Against the Current, No. 76, September/October 1998
The Signs of Resistance
— The Editors
Never Be A Soldier
— Eugene Victor Debs (1915)
Puerto Rico's La Huelga del Pueblo
— Rafael Bernabe
At General Motors, "What Means This Strike?"
— Kim Moody
New York Transit Between Old and New Directions
— Steve Downs
Living Wage Campaigns: Part I
— Stephanie Luce
Social Security--Why It's Under Attack
— Hayden Perry
The Rebel Girl: Our Books, Ourselves
— Catherine Sameh
Random Shots: Red Flags Over Motor City
— R.F. Kampfer
Indonesia Update: An Economic Titanic
— Malik Miah
Northern Ireland's Marching Season Crisis
— Stuart Ross
The Danish General Strike
— Eric Chester
The Politics of South Africa: The Transition to Democracy
— John Hinshaw
- Reflections in Radical History
Red Ink: The Charles H. Kerr Story
— Tim Dayton
Leslie Reagan's "When Abortion Was A Crime"
— Dianne Feeley
Trotskyism: Wheat and Chaff
— Peter Drucker
Marat: Champion of the Urban Poor
— Morris Slavin
On Marxism and Method
— Martin Glaberman
Deeply Re-examining Marxism
— Cyril Smith
On Criticizing Marx
— Ernest Haberkern
A Response on "Critical Marxism"
— Michael Löwy
Democratic Revolution and Socialist Revolution: A Reply to Malik Miah
— Steve Bloom
Rejoinder: The Dynamics of Revolution
— Malik Miah
THE GOOD NEWS is that there were about a million people waving red flags in the streets of Detroit. The bad news is that it was on account of some hockey game.
Instead of building a new Washington monument to World War II veterans, why don’t they use the money to buy each of the survivors a box of cigars?
And why can’t they make a keyboard with enough space between the keys for a worker’s fingers to fit?
THE “MEN IN Black” were not invented for the movie. Rumors have actually been circulating about the group since the 1950s.
“Wilde” is entertaining, but possibly not that accurate. It portrays Oscar as a passive introvert, with no trace of the sharp-tongued curmudgeon who could never resist a straight-line.
Money Talks Dirty
INEVITABLY, SOME PEOPLE are so lost to common decency as to make s’mores in the microwave. But even worse, the Hershey company is shameless enough to print and distribute a recipe.
If the Chinese government wants Newt Gingrich to forget about the Tiananmen Square massacre, all they have to do is buy some Vidalia onions from Georgia.
Housekeeping and Childrearing
EPIPHANY OF THE Month: It’s totally illogical to clean the house before a party, when the house will be so much messier afterwards.
If you really want to annoy your teeny-bopper, try drawing mustaches on her Hansen posters.
Sometimes the most restful way of spending a vacation is just to tell the friends and relatives you’re leaving town. Then stay home and don’t answer the phone.
An increasing number of older men and women are choosing to have kids these days. One advantage is that you may not live to see the kid turn into a teenager.
ATC 76, September-October 1998