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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.

Albert L. Terry III

January 8, 2017

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.

Hart Eagleburger

January 7, 2017

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.

Hart Eagleburger

December 19, 2016

Breaking Up with Bernie

A Sandernista ends things with Bernie

Tasha DeCastra

December 18, 2016

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 […]

Mike Davis

December 10, 2016

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.

Mohamed El Wafi

December 4, 2016

‘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.

Foti Benlisoy

November 30, 2016

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.

Wayne Deluca

October 12, 2016

Trotsky and Gramsci on Revolutionary Strategy

“Whereas other writers often see these two Marxists in conflict, Albamonte and Maiello view them not as adversaries, but as comrades-in-arms who have points of convergence alongside their differences.” Marxist historian Doug Greene discusses the main topics presented in a new book by two national leaders of the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS).

Doug Enaa Greene

September 15, 2016