The Green New Deal and the Need for a Labor Party By Shamus Cooke

A Green New Deal is a fine demand, but ultimately the project is hopeless if it’s executed under a capitalist umbrella. Only a socialist Green New Deal can deliver a thorough transformation of society demanded by the situation, coordinating the vast wealth and technology of the country while inviting more nations into the project, sinceContinue reading “The Green New Deal and the Need for a Labor Party By Shamus Cooke”

Some Lessons from the Labor Party Experience of the 1990s

By Alan Benjamin (September 2005) The Labor Party that was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1996 is hanging by a thin thread. It exists in name only with a tiny apparatus. The LP’s collapse can be attributed in part to the LP leadership’s refusal to stake out a genuinely independent course against the Democrats andContinue reading “Some Lessons from the Labor Party Experience of the 1990s”

What Kind of Party Do Workers Need?

By John Leslie Once again, advocates for independent working class political action are confronted with activists who argue that a central arena of struggle today is between the Democratic Party “establishment” and the “progressive” and working class base of the party. Many of these activists — particularly in the Democratic Socialists of America — argue thatContinue reading “What Kind of Party Do Workers Need?”

A Contribution to the Discussion: For Independent Black Political Action!

By the Editorial Board of The Organizer Newspaper  There is a component of the fight for working-class unity and independent political action that must be a high priority: the Black struggle, which, in the aftermath of the uprising in the Black liberation movement since Ferguson, Missouri, has moved to center stage in U.S. politics.  TheContinue reading “A Contribution to the Discussion: For Independent Black Political Action!”

Model Open Letter Urging Labor Council to Run Independent Labor Candidates

OPEN LETTER TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NORTH SHORE (OHIO) AFL-CIO FEDERATION OF LABOR (December 2014)  Presentation The following Open Letter to the Delegates of the North Shore (Ohio) AFL-CIO Federation of Labor was signed by 19 Cleveland-area unionists and distributed to the delegates of this Cleveland central labor council. We are reprinting this OpenContinue reading “Model Open Letter Urging Labor Council to Run Independent Labor Candidates”