Author: Christian Castillo

Jacobin Blames Campaign Worker Organizing for Sanders’ 2020 Loss

Jacobin Magazine recently published an article blaming Bernie Sanders’ loss on his campaign staff organizing for better working conditions. This article is but the latest example of Jacobin making apologies for bourgeois candidates instead of re-examining their strategy.

Polarization and Crisis in Peru

Castillo’s victory marks the beginning of a new and still unpredictable period, in which the struggle between change and continuity will undoubtedly play an important role.

Profits Call the Tune

Profit is not a “gift of capital,” and does not rely on investment. Profits can be generated out of the exploitation of labor power without further investment, and indeed, that is what we can see now in the expansion of ‘fictitious capital’ at the expense of productive investment.

3,000 Volvo Workers Are on Strike Again

After rejecting a second contract offer, Volvo workers at the Mack and Volvo Truck of North America manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia are on strike again. They say that this time they are not going back until a new contract is ratified.

Working Class Tunisians Rise Up against Police Violence

Protests began in the working-class districts of Sidi Hassine and Séjoumi in Tunis, Tunisia, after a young man died in police custody and videos of police beating a minor went viral on social media. Police violence is endemic in Tunisia, and the masses suffer unemployment, poverty, and misery a decade after the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime and the beginning of the Arab Spring.

An Initial Assessment of the Latin American–U.S. Virtual Conference

The Virtual Latin American and the United States Conference was convened by the Workers Left Front (FIT-U) of Argentina, and it took place between July 30 and August 1. This is the initial assessment that was published in La Izquierda Diario by leaders of the Trotskyist Fraction–Fourth International.

Leon Trotsky’s Legacy and the Present

We publish here the introduction to Marxism and Our Epoch, a collection of Leon Trotsky’s texts that are most relevant for understanding our current moment.

Memories of the Future

The Russian revolution is not old and dead history; socialists can learn central lessons from the working class revolution 100 years ago. What are these lessons?

On the Legacy of a Revolutionary

The following speech was given by Chipi Castillo, a national leader of the PTS in Argentina after the death of Laura and Ezequiel, two comrades who died of CO2 poisoning. Fede, another comrade who was in the same apartment is in critical condition in the hospital. This speech was given at a special event to honor the lives of the fallen comrades with homages by co-workers, comrades and family members.

Challenging the ideology of ‘what is possible’

‘Capitalism has been unable to develop a single one of its trends to the ultimate end. Just as the concentration of wealth does not abolish the middle class, so monopoly does not abolish competition, but only bears down on it and mangles it.’ Leon Trotsky, Marxism in Our Time There is no doubt that during the last 30 years a strategic change of scenario of the international situation has been taking shape. This change has modified the relations of forces between the fundamental classes under capitalism, as well as state-systems, as they were during the ‘world of Yalta’. Among the