• Fifth in our series of reprints of Cde. Stan Phipps’ articles on the history of labor parties in the US. “We meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of moral, political and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballot box, the legislatures, the Congress and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people are demoralized. … The newspapers are subsidized or muzzled; public opinion silenced; business prostrate, our homes covered with mortgages, labor impoverished, [...]
  • Part 4 of Comrade Stan Phipps’ series on labor parties in the United States Labor, in the decade of the 1870s, pursued independent political action in a loose alliance with monetary reformers known as Greenbackers. The basis for the electoral coalition was a shared criticism of the existing system of banking and finance which seemed to be designed to concentrate wealth in the hands of the business class and maximize the exploitation of workers and farmers. The Greenback philosophy offered the [...]
  • IN THIS DOSSIER: (1) Next Steps in the Struggle for Independent Working Class Politics Dossier: Editorial June 2018 Issue of The Organizer Newspaper (2) Our Perspectives on the Poor People’s Campaign (3) Interview with Single Payer Now chair Don Bechler on Building an Independent Movement for Single Payer healthcare  * * * * * (1) Next Steps in the Struggle for Independent Working Class Politics Dossier (Editorial June 2018 Issue of The Organizer Newspaper) On May 25, President [...]