Leroy James
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Uber Workers vs the “Sharing Economy”

The class struggle within Uber is rippling through global markets. We analyze here the dynamics and repercussions of the so-called sharing economy.

Trump, China, and the Coming Crisis

The social costs of the next recession will be borne first by the working class. No level of sustained economic growth under capitalism will reverse the exploitation of workers that drives that growth.

The Class Roots of the Movement to Criminalize Abortion

The ongoing assault on abortion rights is the result of deliberate, long-term ideological groundwork, combined with political organization—all to advance the interests of the capitalist class.

US and Chinese Tech Capitalists Versus Tech Workers

While it is still the most powerful imperialist force on earth, on every sphere the era of unquestioned US dominance is over.

Border Violence: Capitalism’s Solution to Climate Change

The crisis of climate change has led to a renewed influx of climate refugees. The response of the capitalists is to intensify border violence.

Cash Bail Exposes Criminal Injustice

The system of cash bail and its variants is an object lesson in how the criminal justice system is heavily rigged in favor of the rich.

Technical Labor and the Struggle Against Borders

A new wave of labor actions by white-collar workers threatens the tech industry’s deep ties to the highly profitable defense and deportation industries.

Trump's Collision Course with Big Agribusiness

Trump’s trade war poses a disproportionate threat for the farming sector, bringing the president into conflict with agribusiness and broad swathes of his base.

Media Layoffs: News in the Age of Imperialism

Between January 2017 and April 2018, more than a third of the largest newspapers in the United States laid off workers.

Elon Musk’s Plan to Pour One Billion Dollars Down a Hole

Like all other problems under capitalism, “soul-destroying traffic” can’t be solved by another round of capitalist development.

Prison Gerrymandering and the Legacy of White Terror

In the context of the war carried out by the policing apparatus against minorities and the poor, millions of prisoners are being disenfranchised.

Alibaba and Amazon: The Creative Potential of the Bourgeois is Spent

Only the working class can build a globally connected network of production, distribution, and exchange, based on solidarity and human need.

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