Pabst vs. MillerCoors: Capitalism can be stupid funny

Capitalism is always terrible, but just ever so often it can also be stupid funny. The Pabst Brewing Company is suing MillerCoors. MillerCoors, which brews, packages, and ships all of Pabst's products, including Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee, and Lone Star Beer, has decided not to do so any more. Pabst claims that MillerCoors is … Continue reading Pabst vs. MillerCoors: Capitalism can be stupid funny

Time to Put Kavanaugh in the Rear View Mirror

Now that Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as a Supreme Court justice, the media is reporting that there is already a movement afoot to have him impeached. An online petition has gathered over 125,000 signatures as of this writing. As Marxist-Leninists, we need to be clear about the significance of this, and not be … Continue reading Time to Put Kavanaugh in the Rear View Mirror

Democrats, Kavanaugh, and the 2018 Mid-Term Elections

Democrats have been excited about the 2018 mid-term elections. Polls suggest that they have a very good chance of taking a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, and a 1-in-3 chance of taking the majority in the Senate. Their base has been fired up by the despotic behavior of the Trump administration and … Continue reading Democrats, Kavanaugh, and the 2018 Mid-Term Elections

Communist Strategy And the Labor Movement In 2018

The labor movement has been a focus of socialist and communist organizing since the late 1800s. Eugene Debs’ American Railway Union, the Western Federation of Miners, the Industrial Workers of the World, A. Philip Randolph’s Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the Congress of Industrial Organizations in the 1930s – all of these had dedicated socialists … Continue reading Communist Strategy And the Labor Movement In 2018

Reactionaries and Counter-Revolutionaries

Part of the propaganda that the capitalist class loves to preach about communism is that we are brutal suppressors of civil rights. Here’s the truth: Despite all the talk about democracy, we live in a dictatorship: the dictatorship of those who control all the power and wealth. We call them the bourgeoisie. While some people … Continue reading Reactionaries and Counter-Revolutionaries

Crisis of Capitalism 4: Impending Constitutional Crisis

Donald Trump has been using the presidential power of the pardon in targeted ways. Scooter LIbby, who has been pardoned, and Martha Stewart, who he has indicated a willingness to pardon, were both convicted of lying to the FBI. He has issued a pardon to Dinesh D'Souza, who was convicted of campaign finance violations. There … Continue reading Crisis of Capitalism 4: Impending Constitutional Crisis

The US is the Destabilizing Factor on the Korean Peninsula

Okay, the summit is back on. (Remember how Howard Cosell came up with names for boxing matches like the Thrilla in Manila? Why aren't we calling this the Singapore Sling?) This is encouraging, but only so important. What is more important is that South Korean president Moon Jae-In and Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) … Continue reading The US is the Destabilizing Factor on the Korean Peninsula