The U.S. Border Crisis: A Crisis of the Capitalist System

September 19, 2019

download .pdf The capitalist system has created an international crisis of displaced people due to a convergence of factors. The global economic crisis is now coupled with accelerating ecological disasters and intensified military conflicts. In 2018 there were an estimated

Kamran Nayeri: The Crisis of Civilization and How to Resolve It

November 6, 2018

Revolutionary University October 2018 An Introduction to Ecocentric Socialism The world is in the midst of profound social and planetary crises, which threaten humanity and much of life on Earth: Catastrophic climate change, the Sixth Extinction, and nuclear holocaust. Why

Capitalism is the Problem

June 14, 2018

We live in a time of extreme contradictions. On the one hand, our civilization has eliminated smallpox, brought us cell phones, robotics, and space travel, and boasts immense resources and wealth. On the other hand, we face the worst crises

Updates from Germany and France (Revolutionary University 2017)

October 31, 2017

Revolutionary University October 2017 France: In The Streets, Workplaces, Universities, Schools & Hospitals… Everybody Hates Macron Michelle Verdier, an activist in the French Trotskyist group Fraction L’Etincelle The Myth Of The Social Democratic State and The Reality of Life in

The Fourth of July – Whose Revolution?

July 4, 2017

Fourth of July is this week and we are hearing all the calls to be patriotic. But what does it mean to be patriotic when every politician is either attacking us or useless to defend our interests? What does it

The Assault on Science is Not New – Carol Dansereau

April 20, 2017

by Carol Dansereau Originally published April 20, 2017 at We should all “March For Science” this Earth Day.  But let’s get one thing straight.  The assault on science is nothing new.  It’s been going on under Democrats and Republicans

Carol Dansereau: A Socialist Perspective on the Environment

October 25, 2016

Revolutionary University October 2016 Why are we losing our fight for the Earth? And what will it take to win? To answer these urgent questions, we must understand what’s blocking our way forward: an economic system based on exploitation of

Joel Beinin: Workers and the Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt

October 25, 2016

Revolutionary University October 2016 Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University and author of the recent book “Workers and Thieves” will discuss the struggles of the working classes and unemployed in Egypt and

Our Role In Transforming The World (audio)

October 22, 2016

Revolutionary University October 2016 Activists in Speak Out Now present a revolutionary socialist perspective on the challenges and choices we all confront today.

Harriet Fraad: How Capitalism Shreds Our Personal Lives

October 22, 2016

Revolutionary University October 2016 Harriet Fraad is a licensed mental health counselor and hypnotherapist in private practice in New York City. She has been an activist in the feminist movement and the journal Rethinking Marxism. For 40 years, she has

Richard D. Wolff: Crisis – It’s How Capitalism Works

October 22, 2016

Revolutionary University October 2016 Richard Wolff, Marxist professor of economics, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the New School University, New York City.

The Future is Socialism

August 20, 2016

The functioning of capitalism, its ceaseless quest for ever-greater profit, the engine of the entire global economy, is at the center of every major problem human society faces today: from wars and violence and ecological decay to economic crises and

The Environmental Crisis – The Problem is Capitalism

June 22, 2016

download illustrated PDF of this pamphlet Contents Fighting For Our Planet – Fighting For A Future (April, 2014) Destruction of the Environment – A Ticking Time Bomb (April, 2014) Fracking – Another Sign of an Insane System (April, 2014) Keystone

The Police: To Serve and Protect…Their System!

October 1, 2014

The militaristic response by the police to the rebellion in Ferguson showed the country and the world something all too familiar to poor and working class people – that the police are heavily armed and ready to use brutal force

2013 – A Year of Hardships and Possibilities

January 1, 2014

Looking back on 2013, we see a volatile world, a world of increasing misery but also explosive anger. Cynicism and despair can erupt into anger and resistance at any moment. In this period nothing is predictable and anything is possible.

The Destruction Of West Virginia

November 1, 2013

A look at what is going on in West Virginia shows us how ruthless corporations can be to make profits. In West Virginia and all over the Appalachian region, there is a massive push to destroy the landscape and to

Detroit: A Destroyed City Coming to You

November 1, 2013

The economic crisis has hit cities across the U.S. almost like some sort of natural disaster. People have been forced out of their homes, jobs destroyed, schools shut down – everywhere cities are being ripped apart. This is no natural

Sit Down, Shut Up, Do What You’re Told

October 1, 2013

The purpose of public education has always been above all to meet the economic needs of the wealthy elite by providing the owners of corporations with a steady supply of workers. Public education was organized as a system not to

Capitalism – a System of Constant War

September 1, 2013

We live in a world ravaged by endless war. The estimated death toll from wars in the 20th century was around 187 million, not to mention the millions of people whose lives were ruined in the aftermath of these wars.

The Immigration Bill: A Pathway to More Exploitation

August 1, 2013

Supporters of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” claim the bill offers a pathway to citizenship and benefits. This is a complete lie. The purpose of this bill is to further militarize the border, increase deportations, and

A Society That Makes Us Sick

July 1, 2013

We’re supposed to believe that our health is our own choice, that anytime we’re overweight or unhealthy, it’s our own fault. But the truth is, we live in a society that makes us sick and we are getting sicker every

The Toys of the Rich

April 1, 2013

In the sports world it seems like fans are losing their teams. The Golden State Warriors are moving to San Francisco, the 49ers to Santa Clara, and the Sacramento Kings may be moving to Seattle. And of course the Oakland

Global Climate Change: The Fight of Our Lifetimes

April 1, 2013

For decades scientists have pointed out the dangers of climate change. But the response from governments, the energy industry, banks and corporations has been to accelerate environmental destruction. We can’t leave the fate of the planet in the hands of