Published on our Blog
Silence Is Betrayal
Freedom for Families circulate this letter, written by a group of people detained by ICE at Bristol County Jail in Massachusetts (some of whom were on hunger strike last week), which describes the conditions inside the jails, the exploitation of the incarcerated, and the hypocrisy of American values.
The Housing Crisis Is a Displacement Crisis
Working class families and communities of color are being displaced from their homes even as luxury condos remain empty in Boston. After attending a CLVU teach-in event, Nafis H provides historical context for this displacement crisis, and why organizing tenants to build power is the solution rather than the supply side solutions proposed by the city and YIMBY groups.
"One Weird Trick" to Building Socialism
Responding to the work of Matt Bruenig and Ryan Cooper of the People's Policy Project, Frank Little raises objections to a vision for socialism in the United States resting on the use of a Norwegian-style social wealth fund. Such a strategy, Little argues, stops short of remedying the most serious problems with capitalism: the exploitation built into the commodity form and the uneven distribution of wealth and life chances between people living in the global imperial “core” and its “peripheries.”
Libertarian Socialism and the LSC: An Introduction
Members of the newly forming Boston chapter of the Libertarian Socialist Caucus pen a brief introduction to the family of Left tendencies including syndicalism, anarchism, cooperativism, council communism, and libertarian Marxism embraced by their caucus. The LSC’s hope, they explain, is to move “toward a world without bosses without bosses.” The caucus also announces their upcoming local activities.