This is just another example of how the response to COVID-19 is shaped to fit the logic of capitalism. Activities that generate profits – labor, purchasing goods and services – are approved, but people must limit the non commodified social interactions that would actually enrich their lives and sustain their mental health in order to keep conditions favorable for the profitable activities to continue. Continue reading Blaming Students for Systemic Stupidity
Why won’t the Democratic Party get on board with Medicare for All? Will they go to hell for this? Continue reading Why are Democrats so resistant to Medicare for all?
The slogan “Free Kyle” is being raised on social media, and reportedly among BLM counter-demonstrators. It is conceivable that Rittenhouse’s example will be considered or adopted by others in light of his construction as a hapless patriot only eager to restore peace to Kenosha. This is especially plausible because defences for Rittenhouse are not fringe on the right. Continue reading Killing in Kenosha: ‘Blue Lives Terror Comes of Age’
When the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court in light of the Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake, they weren’t “boycotting” anything. Continue reading No, NBA players did not just boycott playoff games. What they did is even more important.
As the school year looms on the horizon, the decision within each school district of whether to physically open buildings has become a political argument. Teachers in Wisconsin are unfortunately used to their jobs being at the center of political scrutiny, but framing the debate through the lens of a global pandemic is new. Continue reading Dangerous School Reopening Plans Anger Teachers, Hurt Students in Wisconsin
Dissatisfied with the University’s reopening plan, campus workers are organizing for a “moral restart” that prioritizes health, safety, and financial stability for all. Continue reading Reopening UW-Madison: A Smart Restart or a Measure of Austerity?
Madison activist Allen Ruff interviews David McNally, critical historian of capitalism and author of Blood and Money: War, Slavery, and the State about the current crises and the second financial crash of the period that began in 2008. Continue reading The Interlocking Crises of the Latest Financial Crash
An interview with Dane County Board Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner by Karl Locher The Dane County Board of Supervisors initially approved the Dane County Jail Consolidation Project in 2017, followed by a doubling of the project budget to a staggering $225 … Continue reading If We Act With Courage and Vision, We Can Stop This Jail
Contradictory elements make small business an interesting problem for socialists, and as a result of these elements, small business owners face a choice of allegiances when conflict heats up between the working class and the big capitalists. Continue reading Are Small Businesses Better?
This article was previously published in Rampant ahead of a Black & Indigenous solidarity rally in Chicago. It provides context and understanding of the need for Black and Indigenous solidarity. Continue reading Black and Indigenous Solidarity