People’s History


Malatesta & De Leon

                    Two important anti-capitalist figures were born on the 14th of December. Daniel De Leon was born in 1852 on the island of Curaçao. He became an influential advocate of revolutionary unionism and an important figure in the Socialist Labor Party of America. Read more here. Errico… Read more »

Dissident Thinker: Noam Chomsky

“Personally I’m in favor of democracy which means that the central institutions in the society have to be under popular control. Now, under capitalism we can’t have democracy by definition. Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are in principle under autocratic control. Thus, a corporation or an industry is, if… Read more »

Mario Savio & the Berkeley Free Speech Movement

On this day in history, Mario Savio delivered his famous “Bodies Upon the Gears” speech at UC Berkeley as part of the campus Free Speech Movement. At the time political activity, other than by the official Democratic and Republican clubs, was an arrestable offense on university grounds and faculty were required to sign a loyalty oath. On… Read more »