History does matter, which is why people in power put so much energy into controlling it. Now is the time to embrace truth, dispel the mythical fairy-tale of Thanksgiving, and reveal the harsh ...
Environment, International relations
Deep Sea Mining — Yet Another Threat to the Environment
When there is little benefit to states, particular treaties that promote the interests of humanity as a whole can usually be concluded. Such would be the Antarctica ...
How the Southwest Was Stolen
By Alan Johnstone Each year tens of thousands of Irish-Americans proudly celebrate their heritage on St. Patrick’s Day, yet few are aware of the fate of the ...
1877: A Legacy To Celebrate
Workers' struggles fill many of the forgotten pages of American history. The great labor uprising of 1877 is a case in point.
Solidarity Forged From the Chains of Slavery
By Alan Johnstone February is black history month. With conservatives challenging Critical Race Theory, there’s one thing we must always remember when studying history — it is the victors ...
Before and Without Marx: Chartist Thought
The ideas of Marx did not arise out of thin air. They grew out of the works of many others before him. Here we focus upon the independent thought that developed within the working class and that Marx would incorporate into his own conception of the world around him.
Slavery and Genocide in California
California was home to an estimated 150,000 indigenous people. But they were too weak and too peaceable to put up much resistance to the hordes of armed European invaders. They were easily wiped out and – except by a few experts -- easily forgotten.
Why Celebrate Labor Day?
Why do the United States and Canada commemorate Labor Day on the first Monday in September and not, as in many other countries, on the first of May?
Frederick Douglass: The Scottish Connection
Alan Johnstone describes the connection of the great anti-slavery writer and orator Frederick Douglass with Scotland.
Immigrants: How Many Is Too Many?
How many immigrants can the United States accommodate? -- asks Alan Johnstone (SPGB)