Ideas & Debates
What Will Communism Look Like in New York City?
The new novel Everything for Everyone tells the story of a global insurrection against capitalism starting in 2052. It's not only entertaining — it's a good opportunity to think about revolutionary strategy.
Nathaniel FlakinNovember 23, 2022
#AllThatsLeftPod: Midterms 2022 and Prospects for the Left
In this episode of the podcast, we talk about the 2022 midterm elections, including what the results mean for Democrats, Republicans, and President Biden, and what the tasks are for the Left going forward.
Otto ForsNovember 11, 2022
What Is the Michigan Working Class Party?
The midterm elections happen amidst an atmosphere of polarization and politicalization, where the crisis of neoliberalism is growing acute, yet lesser evilism politics remain. For those on the Left, workers and the oppressed sick of the betrayals and disappointments with the two party system, a third political party calling itself the Working Class Party is seeking to be that alternative in Michigan, Maryland, and Illinois.
Tristan TaylorNovember 8, 2022
#AllThatsLeftPod: Italy’s Far-Right Election Victory
In this episode of the podcast, we talk to an Italian socialist about the rise of the Far Right and their decisive election victory in Italy, as well as the way forward for the Left.
Left VoiceOctober 22, 2022
The “Logic of Escalation” and the War in Ukraine’s Multiple Fronts
After months of relative stagnation, recent events in the war in Ukraine have changed the dynamics and quickened the conflict’s pace — but not enough to end it. The Ukraine/NATO side is in no position to concede, but neither is Russia, which is far from having been defeated and places its hopes in the deepening fissures between the Western front backing Ukraine.
Claudia CinattiOctober 20, 2022
Hands Off Haiti, and Down with the IMF: Political Declaration of the Trotskyist Fraction–Fourth International
We republish the statement of the Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth International (FT-CI) against the U.S. and UN preparation for a new military intervention in Haiti.
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalOctober 17, 2022
A Socialist Take on the Women’s March Convention
In mid August over 1,700 activists attended the Women’s March Convention in Houston Texas. While the participants were driven by rage at the status quo, the non-profit and corporate leaders of the Women’s March offered only a failed strategy of voting for the Democrats and supporting “progressive” capitalists.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 16, 2022
Protests throughout Global South Signal International Opposition to Austerity
Across the world, people are fighting back against the rising cost of living and austerity imposed by central banks and imperialist-led organizations like the IMF. For these struggles to win their demands, working-class leadership and organization, along with international class solidarity, are essential.
Sam CarlinerSeptember 11, 2022
The Imperialist Role of Weapons to Ukraine — a Debate with Workers’ Voice
The question of sending NATO weapons to the Ukrainian government has divided the Left. What position should leftists take on this issue, and what does a perspective for the national independence of Ukraine look like based on the concrete situation?
Sam CarlinerSeptember 1, 2022