The 1934 Textile Mill Strike was a watershed moment in the American class struggle. Despite being defeated, it is a shining example of workers’ capacity for sacrifice and self-organization.
The American Civil War is an event of world-historic significance. This revolutionary war overthrew slavery as a mode of exploitation and laid the ground for the rapid development of US capitalism.
In August 1965, a social volcano erupted in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts. This episode of insurrectionary anger inspired similar uprisings in cities across the nation, with echoes that can still be heard today.
Michael Harrington’s ideas continue to have wide influence, but his American variant of reformism is a political dead end.
In this talk from the 2022 NYC Marxist School, Mark Rahman provides an overview of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, drawing on the lessons of this inspiring period of US history to help labor […]
As capitalism continues to decline, anti-Asian hate crimes are on the rise—though this is nothing new. Over 150 years ago, one of the largest mass lynchings in American history was directed against Chinese residents in […]
157 years after the ratification of the 13th Amendment, voters in five states—Alabama, Louisiana, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont—will face ballot questions on the abolition of slavery in the 2022 midterms.
The airline industry of the early 20th century is a far cry from the way it is today. Its current state is a result of struggles by pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, and other workers to […]
In 1771, a band of poor frontier farmers in North Carolina fought a pitched battle against the forces of colonial governor William Tryon. This was the climax of a period of North Carolina history known […]
May 1, 2006 was perhaps the closest the US has ever come to a general strike. As May Day approaches, it is critical that we relearn the lessons of that struggle.
While Howard Zinn’s book has many positive aspects, Marxists must soberly evaluate its ideas, and above all, its method.