Tag: socialism

The Legacy of McCarthyism on Social Group Work: An HistoricalAnalysis

By Janice Andrews and Michael Reisch

Read the full article from The Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, here.

This paper explores the impact of McCarthyism on the ideology, education,
practice, and public image of group work. The authors argue that the
witchhunts that occured during the period and its climate of widespread
fear purges and political conservatism diminished the gains the social work
profession had made in the 1930s and 1940s through its participation in
progressive activities and left the profession, particularly social group work
ill-prepared for the issues and activism of the 1960s and 1970s

AOC Is Standing Up for the Left

By Lichi D’Amelio

Read the full article from Jacobin here.

“Her strategy in responding to detractors has been threefold. First, she’s setting the record straight politically. Contrary to what the centrists would have us believe, left-wing stances aren’t electoral suicide. ‘Every single candidate that co-sponsored Medicare for All in a swing district kept their seat,’ she told the New York Times. ‘We also know that co-sponsoring the Green New Deal was not a sinker. [California representative] Mike Levin was an original co-sponsor of the legislation, and he kept his seat.'”

David Harvey: Socialists Must Be the Champions of Freedom

By David Harvey

Read the full article from Jacobin, here.

“Right-wing propaganda claims that socialism is the enemy of individual freedom. The exact opposite is true: socialists work to create the material conditions under which people can truly be free, without the rigid constraints capitalism imposes on their lives.

The topic of freedom was raised when I was giving some talks in Peru. The students there were very interested in the question: ‘Does socialism require a surrender of individual freedom?'”