Nina Turner, running for Congress in Ohio in a 2021 special election, tells a crowd “The giant that you are slaying is pure unadulterated greed”.

Recently, Nina Turner, running in a special election for Congress in Ohio, gave a speech in which she identified the “giant” that needs “slaying” to be “pure unadulterated greed”. It’s not the first time I’ve seen such language from Turner or other “progressive” Democrats.

Folks understand the growing poverty, the accelerating capture of the economy (and for the matter, the political system, too) by the wealthy and are therefore desperately trying to understand the problem, explain how the problem came about, and find a solution. Unfortunately, the history of capitalism is long and complex, resulting in many incomplete and inarticulate…


Green Socialism is inspired partly by traditional worker-oriented socialist views, but attempts to transcend class struggle by organizing popular struggle for true democracy, ecology, and freedom.

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, ecological and social crisis exist simultaneously in multiple forms within the US and across the world. Global neoliberal capitalism has captured the world’s economic and political structures, and we feel the growing pressures of poverty and climate change under the threat of a pervasive police state. These deteriorating conditions imply that historical socialist revolutionary movements have largely failed to produce the widespread change they described in their visions. …


One aspect of a culture infected by capitalism is a general feeling that business and profits must always come first — even over human life, although not everyone is quite aware that this is the inevitable conclusion such a capitalist ideology eventually leads to. This “profits-first” attitude is very evident in many debates but probably most commonly comes up whenever a minimum wage is discussed.

Hands down, the first complaint often heard when a minimum wage raise is discussed is that will “hurt businesses”. Some use this to outright reject an increased minimum (e.g., Republicans), and some use this to…

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