The Columbus Worker

Revolutionary News and Analysis from Central Ohio

On December 13th, the Central Ohio Revolutionary Socialists (CORS) received notice that the Ohio State University Dean of Students had "determined that there is reasonable cause to believe your organization’s activities pose a significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or security of your o...

Written nearly a century ago, Lenin’s State and Revolution offers evergreen insights for socialists today. Alongside the renaissance in socialist politics in the US, there has been a renewed intrigue into what orientation towards the state socialists must adopt to achieve emancipatory ends. Wherea...

We have to admit there is something wrong in the Middle East. Israel was created by Western imperialism and maintained by Western fire power. We support the Palestinians' just struggle for liberation one hundred percent. We will go on doing this and we would like for all of the progressive people...

Why is Socialism Weak in the United States?

It has long been a popular observation that the socialist movement never took root in the United States as deeply as it has in other countries. This view is not entirely accurate — we have the history of the Socialist Party, the Industrial Workers of the...

Motivation to read and study Beyond Capital by István Mészáros

On more than one occasion I’ve heard the story about the morning of July 19, 1979, when the Sandanistas (FSLN) walked into the capital city Managua. They are said to have turned to each other and asked, “Now what do we do?”

They ha...

Understanding Fascism

Given the ubiquity of accusations of fascism in contemporary political discourse, it’s important we begin our analysis of fascism with a working definition. Fascism is, at its core, one of capitalism's modes of self-preservation in times of deep crisis. It presents itself as...

A Partial Victory in the Struggle Against Fascist Violence

The morning of March 11th blew in cold, quick, and unforgiving. Organizers arrived, one car-full of nerves at a time; we struggled to recognize each other in the unfamiliar, small-town suburban landscape of Wadsworth, Ohio. Despite arriv...

It was the morning of November 20th – Trans Day of Remembrance and hours after news broke of the Club Q shooting – that we first became aware of the Proud Boys' plan to terrorize the “Holi-Drag Storytime.” This event and the far right’s response to it were slated to take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday...

The Ohio State University deprives its students of reproductive healthcare. These are our demands.

Sign the Petition here.

1. Provide Plan B, on demand and for free.

Emergency contraception (levonorgestrel) is free for University of Cincinnati students at their Women’s Center, while OSU stud...

It was a hot evening in Columbus, Ohio on June 2nd of 2020. That day was the sixth consecutive day of protest as incited by the murder of George Floyd, and the streets of downtown were full of people, though the crowd was still significantly sparser than it had been during the past week. The peopl...