The Left

Elections and the Catch-22

October 14, 2016 admin 0

Donald Parkinson’s recent polemic and call for an electoral strategy for communist politics strikes a delicate balance in the abstentionism and social democracy debates, but still leaves many questions for those of us agnostic on […]


Without Masters or Slaves

October 10, 2016 admin 0

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to prove its durability – a momentum propelled in large part by violence committed by agents of the state – the more forward-thinking section of the ruling class […]

The Left

State, Class and “No Platform”

June 7, 2016 admin 0

On 6/1/16 comrade Gabriel Pierre filed a motion titled “Against Reflexive ‘No Platform’”1 for submission to the Red Party National Convention and future vote. The motion was a response to a statement I had made earlier representing […]

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Still Looking for a Silver Bullet

December 21, 2015 admin 0

Anonymous, writing last month in response to a talk I gave on ‘money in politics’, criticized my dismissal of campaign finance reform as a worthwhile reform campaign. While he agrees that the radical-democratic program I […]


Midterm Elections and the Politics of Despair

November 11, 2014 admin 0

The triumphant conservative talking heads and the loud pots-and-pans media banging on about the right-wing midterm results should take a moment to consider the whole picture. November 4th wasn’t so much a Republican victory as […]


A pseudo-democratic caricature

November 7, 2014 admin 0

(Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the Weekly Worker. We reproduce it below as a service to our readers, with particular emphasis on the similarities between the fundamentally undemocratic bicameral legislatures our two […]


Finish the American Revolution

October 21, 2014 admin 1

Together the 13 American states fought as one in an “epoch-making revolutionary war” against the Hanoverian crown from 1775-83. However, they could not, to begin with, put in place even a customs union of the […]