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Chile: What Kind of Constituent Assembly is Needed?

In the last two weeks, more than a million people have joined protests against the government in Chile. One proposal for the way forward is to hold a Constituent Assembly and write a new constitution. But what kind of Constituent Assembly is Chile fighting for? Which basic measures need to be discussed and voted on in order to bring the legacy of the dictatorship to an end?

Chile: “The policy of the Communist Party and the Frente Amplio is to negotiate with Piñera”

For the last two weeks, more than a million people have taken to the streets of Chile demanding the resignation of President Sebastián Piñera. The main forces of the reformist left, however, want to negotiate with the billionaire president. In an interview, Dauno Tótoro of the Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR) explains that the reformists’ policy is aimed at subverting the rebellion.

Feminism for the 99%: A Debate about Strategy

At the beginning of 2018, U.S. based activists and intellectuals* called for the construction of a “feminism for the 99%.” This idea, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011, gave shape to the manifesto signed by Nancy Fraser, Cinzia Arruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya, which appeared on March 8 of this year. We publish some reflections on the new wave of feminism and the anti-capitalist perspective proposed by its authors. [1]

DSA Convention 2019: This is Not What Democracy Looks Like

The Democratic Socialists of America held their biannual convention in Atlanta last weekend. It should have been a tour de force. Some important resolutions were voted, but most of the weekend was spent engaging in procedural bickering.

Outpouring of Rage Hits Streets of Puerto Rico

Facing down tear gas and police, thousands of people took to the streets for three consecutive days in Puerto Rico, demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello. 

Queer Struggle, Class Struggle: Reflections on Stonewall at 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. The three-day riot against police violence will be commemorated with radical demonstrations, but also with “parades” including police, corporate floats and speeches by capitalist politicians. What happened? Has queerness lost its revolutionary potential?

Desire, Repression, Revolution: Jean Nicolas and “The Homosexual Question”

In the 1970s, Jean Nicolas, Trotskyist militant and activist of the French Homosexual Front of Revolutionary Action, published “The Homosexual Question,” a brilliant analysis of the history of the oppression of “homosexuals” and the struggle for liberation, as connected to the struggle for socialism and new human relations.

Unions Must Join the Global Climate Strike

Greta Thunberg and other teenage climate activists have issued a call for a worldwide general strike to end fossil fuel extraction. Will union leaders support this important action for the planet? Or will they side once mode with fossil fuel executives?

Chile: What Kind of Constituent Assembly is Needed?

In the last two weeks, more than a million people have joined protests against the government in Chile. One proposal for the way forward is to hold a Constituent Assembly and write a new constitution. But what kind of Constituent Assembly is Chile fighting for? Which basic measures need to be discussed and voted on in order to bring the legacy of the dictatorship to an end?

Chile: “The policy of the Communist Party and the Frente Amplio is to negotiate with Piñera”

For the last two weeks, more than a million people have taken to the streets of Chile demanding the resignation of President Sebastián Piñera. The main forces of the reformist left, however, want to negotiate with the billionaire president. In an interview, Dauno Tótoro of the Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR) explains that the reformists’ policy is aimed at subverting the rebellion.

Feminism for the 99%: A Debate about Strategy

At the beginning of 2018, U.S. based activists and intellectuals* called for the construction of a “feminism for the 99%.” This idea, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011, gave shape to the manifesto signed by Nancy Fraser, Cinzia Arruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya, which appeared on March 8 of this year. We publish some reflections on the new wave of feminism and the anti-capitalist perspective proposed by its authors. [1]

DSA Convention 2019: This is Not What Democracy Looks Like

The Democratic Socialists of America held their biannual convention in Atlanta last weekend. It should have been a tour de force. Some important resolutions were voted, but most of the weekend was spent engaging in procedural bickering.

Outpouring of Rage Hits Streets of Puerto Rico

Facing down tear gas and police, thousands of people took to the streets for three consecutive days in Puerto Rico, demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello. 

Queer Struggle, Class Struggle: Reflections on Stonewall at 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. The three-day riot against police violence will be commemorated with radical demonstrations, but also with “parades” including police, corporate floats and speeches by capitalist politicians. What happened? Has queerness lost its revolutionary potential?

Desire, Repression, Revolution: Jean Nicolas and “The Homosexual Question”

In the 1970s, Jean Nicolas, Trotskyist militant and activist of the French Homosexual Front of Revolutionary Action, published “The Homosexual Question,” a brilliant analysis of the history of the oppression of “homosexuals” and the struggle for liberation, as connected to the struggle for socialism and new human relations.

Unions Must Join the Global Climate Strike

Greta Thunberg and other teenage climate activists have issued a call for a worldwide general strike to end fossil fuel extraction. Will union leaders support this important action for the planet? Or will they side once mode with fossil fuel executives?