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Against The Current

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7012 Michigan Avenue

Detroit, MI  48210

Phone: (313) 841-0160



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ISSN: 0739-4853 Founded: 1986 Issues per year: 6 Distributors: Ubiquity, Armadillo Copy Price: $5 Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $25 Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $30

Publisher’s Description: Against the Current features the writing of activists from movements for social and global justice, as well as politically engaged scholars of the left. The magazine's focus is coverage and dialogue on the movements—including labor's rank and file, feminism, anti-racism, independent politics and antiwar activism in the United States and internationally. We’re covering the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring, the escalating threats of war with Iran, the devastating global environmental crisis, economic turmoil and the wild and wacky world of U.S. politics. The perspective of Against the Current is called "socialism from below"—the vision of a new world without exploiters or exploited, based on the democratic power of working people, the alternative to the current order of "corporate globalization" or the failed bureaucratic tyrannies that destroyed the socialist hopes of the twentieth century.

Recent issues:

The September/October 2014 issue features “Israel’s Assault—Stop the War on Gaza!”; “The McCarthyist Attack on Palestine Solidarity”; “1914: European Socialism Shattered” by William Smaldone; and also Howie Hawkins on NY Green Politics and Barbara Garson on Inequality.

The July-August 2014 issue marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, “the highest stage of catastrophe.” Also: 450 years of Galileo’s revolution in science; remembering Gabriel Garcia Marquez; historian Michael Honey on “Sharecropper’s Troubador John Handcox; fighting the foreclosure blight in Detroit; much more!


last updated 9/15/2014