What does it mean to support something? To be a supporter? Does your support really matter? Who cares if you "support" Rojava? This and more in the latest episode of Beer & Rage!
In the latest episode of Beer & Rage, we continue the trend of talking about so-called "socialist" states, and delve into the term "tankie". We explain what a tankie is, how to spot them, and...as always...drink some beer.
In this episode of Beer & Rage, we discuss how "socialist" states have, and continue to, enable fascist states. From the USSR supporting fascist Germany and Italy, to the China congratulating and doubling down on its ties with Bolsonaro, the so-called "socialist" state has consistently fueled the fires of fascism.
An Op-Ed By David Van Deusen, District Vice President of The Vermont AFL-CIO
In this political climate, the only thing that prevented street level neo-Nazis (and extremist anti-Labor Trump supporters) from effectively occupying sections of the cities they have marched upon, has been effective counter attacks organized by Antifa/Black Bloc contingents. It has been Antifa, not politicians and not pacifists, who have given neo-Nazis something to fear and a reason to pause. And more often than not, when neo-Nazis and Antifa have met in the streets, it has been Antifa who has come out on top.
There has been an increase of U.S. interest in “socialism,” especially among young adults. What is the significance of this? What does “socialism” mean to people? Why is this happening now? What is holding back the development of a socialist movement? What should be the reaction of anarchists and other anti-authoritarian socialists?