Left Debates

GUEST POST

Towards a New Socialist Party

January 25, 2017 | Socialists should start discussing the possibility of a new party born of working class struggles

Hart Eagleburger
Jack Rusk

DEBATES ON IMPERIALISM TODAY

Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin on the Foundations and Limits of US Power

December 02, 2016 | Authors Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin debate with Left Voice columnist Esteban Mercatante on the limits of US hegemony.

Esteban Mercatante
Leo Panitch
Sam Gindin

EDUCATION

Public Education in Capitalism: A Marxist Perspective

October 31, 2016 | What do Marx and Marxism have to say about education? How can teachers use Marxism to help frame the way we think about our role in the classroom and in society, and how can we fight against (...)

Gabriela Lamelas Paz

BRAZIL

Brazil’s PSTU Faces Large Split

July 26, 2016 | On July 6, 739 members of the PSTU (Partido Socialista dos Trabalhadores Unificados, United Socialist Workers' Party), one of the largest left parties in Brazil, announced they were leaving the PSTU.

Leandro Lanfredi
Edison Urbano

ARGENTINA:

Five Key Proposals from the PTS Congress

July 25, 2016 | During three days of debate, approximately 300 delegates of the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (Socialist Workers Party, PTS) voted on key definitions and proposals, including the (...)

La Izquierda Diario Argentina

LEFT VOICE

One Year Anniversary of Left Voice

June 25, 2016 | Roughly a year ago, we launched Left Voice online the aim of sharing the struggles of workers and the oppressed and to weigh in on central debates within the left.

Juan Cruz Ferre

UNITED STATES

Left Voice at the Left Forum in New York

May 26, 2016 | The traditional meeting of the US left took place and we couldn’t resist the invitation. There, Left Voice presented its first printed edition "A New Generation Rises Up" and hosted three panels (...)

DEBATES:

Lines of Debate: the Subaltern and the Proletariat of the World

May 16, 2016 | Reverberations of the international crisis have resurrected the idea of the working class as revolutionary political actor from the crypt. Today, with evidence of growing labor unrest in both (...)

Marcel Van Del Linden

FRANCE

Left Platform Leads the Vote for the NPA National Conference

March 20, 2016 | At preparatory meetings for the NPA’s National Conference on March 19 and 20, the platform that unites the left of the party is in the lead with 41% of the vote.

Révolution Permanente

Sanders has 40% of the vote, but Superdelegates Cut Him Down to 32%

March 15, 2016 | The March 15 elections are a major milestone in the primaries. The Superdelegates’ vote reveals the blatantly undemocratic nature of the process. How will Sanders fare in the face of the “rigged” (...)

Jason West

From Our Sister Website

One month of ‘KLASSE GEGEN KLASSE’

December 18, 2015 | Since November 16, klassegegenkasse.org has given voice to the struggling workers, refugees, women and LGBT people in Germany. We publish current news from a working-class perspective, but this (...)

Wladek Flakin

UNITED STATES

Does Bernie Sanders Represent the U.S. Left?

November 11, 2015 | Growing international discontent with the political caste system has found its way to the United States. There, though a far cry from the political earthquakes that have shaken several countries (...)

Celeste Murillo
Juan Andrés Gallardo

GERMANY

A ’Trotsky Day’ took place last Saturday in Berlin

October 22, 2015 | There were numerous workshops and a panel discussion; 100 people discuss the ideas of Leon Trotsky.

Wladek Flakin

ARGENTINA

The Left Alternative to Peronism

October 22, 2015 | Originally published on Jacobin, October 22 , 2015 /Argentines go to the polls Sunday. What’s the state of the country’s left, electorally and in the streets?

Todd Chretien

EUROPE

The Life and Legacy of Pietro Ingrao (1915-2015) and the ‘Italian Way’

October 05, 2015 | The Italian left, or what remains of it, now mourns the death of Pietro Ingrao, the historic and “heretical” leader of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) who died in his home in Rome on September 27 (...)

Marco Zerbino

GUEST POST

The Political Significance of the All India Strike and the Revolutionary Movement in India

September 25, 2015 | Between 1991 and 2015 there is a vast gap. The mainstream left parties and the Central Trade Unions and other mass organisations affiliated to them had at that time a much tighter grip on the (...)

IDEAS & DEBATES

Thanks, But No Thanks: The Implications of the Black Lives Matter DNC Rejection

September 18, 2015 | Black Lives Matter rejected the Democratic National Convention’s endorsement of the movement. This is a positive step towards political independence, but not the complete break with capitalist (...)

Julia Wallace

Trotsky, Gramsci and the state in the ‘West’

September 18, 2015 | In his book, The Gramscian Moment, Peter D. Thomas reassesses the ideas of Antonio Gramsci from the starting point of the polemics against Gramsci found in The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci by (...)

Juan Dal Maso
Fernando Rosso

INTERVIEW

’We want a hard left that denounces the political caste and fights with workers’

September 17, 2015 | FIT's presidential candidate Nicolas Del Caño on the situation in Argentina today and the upcoming October presidential elections.

Federico Fuentes

GERMANY

Trotsky Day in Berlin: workshops and a panel discussion on the 75th anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky

September 17, 2015 | "Trotsky Day", a public event on October 17 in Berlin, will bring together fighters from the workers' and youth movements, activists from different political tendencies and historians and (...)

Wladek Flakin

IDEAS&DEBATES

Two Different Paths: Syriza and Podemos or the FIT?

August 14, 2015 | Last Sunday’s primary elections in Argentina closed with great celebrations. Running under a revolutionary working-class program, the Left and Workers’ Front (FIT) presented two separate slates for (...)

Jimena Vergara

OKDE-S summer camp in Greece

Plenary session ’Building anticapitalist fronts and the goal of the revolutionary party’

August 13, 2015 | Laura Varlet’s intervention on the experience of the PTS and the FIT

Laura Varlet

IDEAS & DEBATES

The Left and the Working Class: is it possible to reconstruct the strategic dialog?

August 11, 2015 | The organizing taking place among precarious sectors of the U.S. working class is generating accommodations on the part of a discredited union bureaucracy. For the first time in decades, left (...)

Celeste Murillo
Juan Andrés Gallardo

What can we learn from the electoral alliance of Argentina’s revolutionary left?

July 18, 2015 | Where does the success of the FIT come from and what will be debated in the upcoming primary elections?

Matias Maiello

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