Ideas & Debates
Nothing to Lose but Our Chains: Introduction to the Communist Manifesto
Join us to discuss the Communist Manifesto.
Left VoiceMarch 16, 2022
Debates on the War in Ukraine
The war in Ukraine has opened a militaristic chapter in the broader capitalist crisis that began with the great recession in 2008. The international Left is divided over what policy to adopt on the Ukrainian question. The following is a necessary debate with the Argentinean Left regarding the ongoing war and the politics that revolutionaries should adopt.
Matías MaielloMarch 10, 2022
Sanctions Are an Imperialist Tool That Hurts Working People
As Putin escalates military action in Ukraine, many view Biden’s sanctions as the lesser evil. They’re not.
Tatiana CozzarelliMarch 1, 2022
Leon Trotsky: For a United, Free and Independent Workers’ Ukraine!
In this article from 1939, Leon Trotsky presents a socialist answer to the oppression of the Ukrainian people. “Not the slightest compromise with imperialism, either fascist or democratic! Not the slightest concession to the Ukrainian nationalists, either clerical-reactionary or liberal-pacifist! … The complete independence of the proletarian party as the vanguard of the toilers!”
Leon TrotskyMarch 1, 2022
Oppression, Class Struggle, and Other Things Jacobin Doesn’t Care About
Jacobin Magazine recently released its first issue of 2022. The issue is full of defenses for the Democratic Party, but it has no articles about either class struggle or the oppressed.
Ezra BrainFebruary 27, 2022
On the Anniversary of Its Publication, The Communist Manifesto’s Relevance Continues to Grow
As a revolutionary wave swept across Europe in 1848, led by reformers who wanted to overturn monarchies and secure their bourgeois property rights, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto as a call to arms for a different kind of uprising: proletarian revolution, aimed at freeing humanity from wage slavery. Today is the anniversary of that publication.
Scott CooperFebruary 21, 2022
When Spanish Miners and Agricultural Workers Staged the First Environmental Protest in History
Many historians trace the first environmental protest back to the late 19th century in Spain. It is a largely forgotten story, but one that resonates today.
Claudia FerriFebruary 20, 2022
When the Russian Revolution Repudiated the Debt That Tsarism Had Contracted against the People
This article by Eric Toussaint, founder of the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt, offers lessons for today from the story of how the Bolsheviks, almost immediately after the 1917 Russian Revolution, repudiated the foreign debt that the Tsarist autocracy had taken on — against the interests of the masses.
Eric ToussaintFebruary 13, 2022