Tag Archives: Marxism

The Militant: Capitalists Use Elections to Mask Exploitation and their Class Rule

By John Studer

The Socialist Workers Party ran candidates for public office around the country in the 2013 elections and used them to put forward an independent working-class voice, said Steve Clark, a member of the party’s National Committee, at a Militant Labor Forum here Nov. 8.

“But for class-conscious workers, these election campaigns are political detours on the road to independent working-class political action.… Read more ...

Workers World Party Conference Grapples with Strategies to Overturn Dead-End Capitalism

First Secretary Larry Holmes closes WWP conference.

Workers. Youth. Detroit. Boston. These are now in the forefront of the consciousness of many of the political activists who attended this year’s Workers World Party annual national conference. It was a life-changing experience. Not just the words, but the electric atmosphere sparked early in the Nov. 16-17 weekend meeting here in New York.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: May Day Tribute to Fraser: Synthesizer of Marxism and feminism

May Day 2013

Clara Fraser: Synthesizer of Marxism and feminism

By Tamara Turner
April 2013

Fraser at a 1980 strikers rally of the Inlandboatmen's Union, Seattle

Fraser at a 1980 strikers rally of the Inlandboatmen’s Union, Seattle.

“What better fate can a person carve out than participation in the emancipation of humanity?” Clara Fraser posed this question and answered it by living bravely, with commitment, relish and inimitable style.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: The Gold, Silver & Bullet Economy

Welcome to “the Gold, Silver and Bullet economy.” Great job Obama is doing as President and CEO of the American economy, huh? I don’t mean to say, “I told you so.” But I told you so. When I ran for Vice President of the United States on the Libertarian Presidential ticket, I played a modern day Paul Revere.… Read more ...

Activists hope for a ‘mass party of labor’

At Hugh Giordano’s election night party in Philadelphia, there were two volunteers from this effort present, collecting signatures.  Incidentally, the numbers for Hugh’s race are wrong in the article below.  He actually got about 18 percent of the vote and came in about 2 percent behind the Republican.  Now, from the website In Defence of Marxism:

Unfortunately, the labor movement leaders did not offer any alternative to voting for the parties of the rich.

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