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.
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.
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.
Two and a half centuries after his birth, the insightful, outlandish, yet oddly practical ideas of the utopian socialist writer Charles Fourier still seem shockingly modern.
Opera houses and literature departments have dropped works by Tchaikovsky and Dostoevsky. Yuri Gagarin’s name has been erased by a space exploration nonprofit. It’s all part of a wartime anti-Russia frenzy that is astonishingly provincial and foolish.
The Bolshevik diplomat and Marxist feminist thinker Alexandra Kollontai, whose pioneering writings explored the prospects for women’s emancipation under socialism, was born 150 years ago today.
Madeleine Albright has died at 84. She was a pioneering imperialist who passionately advocated greater use of deadly violence in pursuit of a US-dominated post–Cold War global order — and killed many, many people in the process.
By playing up a fake tabloid scandal involving his progressive opponent Jessica Cisneros, the scandal-plagued anti-abortion Texas House Democrat Henry Cuellar has only further disgraced himself.
Capitalists keep trying to co-opt International Women’s Day, a century-old product of the working-class revolutionary movement. But the day belongs to the socialist antiwar tradition.
No one deserves riches, and yet we all do. This moral puzzle is key to our love for Anna Delvey, the con artist and “fake German heiress” who is the subject of Netflix’s flawed but irresistible series Inventing Anna.
In a world where the political is personal, we signal our political goodness — and hunt for political badness.
The NFL Super Bowl is one of the most profitable sporting events in the world — yet the halftime show continues to use “volunteer” dancers. It’s blatant exploitation of workers by an industry worth billions of dollars.
Human beings are wired for collective, public fun — the kind that a game like Wordle provides. But capitalism, with its relentless drive to privatize, insists instead that entertainments are best experienced as individualized, solitary pursuits.
Huma Abedin has long been the right-hand woman to Hillary Clinton. Her new memoir tells of life inside “Hillaryland” — and reveals the political void at the heart of that world.