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School Teachers: Strike for Our Lives Against Disaster Capitalism!

Despite record-breaking highs of COVID-19 new cases this summer, Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have pushed hard for schools to reopen in person this fall.

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Southern Poverty: Why I Joined the IMT

I grew up in an undocumented family in the South. We slept on the floor and our dining table was an upside down ramen box. I don’t share this for your tears, but for your […]

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COVID-19 and NYC’s Sick Public School System

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio’s treatment of the NYC Public Schools is an indictment of capitalism’s prioritization of profits over the well-being and safety of its youth and workers.

Youth Mental Health Depression
Capitalist Profits vs Mental Health

In a rational society, mental health treatment would be built around quality care and compassion. Under capitalism, it is characterized by exploitation, corruption, and a single-minded pursuit of profits.

Rutgers University Campus
The Campus Crisis of Mental Health

Without a materialist, class perspective of the factors that give rise to mental illness in students, the roots of the problem cannot be addressed.

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Is Social Media to Blame for Polarization?

Desperately seeking an explanation, an aspect of social life that has only recently emerged is chosen to serve as the scapegoat for the problems of capitalism.

Millenial Crowd
Will the Real Millennials Please Stand Up?

From big cities to rural towns, the impact Millennials will have on the future course of the class struggle should not be understated.

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Did Baby Boomers "Ruin the Economy?"

The idea that the personality traits and lifestyle choices of a given generation could “ruin” the economy stems from an idealist view of history and society.

Vandwelling
Lifestyle Minimalism and the Crisis of Capitalism

The growing search for ways to individually “opt out” of capitalist society is an indication of the historic impasse of this system.

Student Walkouts Reveal Demands for Broader Change

The high school walkouts have given voice to a range of social demands that go beyond the typical gun-control debate that has prevailed in Washington and the media.

Self-Improvement and Self-Care: Survival Tactics of Late Capitalism

The crisis of mental health is neither “human nature” nor the sum of millions of individual experiences. It is a systemic problem with a systemic solution. Nothing prevents us from creating an unimaginably superior world […]

Student Loans: Usurers Come For Their Pound of Flesh

The Student loan industry’s parasitism is matched by the Democratic Party’s unwillingness to take them on.

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