Ideas & Debates
The Collective Organizer of a Mass Party
At the PTS National Congress that took place in July, discussions centered on the party’s overall progress, how the Left can increase influence within the working class, women, and youth, and the central role of La Izquierda Diario online media network.
Fredy LizarragueJuly 21, 2016
Uncertain Future for Europe’s Center of Finance
This is an interview with British economist Tony Norfield, who recently wrote The City: London and the Global Power of Finance. He discusses the economic outlook of the old imperialist power after the Brexit referendum.
Tony NorfieldJuly 9, 2016
What’s Next After Postmodernism?
British literary theorist Terry Eagleton discusses literary theory in connection to broader political and historical trends, and the persistence of Marxism. What do culture, art, and theory express in the current context of crisis, renewed class struggle, and retreat of postmodernism--and what is their potential role?
Terry EagletonJuly 7, 2016
American Politics After Sanders
Sanders’ surrender before the reality of Clinton’s victory has brought an end to one of the most contested primary seasons in recent American History. How have the major political and economic players been impacted, and what should we expect next?
Ian SteinmanJune 21, 2016
The Night Shift: Capitalism’s Silent Killer
Millions work night shifts to satisfy the capitalist system’s around-the-clock drive for profits, which poses a serious threat to the health of night workers. Time for a fight back to reclaim the daylight and our health.
John LeslieJune 21, 2016
The Roma’s Tortuous Journey
The migration crisis has clearly shown the structural nature of racism and xenophobia in Europe. The Roma people are among the most oppressed in the continent; in France, there has been a rapid rise in anti-Roma racism, not only from right-wing groups, but also from the state and its institutions.
Philippe AlcoyJune 16, 2016
Lines of Debate: the Subaltern and the Proletariat of the World
Reverberations of the international crisis have resurrected the idea of the working class as revolutionary political actor from the crypt. Today, with evidence of growing labor unrest in both “emerging economies” as well as imperialist nations like France and the United States, there has been a renewed interest in the working class, its organizations, and potential to lead resistance against austerity governments and increasing inequalities.
Marcel Van Del LindenMay 16, 2016
Left Voice Magazine #1: A New Generation Rises Up
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Left VoiceMay 11, 2016
A New Generation Rises Up
From the youth movement in France, to youth protests in Baltimore to the Sanders phenomena, it is undeniable that there is a new generation rising up. In the first edition of Left Voice Magazine we explore some of today's most relevant political phenomena - the rise of the new generation, the right wing turn in Latin America and Obama's visit to Cuba, among others. The following is the opening editorial to the magazine.
Left VoiceMay 10, 2016
The Long Depression and the Future of Capitalism
In this interview with Marxist economist Michael Roberts, he discusses the concepts in his new book, in which he argues that the world economy today remains in the grips of a "long depression" since the crisis of 2008.
Michael RobertsApril 18, 2016