Having gains rolled back is a bitter experience. Personally, I'm tired of fighting for the same things again and again.
Any kind of socialism that isn't working to combat racism and sexism isn't being practical at all, not to mention realistic.
The essence of socialism is the replacement of the capitalist class and private corporate power by the working class and allied forces.
The phenomenal success of the Sanders campaign has put his self-styled democratic socialist agenda into the mainstream political conversation.
Bernie Sanders may or may not win the Democratic presidential nomination, but he has already put socialism into the mainstream political debate in the U.S.
While the meltdown of the Soviet Union didn't trigger capital's worldwide offensive, it did constitute a sea change in the balance of power and changed the dynamics of struggle.
Bernie Sanders states that common people must unite and fight the one percent to restore democracy that has been hijacked by billionaires.
While Greece is a tiny country and Syriza a new party of the left, their success in overcoming the current crisis would give fresh momentum to people in Europe and woldwide.
The current crisis in Greece and the Eurozone is fluid and far from settled.
An article recently written in Forbes by a Mr. Ralph Benko proposes "human capitalism" as the solution to the shrinking wages and economic stagnation.