CWI). By Tony Saunois As the year 2020 comes to a close the turmoil and convulsions that have shaken global capitalism continue. The year has been a turning point in history, affecting every aspect of society. Commentators and historians willContinue reading “2020 – A turning point: An explosive and uncertain decade has begun”

The Impending Housing Crisis and How to Fight It

by Beau Monast and Elisabeth Wichser A resurgent coronavirus is raging across the country. For some, it’s a question of when they can return to gathering with friends or finally put an end to monotonous Zoom meetings, but for a startling number of Americans, it’s a constant worry as to whether (and for how long)Continue reading “The Impending Housing Crisis and How to Fight It”

COVID, vaccines and Big Pharma

This article was originally published on, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, by Jon Dale. News that early results from a Covid-19 vaccine – produced by US-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, in conjunction with German company BioNTech – showed 90% effectiveness has been greeted with relief. Another vaccine trial, by US companyContinue reading “COVID, vaccines and Big Pharma”

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”