Ideas & Debates

138° ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH

Young Trotsky: The Making of a Revolutionary

November 09, 2017 | Leon Trotsky was born on November 7, 1879 in the Russian village of Ianovka. This article focuses on Trotsky’s early life and his first major revolutionary experience in the failed 1905 (...)

Jazmín Jiminez

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Excerpts on the Russian Revolution

November 07, 2017 | There are countless texts about the Russian Revolution. Here are five excerpts that express the hope, bravery, strength and inspiration of that process.

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Five Myths About the Russian Revolution Debunked

November 07, 2017 | Although the idea of socialism is growing in popularity, myths about the Russian Revolution persist.

Seiji Seron

GUEST POST

How Will Russia Celebrate the Centennial of the October Revolution?

October 27, 2017 | It has been 100 years since the storming of the Red Palace that marked the world's first successful socialist revolution. How will Russians remember this (...)

Anna Malyukova

EDUCATION

Is a Liberatory Pedagogy Possible?

October 17, 2017 | Progressive teachers seek to practice a liberatory pedagogy in their classroom, helping their students to become conscious of oppression and inequality. Is it really possible to engage in (...)

Hernán Cortiñas

UNITED STATES

Defend ACA or Fight for Universal Health Care?

October 13, 2017 | We need free universal healthcare. A Single-Payer program is far from ideal, but it would represent a big gain and leave workers in the U.S. in a much better position to fight for (...)

Juan Cruz Ferre
Shreya Mahajan

INTERVIEW

Blanqui’s Politics of Revolution: An Interview with Doug Greene

October 07, 2017 | In this interview, historian Doug Greene talks about Blanqui, his life and politics, and more. His new book, ‘Communist Insurgent: Blanqui's Politics of Revolution,’ will be out next (...)

SPANISH STATE

Class, Party and Leadership: Lessons from the Spanish Revolution

October 02, 2017 | Eighty years after the Spanish Civil War, we review one of its main lessons: the preparatory task of building revolutionary parties and leaderships in non-revolutionary (...)

Santiago Lupe

US Politics

Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges Are Wrong - Antifa and Nazis Are Not the Same

September 02, 2017 | Chris Hedges condemns violence on both sides—much in the way Donald Trump did. In his view, antifa and the Nazis are two sides of the same coin.

Isaac Russo

IDEAS AND DEBATES

Cop Organizers Aren’t Comrades

August 30, 2017 | A police organizer was voted to the leadership of the DSA. What is the nature of the police and what should the position of socialists be?

Julia Wallace
Tatiana Cozzarelli

IDEAS AND DEBATES

Discipline, Time and Surplus Value in the Gig Economy

August 18, 2017 | Foucault’s Discipline and Punish provides a valuable insight into the scientific arrangement of space and time in different settings.

Juan Cruz Ferre

INTERVIEW

A Left Rooted in the Working Class - Interview with Kim Moody

August 03, 2017 | Kim Moody speaks about the changing nature of the production process and the challenges for the left to build militant rank-and-file organizations in key points of (...)

Kim Moody

INTERVIEW

The Intersections of Anti Blackness and Anti Communism

August 01, 2017 | Left Voice presents an interview with Charisse Burden Stelly, professor of Africana studies on Black Radical politics.

GUEST POST

Deliver Us to the Lesser Evil: How Social Movements Bury Themselves in the Democratic Party

July 28, 2017 | The Democratic Party has often been called “the graveyard of social movements,” and more often than not the social struggles in the United States end their useful lives digging their own graves in (...)

Hart Eagleburger
Jack Rusk

IDEAS & DEBATES

Let’s Build an International Revolutionary Movement

July 21, 2017 | The return of imperialist nationalism has made the development of proletarian internationalism and anti-imperialism increasingly urgent.

Trotskyist Fraction

ECONOMY

Marx’s Capital, 150 Years Later

July 19, 2017 | British economist Michael Roberts takes a look at the implications of Karl Marx's major work, 150 years after its first edition.

Michael Roberts

IDEAS AND DEBATES

From Social Democracy to World War

July 17, 2017 | In his NYT op-ed, Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara makes a key omission— ignoring the important experience of workers' democracy created by the soviets and the Left Opposition's struggle against (...)

Jimena Vergara

ARGENTINA

Carrying the Torch: Revolutionary Marxism in the Neoliberal Era

July 14, 2017 | A leader of the Partido de Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS) talks about the theoretical and strategic basis for the actions of the PTS in the struggle for worker control at (...)

Chipi Castillo

HISTORY

Clara Zetkin: A Great Organizer of Socialists, Women Workers

July 12, 2017 | A brief history of the life of socialist revolutionary, Clara Zetkin.

Andrea D’Atri

GUEST POST

Socialism’s Future Can’t Be Its Failures

July 06, 2017 | Bhaskar Sunkara's recent New York Times piece is a dangerous misremembering of socialist history that tries to make socialism safe for liberals. To avoid repeating the failures of the 20th (...)

Evan McLaughlin

GUEST POST

The Oath: The Story of the Jewish Bund

July 03, 2017 | In the early twentieth century, the largest socialist organization in Russia was the Jewish Bund, numbering tens of thousands, who were willing to fight, arms in hand, for the liberation of Jews. (...)

Doug Greene

TROTSKYIST FRACTION

Towards a New Phase in the Global Scenario

July 03, 2017 | Although Trump has not been able to push forward key aspect of his program, he still demonstrates a significant change in global politics.

Trotskyist Fraction

ENVIRONMENTALISM

Who’s Afraid of the Anthropocene?

July 02, 2017 | Reports of severe weather events and the dwindling of endangered species, in the shadow of world politics, have conjured a recent, now popular neologism – the (...)

Bee Vang

ENVIORNMENTALISM

A Resistance Movement for the Planet - Full Interview

July 02, 2017 | Climate change is out of control. It is already too late to avoid soaring temperatures, scarce water, and extreme weather. But the financial structure of capitalism is tied to fossil fuels. (...)

John Bellamy Foster

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