We are living in what some have been calling a “loneliness epidemic.” Only communism will give us the ability to repair human relations and create a world run on the basis of genuine solidarity.
A socialist transformation of society is the only viable solution to end the opioid epidemic and other horrors caused by this system.
The next couple of decades are going to be a turning point in human history. Socialism in our lifetime is absolutely on the table—if we choose to stick around and fight for it.
Last December, the US Surgeon General released a rare Official Advisory which painted a dismal picture of youth mental health. Capitalism’s continued existence is destroying the mental and physical wellbeing of millions.
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.
All proletarians have some experience of the wear and tear and degradation of working life, whether they labor in restaurants, warehouses, daycares, or a big rig.
Without a materialist, class perspective of the factors that give rise to mental illness in students, the roots of the problem cannot be addressed.
The prevalence of eating disorders is yet another indictment of capitalism’s willingness to sacrifice people’s lives at the altar of capital.
The profit motive is ultimately responsible for the addictive nature of internet technologies.
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 […]
The only way to ensure that people are not alienated from the world around them is to give them genuine control over their lives.
To put an end to these terrible atrocities, we must get to the root cause of mass shootings, and why they have become so commonplace.