Why ISG Supports the Massachusetts Fair Share Amendment (8/23/2022) - By Josh B. The Massachusetts Fair Share Amendment is a ballot question up for vote in the November 2022 elections. It would introduce a tax on residents of Massachusetts making more than $1 million in annual income, raising the state tax rate from 5% to 9% for every dollar earned after the first million. ThisContinue reading "Why ISG Supports the Massachusetts Fair Share Amendment"
No Appointment Can Bring Democracy to the Supreme Court (3/11/2022) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer recently announced his resignation from the Court, but no matter who replaces him, it won’t change the anti-working-class character of the Supreme Court.
Biden Fails on COVID & More – No Faith in Democrats, Build a Workers’ Party! (2/2/2022) - 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 (12/12/2021) - 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"
Has Biden Delivered? (6/24/2021) - Biden’s “honeymoon period” has been largely bolstered by the roll-out of the vaccine, the resultant re-opening of society and economic impact. Widespread relief cannot disguise that Biden is failing to deliver on his already-inadequate campaign promises.
Trump’s Out – What Next? (1/31/2021) - 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 (1/23/2021) - 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"