Social Justice

Class Struggle Trumps Hate

Jacobin By Jon Flanders and Peter Lavenia In the fall of 2016, a group of chemical workers decided to go on strike. About seven hundred largely white and male members of IUE-CWA Local 81359, located in the small upstate town of Waterford, New York, suddenly drew attention from labor, the Left, and national media as the 2016 election came to a close. At a time when media attention had turned to the “forgotten” rural industrial workers whom both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump courted in the sagging small towns of the United States, the rowdy picketing and glowing burn barrels…

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Storefront Socialism: A Roadmap for the Green Party and the Left

By Christopher Casey In a recent article for Truthdig, Chris Hedges reiterated what many of us on the Left have been saying for some time. The Bernie Sanders campaign will NOT bring about any fundamental change, and represents a tragic diversion of social justice energies into the Democratic Party, a place where progressive movements go to die. Hedges also has some very sharp words about the current state of my Green Party, saying it is “crippled by endemic factionalism and dysfunction”. While I think Hedges’ latter comments are inaccurate and hyperbolic, he is correct in suggesting that the Green Party…


An inalienable right that can not be renounced

By Hector Lopez Independence is an inalienable right, which means that it is a right that cannot be renounced. The Declaration of Independence inspires not only U.S. people but everybody in the world, including Puerto Rican patriots, who take it very seriously, to the point that many have given their freedom and their lives for the cause of our independence. Elections held under military occupation are undemocratic and illegitimate. The United States is a signatory to both these documents and is in violation of them in regards to Puerto Rico and in regards to Iraq, for example, and in many…


Defying the Politics of Fear

truthdig By Chris Hedges Nov 6, 2016 Chris Hedges gave this talk Saturday evening at a rally in Philadelphia for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka. No social or revolutionary movement succeeds without a core of people who will not betray their vision and their principles. They are the building blocks of social change. They are our only hope for a viable socialism. They are willing to spend their lives as political outcasts. They are willing to endure repression. They will not sell out the oppressed and the poor. They know that you stand…


Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest

Green Party of Louisiana’s Joshua Fauver Responds to Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest Joshua Fauver is a member of the Green Party of Louisiana’s coordinating committee and is the co-founder of American Third Party Report. Fauver published the following statement on Facebook. So, currently there is a lot of talk going on about NFL Players protesting during the national anthem. I want to speak to that subject for just a moment because I’ve seen several different reactions from so many different people. I want to offer my own perspective on the matter. The author of the national anthem, Francis Scott…