Hoping for a Canadian Corbyn

January 18, 2016 admin 0

Canada shrugged off a decade of Conservative rule last October, ejecting Stephen Harper’s Conservatives from Regina in favor of a Liberal majority headed by Justin Trudeau. While much of the international media coverage surrounding the […]


Vote Soltysik!

January 17, 2016 admin 2

America’s uniquely long election season is now swinging into gear – with the Iowa caucuses only a month away, the contest to determine who will be the next CEO of world imperialism will be officially […]

The Left

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 […]


Rebellion on the Right

October 1, 2015 admin 0

(Originally published in the Weekly Worker.) The opening rounds of the 2016 presidential campaign are clearly demonstrating that the US is far from immune from the political polarisation now taking place across Europe. The expectations of […]


Mimi Soltysik: “Kick Capitalism’s Ass”

September 14, 2015 admin 1

Last year, this paper carried an interview with Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik, a Socialist Party USA candidate for the California State Assembly. Now he’s seeking the SPUSA nomination for its presidential campaign. I spoke with him on […]


New Democrats: Site of Struggle

September 13, 2015 admin 0

Next month’s federal election in Canada bears notice for working class partisans south of the border, representing something of a break with politics-as-usual. Voters are turning away from the Conservatives, who have been in power […]

The Left

A Tale of Two Lefts

September 12, 2015 admin 2

The United States isn’t the only country to have someone considered a “socialist outsider” challenging the establishment of its primary center-left party; in Great Britain, long-time Member of Parliament Jeremy Corbyn mounted a campaign to […]

The Left

Theses on Electoral Tactics

July 27, 2015 admin 3

The Red Party’s call for a socialist alliance, first expressed in the January edition of this paper, has come under scrutiny from some comrades over the last few months. Given this, along with some stirrings […]


The Sanders Trajectory

May 27, 2015 admin 7

Debates within the realm of mainstream bourgeois politics are largely about style and rhetoric over substance. This probably goes double in the case of presidential primaries, where the goal is more to rally enough of […]

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Service à la russe

May 26, 2015 admin 3

(Read Ben Seattle’s letter here.) Since you began with an introduction I thought I would as well. My name is Miah, and I have been a communist for four years this upcoming August. My first […]