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Pete Seeger (1919–2014)

We’ve lost a spirited voice of the oppressed and exploited, as Pete Seeger drew his last breath. Having reached the age of 94, Seeger had lived, fought, and sung through several tumultuous periods of ebb […]

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Celebrities Call For Revolution

The recent interview with actor/comedian Russell Brand on Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman, dubbed a call for revolution by many, quickly became a viral sensation. Brand declared, “the planet is being destroyed, we are creating an […]

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Musicians vs. Capitalism

Steve Albini paints an outlandish, macabre, and visceral image of eager young musicians willing to swim through vats of excrement in order to get a seductive label contract that will inevitably turn them into pawns […]

Review: Les Misérables

Les Misérables resonates particularly well in a society where wealth inequality has reached previously unthinkable levels, and millions of people are searching for some sense of security and freedom. Like the musical for the past […]

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Science Under Attack

Self-proclaimed “science buff” and Missouri State Representative, R. Rick Brattin, has sponsored yet another piece of anti-evolution legislation. The bill would redefine scientific terms to make “intelligent design” seem legitimate enough to be taught alongside […]

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Review: The Dark Knight Rises

It’s not every day that you see a crowd of heavily armed men in civilian clothing in downtown Manhattan. But several months ago, while selling Socialist Appeal at Zuccotti Park—at that time “ground zero” for […]

Gore Vidal: a belated obituary

On 31 July Gore Vidal died at his home in Los Angeles from complications arising from pneumonia. He was 86 and had been ill for some time. As I was away on holiday at the […]

Conserving Culture Under Capitalism

The effects of the capitalist crisis are being felt at every level of society. As reported in a Time magazine article in April, this also includes the preservation of historical sites. As the cash-strapped European […]

Gore Vidal Has Died

We republish the article The decline and fall of the American Empire by Alan Woods to pay tribute to the prominent US writer and intellectual Gore Vidal who has died on July 31st, aged 86.

The BBC’s ‘Panorama’ documentary: “Poor America”

We recommend a viewing of this 30 minute documentary on poverty in the USA by the BBC’s Panorama team. Millions unemployed. Millions hungry. Millions homeless. Millions without access to health care. These are the facts […]

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Review: The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher is a hated figure for millions in Britain who suffered under 13 years of her rule. We, who opposed Thatcherism to the bitter end, will never forget the mass unemployment, the cuts, wholesale […]

Revolutionary Poetry: "Dawn"

This a revolutionary poem written by Patrick Russell.  You can also watch a live reading of the poem at May Day 2011 in St. Paul, MN.    

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