Ideas & Debates
Health is Political
Left Voice presents an interview with Joan Benach, author of several texts on public health, who discusses public health as a primarily political question, determined by historical-structural factors. He describes the notion of social class and its relation to the health-illness binary as well as the processes of marketization that health care has been subjected to under neoliberal policies.
Left VoiceApril 15, 2016
Inheritance and Situation: Interview with New Generation of Revolutionary Marxists in China
Left Voice spoke with Stone Song and Ji Hengge, Trotskyists in China who translated and published the first Chinese edition of The History of American Trotskyism by James P. Cannon
Left VoiceApril 6, 2016
Letter to the XXIII Congress of the Partido Obrero
In the lead-up to the Congress of the Partido Obrero (PO - Workers’ Party) being held this weekend, the leadership of the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS – Socialist Workers’ Party) sent the following proposals to their comrades in the Frente de Izquierda y Trabajadores (FIT - Left and Workers’ Front).
Left VoiceMarch 29, 2016
Revolution in robotics or stagnation of productivity?
Antagonistic positions. Factors that revolutionize life versus labor productivity. The sense of a paradox. Robots everywhere except in the statistics.
Paula BachMarch 23, 2016
Left Platform Leads the Vote for the NPA National Conference
At preparatory meetings for the NPA’s National Conference on March 19 and 20, the platform that unites the left of the party is in the lead with 41% of the vote.
Révolution PermanenteMarch 20, 2016
The success of Donald Trump’s campaign has left many in the US looking on in horror as he rose in the polls and moved on to dominate the primaries. His inflammatory, racist rhetoric drives many to label him “fascist.”
Óscar FernándezMarch 17, 2016
Varoufakis’ Plan B for Europe: A democratic revolution without revolution
The conference 'For a Plan B for Europe' culminated in Madrid with the presence of the former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, along with much of the European reformist left. What is their plan to 'democratize' the EU?
Josefina L. MartínezMarch 5, 2016
Mass mobilization, political crisis and capitalism in Eastern Europe – Part II
A new period of social unrest has opened up in Eastern Europe. It gives expression to widespread discontent with degrading conditions and disillusionment with not only the political elite, but also – and in extension – the entire process of capitalist restoration.
Philippe AlcoyFebruary 26, 2016
Debate with the former majority of the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) in France
The following article includes discussions on the current situation and prospects for the Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste (NPA - New Anticapitalist Party) of France. It includes the debate about participation in the upcoming elections and “new political representations” such as Syriza and Podemos.
Daniela CobetFebruary 22, 2016
The Left of the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) Unites to Form Platform A
Divided into four different platforms during the Third Congress in January 2015, the left tendencies of the Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste (NPA - New Anticapitalist Party) have now come together on the basis of a common platform for the National Conference to be held in March, where the position the party takes on the next presidential elections will be decided.
Platform AFebruary 18, 2016