Ideas & Debates
#AllThatsLeftPod: Elections in Brazil
In this episode of the podcast, we talk about the upcoming general elections in Brazil, including Bolsonaro’s legacy, what a Lula presidency would look like, and what the tasks are for the Left going forward.
Left VoiceSeptember 27, 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
Trotsky’s Legacy Today: Class Struggle, the Left, and the Need for a Revolutionary Party
Yesterday, La Izquierda Mexico organized an event to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky and discuss the legacy of his ideas today in the midst of a historic crisis of capitalism. Here we publish the intervention of Left Voice member Maryam Alaniz, on the relevance of Trotskyist ideas for socialists in the U.S.
Maryam AlanizAugust 21, 2022
Eric Blanc vs. Kshama Sawant: On Democracy, Autocracy, and Socialism
At a recent online debate, two prominent U.S. socialists hashed out the question of reform vs. revolution. Eric Blanc repeated dried-out reformist ideas. Kshama Sawant offered revolutionary criticism — but with some important limitations.
Tatiana CozzarelliAugust 19, 2022
A Critique of ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’
Recently a debate has been taking place inside the recently formed Revolutionary Socialist Organizing Project (RSOP), which centers around revolutionary organization, what methods are needed to politically develop the revolutionary vanguard and the broader working-class and oppressed masses, and other issues.
Kendall GregoryAugust 14, 2022
Subalterns, Postcolonialists, and the Specter of Capital: A Polemic from Marxism
The theories of the “postcolonialists” condemn us to the mere repetition of local resistance with no way out of the brutal plundering of people by imperialism, multiple repressions, and exploitation. The socialist strategy is a tool to eradicate the society based on this brutality.
Josefina L. MartínezAugust 7, 2022
‘A United Labor Movement Can Stop the Far Right’: An Interview with Warren Montag
Warren Montag discusses the rise of the U.S. Far Right, and how the labor movement can help create a unified force capable of stopping it.
Left VoiceJuly 29, 2022