By Max Elbaum The COVID-19 pandemic and the uprising to defend Black lives have cast a spotlight on a level of deep-rooted inequality, ruling class degeneration, and public-health-be-damned behavior that makes the U.S. unique even among capitalist countries. My next column will examine the sources of these pathologies in a nation founded on racial slavery […]
Bill Fletcher Jr., Alicia Garza, Claire Sandberg, and Marcus Ferrell on the lessons from Bernie 2020 and the long arc of the Black Political Struggle.
The Movement for Black Lives' call for action on Juneteenth is a key next step to orient the progressive front toward organizing for the long haul.
The largest urban rebellions since the 1960s have sharpened the political and economic crises that were already unfolding. How should they impact left organizing strategy?
In cities across the nation, we are seeing an anti-racist front emerge with the power to defeat Trump and inaugurate a Third Reconstruction.
Hungry for a provocative discussion covering how to engage the Dem Party after Bernie, whether the Dems are in crisis, and how best to beat the right? If you missed This Is Not a Drill: LIVE on Wednesday, you can watch it below, thanks to our partners at The Real News Network. Hosts Adam Gold […]
Danger from the Trump administration has reached a turning point, argues Max Elbaum in his latest "This is Not a Drill" dispatch.
By Max Elbaum Donald Trump tweets so many outrageous things and tells so many lies, it’s easy for any particular statement to get buried in the shitstorm. But a presidential call to “liberate” states led by elected officials of the opposition party while Trump supporters carry guns into their state capitols shouldn’t be one of […]
What does it mean for left organizers to build independent political power after Bernie and in the middle of health, political, and economic crises?
In the 9th installment of his election column, Max Elbaum argues that the struggle for racial equality, with voting rights at the center, is key to expand the scope of democracy for all, to the special benefit of workers and society's most vulnerable members.