The New Worker Organizing
Because something is happening hereBut you don’t know what it isDo you, Mister Jones? Bob Dylan, Ballad of a Thin Man I confess that I feel a little like Mr. Jones when I try to comprehend the new worker organizing. Much more has been going on than I had imagined.
This article was published as part of a symposium on Class Power at Zero Hours by the Angry Workers of the World. On the last day of 1918, at the founding congress of the German Communist Party, Rosa Luxemburg argued: …. history is not going to make our revolution an
Fragments of the Current Moment
I was hoping that this article would be more thorough and integrated but the topics proved a bit too many for that. I’m publishing it because I hope that it contains some valuable observations and helpful suggestions. I should note that some sections have previously appeared in Hard Crackers (hardcrackers.com).
What is Socialism?
On September 8th 2018, I participated in a panel discussion organized by the NYU chapter of the Platypus Organization, on the topic of “What is Socialism.” Here’s the description of the proposed discussion that the organization posted beforehand: “The term ‘socialism’ appears to be enjoying a resurgence of public interest
“First Draft” Report on Costa Rica
This past summer, our three-generation family took a vacation trip to Costa Rica. Upon our return, I began doing some research into the country and its history. This is a first draft report about what we saw and what I have learned. I welcome additions and corrections. We did all
From Catholicism and the working class to communism and Marx
This is, in its earliest moments, a Brooklyn story—more precisely a story of growing up Catholic in a working class Brooklyn neighborhood in the 1950s. I grew up in Sunset Park, a neighborhood made somewhat famous by Hubert Selby’s novel Last Exit to Brooklyn. It is also a story of