The Haymarket Riot: “It is a Subterranean Fire” by Elizabeth Schulte (repost)

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Repost from April 30, 2011

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by Elizabeth Schulte
SocialistWorker.org, April 29, 2011
May 1, 2014

ON MAY 1, 1886–125 years ago this month–hundreds of thousands of workers were taking the streets of cities around the U.S. to demand an eight-hour day.

The epicenter of this great labor struggle was Chicago, where the eight-hour movement inspired defiant protests and strikes–and inspired fear and repression from bosses and their loyal servants in law enforcement. Continue reading

The Haymarket Riot: “It is a Subterranean Fire” by Elizabeth Schulte (repost)

Dandelion Salad

Repost

May Day

Image by chicagogeek via Flickr

by Elizabeth Schulte
SocialistWorker.org
April 29, 2011

ON MAY 1, 1886–125 years ago this month–hundreds of thousands of workers were taking the streets of cities around the U.S. to demand an eight-hour day.

The epicenter of this great labor struggle was Chicago, where the eight-hour movement inspired defiant protests and strikes–and inspired fear and repression from bosses and their loyal servants in law enforcement.

Continue reading

The Haymarket Riot: “It is a subterranean fire” by Elizabeth Schulte

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The Chicago Riot book cover

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by Elizabeth Schulte
SocialistWorker.org
April 29, 2011

ON MAY 1, 1886–125 years ago this month–hundreds of thousands of workers were taking the streets of cities around the U.S. to demand an eight-hour day.

The epicenter of this great labor struggle was Chicago, where the eight-hour movement inspired defiant protests and strikes–and inspired fear and repression from bosses and their loyal servants in law enforcement.

Continue reading

The revolt of the hungry by Elizabeth Schulte

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by Elizabeth Schulte
SocialistWorker.org
January 19, 2011

Capitalism’s warped priorities produce artificial shortages of the basic necessities.

“WE WANT bread and water and no Ben Ali,” read protesters’ handwritten signs as they took to the streets in cities and towns across Tunisia. Some waved loaves of bread, symbols of the hunger that drew people into a struggle that ultimately toppled the corrupt 23-year reign of Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.

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Marxism and political organization by Elizabeth Schulte

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Workers Of The World Unite!

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by Elizabeth Schulte
SocialistWorker.org
December 2, 2010

How do we get from the vision of a socialist society to achieving one? Elizabeth Schulte looks at what Karl Marx and the Marxists after him had to say.

SOME ACADEMICS and historians may be happy to foster the idea that Karl Marx confined himself to analyzing the world, but the truth is that he and Frederick Engels sought to change it–and took part in building organizations dedicated to the goal of socialism.

In 1885, looking back on their discoveries about class society and the founding of the Communist League, Engels wrote:
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Buying friends and influencing politicians (Wal-Mart scandal)

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by Elizabeth Schulte
socialistworker.org
May 30, 2008

Elizabeth Schulte reports on the latest scandal at Wal-Mart–and shows that the retail giant is far from the only corporate offender when it comes to buying political influence.

THE HEADS of retail behemoth Wal-Mart knew they’d found a great way to buy influence in Washington–by using a company employee charity trust to increase donations to their political action committee (PAC).

But when they described the process at company management meetings, they never thought the video would end up on the Internet. Continue reading

Why Ron Paul’s left-wing champions are wrong by Elizabeth Schulte

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by Elizabeth Schulte
SocialistWorker.org
January 11, 2008

ELIZABETH SCHULTE challenges those on the left who speak out for Republican Ron Paul on the basis of his opposition to the war.

MAYBE YOU’VE seen them at antiwar protests–supporters of the “Love Revolution” of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. In Chicago, Paul backers hired a plane with a banner to fly over the demonstration in October. Continue reading