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In this month's issue...
On Actual Freedom: Examining the Revaluation of Value in Martin Hägglund's 'This Life'
Reflections on Hägglund's articulation of what it means to be human and what we value as a product of socialization
China and the Left: A Report from the People’s Forum
A recent forum out of NYC sought to challenge the American left on its approach to understanding US-China relations.
To Leave the IMPACT Behind, District Educators Should Let Go of Merit Pay
District educators should consider abandoning pay-systems that reproduce competition and inequity in the workplace.
From Austin to Afghanistan: Outrages Against Democracy
Taliban rule and the Texas far right’s legislative wish list of banning abortion and suppressing voting rights invite comparisons.
Police Brutality, Gentrification and the Thin Blue Line: Rest in Power An’Twan Gilmore
The Washington Revolutionary
'The Washington Revolutionary' reports on the grotesque intersection of police brutality, gentrification and the thin blue line of silence that produces false narratives.
Learning to Love the Machine: Some Assembly Required
Socialists of all stripes should reckon that we may need to rebuild at the local level the very thing we’ve been fighting for years.
DC's Community Response to COVID-19: A Lesson in Solidarity
Community groups, political organizations, and mutual aid networks rallied to confront the District government's bumbling vaccine rollout.
The Metro DC Socialist Mobilization Model
Lauren Katz and Ryan Mosgrove
One approach for mobilizing the working masses into socialist political operations.
Two Cheers for MMT
Max B. Sawicky
Modern monetary theory: what it is, where it comes from, who supports it, and how to separate the economic theory from political rhetoric.
The Liberal-to-Ultraleft Pipeline: Breaking the Cycle
Recent critiques levied at DSA peddle in an aesthetic-radicalism that risks distracting the working-class from organizing itself into a disciplined political force.
Anti-Concepts: What They Are and How to Use Them
An exploration of how political discourse can be used to build political coalitions, structure movements and chart a path to political change.