Free Trade Agreements and the Dynamics of Capitalism
The new Trump Administration has officially pulled out of the TPP and announced plans to renegotiate NAFTA. Are these the first signs of a reconfiguration of the neoliberal world order?
Pete DolackJanuary 30, 2017
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.
Hart EagleburgerJanuary 25, 2017
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.
Hart EagleburgerJanuary 13, 2017
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 IIIJanuary 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 EagleburgerJanuary 7, 2017
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 DavisDecember 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 WafiDecember 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 BenlisoyNovember 30, 2016