Author: Josefina L. Martínez

Engels, Working Women, and Socialist Feminism

Engels’ sharp critique of the patriarchal family and the institution of marriage remains extremely powerful today. As part of his legacy to socialist feminism, he elevated the problem of the oppression of women to the theoretical level of social production, as part of the core concerns of Marxism.

Racism, Capitalism, and Class Struggle

The anti-racist uprising in the United States over the brutal murder of George Floyd reopens a strategic question: How do we link the struggle against racism with the struggle against capitalist exploitation? This article draws the counterpoint between the theories of intersectionality and Marxism.

Coronavirus: Working-Class Internationalism as an Antidote to the Crisis

The coronavirus crisis and the global recession are exacerbating the reactionary nationalism of the imperialist states. The spirit of Donald Trump’s “America first” policy seems to have spread like a virus. On the other hand, the world working class is the only social force that can provide a progressive way out of this crisis, reorganizing production under workers’ control and deepening internationalism.

Class, Identity and Socialist Strategy

A review of Asad Haider’s “Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump” (Verso, 2018). This article takes up the debate between “insurgent universality,” economistic “class politics,” and the fight for proletarian hegemony.

The Politics of Red Rosa

On January 15, 1919, a group of Freikorps (German paramilitaries) murdered Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. What they could not kill was the powerful ideas of the “red rose” of the world proletariat, Rosa Luxemburg.

The Russian Revolution and National Self-determination

The constitution born from the Russian Revolution is the first and only one to accept the principle of national self-determination — an important democratic right that the majority of the Western capitalist democracies still deny 100 years later.

The question mobilising Argentina: ‘Where is Santiago Maldonado?’

September 1 marks one month since the last time he was seen. Santiago Maldonado, a 28-year-old artisan, was protesting on August 1 in solidarity with the struggle of the Mapuche people from the Lof Cushamen community in Chubut province, in Argentina’s Patagonia region.

To Brexit or Not to Brexit

A year after the Referendum in the UK, Theresa May proposed a hard Brexit. The latest general election results, which boosted the Labour Party’s standing in the parliament can only be interpreted as a major loss for the Prime Minister. Now, the only certainty is uncertainty.

Engels, Working Women, and Socialist Feminism

Engels’ sharp critique of the patriarchal family and the institution of marriage remains extremely powerful today. As part of his legacy to socialist feminism, he elevated the problem of the oppression of women to the theoretical level of social production, as part of the core concerns of Marxism.

Racism, Capitalism, and Class Struggle

The anti-racist uprising in the United States over the brutal murder of George Floyd reopens a strategic question: How do we link the struggle against racism with the struggle against capitalist exploitation? This article draws the counterpoint between the theories of intersectionality and Marxism.

Coronavirus: Working-Class Internationalism as an Antidote to the Crisis

The coronavirus crisis and the global recession are exacerbating the reactionary nationalism of the imperialist states. The spirit of Donald Trump’s “America first” policy seems to have spread like a virus. On the other hand, the world working class is the only social force that can provide a progressive way out of this crisis, reorganizing production under workers’ control and deepening internationalism.

Class, Identity and Socialist Strategy

A review of Asad Haider’s “Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump” (Verso, 2018). This article takes up the debate between “insurgent universality,” economistic “class politics,” and the fight for proletarian hegemony.

The Politics of Red Rosa

On January 15, 1919, a group of Freikorps (German paramilitaries) murdered Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. What they could not kill was the powerful ideas of the “red rose” of the world proletariat, Rosa Luxemburg.

The Russian Revolution and National Self-determination

The constitution born from the Russian Revolution is the first and only one to accept the principle of national self-determination — an important democratic right that the majority of the Western capitalist democracies still deny 100 years later.

The question mobilising Argentina: ‘Where is Santiago Maldonado?’

September 1 marks one month since the last time he was seen. Santiago Maldonado, a 28-year-old artisan, was protesting on August 1 in solidarity with the struggle of the Mapuche people from the Lof Cushamen community in Chubut province, in Argentina’s Patagonia region.

To Brexit or Not to Brexit

A year after the Referendum in the UK, Theresa May proposed a hard Brexit. The latest general election results, which boosted the Labour Party’s standing in the parliament can only be interpreted as a major loss for the Prime Minister. Now, the only certainty is uncertainty.