The new era of financial capitalism, with its explosion of household debt and its dependence on complex derivatives, has caused fundamental changes in the way capital exploits labor.
Rich people love to give away money for charitable causes to convince you that they’re not so bad after all. Don’t be fooled: we need to dispossess the benevolent rich of their ill-gotten gains, too.
Beyond clichés about a “clash of civilizations,” a new book by French sociologist Fabien Truong illuminates the role of Islam in the lives of France’s poor and marginalized.
Is there a democratic road to socialism? And if so, what does it mean for socialists today?
Belle and Sebastian are performing If You're Feeling Sinister at today’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. The album seems like a soundtrack of breezy lives unencumbered by the troubles of the world. But it's a direct product of Scotland’s welfare state.
An interview with Rabbi Brant Rosen, founder of the United States's first openly non-Zionist temple.
Socialists aren’t usually mentioned in the history of US space travel. They should be: the history of radicals who believed space exploration and science in general should be in the service of the people is one the Left should reclaim.
Jeff Bezos says his space colonies will produce “a thousand Mozarts and a thousand Einsteins.” But we already have millions of talented people here on Earth — the problem is, they’re toiling in obscurity for people like Bezos.
The 1960s space race prompted international treaties insisting that space travel should only be used for peaceful purposes. Today, Emmanuel Macron’s plans to put military hardware in space point to a dangerous new arms race.
The recent round of austerity measures in Alaska have been devastating. The cuts make clear that Alaskans need a new way of funding spending that impacts the wealthiest in the state, not than the poorest.
After years of Democratic prevaricating, the House has passed a $15 minimum wage bill. It’s almost certain to die in the Senate — but it shows how far the Fight for $15 movement has come.
Italian composer Luigi Nono’s career told the story of European communism writ large: brash and revolutionary at the height of the 1960s and ‘70s, reflective and uncertain as the Italian Communist Party collapsed and the possibility of radical change receded. His life is a reminder that no artist is free from the politics of our time.