How can the working class defend its revolution? Understanding the dictatorship...

The ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ Workers around the world have instinctively understood the need for a union. In the fight against the bosses—whether it is...

What difference can a socialist revolution make?

Between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago, human societies in different parts of the world split into classes. Social classes are defined by social and...

Rebellion and the need for organization

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” In one sentence, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels captured the essential...

Don’t stop with reforms! ‘Reaching beyond the existing social order’ to...

Millions of people in the United States understand the problems of capitalist society: poverty, unemployment, racism, war or any other of the many other...

Anarchism’s track record: What is militancy without a winning program?

In the struggle for a better world, the working-class movement often faces the question: Which way forward? It may be in a strike, where the...

Socialism and the legacy of the Soviet Union

The single biggest event that shaped global politics in the 20th century was the Russian Revolution of 1917, which gave birth to the Soviet...

A glut of homes in a sea of homelessness

The absurdity of capitalist overproduction Every year in the United States, 3.5 million people experience a period of homelessness, nearly half of them children, according...

Dismantle the racist prison system!

Rehabilitation will only be a priority under socialism The United States has the largest prison population in the world. According to a Bureau of Statistics...

Can sexism be eliminated under capitalism?

How can women be liberated from the many bonds of sexism in U.S. society? For well over a century, powerful women leaders and mass...

Eradicating the scourge of racism from U.S. society

It will take a revolution In August 2006, an African American student in Jena, La., asked his school principal for permission to sit under what...