Wisconsin Workers and Students: “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Union Busting Has Got to Go!”

Workers and students protested in Madison, Wisconsin today against Governor Scott Walker’s “budget repair” bill, which takes away public sector workers’ collective bargaining rights.  “Kill this bill!” 15 February 2011 14 February 2011 For more information, visit, e.g., <www.facebook.com/WiscWorkersRights> and <www.onewisconsinnow.org>.  Cf. “Thousands Converge For Rallies, Hearing On Union Bill” (Channel 3000, 15 February 2011). […]

Fight Back against the Attack on Public Sector Workers: Stop Ohio Senate Bill #5

On Wednesday, February 9 at 1:30 PM, the Insurance, Commerce, and Labor Committee of the Ohio Senate will be holding the first meeting on abolishing the public sector collective bargaining law in the State of Ohio.  This meeting will be held at the State House in the Finance Hearing Room.  This will impact all public […]

Tunisia: The Founding Statement of the 14th of January Front

Affirming our engagement in the revolution of our people which fought for its right to freedom and national dignity and made great sacrifices, including dozens of martyrs and thousands of wounded and prisoners, and in order to complete the victory against interior and external enemies and to oppose any attempts to crush the fruits of […]

What Happened in Cancún

Pedro Méndez Suárez is a Cuban cartoonist.  This cartoon was first published in Granma.  See, also, Meena Raman, “COP16: Cancunhagen Lets Rich Countries Off the Hook” (MRZine, 11 December 2010). | Print

European Fires

Directed by João Fazenda; Script by Spam Cartoon; Animation by Estrela Lourenço; Sound Design by José Condeixa; Produced by João Paulo Cotrim and André Carrilho.   Cf. Yanis Varoufakis, “The ECB’s Expensive Folly: A New Maginot Line” (1 December 2010); Simon Johnson, “Imminent Eurozone Default: How Likely?” (The Baseline Scenario, 2 December 2010); Tracy Alloway, […]


“Now it’s you who are being block(ad)ed all over the place.” Pedro Méndez Suárez is a Cuban cartoonist.  This cartoon was published in Rebelión on 2 December 2010.   Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com). | Print

Artistic Resistance — Just in Time for the Holidays!

Beautiful and politically invigorating (qualities we could certainly use more of at this particular point in history), just out is Celebrate People’s History: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution, by Josh MacPhee of the rabble-rousing arts collective Just Seeds (justseeds.org), with a foreword by Rebecca Solnit (the author of many books including A Paradise […]

Military Fitness American Style

Pedro Méndez Suárez is a Cuban cartoonist.  This cartoon was published in Rebelión on 28 November 2010. | Print

How Panurge Praiseth the Debtors and Borrowers

But, quoth Pantagruel, when will you be out of debt?  At the next ensuing term of the Greek kalends, answered Panurge, when all the world shall be content, and that it be your fate to become your own heir.  The Lord forbid that I should be out of debt, as if, indeed, I could not […]

Crisis: With a Little Help

Directed by João Fazenda; Script by Spam Cartoon; Animation by Ana Nunes; Sound Design by José Condeixa; Produced by João Paulo Cotrim and André Carrilho. | Print

Reading Badiou

Alain Badiou.  The Communist Hypothesis.  Verso, 2010. Alain Badiou: Key Concepts.  Eds. A.J. Bartlett & Justin Clemens.  Acumen Publishing, 2010. Christopher Norris.  Badiou’s Being and Event.  Continuum, 2009. Alain Badiou could be the most important philosopher alive today — time will tell — and his work is gradually reaching English-speaking readers.  His magnum opus, Being […]

Western Journalism

Pedro Méndez Suárez is a Cuban cartoonist.  This cartoon was published in Rebelión on 16 October 2010. | Print

Never Give an Inch

From the bottom of my urban project Deep into your countryside The reality has changed And the revolt is brewing everywhere In this world there was no place for us We didn’t look the part We were not to the manor born Not on daddy’s plastic The homeless, the unemployed, workers Farmers, immigrants, the undocumented […]

Pax Americana

Turhan Selçuk, an eminent Turkish cartoonist, died in Istanbul on 11 March 2010, at the age of 88.  Some of his other works may be viewed at the Virtual Museum. | | Print

Born Free

Click on the link below to watch the video of “Born Free”: www.miauk.com Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, known as M.I.A., is a British artist, rapper, and activist of Tamil Sri Lankan origin, currently based in Brooklyn.  Her father Arul Pragasam (aka Arular), a graduate of the Peoples’ Friendship University, helped found the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of […]

Honduras: Neither Forget Nor Forgive, Cries the Resistance

Tegucigalpa — In a multitudinous mobilization held in the capital, the National Front of Popular Resistance (FNRP) yesterday demanded constitutional reforms and punishment of the perpetrators of the coup d’état of 28 June 2009. More than 20,000 demonstrators assembled in Tegucigalpa, according to the estimates by the organizers of the march, to celebrate 243 days […]

Science Fiction as a Terrain of Struggle:  A Review of Red Planets

Mark Bould and China Mieville, editors, Red Planets:  Marxism and Science Fiction (Middletown, CT:  Wesleyan University Press, 2009), 293 pages, $27.95, paperback. Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction is a fascinating book of literary/cinematic criticism and political theory.  It was not, however, the book that I thought it would be.  Red Planets is a collection […]

Historical Materialism Conference

Beginning the evening of January 14th, 2010, the second North American Historical Materialism Conference will bring together radical scholars and activists from around the world. Graduate Center City University of New York 365 5th Avenue New York, NY [Map] Opening Plenary: Thursday, January 14th, 7pm-9pmPanels: Friday, January 15th, 10am-9pm; Saturday, January 16th, 10am-5:30pm Selected Panels: […]

We Will Eat

Baldwin-Wallace is a well-heeled liberal arts college in Berea, Ohio.  Students in dorms there are being driven to pilfer food in the cafeteria because their $12.00 per day food allowances are totally inadequate for the prices.  I’m told by a firsthand witness that students of color were the first to be punished for pilfering.  To […]

My Vote Goes to the NYC Transit Workers!

The MTA and the Governor Forced This Strike: Call and Tell Them That You Support Workers! Why is the strike on? The MTA and Governor Pataki came in at the last minute with a take-it-or-leave-it 10 year 4% pay cut for all future hires. They risked your livelihood and the whole NYC economy over a […]