Ndindi Kitonga, Lilia Monzo, Ramona Rivera, and Kevin B. Anderson: The massive and partially victorious LA teachers’ strike showed a new teacher militancy, widespread community participation especially in Latinx neighborhoods, and new issues brought to the fore by this historic confrontation between labor and the power structure — Editors
Kevin B. Anderson: Luxemburg also wrote widely on revolutionary democracy and spontaneous revolutionary creativity from below.
Kevin B. Anderson: Not since the near revolution of 1968 has France—or any of the so-called Western capitalist countries—witnessed anything like this, a massive, spontaneous, nationwide series of militant demonstrations that not only gained majority support, but also managed to block some crucial parts of the economy.
Kevin B. Anderson: The ascendancy of such a retrogressive figure to the top of the political system signals instead the first modern democracy’s degeneration toward corruption and barbarism, that is, toward fascism.
Kevin Anderson: Trump and his ultra-hawkish National Security Advisor, John Bolton, seem to have plans for Iran that go beyond merely economic pressure. Netanyahu’s Israel, the only state in the region that actually has nuclear weapons, has at times seemed ready to attack Iran.
Kevin B. Anderson: Unprecedented character of Gaza massacre of March 30 shows utter depravity of Israeli government, but will not be able to break will of the Palestinian people.
Kevin B. Anderson: The US has for the first time in its history a president, Donald Trump, who gives every impression of itching to start a nuclear war, who openly states that he may destroy an entire country of 25 million.
Kevin B. Anderson: A new stage of imperialist degeneracy, itself rooted in the political and economic crisis of U.S. capitalism, lies behind Trump’s threat of nuclear genocide against North Korea and his moves toward war with Iran.
Marx’s Civil War writings wrestle with many of the issues that plague today’s left.
The Trump administration may have launched its attack because it was embarrassed by the use of chemical weapons on its watch, as an offense to what imperialist logic considers to be the maintenance of order and stability.