by Dylan J My partner and I are awakened at 7 am on Friday morning by an emergency phone call. A family member is suicidal after a week of suffering paranoid delusions. This is one of a few crises in the last few years. After we make a plan for support, I check my phone.
Suddenly, each day feels like a week. Cities and states declare states of emergency, schools and restaurants shut down, the stock market crashes; and this is just the beginning. Every morning we wake up and check the news. The country is trying to “flatten the curve” of the outbreak, but this effort is cut with
We are happy to announce that Unity and Struggle has affiliated with the Marxist Center, a network of revolutionary socialist groups and individuals around the United States! Marxist Center members come from a range of political backgrounds and experiences, but are united by a commitment to revolutionary socialism, non-dogmatic debate, and building fighting organizations in
For the past year and a half, our group has held in person and online discussions to hammer out the principles that unite us. Now our Principles of Unity are finally online! Check them out, and please send us critiques and feedback. They’re a living document, and so will be updated as our experience and
Kavanaugh’s appointment is serious blow to women, femmes, and the entire working class. It will have repercussions for years to come in many realms: executive power, LGBT rights, environmental protections, affirmative action, and especially abortion rights. The hearings, deeply triggering and devoid of the bipartisan consensus that used to prevail in the 1990s, express the
The following is an interview with New River Workers Power based in Christiansburg, VA. NRWP has helped to organize a strike of Target workers in the New River Valley area with the demand to terminate an abusive supervisor and for recognition from the company. They have already won their first demand. The interview was conducted
By now, folks have seen plenty of news coverage of the disaster unfolding in Texas as a result of flooding from Hurricane Harvey. By all accounts this flooding is worse than anything that Houston has ever seen. Some neighborhoods are entirely under water. Hospitals in the Medical Center are being evacuated. There are air and
This is the last in our series of posts about the Trump regime. Part one can be found here, and part two is here. We have argued that Trump’s election represents a deepening impasse in neoliberalism, and that this impasse results from a systemic crisis in capitalism. As capital works to counteract falling profit rates
Members of Unity and Struggle are often asked what sets us apart from socialists and statist Marxists on the one hand, and Anarchists on the other. We have wrestled with many labels, debating whether to call ourselves “anti-state communists,” “libertarian Marxists,” simply, “communists,” or something else entirely. Ultimately, we have left this to individual members to decide.
Members of Unity & Struggle and other comrades collaborated on this piece, which challenges us to reflect on the strategy and tactics of revolutionary anti-fascism. Originally featured on Lifelong Wobbly. Written by three members of the Atlanta General Defense Committee “Outside Agitators” – but who’s agitating? The scene in Auburn, AL when we showed up