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Featured image caption: Mural by Diego Rivera, titled “Mexico Today and Tomorrow,” displayed at Mexico City’s National Palace. Central figure depicted in painting is socialist leader Karl Marx, holding sign in Spanish, the first sentence of which reads: “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.…”

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Women’s Strike for Equality: Ruthan Miller’s 1970 Speech

The following are major excerpts from Ruthann Miller’s speech at the Aug. 26, 1970, Women’s Strike for Equality march and rally in New York City. Miller, 22 years old at the time, chaired the rally and was coordinator of the NY Aug. 26 Strike Committee, which organized the demonstration. The 50,000-strong action was the largest of the Women’s Strike for Equality protests that took place across the United States that day. They marked a qualitative […]

How Strike for Equality Propelled Women’s Liberation Struggle in the U.S.

An interview with Ruthann Miller In August 1970, campaigners for women’s liberation mounted an extraordinary demonstration in New York, the largest of similar actions across the United States, which propelled the struggle for women’s equality to a new stage. Ruthann Miller (RM), the protest coordinator in New York, was also a young socialist activist. The interview below, conducted by Nancy Rosenstock (NR), first appeared in the Nov. 1, 2020, issue of Jacobin (https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/11/womens-strike-equality-liberation-betty-friedan). World-Outlook.com is […]

Two Months that Set New ‘Normal’ in U.S. Bourgeois Politics; The Billionaires Who Backed Trump’s Bonapartist Course

By Argiris Malapanis and Geoff Mirelowitz Feb. 3, 2021—In the article titled “Radicalism, Bonapartism, and the Aftermath of the 2020 U.S. Elections,” published Jan. 13 by World-Outlook.com, we described the Jan. 6 rightist mob attack on the U.S. capitol as the culminating step in a series of developments that posed serious dangers to civil liberties and the working class. These events, we said, “indicate that a not insignificant minority of the privileged classes at least […]

Social Media Trump Ban: Dangerous Precedent for Working People

By Geoff Mirelowitz, Argiris Malapanis, and Francisco Picado Jan. 28, 2021—Following the Jan. 6 rightist mob attack on the U.S. Capitol, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media companies shut down former U.S. president Donald Trump’s accounts on their platforms. Trump had encouraged the assault on U.S. Congress at a Washington D.C. rally earlier that day in a culminating step to a two-month-long campaign to overturn the results of the November election. On Jan. 11, […]

CULTURE & REVOLUTION: Cubans engage in dialogue on censorship and freedom of speech

The article below, titled “Culture and Revolution,” was published in the Dec. 4, 2020, issue of the Cuban daily Granma. It was authored by Abel Prieto, director of Casa de las Américas, the best known and most prestigious Cuban cultural institution. Prieto has written several books—including The Humor of Misha: The Crisis of Socialist Realism in Political Jokes and The Flight of the Cat—published in various languages. From 1988 to 1997 he was president of the […]

PROSECUTE and JAIL KILLER COPS! A Tale of Mis-leadership: Why ‘Black Lives Matter: Cincinnati’ Changed Its Name

BY BRIAN TAYLOR CINCINNATI, OHIO, Jan. 24, 2021—The political stance and demands put forward by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) national organization, following the Jan. 6, 2021, rightist assault on the U.S. Capitol, highlight why dozens of women and men in Cincinnati, Ohio, changed our organization’s name from Black Lives Matter: Cincinnati to Mass Action for Black Liberation in 2018. These demands could have come straight from the playbook of Democratic Party leader Nancy Pelosi, […]

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