Gutsy, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s new TV series, showcases courageous women from an array of fields. But the show’s narrow lens suggests approval of women who show spunk, but not those who challenge abusive state power or capitalism.
Liza Featherstone is a columnist for Jacobin, a freelance journalist, and the author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart.
Liz Truss, who has just become the next UK prime minister, calls herself a “Destiny’s Child feminist.” She is the latest reactionary hoping that her gender will distract the public from what is an appallingly right-wing agenda.
The Democratic Socialists of America has made inroads across the country, but nowhere does it wield the kind of political power it does in New York. A new, more conservative political climate is putting the group’s inside-outside strategy to the test.
We shouldn’t embrace the war on disinformation just because the Right hates it.
Socialists are becoming a problem for New York’s Democratic establishment. Mayor Eric Adams declared war on the socialist movement and endorsed candidates to challenge the Democratic Socialists of America. For the most part, he failed.
Mainstream Democrats never tire of smearing the socialist senator from Vermont. Hillary Clinton is calling Bernie Sanders a sexist yet again. But his feminist credentials are solid — neoliberals like her are the ones failing women.
In capitalist America, millions of workers never get a vacation. But for the past century, bringing sunshine and leisure to the masses has been among the socialist movement’s greatest achievements.
Ilhan Omar, one of the most left-wing members of Congress, faces a primary challenger, Don Samuels, backed by an unsavory circle of right-wing billionaires and cops. Despite being an enemy of public schools, he’s calling himself a progressive.
Henry Cuellar, the conservative, antiabortion Democratic congressman — who Nancy Pelosi called a “fighter for hardworking families” — has shocked the labor movement with a radical bill seeking to eviscerate workers’ rights.
The Right has seized on the US baby formula shortage to discredit the Biden administration. It’s correct to harp on the administration’s failures — but the crisis is due to the dysfunctions of an economic system of which Republicans are the biggest champions.
A new book profiles five extraordinary women of the Communist world — dedicated socialists and champions of women’s equality whose lives exemplified the contradictions of a system defined by pervasive oppression as well as genuine social achievements.
In this month’s New York State Assembly races, why are certain center-left Democrats attracting unusual largesse from right-wing GOP donors? It may have something to do with the fact that they are running in primaries against socialist candidates.
In last week’s New York City budget vote, “progressive” city council members who won office claiming to share the priorities of the city’s socialist movement turned around and voted for an austerity budget. Only socialist representatives stood against it.
The women’s suffrage movement is too often remembered as exclusively middle-class and focused solely on votes for women. But socialist and working-class suffragettes played essential roles in the fight for equality.
New York mayor Eric Adams and the city’s transit authorities have launched a zealous crackdown on “farebeating.” It’s exactly the wrong policy for a time of towering inequality and climate transition. Public transit should be free to all.
In a first, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed the entire 13-member “For the Many” New York City Democratic Socialists of America slate of candidates for New York state senate and assembly.
Despite setbacks, from Pennsylvania to Kentucky, socialist candidates eked out victories in this week’s primaries. Centrist challengers, backed by super PAC and corporate money, massively underperformed. Democratic socialists aren’t going away anytime soon.
In a sign of how unnerved New York’s political establishment is by the Democratic Socialists of America, a pro-Israel group has been founded specifically to undermine DSA candidates. Its very existence is an admission of Israel’s defenders’ weakness.
Even in the wake of news that Roe v. Wade may be overturned, the Democratic leadership is backing right-wing Texas representative Henry Cuellar against his primary opponent, Jessica Cisneros, a Berniecrat who favors abortion rights.
In Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood, socialist activist Keron Alleyne is vying for a seat in the state assembly — backed by the Democratic Socialists of America and the local radical political dynasty led by former Black Panther Charles Barron.