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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

Stop War With Iran – Now!

Phyllis Bennis Jewish Voice For Peace
We need to act now and act fast… and do more than we’ve done before to fill the streets in broad anti-war protests and pressure our members of Congress.

Strategy, Tactics, and Organizing

Glenn Perusek The Stansbury Forum
worker on strike
Strategy entails applying tactics to win in a campaign or on a front. But grand strategy involves winning the entire war—and creating a post-war world that is most advantageous.

We Shouldn’t Be Nostalgic for Jimmy Hoffa

Barry Eidlin Jacobin
At a time of historic working-class weakness, it’s tempting to watch the portrayal of Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorcese’s The Irishman and long for similar labor leadership today. But his corruption and autocratic leadership paved the way for decline.

Marx’s Concept of Socialism

Peter Hudis Economic and Political Weekly
While Marx never devoted a specific work to a discussion of life after capitalism, his distinctive critique of the central realities of capitalism is far more liberatory than has generally been appreciated.

The Mandalorian Doesn’t Care About Diapers

Kathryn VanArendonk Vulture
The Mandalorian is uninterested in diapers, and so Mando gets to be a very particular image of fatherhood: the guy who doesn’t have to sweat the small stuff. It’s wish fulfillment, a fantasy of parenting stripped of all detail and specificity.