To those who say socialism doesn’t work

Originally posted on Paulitics:
I am sick and tired of reading ignorant people who’ve never read anything Marx or Engels wrote (except possibly the Communist Manifesto) baselessly claim that ‘socialism doesn’t work’. My simple response to people who spout this empty rhetoric is to ask: how do you know? Ever since the West witnessed the…

Bush, Obama, and Baby Doe

Bella Bond was a beautiful two year old, murdered by her mother’s boyfriend. She came to be known as Baby Doe after her remains were found in a trash bag in Boston Harbor in June. Her mother and boyfriend are now facing charges in Bella’s death. The boyfriend for murder, the mother for being an…

The Animals Need A Revolution

Intersectionalism is the convergence of common interests. On the left it is the commonality of opposition to oppression by the victims of bigotry, capitalism, misogyny, xenophobia, etc. Included among the victims of capitalism are animals. And animal activists should be an integral part of the political left. Most on the left, however, rather than espousing…