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Against Leninism

By Tom Wetzel A major influence on radical thinking since the Russian revolution is the form of radical politics called Leninism. The name derives from the central role of the Bolshevik leader V.I. Lenin in shaping the direction of the Bolsheviks in the revolution. The political legacy of Leninism i…

WSA Solidarity Statement on Palestine

Stop Israeli Attacks on Gaza! For Joint Struggle against Racism and Militarism! The WSA Solidarity Committee strongly denounces the Israeli military’s merciless assault on the Gaza Strip, beginning on Monday, May 10, which has killed at least 137 Palestinians, including 36 children. This new shoot…

Adrianna’s Talk on Pelloutier

By Sachio Ko-yin In October of 2017, our comrade and my mother, Adrianna Ko, passed away in NJ. She raised me with anarchist ideals, and after 5th grade took me out of formal classes to start her own anarchist schoolhouse. Anarchist education was always her passion. I’ve been going through her pap…

Political and Economic Power in a Period of Social Transformation

By Tom Wetzel How does the working class liberate itself from being a subordinate and exploited class? This is where we need thinking about the overall strategy and our vision about new structures to replace the capitalist regime. The working class has to build its capacity to actually do this. This…

International Women’s Day Statement

Today is international women’s day, a day for appreciating the status of women in the modern world. It was on this day that women textile workers kicked off the February Revolution against the Romanov Empire with a demonstration, creating a chain reaction that would ultimately destroy one of histo…

Nurses Strike for Rights and the Safety of All

By Philly Metro WSA On November 18, 2020 nearly 800 nurses at Langhorne, Pennsylvania’s St. Mary’s Hospital went out on strike as the second wave of the corona-virus overwhelmed their hospital. As nurses streamed out of the hospital and onto the picket line in front, they sent a message to Trini…

Communal Tears and Needed Repairs: On the COVID Syndemic in Los Angeles

By Javier Sethness The collision between the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and class society has proven devastating over the past year—especially here in Los Angeles, California. So far, across the globe, COVID-19 has infected over 100 million people and caused more than 2 million deaths. The U.S…

Murray Bookchin’s Legacy: A Syndicalist Critique

By Tom Wetzel January 14th is the 100th anniversary of Murray Bookchin’s birth. Perhaps it is worth looking at his contribution to radical politics. Bookchin had been involved in the communist youth movement in the 1930s. He eventually abandoned official Marxist organizations for a turn to liberta…

Trumps Capital Chaos: Short Statement by the Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA)

Trumps Capital Chaos Short Statement by the Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA) On Wednesday, January 6th 2021, an attack organized by a far right wing mob on the Capitol Building of the United States took place while congress met to certify the presidential election results. They were encouraged by a…

Second Syndicalist Workshop

By Pete M Reclus On October 6th, Piper, the Corresponding Secretary for WSA, gave an interactive workshop on Anarcho-Syndicalist theory, presented on her youtube channel, with live chat for discussion. She had been approached by the Anarcho-Syndicalist Collective for Education and Diffusion, based i…

Covid-19 Crisis and Battling Capitalism in the Post-Truth Era

By Jason Fiore The COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. has been exacerbated by mass consumption of right wing conspiratorial fake news that downplays the seriousness of the crisis and upholds market liberalism as the solution. What is new about this is that Trump’s populist victory has brought conspiracy…

We Support the Uprising – Statement by East Bay Group of Workers Solidarity Alliance

The unprecedented scope of the uprising this past week reflects widespread discontent on various levels – and widespread disdain and criticism for the racist and repressive role of the police as an institution in the USA. The immediate issue is yet another police murder of a black man — the murd…

The Conversation Has To Happen!

By Danielle Kulp In many American households people are wringing their hands and wondering, “what’s going on?” They see the fires, the damage, the looting, and wonder how the death of one man, George Floyd, could cause all of this. Maybe some of them are a little more up on the news cycle, and…

Justice for George Floyd!

By Sachio Ko-yin The death of George Floyd comes as waves of crisis are devastating communities of color. We are in the midst of two global disasters: the unchecked climate crisis and the mismanaged COVID pandemic. And as with all disasters they  target the working and poor of every country. In the…

JHU Student Sit-In

By Ryan Paul Between April 3rd and May 8th of 2019, a sit-in protest took place at Garland Hall, John’s Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore, MD. It came to be known by university press and other media as the “Garland Hall Sit-In”. Participants in the protest during its month-long duration c…

WSA 2020 Labor Day Statement —— The Time is Now

WSA 2020 Labor Day Statement ——  The Time is Now Over a hundred years ago a frightened President Grover Cleveland pushed congress to recognize Labor Day as a federal holiday in 1894 (the September holiday was first observed in 1882 by the Central Labor Union of New York). In the wake the Pullma…

A New Labor Feminism

By Melissa Jameson I’ve always been interested in labor feminism in particular, and the wider socialist-feminist tradition. Lately, I’ve been wanting to reconnect with our Anarchist Syndicalist roots. The spirit of the older labor feminist movement was mostly reformist. It was focused on winning…

Labor Short – Florida Education Workers Sue the State

By Ryan Paul Florida parents, teachers and education workers are finding themselves in a uniquely precarious situation.  For one, they are contending with threats from various state elements to force them to go back to school and to send their children to school. The commissioner of education, Rich…

Labor Short – Food Service Workers on Capitol Hill March on Mitch McConnell’s House

Food Service Workers on Capitol Hill March on Mitch McConnell’s House, Demanding Back Pay and Recall Rights By WSA-DC On October 7, 2020, members of UNITE HERE Local 23 rallied in front of the Madison Building of the Library of Congress and marched to Mitch McConnell’s house demanding money th…

Staring Into The Abyss: American Political Culture and the Calculus of Catastrophe

By Martin Traphagen Our last two election cycles have been uniquely erratic and polarizing. A figure emerged who preyed on the very real fears and concerns of working class Americans, bucking conventional political niceties and declaring himself to be the antidote to a corrupt Washington elite. He h…





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