Jim Creegan was chairman of the Penn State chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in the 1960s, lectured in philosophy in the 70s, belonged to the Spartacist League in the 80s, was a leading member of the International Bolshevik Tendency and a union shop steward during the late 80s and 90s. He lives in New York City, now unaffiliated but unresigned.
As the Democratic Socialists of America begin to make an impact, Jim Creegan analyses the politics of its founder, Michael Harrington
Jim Creegan discusses how the bourgeoisie disabuses presidents and high officials of any notion that they are free agents
Trump’s victory shows that the establishment has lost control over the election process. Jim Creegan draws up a balance sheet of the class forces
Jim Creegan shows that there is nothing progressive about the Hillary Clinton’s platform
Jim Creegan looks back at the extraordinary story of Roger Casement on the 100th anniversary of his execution
Republican establishment figures are unsure whether to throw their weight behind Donald Trump or wait for better times. Jim Creegan reports
The job of socialists is to channel the opportunities opened up by the Sanders campaign into the fight for class independence, argues Jim Creegan
There should be no support for Bernie Sanders, argues Jim Creegan
Jim Creegan looks at the state of play in the Republican selection process
Ken Loach (director) Jimmy’s hall 2014.
Did Lenin and the Bolsheviks lack a credible strategy? Jim Creegan replies to Jack Conrad
Is Lars T Lih a disinterested scholar without a political agenda? Jim Creegan argues against the creation of yet another mythical Lenin
In the age of ‘colour-blindness’, what accounts for the targeting of blacks by police? Jim Creegan critiques a recent influential book
Racial repression has provoked mass protest. Jim Creegan responds to the two high-profile killings by the US police
Abdellatif Kechiche (director); 'Blue is the warmest colour'
The Tea Party seemed to come from nowhere. But nowadays it is turning on its big business patrons and threatening the interests of capitalism itself, writes Jim Creegan
Jim Creegan analyses the secular decline of the United States as the world hegemon and the failure of Barack Obamas Syria gambit
People like Edward Snowden may normally function as software in a hard drive, writes Jim Creegan, but for the state they have one drawback: they can think
The Soviet Union did indeed feature a form a form of planning, argues Jim Creegan in his reply to Paul Flewers
The US presidential election of 2012 is less interesting for the victory of Barack Obama than for the debacle of the Republican Party, writes Jim Creegan
Barack Obama hardly represents a rampart against Republican extremism, as some on the left still maintain. Jim Creegan looks at the state of play in the final week of the election campaign
Jim Creegan examines the campaign of the Republican Party in the 2012 presidential elections
Jim Creegan takes a look at the political life of Alexander Cockburn, 1941-2012
Comrades need the space to develop and express their ideas, argues Jim Creegan. The wider the distance between a given question and the party's immediate objectives and tasks, the more latitude they should have to do so in public
Oakland and Longview - Jim Creegan reports on two parallel struggles
Jim Creegan reports on the occupiers who aim to take on Wall Street and examines the implications for left politics
Jim Creegan looks at the battle of the budget ceiling and the intransigence of the Tea Partiers
Jim Creegan reports on the class struggles in Wisconsin
Jim Creegan reports on Barack Obama's surrender to Congressional Republicans and the renewed ruling class offensive following the Democrats' defeat in the US mid-term elections
Jim Creegan looks at the devious manoeuvring carried out by Obama and the Democratic leadership
Jim Creegan examines the social roots and ideological drives behind the anti-Obama populist movement that has exploded on to the political scene in the last year
Jim Creegan reviews Michael Moores (director) Capitalism: a love story 2009 (no UK release date yet)
Were Marx and Engels really at one over the dialectic of nature? US communist Jim Creegan replies to Jack Conrad
Far from pursuing a coherent strategy, writes Jim Creegan, James Connolly ended up believing that perhaps other forces could act in the workers' place
US communist Jim Creegan revisits the controversy over a film that has at last reached New York
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