For those of us inspired by mass mobilizations in Egypt's Tahrir Square, Turkey's Gezi Park, Greece's Syntagma Square, Spain's Plaza del Sol, and even our "own" Zuccotti Park, it is easy for protests in Venezuela to evoke the same emotions.
Communist historian Doug Enaa Greene lectures on the French communist revolutionary Gracchus Babeuf (1760-1797) at the Center for Marxist Education in Cambridge.
“Ignorance never yet helped anybody!”
These words of Karl Marx from the 1846 are often ignored by most of his present-day disciples.
Newton, Mass. - The Cambridge-based regional chapter of the national Peace Action organization, Mass. Peace Action held it's annual meeting on Saturday February 8th. The theme of this year's meeting was "Towards a Just and Cooperative Foreign Policy."
On February 1st at the Center for Marxist Education in Central Square, Cambridge, communist historian Doug Enaa Greene discussed the life and thought of the 19th century French communist revolutionary Louis-Auguste Blanqui (1805-1881).
BOSTON/South Boston – Members and supporters of the Boston Public Schools’ bus drivers’ union, United Steelworkers Local 8751 rallied Saturday at the Freeport bus yard in South Boston.
The union is continuing with its call on Veolia Transportation to reinstate four of the union’s leaders after they were terminated last year.
A new report by the international charity Oxfam has shone a critical light on global inequality, finding that the richest 10 per cent of people own a staggering 86 per cent of the world’s wealth.
Working for the Few was published by the NGO ahead of the World Economic Forum last week in an effort to raise the issue of inequality with political and business leaders at the meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
BOSTON/Jamaica Plain – Yes, the headline is meant to evoke Douglas Adams, the late British writer who summed up life’s mysteries with a single number: 42.
I’m not saying author, philosopher and activist Charles Eisenstein offers a magic number or a magic bullet for the planet’s ills. But after hearing his presentation at the Jamaica Plain Forum on Sunday, I think I can summarize his thesis succinctly.
“You're playing into the hands of imperialism! We need to support Iran against the USA!”
Anyone who has been around certain sections of the radical left has encountered this attitude at one time or another. For some on the left, it is not enough to oppose US imperialism or its wars, but we need to do more and 'support' every government targeted by the United States. And that 'support' winds up being uncritical support to any government opposed to the United States, no matter how repressive or reactionary it may be.