The Whole System is Rigged! Build a Mass Socialist Party!
That “the system is rigged” is the sentiment of millions of Americans as we head into the final stretch of the candidate selection process. Read More +
Perspectives for the US Revolution 2016 (Draft)
The following is the draft US perspectives document, outlining the main economic, social, and political developments in the United States over the past period and laying out perspectives for the class struggle in the coming period. Read More +
The 2016 Presidential Election
For ease of navigation, we have compiled our articles covering the 2016 Presidential Election into one place and will update this as our coverage continues. Read More +
The world crisis of capitalism has entered a new stage. Rather than recover, several countries are showing features of a depression. This is an unprecedented situation and shows the deep malaise affecting the capitalist system, still reeling from the slump of 2008-9.
It seems hard to believe, but it has been ten full years since the September 11 attacks, and nearly ten years since the first issue of Socialist Appeal. A decade later, the country is in many ways a very different place. Long gone are the cars adorned with a dozen American flags and endless chants of “USA! USA!” An entire generation has grown up knowing nothing but George W. Bush, war, terrorism, financial crisis, home foreclosures and unemployment. And in real terms, things have actually gotten worse under Obama. Where is the “hope and change” Americans were promised? Conditions determine consciousness. The conditions we are forced to live in are having a profound effect on Americans’ consciousness, especially among the youth. And this transformation has revolutionary implications for the future.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. We are reproducing a number of articles on the attacks of 9/11 and the "War on Terror" from Socialist Appeal and from Marxist.com, including the latest article from Alan Woods, "Ten years after 9/11 - How the world has changed." A whole generation has now come of age in a decade marked by these events and their aftermath. It is crucial that we draw the correct political lessons.
The burden of the capitalist crisis is being passed on to the working class and the youth through a near-universal assault on our quality of life. Both the federal government and almost all the states have been slashing their education budgets, further exacerbating the pressure on the youth. Access to education is increasingly impossible for the average working class family. The Workers International League and Socialist Appeal magazine believe young people deserve a better future than that which is possible under capitalism. Socialist Appeal has produced a new flyer including a program of struggle for youth. You can download it here.
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” is a process used to extract natural gas. This process involves pumping mixtures of water, sand and noxious chemicals into the ground to create cracks in the various layers of rock that stand between pockets of gas and the surface of the Earth’s crust. This allows the gas to escape and collect into pools, where it can then be extracted and sold on the market. The fracking solution contains many things that nobody wants in their drinking water, including acids and chemicals that we can find in swimming pool cleaner, disinfectants, laundry detergent, sterilizers, makeup, laxatives, caulk, soap, glass cleaner, and antifreeze. These chemicals often bleed into our water supply as they are pumped into the ground.
Welcome to Socialist Appeal! We are the official publication of the International Marxist Tendency in the United States. In addition to Marxist theory, we provide news and analysis on politics, economics, and the labor movement in the US and internationally. We fight for a labor party in the United States and international socialism. Join us to build the forces of Marxism in the US!
Fundamentals of Marxism
Why We Are Marxists
A short introduction to the basic elements of Marxism and why socialism is the only way forward for humanity.