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How the Australian Labor Party Tried to Nationalize the Banks

How the Australian Labor Party Tried to Nationalize the Banks

After World War II, Australian Labor PM Ben Chifley proposed to nationalize the country’s banks. But Chifley’s party didn’t anticipate a ferocious countermobilization by Australian capital that defeated their plans and tilted politics rightward for a generation....

How Cuba’s Communists Survived the Fall of the Soviet Union

How Cuba’s Communists Survived the Fall of the Soviet Union

The fall of the USSR in 1991 left Cuba mired in economic crisis and increasingly vulnerable to hostility from Washington. For the revolution to survive, it had to draw on its own domestic legitimacy — including its independence from the Soviet model. Portrait of a...

Scabby the Rat Lives, But His Enemies Never Sleep

Scabby the Rat Lives, But His Enemies Never Sleep

The labor movement’s iconic inflatable rat has survived a pathetic judicial attempt at extermination. But though Scabby is free, unions remain hamstrung by the oppressive federal prohibition on secondary boycotts encoded in the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act. A local teamster...

Why Socialists Should Support Proportional Representation

Why Socialists Should Support Proportional Representation

Support for a multiparty system is widespread in the United States. Such a system is crucial to ridding this country of the two-party trap and building a real democratic system. That’s why socialists should support proportional representation in our electoral system....

A People’s History of the Hoser, Canada’s Blue-Collar Icon

A People’s History of the Hoser, Canada’s Blue-Collar Icon

From Bob and Doug McKenzie to the Trailer Park Boys, the Canadian hoser is an integral part of the country’s cultural landscape. The hoser is also a working-class emblem, whose uncertain fortune in the face of economic downturns reflects the wider experience of...

Tata Motors Is Everything Wrong With Indian Capitalism

There is a persistent legend about the origins of the ornate, five-star Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India’s financial capital. The hotel opened in 1903, when British colonial rule in India was at its peak. The genesis of the hotel came, so the...

Right-Wing Operation Condor Murderers Should Be in Jail

Right-Wing Operation Condor Murderers Should Be in Jail

This month, Italian courts jailed fourteen men for their roles in Operation Condor, the US-backed Latin American terror campaign. But many more torturers are living out a peaceful retirement — denying justice to the leftists they brutalized and murdered. Thousands of...

Before Jeremy Corbyn, There Was Michael Foot

Before Jeremy Corbyn, There Was Michael Foot

Michael Foot was a giant of Labour Party politics. The attempts by Labour centrists to diminish his legacy after his death only reveal the extent to which his socialism, like that of Jeremy Corbyn, threatened the British establishment. British Labour Party politician...

Happy 20th Birthday, Trailer Park Boys

Happy 20th Birthday, Trailer Park Boys

This year, the Canadian TV show Trailer Park Boys turns twenty. The program’s refusal to patronize its marginal, working-class characters was key to its comedic and popular success, and won it a special place in our hearts. Trailer Park Boys is celebrating its...

Elites Profit From “Nonprofit” Charter Schools

Elites Profit From “Nonprofit” Charter Schools

Charter schools don’t improve education outcomes. But they do funnel taxpayer money into the pockets of unscrupulous — often criminal — school operators. It’s a national disgrace that needs to end. Eva Moskowitz, the founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools,...