The latest in Marxist theory and analysis, brought to you by Socialist Revolution, the US section of the International Marxist Tendency. In the midst of capitalism's global meltdown, we provide class-struggle perspectives and revolutionary strategy for achieving socialism in our lifetime. More news updates and theoretical analysis available at socialistrevolution.org.
Electoral Chaos and the Crisis of American Bourgeois Democracy
Election night has come and gone and, as expected, there are no clear results. Trump has all but declared victory, while the Biden camp calls for patience. The general picture is one of polarization and political crisis. Socialist Revolution editor John Peterson provides an analysis of where things stand one day into the post-election chaos. Episode video and transcript: bit.ly/electoral-chaos. Register for our post-election event: socialistrevolution.org/election2020.
Socialism vs Lesser Evilism: A Marxist Roundtable on the 2020 Election
What is the Marxist take on the 2020 election? Should socialists vote for Biden? Listen to our panel discussion where we address these questions and much more! Full video at https://youtu.be/JQqUs3dc7F8?t=608. Host: K. Khan (Bay Area, writer for Socialist Revolution). Panelists: Tom Trottier (New York City, editor for Socialist Revolution), Nick Brancaccio (Phoenix DSA Vice-Chair, writer for Socialist Revolution), Erika Roedl (Twin Cities, writer for Socialist Revolution).
Constitutional Chaos and COVID in the White House: A Marxist Take on Election 2020
These days, we go from one crisis after another. From the death of RBG, to the so-called presidential "debate," to the spread of COVID-19 to Donald Trump and the White House, events are moving so quickly that you can hardly keep up. What should socialists make of all this? Socialist Revolution editor John Peterson provides a Marxist perspective.
How to Fight the Eviction Wave
In the midst of a devastating global pandemic, the US population faces a coming wave of foreclosures, evictions—and hunger—unlike anything experienced since the Great Depression. What is at the root cause of all this? How can we fight the looming eviction wave? Joe Lang, Socialist Revolution organizer and contributing author, explores these questions. Read our article: https://bit.ly/eviction-wave. Solidarity with our comrades at Esquerda Marxista: https://bit.ly/brazil-solidarity. Intro music credit: Toasted Tomatoes (from "lofi hip-hop beats to organise/seize means to").
Lessons of the 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters' Strike
From May to August of 1934, Minneapolis was rocked by a strike that would forever change the course of US labor history. This was the strike of Teamsters Local 574, a union led by Trotskyists. Today, as the US working class regains its pulse after decades of lull in the class struggle, these events can provide us with many practical lessons for how labor can fight back and win through militant action. Steve Iverson of Boston Socialist Revolution presents on this topic. Intro music: "There is Power in a Union" (Version by Joe Glazer and Bill Friedland). "Bella Ciao" remix (Toasted Tomatoes from "lofi hip-hop beats to organise/seize means to").
Villa, Zapata, and the Mexican Revolution
Learn about Villa, Zapata, and the inspiring events of the Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920. 100 years since the end of the revolution, what are its legacy and lessons for today? Presentation by John Peterson, editor of Socialist Revolution. Intro music: "La Toma de Zacatecas" (Antonio Aguilar). "Bella Ciao" remix (Toasted Tomatoes from "lofi hip-hop beats to organise/seize means to").
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