Commentary: Waking Up

We are living in societies plagued with corruption at all levels, we are constantly expanding our militarized societies surveiled by police forces and colonizing armies, which are rapidly eroding our freedoms.


Three Questions for Socialists

What is the objective of the economic reforms advocated by the Obama administration? What measure of progress has there been, or can be expected, from the proposed reforms for the security and advancement of working peoples economic interests?

The People vs. the Insurance Monopoly: Fixing the Health System in 2009

Health reform activists descended on Washington by the thousands June 25th as Congress continued to craft health reform legislation. On one side of the struggle stand President Obama, labor and health advocates and the vast majority of the American people, pushing hard for meaningful reforms that include a public option...

The Missing Split in Germany's Left Party

Berlin – A disaster was almost certain. Almost the entire German media, if it deigned to discuss the Left party at all, was sure of a major split at the party congress June 20th and June 21st. They had it all figured out, and were kind enough to help make it happen.

Super-majority Supports Obama's Health Reform Plan

Sixty-two percent of Americans support President Obama's plan for healthcare reform, according to a new ad from Americans United for Change.

Healthcare Reform and the Legislative Process, Some Details

Congress is approaching the end of its first month in this cycle of grappling with the nation’s failed health care system. There is huge opportunity for us to win a significant improvement to our system and a major political victory against the far right...

Barack Obama and the Contours of African American Social Protest Movements

Deeply embedded within even these notions of Black freedom, moreover, were two strategic concepts implying collective action to maximize Black civic capacity. The strongest of these was the struggle for equality.


In Obama Era: Can We Think Big and Make the Changes We Really Need?

I've had a few of my progressive friends say to me, 'You know Keith, I'm not that happy about the president not really going after those quirks in the Bush administration, I'm not that pleased that we haven't heard as much as we want to hear about a public option. What about 100 percent auction for cap and trade? What about these issues that we care about?'