Category: Guest Posts

Towards a New Socialist Party

Continuing a series of articles on US politics and the left, guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk argue that steps should be taken towards forming a new socialist party, given the opportunity of the present moment, which will grow out of real struggles of the working class.

Elections: A Small Piece of Socialist Strategy

Continuing a series of articles on US politics and the left, guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk point to the inherent limits of electoral strategies, arguing that socialists should use elections only as an auxiliary tactic in a larger strategy of building working-class power.

A Few Words on Marxism and Identity Politics

The year 2016 will be remembered as the year that identity politics, as it is commonly understood, began the long descent into irrelevancy. The first Black President that saw conditions grow worse for Black Americans and Clinton’s corporate identity politics saw electoral defeat. We must build a Marxist identity politics, which recognizes the special oppression that comes with race and the consequent importance of fighting racism head-on.

Viewing Bernie Through Rose-Colored Glasses

Continuing a series of articles on US politics and the left, guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk point to the Bernie Sanders campaign as an example of how Seth Ackerman’s ideas for electoral strategy sputter in practice.

The Opportunity of the Present Moment

Trump’s ascension to power is weeks away. Left Voice presents a series by guest contributors on the current political conjuncture, the left, and prospects for party-building in the United States.

Letter for Support of the Moroccan Student Movement

In this letter to an international audience, student activists in Morocco ask for solidarity in their struggle against the Moroccan government’s crackdown on students’ unions and democracy within the university system.

‘Pure’ democracy against the extreme right?

The marriage between capitalism and democracy was one of convenience or interest, the product of a very specific period. The divorce between ‘the markets’ and democracy is not an issue of these recent years, but dates back to the beginnings of neoliberalism.

Hillary Clinton’s New Cold War

With Donald Trump’s campaign in shambles, Hillary Clinton is racing toward the Presidency. But her rhetoric contains a danger of deepening hostility toward Russia and dangerous saber-rattling over the Middle East.

Towards a New Socialist Party

Continuing a series of articles on US politics and the left, guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk argue that steps should be taken towards forming a new socialist party, given the opportunity of the present moment, which will grow out of real struggles of the working class.

Elections: A Small Piece of Socialist Strategy

Continuing a series of articles on US politics and the left, guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk point to the inherent limits of electoral strategies, arguing that socialists should use elections only as an auxiliary tactic in a larger strategy of building working-class power.

A Few Words on Marxism and Identity Politics

The year 2016 will be remembered as the year that identity politics, as it is commonly understood, began the long descent into irrelevancy. The first Black President that saw conditions grow worse for Black Americans and Clinton’s corporate identity politics saw electoral defeat. We must build a Marxist identity politics, which recognizes the special oppression that comes with race and the consequent importance of fighting racism head-on.

Viewing Bernie Through Rose-Colored Glasses

Continuing a series of articles on US politics and the left, guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk point to the Bernie Sanders campaign as an example of how Seth Ackerman’s ideas for electoral strategy sputter in practice.

The Opportunity of the Present Moment

Trump’s ascension to power is weeks away. Left Voice presents a series by guest contributors on the current political conjuncture, the left, and prospects for party-building in the United States.

Mike Davis: Trump, Pat Buchanan and…Zombies

This article was originally published in Spanish in Ideas de Izquierda soon after the elections. I finally think I’ve understood why we’re so obsessed with zombies. The discarded shroud, the rustling in the weeds, the vaporous apparitions seen from Pocatello to Lake Wobegone, the ghost army of admirers…. we were forewarned that he was back but failed to pay attention. On Halloween eve, the “New” Nixon Library launched an expensive newspaper advertising campaign, inviting us to “discover how Richard Nixon’s legacy continues to shape our world.” He was the hero, the ads claim, who “protected the environment….. desegregated schools, ended

Letter for Support of the Moroccan Student Movement

In this letter to an international audience, student activists in Morocco ask for solidarity in their struggle against the Moroccan government’s crackdown on students’ unions and democracy within the university system.

‘Pure’ democracy against the extreme right?

The marriage between capitalism and democracy was one of convenience or interest, the product of a very specific period. The divorce between ‘the markets’ and democracy is not an issue of these recent years, but dates back to the beginnings of neoliberalism.

Hillary Clinton’s New Cold War

With Donald Trump’s campaign in shambles, Hillary Clinton is racing toward the Presidency. But her rhetoric contains a danger of deepening hostility toward Russia and dangerous saber-rattling over the Middle East.