The Politics of the Pseudo-Left

After multiple shootings and two deaths

Seattle police forcibly end Capitol Hill Occupied Protest

By Kayla Costa, 2 July 2020

The protest tent site was overrun by more than one hundred local police and FBI officers armed with heavy riot gear and military-grade vehicles.

Ireland’s Greens agree to join austerity coalition government

By Dermot Quinn, 1 July 2020

Almost five months after Ireland’s February 8 general election, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have formed a coalition government after the Green Party voted to come on board.

YDSA develops ties with SYRIZA youth, Greek party of austerity and police repression

By Sam Wayne, 27 June 2020

Members of the Young Democratic Socialists of America have published a joint statement with the youth section of SYRIZA, the “Coalition of the Radical Left.”

New York City mayor de Blasio threatens 22,000 municipal worker layoffs

By Fred Mazelis, 26 June 2020

The city faces a June 30 deadline for a budget at a time when revenues show a $9 billion fall due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Veteran curator at New York’s Metropolitan Museum latest to come under racialist attack

Institution accused of “white supremacy and culture of systemic racism”

By David Walsh, 26 June 2020

The attack launched against Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Keith Christiansen for his remarks concerning the danger of valuable art works being destroyed in the course of upheavals is without any merit whatsoever.

Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant promotes local police reform, Democratic Party politics

By Julio Patron and Kayla Costa, 19 June 2020

Insisting that the police can be drastically reformed within the framework of capitalism, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant conceals the fundamental character of the police as an arm of the capitalist state.

Australian pseudo-left groups protect university union from revolt against pay-cutting plans

By a correspondent, 18 June 2020

University workers, in partnership with students, need to construct new rank-and-file organisations that are totally independent of the NTEU apparatus.

Striking Spanish Nissan workers boo unions and Podemos mayor of Barcelona

By Alejandro López, 15 June 2020

This points to the explosive conflict emerging between the working class and the pseudo-left and the unions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and an upsurge of class struggle.

Social class, capitalism and the murder of George Floyd

By Niles Niemuth, 11 June 2020

As has happened so often in the past, the political establishment and media are promoting a racial narrative to conceal the social and economic basis of police brutality and deflect popular anger away from the capitalist system.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio defends police violence against protesters

By Sam Dalton, 2 June 2020

In a news conference Saturday night, de Blasio defended police who drove their cruisers into a crowd of peaceful protesters earlier that evening in Brooklyn.

AFL-CIO, pseudo-left groups seek to derail opposition of Mexican workers to COVID-19 pandemic

By Andrea Lobo, 1 June 2020

The American union bureaucracy and its partners in Mexico are scrambling to prevent the growing rebellion by workers from breaking free from the AMLO government, the trade unions and their nationalist program.

Howie Hawkins and the Green Party: Capitalist politics in the guise of “ecosocialism”

By Evan Blake, 29 May 2020

Following Bernie Sanders’s endorsement of Biden, the Green Party and its presumptive presidential nominee Hawkins are presenting themselves as the continuation of Sanders’s “political revolution.”

As Brazil leads world in new COVID-19 deaths, Workers Party and pseudo-lefts rally behind capitalist state

By Miguel Andrade, 28 May 2020

The so-called opposition has brought impeachment articles against Bolsonaro for harming “internal security” in his handling of the pandemic.

Germany’s Left Party spearheading deadly back-to-work drive

By Johannes Stern, 26 May 2020

After voting for the multi-billion-euro coronavirus bailout package in the federal parliament, the Left Party is now supporting the grand coalition’s reopening of the economy.

After the New York Times’ critique: Former NBC “Today” show host Matt Lauer takes Ronan Farrow to task

By David Walsh, 22 May 2020

Lauer was abruptly fired in late 2017 following complaints by an NBC employee, with whom he was having an affair, about his alleged sexual misbehavior.

COVID-19 pandemic exposes France’s New Anti-capitalist Party

By Alex Lantier, 21 May 2020

The pandemic places workers in every country in irreconcilable conflict with pro-imperialist, middle class parties that the ruling class has long falsely presented as the left.

COVID-19: Mélenchon offers national unity with France’s banks

By Anthony Torres and Alexandre Lantier, 14 May 2020

Mélenchon hails the Sacred Union between the far-right and social democracy in World War I as a model to keep social cohesion despite mass COVID-19 deaths.

Sri Lanka’s pseudo-left FSP and its phony defence of democracy

By K. Ratnayake, 14 May 2020

The working class can combat threat of a dictatorship only by the independent mobilisation of its political strength, not by pleading for “reconvening parliament.”

Australian pseudo-left groups try to rescue university union from outrage over sellout deal

By Carolyn Kennett and Mike Head, 14 May 2020

The NTEU’s deal with the employers exposes the desperate efforts of pseudo-left groups to prevent a revolt by university workers and students against the union.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins Biden-Sanders “unity task force” ahead of 2020 elections

By Genevieve Leigh, 14 May 2020

The announcement of the membership of the task forces is an effort on the part of Sanders to provide the right-wing Biden campaign with a “progressive” gloss amidst growing social unrest.

New York City education department, backed by teachers union, downplayed virus threat

By Sandy English, 13 May 2020

An exposé in the journal the City demonstrates that New York City officials systematically downplayed the threat of the coronavirus to New York City students and educators

Jeremy Corbyn discovers the class struggle—and opposes it

By Thomas Scripps, 13 May 2020

The Socialist Campaign Group acknowledge the “class war” only in order to complain that Johnson is waging it rather than acting in the “national interest.”

Bernie Sanders’ interview with the Washington Post: The thin gruel of Democratic Party politics

By Genevieve Leigh, 12 May 2020

Sanders glossed over the reality of the health and economic catastrophe facing millions of workers and made no mention of the corporate bailouts for which he has voted in the Senate.

“The Fight for Our Lives” online rally

British pseudo-left and Stalinists unite in defence of Labour and the unions

By Thomas Scripps, 9 May 2020

What is meant by “unity” and “solidarity” is in fact an effort to subordinate workers to Labour and the unions by concealing their rotten dealings with employers and the government.

Pseudo-left groups block fight by London bus drivers against COVID-19

By Laura Tiernan, 7 May 2020

The pseudo-left are seeking to prevent workers from making a break with Labour and the unions and turning to a socialist perspective.

The tragedy at Quebec City’s Jeffery Hale Hospital: How Québec Solidaire tried to hide capitalism’s responsibility

By our reporters, 5 May 2020

The calamity at Quebec City’s Jeffery Hale Hospital is a product of decades of federal and provincial government austerity.

“Progressive” Tennessee Democratic mayor uses COVID-19 crisis to push budget cuts

By Patrick Smith, 30 April 2020

In early April, Lee Harris, Democratic mayor of Shelby County, released a budget resolution that would slash essential services.

As states plan billions in budget cuts to schools

Pseudo-lefts ask: “What is the least we can accept?”

By Alexander Fangmann and Nancy Hanover, 29 April 2020

As the ruling class prepares to use the ongoing pandemic as an excuse to carry out long-planned attacks on public education, pseudo-lefts promote Biden.

Spain’s Podemos party acquiesces to legal persecution of its member Isabel Serra

By Alejandro López, 28 April 2020

Serra was sentenced to a draconian 18 months in prison and a €2000 fine for attending a protest against the eviction of a disabled person in a working class area of Madrid.

Spain: Podemos Labour Ministry accepts that hundreds of thousands will die from COVID-19

By Alejandro López, 25 April 2020

Podemos bases its policy of forcing nonessential workers back to work in Spain on its willingness to accept millions of infections and hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Former leaders of Students for a Democratic Society try to drum up support for Biden

By Genevieve Leigh, 25 April 2020

Last week the Nation magazine published an open letter, signed by 60 former leaders of the Students for a Democratic Society, which calls on Bernie Sanders supporters to vote for Joe Biden.

Sanders tells supporters: It is “irresponsible” not to campaign for Biden

By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 17 April 2020

As in 2016, but now under much more explosive social and political conditions, Sanders is exchanging his “political revolution against the establishment” for the thin gruel of “lesser evil” politics.

Ocasio-Cortez offers her services to the Biden campaign

By Genevieve Leigh, 16 April 2020

In an interview with the New York Times, Ocasio-Cortez did not articulate a single demand as a condition for her support for the Biden campaign.

Ocasio-Cortez offers her services to the Biden campaign

By Genevieve Leigh, 15 April 2020

In an interview with the New York Times, Ocasio-Cortez did not articulate a single demand as a condition for her support for the Biden campaign.

Sanders endorses Biden: The “political revolution” that never was!

By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 14 April 2020

Sanders’ endorsement of Biden is the shabby outcome of his campaign, the entire purpose of which was to prevent social and political opposition from breaking free of the Democratic Party.

Spanish government to force workers in non-essential industries back to work

By Alejandro López, 11 April 2020

Podemos and the Spanish social democrats are needlessly sacrificing thousands of workers’ lives in order to boost corporate profits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The end of Sanders’ campaign deepens crisis in Democratic Socialists of America

By Eric London, 11 April 2020

The main purpose of a recent forum hosted by Jacobin magazine was to answer the question “Where to go next?” with a definitive: “Nowhere, stay in the Democratic Party.”

As social struggles mount over coronavirus pandemic

Bernie Sanders ends campaign, calls on supporters to back Biden

By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 9 April 2020

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders formally ended his campaign for president on Wednesday and called on his supporters to back former Vice President Joe Biden.

At IYSSE (Australia) online lecture, Nick Beams exposes Socialist Alternative and the pseudo-left

By Oscar Grenfell, 9 April 2020

The event was attended by an appreciative audience of more than 190 workers, students and young people.

Who is the new UK Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer?

By Thomas Scripps, 7 April 2020

The election of Sir Keir Starmer marks the return to a business-as-usual Blairism shorn of any socialist pretensions.

Bernie Sanders’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A lifeline for the ruling class

By Genevieve Leigh, 7 April 2020

Sanders presented his proposal for a new bill in Congress to address the coronavirus pandemic this past Saturday.

As COVID-19 pandemic exposes failure of capitalism, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shifts to the right

By Genevieve Leigh, 2 April 2020

Ocasio-Cortez is increasingly lining up behind the Democratic Party establishment at the very point that the coronavirus catastrophe is demonstrating the failure of the capitalist system and discrediting all of its political parties and representatives.

Democratic Socialists of America, Haymarket Books hold online event to boost Democratic Party amid coronavirus crisis

By Eric London, 28 March 2020

The event was called to paper over the role of the Democratic Party in creating conditions for the coronavirus to wreak havoc on the population of the US.

What the coronavirus calamity means for intellectual and cultural life

By David Walsh, 27 March 2020

A Rubicon has been crossed. The existing order, in the eyes of tens of millions, will be seen from now on as illegitimate and an immediate threat to their continued existence.

Socialist Alternative town hall injects racial politics into COVID-19 pandemic

By Genevieve Leigh, 25 March 2020

The event was an attempt to cover over the conventional Democratic Party politics of Socialist Alternative and the DSA with anti-capitalist rhetoric and empty slogans. This was combined with the foul injection of racial politics, a hallmark of the Democratic Party.

Bernie Sanders draws his campaign to an end: The political lessons

Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 19 March 2020

For the second time in four years, Sanders has diverted popular hostility to the capitalist system back within the framework of the corporate-controlled two-party system.

Sanders begins campaign to drag his supporters behind Biden

By Patrick Martin, 12 March 2020

Sanders’ 10-minute speech on Wednesday, after which he took no questions, effectively conceded the Democratic nomination to the former vice president.

After Super Tuesday primaries, Warren drops out, Sanders tacks to the right

By Barry Grey, 6 March 2020

Sanders began running a campaign ad Tuesday consisting entirely of former President Barack Obama speaking in glowing terms of the Vermont senator.

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias joins state commission running Spanish intelligence

By Alejandro López, 2 March 2020

Iglesias is sworn to secrecy as he oversees an organization with a long history of brutal repression and targeted assassinations of militant workers and left-wing groups.

New Zealand: Pseudo-left ISO promotes illusions in right-wing Labour-led government

By Tom Peters, 27 February 2020

Despite two-and-a-half years of worsening social inequality, stronger police-state measures, and deepening ties with US imperialism, the pseudo-left ISO claims that the Labour Party-led government can change course and “help the working class.”

Don’t Extradite Assange campaign calls on Boris Johnson to intervene

By Robert Stevens, 24 February 2020

The struggle to free Julian Assange requires an implacable struggle by the working class against the Johnson and Trump governments now conspiring to silence him forever.

UAW quashes effort to force direct election of union officers

By Shannon Jones, 22 February 2020

Labor Notes and the Democratic Socialists of America are backing UAWD in order to promote the illusion that the UAW can be reformed through the direct election of union officials.

Young Democratic Socialists of America’s winter conference props up the Democratic Party

By Genevieve Leigh, 21 February 2020

Those who attended were told to integrate themselves fully into the Democratic primary election campaign of Bernie Sanders. The fundamental aim of the event organizers was to disabuse young people of the notion that socialism entails an independent struggle for political power.

Peronism leans on the pseudo-left FIT-U to implement IMF austerity in Argentina

By Andrea Lobo, 19 February 2020

Facing growing popular anger, the Peronist parties and unions are relying on the Left Workers Front-Unity (FIT-U) to prevent workers from mobilizing independently against IMF austerity.

Washington Post war hawk Jackson Diehl lauds Sanders’ foreign policy

By Barry Grey, 18 February 2020

In Monday’s column, Diehl reassures the ruling class that a Sanders administration would not mark a break from the aggressive and militarist policy of American imperialism.

Letter to members of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA)

the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 14 February 2020

Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Democratic Socialists of America say it is possible to fight for socialism from within the Democratic Party. Such a political program is not real socialism and can lead only to disaster.

Sanders tells New York Times he would consider a preemptive strike against Iran or North Korea

By Jacob Crosse and Barry Grey, 14 February 2020

The answers given by Sanders’ campaign to a foreign policy survey published this month by the Times provide a revealing picture of the attitude of the self-styled “democratic socialist” to American imperialism and war.

After 10 months’ silence, UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warns against extradition of Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell and Chris Marsden, 13 February 2020

For the past year, Corbyn has led the suppression of any discussion over Assange’s imprisonment in Britain and the country’s participation in the US-led attempt to destroy him.

Anticapitalistas prepare to leave Spain’s Podemos-Socialist Party government

By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 13 February 2020

Amid growing protests against the right-wing policies of Podemos, its Anticapitalistas faction called for a “civilized, respectful, empathetic and even loving” separation from Podemos.

Australian pseudo-left seeks to cover up its abandonment of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

By Patrick O’Connor, 10 February 2020

Socialist Alternative’s article, “The betrayal of Julian Assange,” is a crude attempt to cover up its own role in the “betrayal” of the WikiLeaks publisher.

Jacobin’s Bhaskar Sunkara on the Iowa caucuses: Don’t lose faith in the Democrats

By Andre Damon, 7 February 2020

Writing in the Guardian, Sunkara claims that “we should have confidence” in the “integrity” of the vote in Iowa, arguing that the DNC will not “steal the election from Bernie Sanders.”

Brazil’s Workers Party advances austerity policies in unity with Bolsonaro

By Tomas Castanheira, 5 February 2020

The PT, which promotes itself as a representative of the “left”, in fact constitutes one of the greatest threats to the Brazilian working class, alongside Bolsonaro.

Amidst growth of class struggle, union membership in US falls to historic lows

By Jerry White, 4 February 2020

Workers entering into struggle all over the world increasingly see the unions as agents of management working against their interests.

The right-wing record of Jacinda Ardern’s government in New Zealand

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 3 February 2020

Labour’s decision to give the anti-immigrant NZ First Party a central role in government signalled a further shift towards nationalism and war preparations.

Sri Lanka: Pseudo-left blames working people for Rajapakse’s election victory

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and K. Ratnayake, 31 January 2020

The responsibility for Rajapakse coming to power squarely rests with the pseudo-left groups, such as the NSSP, as well as the trade unions, the JVP and the Tamil bourgeois parties which promoted the UNP as the lesser evil.

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in the same party as Joe Biden

By Genevieve Leigh, 28 January 2020

The New York congresswoman declared recently that, in any country but the United States, she and former Vice President Joe Biden would be in different political parties.

Left Party prepares to cooperate with far-right Alternative for Germany in Thuringia

By Ulrich Rippert, 27 January 2020

The German ruling class and all its parties, from the Left Party to the far-right AfD, are drawing closer together and preparing to form an alliance against the working class.

At Davos, Spain’s PSOE-Podemos government shows the banks its credentials

By Alejandro López, 27 January 2020

Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Pedro Sánchez reiterated that his new Spanish Socialist Party coalition government with Podemos is committed to austerity.

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in the same party as Joe Biden

By Genevieve Leigh, 27 January 2020

The New York congresswoman declared recently that, in any country but the United States, she and former Vice President Joe Biden would be in different political parties.

Germany: Left Party supports Libya conference and possible military deployment

By Johannes Stern, 24 January 2020

Although the conference was a meeting of imperialist brigands who discussed the military occupation of the resource-rich country and the redivision of the entire continent under the guise of peace, it was acclaimed by the Left Party.

Democratic Party establishment wages war on Sanders

By Patrick Martin, 22 January 2020

The public and vicious campaign by Democratic Party leaders against Sanders only underscores the political bankruptcy of his perspective of reforming this organization.

Spain’s new PSOE-Podemos government commits itself to austerity and war

By Alejandro López, 13 January 2020

Described by its architects as Spain’s most progressive government since the Second Republic (1931-1939), it is in fact committed to austerity, repression and militarism.

Bernie Sanders says “some wars are necessary”

By Tom Hall, 11 January 2020

Sanders’ stated opposition to Trump’s threatened war in Iran is a political trap being set for workers and youth.

After Suleimani murder, New Anti-capitalist Party backs US war on Iran

By Alex Lantier, 9 January 2020

The NPA advances the lie that Iran, a former colonial country, is in fact an imperialist power attacking Washington and slanders Suleimani personally as a mass murderer.

Telangana Road Transport workers face harassment, contract-rollbacks after union surrender

By Kranti Kumara, 27 December 2019

Acting at the behest of the state government, TSRTC management is trying to force the workers to join bogus, state-sponsored “Workers’ Welfare Committees.”

Brazilian Workers Party joins Bolsonaro in imposing austerity, repressing strikes

By Tomas Castanheira, 27 December 2019

Relying on police brutality, Brazilian state governments, led by the PT, are imposing pension “reforms” that all but prevent workers from retiring.

Germany’s Left Party hails new SPD leadership and grand coalition

By Johannes Stern, 17 December 2019

The efforts to present Saskia Esken and Nobert Walter-Borjans as fighters for a “left-wing camp” that will introduce a new era of social democracy are patently absurd.

Bolivian trade union confederation enters far-right coup regime

By Andrea Lobo, 17 December 2019

Following massacres of workers and peasants and amid the continued hunting down of protest leaders and indigenous people, the COB’s decision is a criminal betrayal of the working class.

Recording reveals pseudo-left La France Insoumise collusion with Macron in 2016

By Francis Dubois, 14 December 2019

The manoeuvres of LFI deputy François Ruffin with the former banker and future president have recently been exposed.

Brazilian Workers Party backs Bolsonaro’s draconian “anti-crime” bill

By Miguel Andrade, 11 December 2019

The vote has shattered the year-long claim by Bolsonaro’s opposition that it represents some kind of democratic “resistance”.

Seattle schools propose race-centric “ethnomathematics” curriculum

By Kayla Costa and Nancy Hanover, 6 December 2019

The curriculum proposal for an Ethnic Studies-based math is part of a broader effort to inject identity politics into public schools.

Catalan nationalists negotiate over support for PSOE-led Spanish government

By Alejandro López, 4 December 2019

The Catalan nationalist parties are negotiating with the social democrats, even as the social democrats assault mass protests in Catalonia and target the nationalist parties.

The DSA on impeachment or: How the DSA learned to stop worrying and love Bolton

By Genevieve Leigh, 3 December 2019

The Democratic Socialists of America has given its full support to the impeachment campaign, lining up behind John Bolton and the other reactionaries promoted by the Democratic Party.

Podemos party backs Spanish internet censorship law

By Alejandro Lopez and Alex Lantier, 29 November 2019

The about-face of Podemos after the November 10 elections to back censorship is yet another bitter lesson in the treachery of this petty-bourgeois, “left populist” party.

Teamsters for a Democratic Union endorses ex-Hoffa lieutenant for union president

By Steve Filips and Tom Hall, 28 November 2019

TDU’s 180-degree turn behind the thuggish Sean O’Brien exposes the critical role it plays in propping up the authority the Teamsters bureaucracy.

Audio recording refutes Hannah-Jones’ claim that she was falsely quoted by the World Socialist Web Site

By Eric London, 27 November 2019

The World Socialist Web Site publishes the audio of Hannah-Jones’ remarks.

Spanish pseudo-lefts try to block opposition to Podemos-PSOE regime

By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 23 November 2019

Middle-class parties in Spain are peddling illusions in factions of Podemos even after it has agreed to govern with the Socialist Party on a program of austerity and repression.

Bernie Sanders dispenses with his “political revolution” at fifth Democratic presidential debate

By Niles Niemuth, 22 November 2019

Sanders declared at Wednesday night’s debate that he agreed with Obama that it wasn’t necessary to “tear down the system and remake it.”

Germany: Left Party parliamentary group elects new leadership

By Peter Schwarz, 16 November 2019

The trench warfare within the Left Party expresses tensions and friction stemming inevitably from the right-wing turn undertaken by the whole party.

The Spanish election crisis and the treachery of Podemos

By Alex Lantier, 15 November 2019

With its anti-worker policies, the “left populist” party Podemos allows the neo-fascists to grow by posturing as the only opposition to a corrupt political establishment.

“Opposition to slavery has also been an important theme in American history”

An interview with historian James McPherson on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

By Tom Mackaman, 14 November 2019

The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke to McPherson, professor emeritus of history at Princeton University, on the New York Times’ 1619 Project.

Podemos agrees to back Spanish social-democratic government

By Alex Lantier, 13 November 2019

Podemos is aware that the PSOE is organizing violent repression in Catalonia that strengthens the fascistic Vox party, and supports the PSOE on this basis.

Far-right Vox declares itself main opposition party as Spanish government talks begin

By Alejandro López, 12 November 2019

Sunday’s elections resulted once again in a hung parliament, the fourth in as many elections in Spain since 2015.

Amazon-led corporate purge of Seattle City Council fails

By Kayla Costa and Julio Patron, 12 November 2019

Five of six city council members targeted for supporting higher taxes on Amazon won reelection, including Kshama Sawant, a member of the pseudo-left Socialist Alternative group.

The Spanish elections and the rise of the fascistic Vox party

By Alex Lantier, 12 November 2019

Vox is part of a broad trend in European capitalist politics toward the promotion of neo-fascist parties, nationalism and the furious public legitimization of fascist dictators.

As contract vote approaches, DSA defends sellout by Chicago Teachers Union

By Kristina Betinis and Jerry White, 12 November 2019

DSA is seeking to block political discussion and opposition to the Chicago Teachers Union contract that meets none of the teachers’ central demands.

Democratic Socialists of America “International Committee” denounces “reckless” withdrawal of US troops from Syria

By Genevieve Leigh, 9 November 2019

The response of the DSA to Trump’s announced troop withdrawals from Syria is indistinguishable from that of the Democratic Party and Trump’s critics within the military and intelligence apparatus.

Pabloites prepare new betrayal of the Chilean working class

By Andrea Lobo, 8 November 2019

The PTR, while rhetorically glorifying the spontaneity of the protests, has worked to channel them behind the Stalinist PCCH and the Broad Front.

Slavery and the American Revolution: A Response to the New York Times 1619 Project

By Tom Mackaman, 1 November 2019

This is the text of the lecture delivered by Tom Mackaman at the University of Michigan on October 22, 2019 as part of a series on the New York Times' "Project 1619."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backs internet censorship

By Kevin Reed and Andre Damon, 25 October 2019

At a hearing Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez demanded that Facebook “fact-check” political statements and “take down lies,” endorsing calls by the intelligence agencies for technology companies to censor the internet.