Review: The Exhausted of the Earth

For socialist organizers, the book sets the task of finding ways to speak to these “Exhausted,” and to direct their spontaneous actions toward constructive ends. To quote Fanon, “things must be explained to them; the people must see where they are going, and how they are to get there.” Chaudhary’s The Exhausted of the Earth provides us a valuable explanation.

ROCHESTER RED STAR (May 2024)

Cover image for Rochester Red Star, May 2024 Issue. Logo: Rochester Red Star (Black text with Red Star). ROC DSA logo, with "Democratic Socialists of America Rochester NY." Artwork: stamped flowers; Red rose and yellow sunflower. With textured leaves on either side. Purple flowers at bottom with moss. Flower borders on left and right, green ribbon border top and bottom.

Welcome to the inaugural issue of ROC DSA’s monthly newsletter, Rochester Red Star. I hope this project will help to accomplish goals I announced while running for Steering Committee: Expanding our capacity for political education to develop class consciousness; improving our organizing capabilities and community structures to establish foundations for the future; and building transparency and communication between Steering Committee and membership.

May this be one step along the path to carving out a left media sphere that will form the intellectual basis for a vibrant socialist politics in our region. I encourage you to get involved by submitting articles, photos, event write-ups, and feedback. Together, a better world is possible.