A Historic Result for the Left Front in Argentina: Almost 1.3 Million Votes and Four Seats in Congress
At the midterm elections on Sunday, the center-left government of Alberto Fernández suffered a defeat. The Left Front, a coalition of working-class socialist groups, had its best result ever, with 1,270,540 votes across the country. This is an inspiration for socialists around the world.
Four Strategies for Socialism
Government Burns Down Shelters in Mass Eviction of Land Occupation in Argentina
For the past three months, a large plot of empty land in Guernica, Argentina has become home to thousands of people facing homelessness as a result of the country’s worsening housing crisis. On Thursday morning, the “progressive” Kirchnerist government of the Province of Buenos Aires sent the police to violently evict the encampment, setting fire to people’s shelters and displacing thousands of families.
A Defeatist Left Won’t Save Us: A Critique of DSA Emerge
A comradely critique to DSA Emerge’s statement on the party question.
If There Is to Be Any Future for the U.S. Left, We Must Break with Sanders and the Democrats
The class struggle sparked by the pandemic and the uprising against racist police brutality are showing the limits of incrementalist politics. While millions are asking for radical change, Bernie Sanders puts forward lukewarm reforms and strives to secure electoral support for Joe Biden.
The Pandemic and the Anti-Police Uprising Are Reshaping the Terrain of Class Struggle
A new period of class struggle is unfolding, marked by a shift to the left in the political situation, attempts to co-opt a disruptive anti-racist and anti-police movement, and two actors — the labor movement and the socialist left — that might come out of it much stronger if they rise to the occasion.
No Pigs Allowed: Let’s Kick Cops Out of Our Unions
The call to remove police unions from labor confederations and working-class organizations is gaining renewed force as hundreds of thousands rise up against racist police brutality.
We Need to Nationalize Health Care Now!
Our for-profit healthcare system was already broken before the pandemic. Now it has proved to be awfully inadequate to respond to the crisis. The only rational solution is to nationalize all hospitals and health-related industries.
Second Time as Farce: 4 Theses on the Defeat of Sanders
The DSA’s strategy around the Sanders campaign has been an unmitigated failure that has only strengthened the Democratic Party. In this moment of crisis the need for a party of the working class that fights for socialism is more important than ever.
The U.S. Tops the World in COVID-19 Deaths Per Day. This Is How We Got Here
The public health crisis unfolding in the U.S. as a result of the coronavirus pandemic may be unprecedented, but it was not unavoidable. Here are five measures that could have been taken to mitigate this tragedy and prevent countless deaths.
Pandemic, the Left, and Workers’ Power
In the face of the economic and public health crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Left oscillates between mutual aid efforts and parliamentary impotence. We need to take part in workers’ struggles today and prepare for the coming upsurge.
Want 80,000 ventilators? Expropriate GM and Ventec Now!
The covid-19 pandemic is killing hundreds of people a day in the U.S. alone. We need drastic measures to address the scarcity of ventilators and protective gear.
This Is Why We Need a Party for Socialists in the U.S.
The recent maneuvers to give Biden’s campaign a boost show that the Democratic Party remains firmly in the grip of big U.S. capitalists. Only an independent political organization of the working class, one that fights to end capitalism, will uncompromisingly fight for workers’ interests and for the highest form of democracy.
How to Win Medicare for All? Call for a Nationwide Mobilization Now
A main talking point among moderate pundits is that Medicare for All is not politically feasible. A mass nationwide mobilization will show that a vast majority of people support it, and that the social force to win it is there.
Sanders Has Become the Curse and the Hope of the Democratic Party
Sanders’s strong showing in Nevada worries the Democratic establishment. He represents a challenge as well as a boost to the Democratic Party.
It’s Time for the Left to Build a Force Outside the Democratic Party
The unprecedented delay in the release of results from the Iowa caucuses is only the latest proof that the Democratic Party is bankrupt and no home for a socialist project.
Revolutionary Rehearsals in Chile’s Uprising
While there have been multiple attempts to tame and repress Chile’s mobilizations, they are still underway. The outcome of this uprising could change the political situation in Latin America and beyond.
What’s Behind the Popular Uprising in Chile?
The explosive unrest in the streets of Chile is the backlash against decades of the most extreme neoliberal policies. The political regime inherited from the military dictatorship is in deep crisis.
No, ‘Medicare for All’ Won’t Take Away Anyone’s Health Insurance
A broad spectrum of conservatives–from centrist Democrats to CNN hosts–love to say that ‘Medicare for All’ will take away your insurance. It is just a lie to shield the profits of the health insurance industry.
Writing for the Revolution
This past Sunday, 35 people attended Left Voice’s Revolutionary Journalism School in New York City.
Class Politics and the Democratic Debate
This week’s Democratic debates showed increasing confrontations among the candidates. Despite some progressive proposals, a working-class perspective is still out of the conversation.
Reform or Revolution, 2019 Edition
The old debate between Luxemburg and Bernstein is back: reform or revolution? But now it is Chris Maisano from the DSA and Jacobin defending electoral politics, while Tim Horras of the Philly Socialists argues for revolution and “base building.” Here, Juan Cruz Ferre of Left Voice explains why we need a revolutionary workers’ party.
Was the New Deal Racist?
The New Deal has been historically recognized as having a built-in anti-black bias. Jacobin magazine is trying to whitewash it.
Sanders’ Speech Explains His Vision of Socialism—It Sounds a Lot like New Deal Liberalism
Bernie Sanders likened himself to FDR and pledged to take up the “unfinished business" of the New Deal. His speech was a call for national unity to fight fascism. But his description of democratic socialism sounded a lot like any other European welfare state.
The U.S.-China Trade War and the Race for Global Hegemony
The escalating trade war with China has U.S capitalists trembling. Yet they simultaneously crave access to the Chinese domestic market. A battle for global hegemony looms on the horizon.
How Are Radical Reforms Won? Lessons From the New Deal
The New Deal’s Wagner Act was the biggest concession ever given to U.S. labor. The dominant narrative is that we should thank FDR or Senator Robert Wagner for it. But a close examination shows that it was thanks to radical labor activists and a wave of labor unrest that workers won their rights.
We Need More Leninism, Not Less
The sudden and rapid demise of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) has sparked a debate about party building, internal democracy and the kind of organization that socialists need in the fight against capitalism.
What Is the Role of Socialists in the Unions?
Any organization that aims to bring about socialism needs to seriously build power in the working class. The question is how to put these efforts in the service of a strategy for socialism.