Socialism

Julia Salazar Says For Progressives, These Midterms Were Just The Beginning

Julia Salazar Says For Progressives, These Midterms Were Just The Beginning

November 7, 2018

Julia Salazar, the first Democratic Socialists of America member on New York’s State Senate, talks to Marc Steiner about the role left organizations play in elections and what comes after the midterms

A Response to Trump's Demonization of Single Payer Health Care

A Response to Trump’s Demonization of Single Payer Health Care

November 5, 2018

Former health insurance executive Wendell Potter addresses some of the main criticisms of single payer health care, which Republicans and President Trump have been demonizing during the midterm election campaign

Trump Defines Socialism as Key Issue in the 2018 Elections

Trump Defines Socialism as Key Issue in the 2018 Elections

November 2, 2018

Journalist and comedian Francesca Fiorentini joins Paul Jay to discuss how socialism has emerged as an issue in the midterm elections

Accountable Capitalism or Democratic Socialism?

Accountable Capitalism or Democratic Socialism?

September 25, 2018

By Stephen Maher / Jacobin Mag. Elizabeth Warren’s “Accountable Capitalism Act” promises the most radical shift in economic power since the New Deal. It contains four essential components, including campaign finance regulations, an attempt to limit corporate “short-termism” that has supposedly accompanied the rise of finance, and a requirement that corporations serve the “public benefit” rather than…

Behold, Socialism!

July 27, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. The news is out: “millennials” hold socialism in high regard. The Sanders campaign seems to have brought the idea, or at least the word, back in from the margins and made it appealing.  Two years on, with midterm elections looming, others have picked up the ball and are running with…

What Joe Crowley’s Defeat Has to Do With Democratic Party ‘Superdelegates’

June 29, 2018

By Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Conventional wisdom said that powerful Congressman Joseph Crowley couldn’t be beat. But his 20-year career in the House of Representatives will end in early January, with the socialist organizer who beat him in the Democratic primary in the deep-blue district poised to become Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The defeat of Crowley…

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defeats Corporate Democrat in NY Primary

June 27, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina socialist, defeated top Democratic Congressman and notorious neoliberal Joe Crowley in the New York primary election. Activist Anoa Changa says this is a sign of the growing grassroots left-wing movement against corporate Dems and the DNC and DCCC

Cuba’s New President Faces Many Serious Challenges

April 24, 2018

The challenges Cuba faces involve economic inequality, increasing citizen inclusion the political process, and the still-ongoing US economic blockade. Prof. Elizabeth Dore and James Early discuss the challenges President Diaz-Canel needs to address

Philippines' Duterte Uses 'War on Terror' Tactics to Crack Down on Leftists

Philippines’ Duterte Uses ‘War on Terror’ Tactics to Crack Down on Leftists

April 17, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is violently repressing socialist and communist groups by dubbing them “terrorists,” in what ex-lawmaker Walden Bello says is a dangerous threat to democracy.

Philippines' Drug War Kills Poor Addicts, Not Rich Dealers

Philippines’ Drug War Kills Poor Addicts, Not Rich Dealers

April 17, 2018

Most of the thousands killed in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs have been poor addicts. Ex-lawmaker Walden Bello discusses how the middle class is the social base for far-right movements