I Believe that Socialism is the Key to a Better World

Gloria Verdieu From a talk by Gloria Verdieu at Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center in San Diego. Verdieu shared the stage with poets from the San Diego / Tijuana reEvolutionary Poets Brigade at an evening of “Poetry, Education, and Voter Registration.” Thank you, Jim for inviting me to speak at this important event. A…

The Russian Revolution Changed the World Forever

Stephen Millies Vladimir Lenin giving a speech to the Red Army in Sverdlov Square, Moscow, May 5, 1920. On the right of the platform is Leon Trotsky, commander of the Red Army. One-hundred-and-two years ago on Nov. 7, 1917, workers and peasants overthrew the capitalist government in Russia. Two million soldiers in the Russian army…

Fundamental Black and Native Opposition to White Settler State

Blacks and Native Americans continue to pose a threat to the “conquistador white settler nation,” agues Tiffany King, author of “The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies.” King is a professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Georgia. “There are impulses within both Black abolition and Native decolonization…

Nick Estes: Indigenous Resistance Is Post-Apocalyptic

Nick Serpe Nick Estes discusses the deep historical roots of the convergence at Standing Rock, why Indigenous peoples have taken a leading role in the climate justice movement, and why decolonization must be part of any left-wing agenda. Booked is a series of interviews about new books. For this edition, senior editor Nick Serpe spoke…