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Ideas & Debates

Socialist Planning and a Possible Future

Under capitalism, production is all about profits. What would socialist planning based on meeting human needs look like?

Martín Mikori

July 25, 2022

#AllThatsLeftPod: Abortion Rights, the Green Wave, and Socialist Feminism

In this episode of the podcast, we interview three members of the socialist feminist group Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) about the fight for abortion rights in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile.

Left Voice

July 22, 2022

Left Voice Magazine for July 2022

We present our July magazine, including a review of Joe Burns’ Class Struggle Unionism, an interview with socialist feminists in Latin America on the fight for abortion rights, and NATO’s imperialist expansion.

Left Voice

July 17, 2022

Ruth Fischer: The Ongoing Fascination of the Ultra-left

Ruth Fischer was the chairwoman of the Communist Party of Germany in the mid-1920s, before she became a supporter of McCarthy. Her ultra-left policies continue to provoke discussions among socialists. A massive biography by Mario Keßler offers some lessons for revolutionary strategy today.

Nathaniel Flakin

July 3, 2022

#AllThatsLeftPod: Michael Harrington and the Origins of DSA: An Interview with Doug Greene

In this episode, we interview author and independent historian Doug Greene about DSA founder Michael Harrington, and Greene’s new book “A Failure of Vision: Michael Harrington and the Limits of Democratic Socialism.” They discuss Harrington’s ideology, his legacy, and the ways that Harrington casts a long shadow over DSA.

Left Voice

June 26, 2022

The Strange Story of Trotskyism in the Alps

A new book in German tells the story of the Trotskyist movement in Switzerland from 1945 to 1968. It includes the strangest case of infiltration since the founding of the Fourth International.

Nathaniel Flakin

June 23, 2022

#AllThatsLeftPod: What’s Behind the U.S. Unionization Wave?

In this episode, we discuss the basics of unions — what they are, why they're important, and how union elections work — and the factors that led to a rise in unionization efforts at Starbucks, Amazon, and other companies.

Left Voice

June 16, 2022

When It Comes to Gun Violence, Mental Health Matters and the Left Should Fight for It

In the aftermath of the recent wave of mass shootings we need a mental health overhaul and it’s the Left that needs to fight for it.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

June 13, 2022

Recovering the Legacy of Marxism in the Face of the Ecological Crisis

Does progress require the conquest of nature? Is “humanity” responsible for the climate crisis? What is the relationship between nature and capitalist society? In Marx’s Ecology — newly translated into Spanish for Ediciones IPS — John Bellamy Foster overturns conventional interpretations of Marx and instead offers a rational approach to the environmental crisis. This article presents the prologue to the new Spanish-language edition.

Juan Duarte

June 5, 2022