Preface I hope this essay makes sense. It’s intended to enable those of us associated with Insurgent Notes (http://insurgentnotes.com) and others to imagine how we might contribute to the emergence of an emancipatory, anti-capitalist mass politics in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. The most important point that I
A Review: Kate Evans, Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg, edited by Paul Buhle. Verso Books: 2015.
Red Rosa does not aspire to be an authoritative biography but, perhaps as a result, it is a more compelling book. What’s compelling about it? The graphics have a lot to do with it; it’s an extended comic strip (although the author might take offense with that characterization). The events,
Tonight, December 8th, Lebron James came through on his promise to wear an “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt during the warm-ups before the Cavaliers game with the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. At the same game, the so-called royal couple, Prince and Princess whatever, came to see King
Introduction Like many others, we at Insurgent Notes have been paying a great deal of attention to the events in Ferguson, Missouri that began with the murder of Michael Brown in August. We have been inspired by the courage, determination and endurance of the people from Ferguson, and other nearby
I recently re-read the chapter on China in CLR James’s World Revolution. It’s titled, “Stalin Ruins the Chinese Revolution.” It was published in 1936-1937. Not surprisingly, at virtually every turn, James invokes Trotsky as the one who was always right but who was not able to outmaneuver Stalin. While the
My guess is that, for many, the union’s apparently successful defense counts as a victory. But suppose the standard for victory is a different one—the standard of increased unity across the working class. In that case, the judgment is not so clear. In the case of public schools in the