Exploiters’ ‘Leftists’ Ban ‘Unacceptable’
Jews from Chicago Dyke March
Every year, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates with Pride events — marches, rallies, social events, etc. — as a means of fighting for their rights and dignity. While virtually all Pride events are billed as being inclusive and open to all, the reality is that they’re not. Many “official” Pride parades and gatherings effectively exclude or marginalize those sections of the community outside of the immediate circle of organizers.
THE EVENTS IN THE CITY OF Ferguson, Missouri, just north of St. Louis, have become a watershed event in modern American politics and social relations. The cold-blooded murder of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9 provoked not only massive outrage across the country, but also provided an object lesson in how the exploiting and oppressing classes choose to respond to people’s natural revulsion at the utter barbarity of capitalism in its period of decay and disintegration.
Clarifying Our Party’s Position and Fixing a Mistake Made by the Central Committee Bureau
NEARLY EVERY EVENT IN THE class struggle represents a test for communists and their organizations. How we respond to unfolding events, even if they are a great distance away, speaks directly to the importance of our program and offers an opportunity to explain how we translate our principles into methods of practical action (if not allowing us to do so directly). Such events also expose areas of weakness or inconsistency between program and action, and allow communists the chance to review, analyze and ultimately correct the errors and divergences that may arise.
OUTRAGEOUS. SHOCKING. OFFENSIVE. CALLOUS. A slap in the face. All of these terms, and many more (including some not fit to print) have been used to describe the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the landmark Shelby County v. Holder case, which saw Section 4(B) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 declared unconstitutional.
As austerity measures have swept across the globe, budget cuts, tax hikes and gutted social services are not the only things we have seen. There is something more sinister behind the facade of “shared sacrifice” built up by the exploiting and oppressing classes.
THE IMPOSITION OF AUSTERITY measures that began following the Panic of 2008 has without question been a barbaric attack on the rights and living standards of workers around the world. In the United States and European Union, austerity measures have contributed to a massive decline in workers’ overall economic well-being.