Gentrification is class war from above which must be answered with struggle from below. This requires accessible projects that can establish a broad and militant praxis.
We stand for socialism as a concept of human emancipation and an affirmative vision distinguished from the authoritarian regimes that called themselves “Communist.”
If we are no longer the most powerful, no longer the most prosperous, no longer good…who are we? That dislocation is very difficult for a lot of Americans.
For less conformist members of the Soviet intelligentsia, endless condemnations of racism were essential parts of the state ideology they so despised.
There was nothing like “every man for himself” here. Even 5-year-old kids were helping any way they could. I don’t know how to explain it. The horrifying conditions in Libya have developed a strong sense of community among the people.