Aran Mylvaganam, a Tamil refugee from Sri Lanka, came to Australia unaccompanied in 1997, at the age of 13. Having spent much of the last two years as a community and union organizer, he is now standing as a Senate candidate for the Victorian Socialists.
Homelessness is one of the most grotesque horrors of US capitalism. And even worse, according to new reporting by Jacobin, the rate of murders of homeless people has spiked to appalling new highs.
Starbucks workers in Buffalo, New York, were the first in the country to vote to form a union. But an underfunded Labor Board meant that labor law went unenforced in Buffalo during their elections.
India and Pakistan recently experienced a heat wave so devastating that birds fell dead from the sky. If we can’t break capitalism’s fossil-fueled death spiral, more such apocalyptic scenes are in store for us very soon.
In its last season, Ozark goes beyond family drama. It critiques the insidious ways that capitalism and political power work in America and the self-interested choices elites make to keep climbing the ladder.
Progressive candidates have established a few tenuous footholds in recent years. Democratic leadership and their corporate donors are now doing everything they can to destroy those progressives.
Conservatives like to paint a sanitized picture of British imperialism, but the empire was built on murderous exploitation. Modern Britain is finally coming to terms with the crimes on which its global power rested.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has become known for both mass deportations and unmarked-van snatchings of peaceful protesters. ICE also turns out to be operating a vast intelligence system that tracks the movements of hundreds of millions of Americans.
Millions of Filipino workers travel abroad each year to labor in dangerous, exhausting, and unregulated conditions. Scattered throughout the world, these hyperexploited workers have been delivered by the Philippine state to serve the needs of foreign powers.
The US spends around $48 billion on the war on drugs each year. The massive spending doesn’t do much to stop drug use, but it has been a major boon for arms and security contractors and human rights abusers around the world.
Progressives write off Republican-leaning counties across America to their own detriment. With working-class candidates, populist messaging, and effective organization, we can make major inroads in “Trump country” that will pay dividends for years to come.
We are not being honest about the horrific racist violence that took place in Buffalo this weekend and the racial inequality throughout the United States if we ignore how capitalism brought us here.