Black Struggle and the Socialist Revolution

Black StruggleThis document on the Black Struggle and the Socialist Revolution was passed at the 2008 National Congress of the Workers International League.

Non-Profits, Privatization & Capitalism

As soon as we began to organize our workplace into a union, a non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, the murky world of non-profits proved to be an obstacle. When first approached, many of our co-workers asked the same question, “would a union even work at a non-profit?” And to this we normally answered, “Why not?” A better answer might have been, “Why do non-profit workers believe they should have less rights or pay than other workers?” And with this question you’ve opened a Pandora’s Box that leads to a series of questions and answers that reveal a lot about how modern society functions, especially the relationship between workers’ standard of living, non-profits, and the present state of the capitalist system itself.

Mightier than the sword

paine-tom.jpg If there was one man who embodied the spirit of revolutionary democracy, it was Tom Paine. He inspired the American Revolution of 1776, took part in the French Revolution of 1789 and, while abroad in France, was tried in Britain for seditious libel for writing his book 'The Rights of Man' 

The Tet Offensive: the Turning Point in the Vietnam War—Part Two

In the early hours of January 31, 1968, 70,000 North Vietnamese soldiers, together with guerrilla fighters of the NLF, launched one of the most daring military campaigns in history. The Tet Offensive was the real turning point in the Vietnam War. On its 40th anniversary, Alan Woods analyzes the events that led to the Vietnam War and the significance of the Tet Offensive in bringing about the defeat of US imperialism, and draws some parallels with Iraq.

The Tet Offensive: the Turning Point in the Vietnam War—Part One

In the early hours of January 31, 1968, 70,000 North Vietnamese soldiers, together with guerrilla fighters of the NLF, launched one of the most daring military campaigns in history. The Tet Offensive was the real turning point in the Vietnam War. On its 40th anniversary, Alan Woods analyzes the events that led to the Vietnam War and the significance of the Tet Offensive in bringing about the defeat of US imperialism, and draws some parallels with Iraq.