Bye Bye, Barney


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After three decades in Congress, Rep. Barney Frank, the very embodiment of modern leftism, has announced that he will retire after completing his current term.

Rejecting Capitalism, on Religious Grounds


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The Catholic Worker Movement condemns capitalism for “pitting owners against workers,” “widening the gap between rich and poor,” and infecting the human heart with “spiritual destitution.”

A Dubious Definition of “Righteous Jews”


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Founded by a former professor who portrays Israel as “a racist, apartheid state,” the website RighteousJews.org praises Jews who believe that Palestinians are being “humiliated, tortured, and murdered in the name of political Zionism.”

More Labor-Union Socialism


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With his deep socialist ties, United Steelworkers president Leo Gerard is delighted to be called the ”No. 1 scourge of free traders.”

The Man Who Called “Occupy Wall Street” into Being


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Sixty-nine-year-old Kalle Lasn, a lifelong “student of revolution,” issued the initial call for the OWS protests in an effort to topple “the current monster” of capitalism, on the theory that America was “ripe” for a mass uprising rooted in “despondency” and sustained by ”rage.”

The Guru of “Occupy Wall Street”


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The legendary community organizer Lisa Fithian has long operated in the world of anarchists, antiwar protesters, and union thugs. Thus she feels right at home in her current role as OWS’s leading street-level organizer.

Socialists & Anarchists Demonstrate Against Wall Street


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Portions of New York City’s financial center have been infested by swarms of leftist protesters denouncing capitalist “greed.” A group calling itself “Occupy Wall Street” is a key leader of the demonstrations.

Anti-Capitalist Rally in DC Just 9 Days Away


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The newly formed “October 2011″ movement will stage its kickoff rally in DC next Thursday. Calling on the U.S. government to end all economic policies “which foster a wealth divide,” this organization vehemently opposes federal spending cuts — favoring instead massive government expenditures for the purpose of “creating jobs.”

Demanding the Transformation of a Racist America


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The Applied Research Center views the United States as a nation where “structural racism” is deeply “embedded in the fabric of society.” As such, the organization demands “concrete change from our most powerful institutions to build a fair and equal society.”

How the Left Defines Itself


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During each election cycle, Americans For Democratic Action aggressively promotes those candidates who adhere most closely to its own clearly defined left-wing positions on a wide variety of issues.