Ideas & Debates
For Climate Leninism!
Andreas Malm has called for “ecological Leninism” to fight the climate emergency. Good. But above all, Leninism means smashing the capitalist state.
Nathaniel FlakinOctober 1, 2023
China’s Rise, ‘Diminished Dependency,’ and Imperialism in Times of World Disorder
In this broad-ranging interview, originally published in LINKS, Trotskyist Fraction member Esteban Mercatante discusses how recent global shifts in processes of capital accumulation have contributed to China’s rise, the new (and old) mechanisms big powers use to plunder the Global South, and its implications for anti-imperialist and working-class struggles today.
Esteban MercatanteSeptember 22, 2023
What Is the Role of a “Green Card Soldier”? Interview with Sofya Aptekar
While both capitalist parties fight over diversity in the military, Sofya Aptekar’s new book, Green Card Soldier, looks at the experiences of immigrant soldiers in the U.S. military and how oppressed communities are used by the military to legitimize and expand empire.
Samuel KarlinAugust 22, 2023
#AllThatsLeftPod: Stalinism, Anti-Communism, and the Fate of the Soviet Union — An Interview with Doug Greene
In this episode, we interview author and historian Douglas Greene about his new book “Stalinism and the Dialectics of Saturn: Anticommunism, Marxism, and the Fate of the Soviet Union.”
Left VoiceAugust 14, 2023
How the Daughters of a Nazi General Became Communist Spies
As Hitler rose to power, two daughters of Germany’s top general became spies for the Communist Party. A new biography tells the story of how hatred for fascism and its aristocratic collaborators led them to become class traitors.
Nathaniel FlakinAugust 12, 2023
A Labor Aristocracy Exists, and It’s Evolving: A Reply to Charlie Post
Charlie Post argues there’s no such thing as a “labor aristocracy” in the United States. But there really is an upper layer of the working class, supported by a thousand kinds of “direct and indirect” benefits flowing from imperialism. Its starkest expression is a massive labor bureaucracy that’s becoming more integrated into the imperialist capitalist machine than ever before. If we’re going to build genuine socialist internationalism, we’re going to need a clear-eyed view of that layer and its developments.
Jason KoslowskiAugust 5, 2023
A Call for Submissions: DSA at a Crossroads
As the DSA kicks off their convention, we're calling on DSA activists fighting for a "clean break" with the Democrats to submit contributions and open up debates on the path toward a class independent, socialist organization. Send us your thoughts during and after the convention at [email protected].
Maryam AlanizAugust 4, 2023
“The Democratic Party has a very obvious class character”: Interview with Rhode Island DSA
Left Voice Writers Rob Belano and Tristan Taylor spoke with Rhode Island DSA co-chair Tony Unger about the chapter’s recent resolution against trying to “transform” the Democratic Party, committing itself to endorsing candidates who are independent socialist, and advocating the construction of a mass socialist party.
Tristan TaylorJuly 20, 2023