Category Socialism

Milk not Jails

It’s a bit ironic that the purveyor of “Freedom and Democracy” around the world incarcerates more people per capita than any nation on the planet. The staggering growth of the prison industrial complex over the past thirty years is mind…

Reclaiming the Dream

The folks at Brecht Forum are paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special screening of two classic documentaries: At the River I stand and The Negro Protests. If you want to remember Dr. King for the…

Bad ideas on the left

Harry’s Place riffs on Bob From Brockley’s list of influential left ideas, focusing on the five bad ideas. I found these two points to be of particular interest. The belief that one’s enemy’s enemy is one’s friend A senior member…

Cuba. Crash landing

Marc Cooper You can perfume this anyway you like but what we are seeing is a second-drawer emulation of the Chinese model: the formal introduction of an expanded capitalist market(and all the class differences that come with it) unaccompanied by…

Propaganda of the Deed

Michael Gerson of the Washington Post attempts to rewrite history: Since the days of Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, radicals have talked of the “propaganda of the deed” — the use of dramatic, usually violent, acts to inspire the masses and…