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Socialist Kshama Sawant Talk About Progress for Seattle Workers

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Truthdig.com In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer speaks with Kshama Sawant, the second socialist (and the first within one...

Workers Unionize At Socialist Magazine 'Jacobin'

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics

Editorial staff at the online and print socialist magazine Jacobin unionized, the workers announced Wednesday morning. All seven of Jacobin’s full-t...

The Trump Bible

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Donald Trump daily consults holy writ. Perhaps you knew. But did you know that crafty theo-politicos stole Mr. Trump's Bible and discreetly replaced i...

The Ups And Downs Of Cuban Socialism

Erik Gleibermann | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Erik Gleibermann

While living in Havana this summer to write an article for The Atlantic, I found myself negotiating the daily paradoxes of the Cuban system. Here's a breakdown.

Book Review Correction - China Through a Glass of Wine

Suna Senman | Posted 09.06.2016 | Books
Suna Senman

A big part of my peace message is honesty and openness, which includes revealing my mistakes. For whatever reason: I had too much going on and missed...

Venezuela's Maduro Jeered, Dozens Detained, Activists Say

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.04.2016 | World

CARACAS, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities have arrested more than 30 people on Margarita island for heckling President Nicolas Maduro, activi...

As Millions Debate Colin Kaepernick's Righteous Stand, I'd Like to Explain Why I Burned the American Flag

Joey Johnson | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Joey Johnson

I fought for five years until victory when the Supreme Court ruled that flag-burning is protected political speech. Today, same flag -- even worse nationalistic chauvinism.

Sanders Broke Debs' 104 Year Old Record for Most Votes for a Socialist

James W. Russell | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
James W. Russell

Unlike in Europe where socialist and communist parties have had sizeable voter support, historians have long noted and puzzled over their lack of electoral support in the United States, a part of the original meaning of the concept of American exceptionalism.

ISMS

Ryan Phipps | Posted 08.29.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

We have a lot of "isms" in our culture. I'd imagine that you're familiar with many of them. Conservatism Centrism Liberalism Fundamentalism Progr...

Kshama Sawant Speaks: Seattle's Re-elected Socialist City Councilmember On Progressive Social Change And Reinventing American Politics

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

"If you look at the viewpoint of ordinary working people in Seattle, it's always been a left-leaning city."

Prospects for a Post-Maduro Venezuela

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.25.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Over the past several weeks, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the previously closed border with Colombia to purchase the basic necess...

David Brooks: Racist, Homophobe, Ignoramus

Ira Israel | Posted 08.18.2016 | Media
Ira Israel

Looking at social issues over the past 100 years -- gay marriage, universal health care, public education, the legalization of marijuana, etc. -- it is clear to see that conservatives are consistently on the wrong side of history, selfishly encumbering societal progress.

No, Most Younger People Aren't Embracing Socialism

John A. Tures | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Bill Maher, the host of Politically Incorrect, recently claimed that a large number of younger people like socialism, a theme echoed by the magazine F...

How To Make A Political Revolution

David Morris | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
David Morris

On June 14th, North Dakotans voted to overrule their government's decision to allow corporate ownership of farms. That they had the power to do so was...

The Lesson Of The Sanders Campaign: Liberalism Isn't Becoming Socialism (Maybe Vice Versa???)

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

Is liberalism becoming socialism as conservatives assert? Hardly. The lesson of the Sanders campaign, as well as economic trends worldwide, is that socialism is becoming liberalism.

Can outsiders help Venezuela in the midst of crisis, again?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
The Conversation US

Jennifer Lynn McCoy, Georgia State University Outsiders are once again attempting to alleviate political conflict in Venezuela. A decade and a half ...

Can Equity Crowdfunding Save Capitalism?

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Christian Chiakulas

Imagine a world where a small community business can turn its own customers into investors through the internet; where medical startups can invite the involvement of those affected by the disease they seek to cure.

Venezuela: A Failed State In Latin America?

John Feffer | Posted 06.10.2016 | Latino Voices
John Feffer

Venezuela is at the mercy of its fluids. For a country that depends on oil for 95 percent of its exports, the prolonged drop in the price of crude has...

Venezuela: A Failed State In Latin America?

John Feffer | Posted 06.09.2016 | Latino Voices
John Feffer

Hugo Chavez is dead. Chavismo, which was more of a cult than a political ideology, is on its last legs. Before Venezuela succumbs as well, it's time for a radical restart in the land of Bolivar.

Glenn Beck Explains the Root of His Addiction and Questions Climate Change

Quora | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Glenn Beck on How Silicon Valley Is Disrupting Politics

Quora | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Why Bernie Sanders Is Still Standing

Bill Blum | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Bill Blum

As a self-described "democratic socialist" in a country where the "S" word has been anathema for most of the past century, Sanders should have been a ready mark for Hillary Clinton, branded as an out-of-touch, elderly extremist and consigned to the fringes of political relevance.

The Return of Democratic Socialism

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Why the rising tide of support for socialism in recent years? One key factor was certainly a popular backlash against the growing economic instability and inequality in America fostered by brazen corporate greed, exploitation, and control of public policy.

How Our Capitalist Society Is Like 'The Matrix'

Cody Cain | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Our lives seem normal. Just like in the beginning of the movie, 'The Matrix.' I mean, not great or anything. But fine. We get up every morning and repeat our programmed daily grind. But is this all there is? Is this all life has to offer?

Trump and Right-Wing Nationalism

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The success of Donald Trump and the rise of right-wing nationalism in the United States should come as no great surprise, considering the strength of right-wing movements in many other developed nations.