Editors' Blog

Michael Berkowitz's Insightful Review of "Jimmy Hall," an Important New Film by Norman Markowitz

As someone who has long written about films which deal with historical, class, political, and social issues, both positively and negatively, a have been troubled by the lack of such analysis in mainstream media and even in some orrgans of the left in our media saturated.

Bernie Sanders Speaks for All Working Class Americans by Norman Markowitz

Yesterday  over thirty five hundred meetings took place through the United States to kick off Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.  Everyone should get a hold of the video of this event.  I participated in a meeting in Manaquan New Jersey with a small number of people who ranged in age from teenagers to people like myself in the 70s but nationally over 100 thousand  people attended the meetings, which were a first step to developing the national campaign.

In Celebration of the Beginning of the Cuban Revolution by Norman Markowitz

Today is July 26, the sixty second anniversary of   the attack on the Moncada barracks by revolutionaries seeking to overthrow the brutal Batista dictatorship in Cuba.  The attack failed but it was a beginning.  At his tria, Fidel Castro, leader of the attack, acted with such courage and strength that...

The New York Times Gives A Voice to Socialism in America? by Norman Markowitz

I am by Gar Alperovitz and Thomas Hanna, which appeared as a OP-Ed in the New York Times.  Gar Alperovitz  wrote a truly courageous and  classic study, Atomic Diplomacy, Hiroshima and Potsdam, which I was still a student at City College in the 1960s, a work that not only disputed what everyone was taught--that is, that the Atom Bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary to end the war, but also connected those attacks directly to the Truman administration's desire to intimidate the Soviets and get them to accept U.S. foreign policy plans even before the war was over.  Alperovitz has spent the last half centuy as a teacher and a writer and an activist, educating and organizing around the question of a new economy as an alternative to capitalism as it exists today.

Dejavu All Over Again. The Struggle to Defend and Enforce Overtime Pay Labor Law by Norman Markowitz

In 1938, as the great upsurge of industrial union organizing and  victories was beginning to ebb, Congress passed and Franklin Roosevelt signed the last great piece of comprehensive pro working people labor legislation, the Fair Labor Standards Act, which established minimum wages, the eight hour day, time and half rules...

July's Marxist IQ by Norman Markowitz-0

July is a very contradictory month in the history of socialism and of revolutionary and peoples movements.  July 4 marks the  U.S  Declaration of Independence, a turning point in the American Revolution and  one of the transforming revolutionary documents in modern history.

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