Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to cancel student debt isn’t perfect, but it’s the boldest so far. Bernie Sanders should take notice.
Meagan Day is a staff writer at Jacobin.
Without them, the factories would stop, the cities would empty, and civilization itself would collapse. An appreciation of sanitation workers — our whole lives depend on them.
Bernie Sanders didn’t just face down Fox News and prevail — he called the bluff that underpins our whole two-party system.
In 1861, coastal South Carolina witnessed an experiment in what Southern slave emancipation could have looked like: communities of freedmen owning their land and passing it on to their heirs. Those island communities have survived to this day — but real estate development is now threatening to destroy them.
By calling for the enfranchisement of the incarcerated, Bernie Sanders is carrying on a long and venerable socialist tradition of fighting for the universal right to vote.
When the IRS discovered widespread tax fraud by the rich, the agency assembled a special team to crack down. They failed, but through politics we can take on elites and win.
Facing pressure from the Left, Democratic presidential candidates are foregoing corporate PAC money. But in private, they’re still cozying up to capitalist supervillains.
Tens of thousands of University of California workers are on strike today. Their message is clear: austerity and privatization are destroying education.
In the seventies, Bernie Sanders called for nationalizing major industries, a stance the media want to frame as a gaffe. But it only shows how consistent he’s been in fighting predatory elites — in stark contrast to the other Democratic candidates.
Media-friendly, politically moderate billionaires like Bill Gates get a lot of airtime. But the vast majority are nothing like him. Most are highly secretive — and extremely right-wing.
When Bernie Sanders says “It’s not about me, it’s about us,” he’s not just pandering. He’s trying to create a mass movement — because he knows that without one, his agenda doesn’t stand a chance.
Once upon a time, "socialism" meant breadlines and tyranny to many Americans. Then Fox News came along and made it sound amazing.
Whatever the media depiction, Bernie Sanders’s first presidential campaign rally was attended by large numbers of women and people of color. We talked to some of them about why they support Bernie.
From climate change to criminal justice and student debt: here's what Bernie Sanders could do if he had executive office and mass popular support, but faced a hostile Congress.
Bernie Sanders is running for president again. His message is simple: there's a class war raging and working people need to win it.
For years, capitalists and their journalistic mouthpieces blamed joblessness on a "skills gap." But there wasn’t a skills gap. There was a gap between what society owes people and what it’s willing to offer them at the expense of corporate profits.
Trump warned the nation about the rise of socialism last night. He's right to be afraid. Working people shouldn't be.
Capitalists are gangsters engaged in an elaborate protection racket. The only way to get them to back off: socialism.
We’re fascinated by the grand scam that was the Fyre Festival not because such blatant ripoffs never happen under capitalism, but because for once the wealthy were getting screwed along with workers.
Bernie Sanders is right to want to hike the estate tax — there’s no reason for billionaires to exist, and there’s definitely no reason to allow their failsons to inherit their fortunes.