USA

Flynn: Do You Believe in Patriotism?

January 31, 2015 admin 0

Do you believe in patriotism? What an odd question to ask revolutionists! Might it not be better put, “American Socialists, have you the courage of your principles? Shall it be ‘America First’ or ‘Workers of […]

The Left

Lenin’s Letter to American Socialists

January 24, 2015 admin 0

In 1915, World War I was bringing not only unprecedented slaughter to Europe’s working class but also a political collapse of the Socialist International, most of those parties backed their “own” imperialist ruling classes against the […]

USA

Mean Lives or Mean State?

January 20, 2015 admin 0

Oklahoma is the 20th most extensive and 28th most populous state of the 50 United States, and also, according to Wikipedia, derives its name from the Choctaw words “okla” and “humma”, meaning “red people”. 25 […]

USA

Keeping the “T” in LGBT

January 20, 2015 admin 0

Leelah Alcorn’s tragic suicide has brought national attention to the oppression faced by transgender people. A seventeen year old trans female from Ohio, the highly public nature of her death – with her heavily shared […]

USA

Reclaiming Dr. King

January 18, 2015 admin 0

Although it’s no longer at the top of corporate media headlines, Black Lives Matter is by no means finished. The movement seems to have more staying power than the protests that erupted in the wake […]

International

CIA Roots of Islamic Fundamentalism

January 17, 2015 admin 0

On Sunday January 11, according to France’s ministry of interior, at least 3.7 million people marched across France to support the freedom of the press. As many on the left have pointed out, the demonstration […]

USA

For a Socialist Alliance in 2016!

January 17, 2015 admin 4

It’s only January, but it already feels as though 2016 is here. The highest expression of American democracy – let that sink in for a moment – is swinging into gear, with Hillary Clinton’s candidacy […]

The Left

Party Update #10

January 17, 2015 admin 0

310 people read The Red Vine last month, although that number doesn’t include those who read individual articles online but don’t download the digital edition or buy a paper copy. That will change in the […]

International

Haiti: Reaching for Emancipation

January 17, 2015 admin 1

Protesters have returned to the streets of Haiti as the Caribbean island’s suffering people once again act to take their destinies into their own hands. The protests have been going on for months, with thousands […]

The Red Vine

The Red Vine: January 2015

January 16, 2015 admin 0

In this issue: Haiti’s legacy of revolution Call for a 2016 Socialist Alliance Leelah Alcorn: transgender community left behind by mainstream Book review: Mean Lives, Mean Laws In brief: Reclaiming MLK Party update