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The Only Way Out is Through: A Reply to Melinda Cooper
Kate Doyle Griffiths responds to Melinda Cooper’s recent book on the family under neoliberal capitalism, questioning some of Cooper’s assumptions about Social Reproduction Theory (and Marxism in general) with attention to queerness and the queer family.
The Innovation Cult
John Patrick Leary writes an abstract analysis of the term innovation and its evolution from a phrase used to denounce conspiracy theorists and false prophets, to a word that alienates technological developments from the labor that directly creates them. Leary describes how the term is used to prescribe an almost mythical notion to developments under capitalism.
Socialism, But in Iowa
In an antidote to a certain recent piece on the glamorous world of Brooklynite socialism, Elaine Godfrey describes the committed on-the-ground efforts of DSA organizers in the rural Midwest, where tenant organizing takes the place of electoral campaigns in the strategy to spread socialist common sense.
Bernie Sanders Versus Open Borders
In response to Bernie Sanders' recent pronouncement against open borders, Tatiana Cozzarelli points out that a politics against open borders isn't a politics for US workers or workers anywhere, but for the capitalist class that uses borders to divide workers, drive wages down, and undermine working class unity and solidarity.