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The Michigan Socialist | Workers of the World Unite! | Page 15

Reading Paine from the Left

March 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Thomas Paine was one of the most controversial political commentators of his day, and while Libertarians have tried very hard to co-opt his legacy, the reality is that his ideas are closer to modern day leftist philosophy...
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The Ghost of Tom Joad

March 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

"Wherever somebody's strugglin' to be free
Look in their eyes Mom you'll see me"

Inspired by Woody Guthrie's The Ballad of Tom Joad, this haunting song also draws upon the same source material, John Steinbeck's classic The Grapes of Wrath....
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The Seeds of an Alternative

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

The greatest obstacle to meaningful economic change, going back several decades now, has been the divide between elitist progressive reformers and the greater mass of the general public...
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Anti-Working Class Attitudes Among Our Movement

February 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

A very significant problem with our movements is they embody a set of values and norms which, whatever the motivation may be, come across as anti-working class. That come across as uncongenial to working people participating...
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The Market is a God That Has Failed

February 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Members of Medieval European society once believed in the Great Chain of Being, a divinely mandated hierarchy which placed the king and his nobles above all other classes of society...
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This Notes for You

February 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

"Ain't singin' for Pepsi / Ain't singin' for Coke,
Ain't singin' for nobody / Makes me look like a joke."

The 1980s saw an increasing number of musicians selling out to corporations and start shilling their products in commercials...
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