Category Archives: political rights of the US working class

Diamond Reynolds immediate witness to the murder of Philando Castile, tells her story clearly and directly.

Diamond Reynolds Speaks directly Philando Castile’s fiancée Diamond Reynolds speaks her mind. “I just ask that we get justice”

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“Bonapartism is after all the real religion of the modern bourgeoisie.”

Comments of Friedrich Engels in a letter 1866 Marx-Engels Correspondence 1866 Friedrich Engels to Karl Marx in Margate, 13 April 1866 Source: Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Correspondence (Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1975). Scanned and prepared for the Marxist Internet … Continue reading

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Statistics on Incarceration: US holds 22% of all the world’s prisoners

Reprinted from: Vol. 80/No. 10      March 14, 2016   US capitalist ‘justice’ …some facts World’s jailer-in-chief • World’s highest incarceration rate: US has 4.4% of world population but 22% of world’s prisoners. • Some 7 million people (1 in 35 adults) … Continue reading

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“We represent the class that produces all of the wealth in the world and controls none of it:” Interview with James Harris

James Harris was the 2012 Socialist Workers Party candidate for the presidency of the United States.  He ran against Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Behind Mr. Harris gentle manners and slightly rumpled demeanor lies a lifelong commitment to the social … Continue reading

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On the Separation of Liberalism from Democracy: Lenin 1913

Lenin, below writing a year before the start of First World War. During the build up toward the war  most liberal and nominally socialist organizations supported their national governments rather than call for resistance to the war and solidarity of … Continue reading

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Socialist Newspaper ‘the Militant’ blocked by Florida statewide for distribution to prisoners. Join 1st amendment battle

Vol. 77/No. 36      October 14, 2013 (lead article) ‘Militant’ fights seizure of issue by Fla. prison authorities   Top, Reuters/Max Whittaker Top, protest July 30 at state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., by family and supporters of inmates during 23rd day of … Continue reading

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Discussion Question: Does the Obama presidency represent a shift toward Bonapartism on the part of the US ruling class?

Search Result for Wikipedia Bonapartism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonapartism This is Lenin’s writing between the February and October revolutions of 1917 in Russia, discussing the then provisional government’s slide toward a “Bonapartist’ state. Napoleon Bonapart presided as emperor over a militarized conquering state … Continue reading

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Socialist newspaper ‘The Militant’ editorial discusses erosion of workers rights in the context of assasination of Osama Bin Laden

Working class socialist newspaper reacts to Obama’s “Justice has been done” statement following the naked extra-legal assassination of reactionary anarchist-terrorist Osama Bin Laden as ordered by the administration of US president Barak Obama The Militant Vol. 75/No. 19      May 16, 2011 … Continue reading

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“I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.” Words of Jessica Dovey. Followed by Martin Luther King Junior

Thanks to a reader, Aether, and, no doubt, countless other internet users, I have located and corresponded with the person whom I believe to have actually coined the words. “I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even … Continue reading

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“Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is another quote sent in by a reader “Athena” in an abbreviated form. It is so topical to the moment that I decided to post it separately and at greater length. It is quoted from page 53 of the … Continue reading

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