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Ideas & Debates

Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: A Working Class Program

Since Sanders stepped out of the presidential race at the DNC, throwing full support behind Hillary Clinton, a broad range of left, socialist groups and Sanders supporters have been casting their gazes to the Green Party. A CNN poll in early August showed Stein with a projected 5 percent of the total vote, and 13 percent of the vote from would-be Sanders supporters. For more than a few left and socialist groups, Jill Stein is being put forward as the best option come November. In this article, we return to the bare-bone idea of party and program needed to advance the interests of the workers and oppressed.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

August 31, 2016

Reformism, Centrism and Revolution

Initial conclusions from the debates that took place during the recent Tenth International Conference of the Trotskyist Fraction.

Emilio Albamonte

August 22, 2016

Syriza and Podemos: A Necessary Balance Sheet

Syriza and Podemos emerged in Southern Europe in the context of a deep capitalist crisis and a concomitant crisis of the political regimes. Both political formations occupied the vacant space left by the decline in popularity of European social democracies, who are responsible for rigorously implementing the neoliberal agenda against workers and youth over the last decades.

Diego Lotito

August 6, 2016

Gramsci’s Three Moments of Hegemony

Proletarian hegemony is paramount to winning mass support and taking power, as well as during the transition to socialism. This article describes three moments, or levels of analysis with which to understand the conditions for proletarian hegemony.

Juan Dal Maso

August 3, 2016

Lenin and the Newspaper (I): The Iskra Period

La Izquierda Diario has become a reference for vast sectors of militant, radical and revolutionary activists around the world as well as has increased its influence in Argentina. Vladimir Lenin’s vision for the press was for it to play an important role as collective organizing tool and for the formation of a revolutionary workers' party. In this article, we analyze the foundation and the consequences of Iskra, the revolutionary newspaper that helped to organize Russian social democracy in the early 20th century.

Claudia Ferri

August 1, 2016

Left News Portal Breaks Barriers

Fernando Rosso, director of La Izquierda Diario, on the challenges of a leftist news portal. It’s been 25 years since a left party in Argentina last attempted to introduce a general-interest newspaper with big aspirations, but it seems the Socialist Workers’ Party (PTS) is giving it another shot.

Fernando Rosso

July 31, 2016

The Workday: An Endless Battle Around Time

Everyday work life is a silent struggle--an ongoing battle for a moment of rest and fun.

Luigi Morris

July 29, 2016

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 Lizarrague

July 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 Norfield

July 9, 2016