Articles by: Ellen Isaacs

Fight Climate Change With Communism

Fight Climate Change With Communism

There is nothing new to say Except that it is astounding, it is horrifying, it is revelatory that Those who began it, who knew what they were doing, who now know That the warming world, their enterprise, will kill itself and us too. And still they barely act.   We will not say anything new Except that we will omit[Read More…]

by 22/11/2022 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
We Need a New Society, Not More Psychiatric Diagnoses

We Need a New Society, Not More Psychiatric Diagnoses

Are you sad because a bout of Covid-19 disrupted your life with illness, bills, or even the death of a friend or family member? Are you anxious because your benefits have ceased and you can’t find a new job? Are you worried because the brain fog after Covid has persisted so long? Are you angry because you are being evicted[Read More…]

by 01/10/2022 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Revolt in Sri Lanka: Does A Seismic Struggle Guarantee System Change?

Revolt in Sri Lanka: Does A Seismic Struggle Guarantee System Change?

To quote Ahilan Kadirgamar, a political economist at the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, the uprising is “a revolt and not yet a revolution, because it doesn’t want to change fundamental social relations… or property relations.”1 As was the case with the massive upheaval in Egypt in 2011 (https://multiracialunity.org/2021/02/24/revolt-in-india-does-a-seismic-struggle-guarantee-systemic-change/, https://multiracialunity.org/2021/03/18/revolt-in-burma-does-a-seismic-struggle-guarantee-systemic-change/), without a program to challenge capitalism or an organization to[Read More…]

by 07/08/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
Exponential Explosions Shake the World: Radical Reorganiztion Required

Exponential Explosions Shake the World: Radical Reorganiztion Required

     It’s only a few months since last we wrote about the dangers of war, pandemics, and climate change reaching a climax (https://multiracialunity.org/2022/05/07/an-exploding-world-requires-radical-change/), but already the crises are intensifying. Inflation, infection, injustice, impoverishment are all further endangering the lives of workers around the world. Consequences of Ukraine War Multiply As the lead op-ed in the NY Times said recently (6/22/2022),[Read More…]

by 29/07/2022 Comments are Disabled World
CDC Prioritizes a Healthy Public or a Healthy Economy?

CDC Prioritizes a Healthy Public or a Healthy Economy?

It is not possible to serve two masters with opposing goals. In the case of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it has not always been obvious that such a dichotomy exists, but it has become ever more apparent since Trump and Covid-19. Before that, many of us relied on the CDC for accuracy, integrity, public health science,[Read More…]

by 25/07/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Walter Rodney – A Revolutionary to Inspire Us Today

Walter Rodney – A Revolutionary to Inspire Us Today

All of us who yearn to see a mass movement of workers united across national, racial and gender lines against capitalism and imperialism should remember and learn from the life of Walter Rodney. A Guyanese historian and activist who was murdered by his own ruling class in 1980 at the age of 38, Rodney understood the pitfalls of pseudo-socialism and[Read More…]

by 24/07/2022 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
2019 Strike

Colombia: You Can’t Elect an End to Exploitation   

Many progressives are excited about the electoral victory of  so-called leftist, Gustavo Petro, who defeated both the centrist candidate representing the status quo and the right wing Rodolfo Hernández. “So-called” leftist is the key word here, because, to quote Petro,  he is fighting for “democracy and peace, not socialism.” 1 He wants to raise taxes on the rich, combat hunger,[Read More…]

by 02/07/2022 Comments are Disabled World