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Is UK's Jeremy Corbyn a Trotskyist? Seriously

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

The issues facing Britain (and America) today have nothing to do with poor Leon Trotsky. Leave him alone and let him stand on his own two feet. The fact that the British Labor Party has allowed its leadership contest to descend to this kind of name-calling and finger-pointing is just one more sign of how unhinged this year has become. Welcome to 2016.

History Lesson: Bernie Sanders is no 'Communist,' and 'Democratic Socialists' are as American as Apple Pie.

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

Bernie Sanders' version of Democratic Socialism fits easily in this long moderate tradition. Those who try to stigmatize him by shouting "Communist!" are engaging in scare tactics and nothing more. Sanders is no communist, and in America, we have all been socialists for years.

Bernie Sanders Is a Faux Socialist and a 'Sheepdog'

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Sanders political career took off in 1981, when he abandoned socialist politics, but not the label, and ran as an Independent for mayor of Burlington, Vermont's largest city. Locals said that he hoped to avoid alienating the city's business interests.

An Urgent Message to Bernie Sanders' Supporters

Paul Fitzgerald | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Paul Fitzgerald

Bernie Sanders' supporters must come to understand that the only way he can make good on his promise of single payer healthcare, more social security and repairing America's broken infrastructure is to adopt this pragmatic foreign policy position as his own.

The Mass Torture of Obama's Drone Strikes

Ayobami Olugbemiga | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Ayobami Olugbemiga

Leon Trotsky once said: "you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you." Unfortunately, that is true for the two innocent hostages -- one American, one Italian -- that were killed accidentally in a January 2015 CIA drone strike near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Silver Spoon Socialists Flex Muscles In Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.11.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The Communist Party of Brazil was given the political plum of running the ministry of sports by president Dilma as a reward for staying inside her Worker's Party coalition government during her dramatic move to the political center.

11 Scapegoats In History

Charlie Campbell | Posted 04.16.2012 | Books
Charlie Campbell

The blame game is one of mankind's oldest rituals. After disaster, we invariably look for someone whom we can hold responsible.

Join, Silence, Kill: Stalinism Alive in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I could barely sleep last night. A book left me tossing and turning, staring at the ceiling grid in my bedroom. The Man Who Loved Dogs, the novel by L...

WATCH: A Rare Look At Soviet-Era Political Cartoons

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Using rarely seen footage from the Russian State Film Archives, documentarian Kevin McNeer has produced a fascinating documentary about the late Soviet political cartoonist and propaganda artist Boris Efimov.

Toronto Film Fest Day 3: Cartoons, Cads and Commies

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Tomorrow is just a train wreck of competing film screenings. I interview Vera Farmiga at 10:20 for the excellent Up In The Air. But then what?