Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee reviews Walden Bello’s Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right For those who lived through Reagan and Clintonite reaction, just as for those of us radicalized by the imperial triumphalism of the Bush years, the early 2010s presented a cascade of miracles. Class and income inequality were pushed back to the center […]
Imani Countess and William Minter
by William Minter and Imani Countess The COVID-19 pandemic is global, but national responses have spanned a wide spectrum. After initial denial, China mobilized massively and appears to be winning its battle against the virus. Several close neighbors of China – Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea – reacted quickly and decisively, taking advantage […]
Sandra Hinson and Richard Healey
Over the next decade, we can build a mass left political party. In the near-term, we must focus on driving a stake through the heart of the Republican Party.
Max Elbaum
Trump takes the gloves off following his aquital in the Senate, while Bernie takes the lead for the Democratic nomination. There's still a long road ahead.
Luke Elliott-Negri
The WFP model involves unions, organizations, and individual members all in the same party. This has presented challenges, but also lessons left organizers can learn from its 20 year history.
The Editors
Whether organizations endorse Sanders or Warren, left organizers must form a united progressive front to defeat Biden, and then Trump.
Luke Elliott-Negri
Democratic Socialist and self-described "Bernie guy" Luke Elliott-Negri argues that even if Bernie loses the primary, we must do everything in our power to defeat Trump.
Michelle Chen
Workers in the U.S. and China are both struggling for dignity. Recent uprisings in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and on the mainland show that workers everywhere are finding ways to fight back.
Organizing Upgrade
Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, OrgUp editors Calvin Cheung-Miaw and Max Elbaum published an article at In These Times on U.S.-China relations. In it, Cheung-Miaw and Elbaum outlined their case for the left to prioritize the fight for a 180-degree turnaround in the U.S. stance toward China, demanding that diplomacy and negotiation replace trade wars and military encirclement. We […]
Ho-fung Hung
China's economic boom, from the 1990's all the way to the 2000's, was based on China's willingness to be a cooperative partner of the U.S. in the project of globalization. Wall Street, U.S. capital more generally, and the Jiang Zemin government made a deal in the 1990s. At the time of the State Owned Enterprise reforms in China, Wall Street firms were involved in the process of auditing companies and in privatization, eventually helping to throw many onto the New York and Hong Kong Stock exchanges. U.S. capital gained a lot of benefits from China's privatization and marketization process and at the same time the U.S. was opened up to China's exports. The U.S., in turn, helped China enter the WTO. This was a symbiotic relationship between U.S. and China in making the global economic order.
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