Alexa Avilés is a community organizer in South Brooklyn, member of the Democratic Socialists of America, and candidate for New York City Council. In an interview, she discusses her history of education organizing, recent billionaire-funded scaremongering attacks against her, and why she’s running for office as part of a citywide socialist slate.
"The five wealthiest dynastic families in the U.S. have seen their wealth increase by a median 2,484% from 1983 to 2020."
The frenzied attacks by Republicans and Democrats on the Minnesota representative are about maintaining absolute impunity for the U.S. and Israel.
Unions are machines for producing people who wouldn’t be satisfied with Joe Manchin’s obstinance.
Castillo is the son of peasant farmers. He’s a schoolteacher and union leader who led a nationwide teachers’ strike in 2017, has pledged to reform Peru’s Constitution and mining laws.
The pandemic has exposed the utter lack of support for working parents. Universal child care is a completely workable solution.
"We need to protect all that we have left of the sacred gifts and land."
Economist Jeffrey Sachs says a capitulation on the Trump tax cuts would be a huge mistake for the Biden administration. “The corporations have had an unbelievable run of unjust and unaffordable tax cuts,” he says.
In the 1980s, the Reagan administration used Central America as a testing ground to rehabilitate US imperial "hard power" after defeat in Vietnam. The results were predictable: death squads, massacres, and murderous repression of left-wing movements.
“Lock up the bankers” was more than a populist slogan. It was a demand for something better than a plutocratic order that allows the rich to do whatever they wish.
Andrew Yang presents himself as a pathbreaker with innovative solutions to social problems. But New York has already tried this kind of technocratic politics in the 1960s and ’70s, and it ended up leading to austerity and social disorder.
Joseph Stalin committed numerous crimes against the international working class. But one of his greatest crimes was the support he gave to the foundation of the state of Israel. Trotskyists, in contrast, have always opposed Zionism.
“It Is Apartheid”
The Israeli state’s aggression and impunity would not be possible without long-standing, bipartisan U.S. support, including that of President Biden.
Tynan Stewart reviews Hans Rosling's book and the insufficient manner it highlights some 'facts' while ignoring others.