Academic and Professional Portfolio


“Man makes his own history, but he does not make it out of the whole cloth; he does not make it out of conditions chosen by himself, but out of such as he finds close at hand.”
― Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte


Political Writings and Presentations

“US Socialist History, 1980s- Present” Democratic Socialist of America North Texas Socialist History Series, August 6, 2022.

“Indigenous Struggles and Decolonization: Theory and Practice” University of Rojava, June 23, 2022. 

U of Rojava

(with Erin V. White) “Democrat trifecta at a time of growing fascism.” Medium. January 2021

Current Political Conjuncture in the United States, International Institute for Research and Education, Amsterdam Netherlands. November 26, 2017

(with Suren Moodliar, Victor Wallace, Kali Akuno, et al.) Perspectives on ‘The Party’ question.” Socialism and Democracy (Volume 31, no 3) November, 2016

 “Organizing with the Indigenous Environmental Network” Interview of Kandi Mossett, Socialism and Democracy (Volume 30, no 2) July, 2016

“A Socialist Convergence in Philadelphia.” International Viewpoint. June 2016

“A Green View of the Katrina Disaster,” Synthesis/Regeneration 39 (1) Winter 2006

“New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Catastrophe” Monthly Review Online. September 2005

Union and Professional Assocaition Memberships: 

Past Memberships:

Gradaute Employee Union/ UAW 2322 (Officer/Joint Council)

New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice (co-founder)

National Writers Union

Texas State Employes Union/ CWA 6186

International Longshoremen’s Association Local 3000

Teamsters Local 270

Hotel Employees Restaurant Employees/ UNITE HERE 2262

United Teachers of New Orleans/ AFT Local 527

Industrial Workers of the World Local 650

Delegate to the Seventeenth World Congress of the Fourth International, February 2018

Delegate, Fórum Social Mundial III/ Third World Social Forum, Porto Alegre Brazil, 2003