Opioid Epidemic: A Lethal Expression of Capitalism's Failure

Decades after the ruling class launched the one-sided “War on Drugs” targeting poor and minority neighborhoods, there is no end in sight. Since the turn of the century, the US has experienced its worst drug epidemic ever. At the forefront is the family of drugs known as opioids, which includes Oxycontin, heroin, and fentanyl.

The Scalise Shooting and the Poison of Terrorism

 

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On Wednesday, Americans received the jarring news that a US Congressman had been shot down during practice for a bipartisan baseball charity event. A nation chronically desensitized to images of sensational and senseless violence stopped its morning routine to observe the disturbing development of a mass shooting—something ordinarily reserved for children’s schools, “inner-city” crime, and faraway war zones—bringing down a senior Capitol Hill politician. 

Trump Vows to Leave the Paris Accord

trump this muchPresident Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris accord. After a fraught meeting with the other G7 countries, he unilaterally withdrew from the accords. This marks a decisive turning point in world relations and shows the inability of capitalism to create a sustainable future for humanity on this planet.

Capitalism's Healthcare Emergency

healthcare crisisIn the era of genome sequencing and 3D organ printing, we are still struggling for access to basic care. That's why Marxists call for a socialized, national healthcare system that is free at the point of care for everyone—a demand that can only be realized on the basis of mass mobilizations by a workers’ movement committed to class struggle.

Cuomo's Excelsior Swindle

gov andrew cuomo d nyAs the capitalist crisis drags on, American workers and young people have begun to fight back against the daily humiliations and injustices which capitalism thrusts on them. Among these is the devastating burden of costs associated with post-secondary education, which has been a constant topic of slow-burning indignation among the youth.