Bruce Lerro: But somewhere in the late 1960’s white rock bands decided that dressing up for performances was somehow giving ground to the Establishment. So, the band members began to wear any old clothes: tee shirts, jeans, sneakers, anything that would level their relationship to the audience.
Bruce Lerro: Facebook, like most media institutions is committed to the Democratic Party. Cleaning its house of “Fake News” (the news and opinions of the socialist or fascist sides of the spectrum) will steer people back to reasonable choices like the Democratic Party.
Bruce Lerro: Most people who support the Democratic Party don’t really consider the party as it actually is, but how they imagine is should be.
Bruce Lerro: Workers’ self-management, workers’ control, and worker cooperatives currently exist and many are surviving with better production records than capitalist businesses or workers under state socialism.
Bruce Lero: Leftists in the US are not exactly bold or innovative. It took the economic crash of 2008 for them to even consider using the word “capitalism” in public, outside their inner circles.
Bruce Lero: In political Facebook groups there is discussion about what is going on in the political economy but how much do these discussions contribute, if anything, to building socialism.
t does not take a Marxian economist to say that capitalism is in its worst shape in history. Not only are the countries of Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America being exploited for their labor and land as usual, but even the original home of capitalism, Europe, is in big trouble. As for the United […]
Bruce Lerro: Colin Kaepernick has violated the taboos that make not only the sports football season so important, but also the nationalistic and religious rituals that stand behind them.
Bruce Lerro: The implications are that if the Hillary Harpies could convince you she really didn’t do those things she is accused of, she might be worth voting for.
Bruce Lerro: Many of us were amazed to discover, thanks to the catalyst of Bernie Sanders, that more than half of people your age have declared themselves interested in socialism. But Bernie has taken you as far as he wants to go. You can either find your way yourselves or you can join us.
Bruce Lerro: If Donald Trump continues to make a lot of noise, most importantly if he continues to arouse the Trumpsters, the Council of Foreign Relations will have a little talk with Donald Trump (if they haven’t already). Donald Trump Howard Beale
Barbara MacLean: liberals have abandoned so many of the traditions they once fought for historically that the socialist movement has, unfortunately, taken over the causes of liberals ranging from state intervention in the economy, to raising the minimum wage, and introducing single payer healthcare as if this were the core of socialism.