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Left Voice Magazine for March 2022

We present a collection of contributions on the most important debates on the war in Ukraine and the need for an independent, anti-imperialist, and internationalist perspective to confront the crisis.

Left Voice

March 31, 2022
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Prospects for the War One Month after Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Claudia Cinatti

The war in Ukraine has opened a panorama of crisis unprecedented in recent decades. It is necessary to confront this reactionary war by opposing both the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the warlike policy of NATO, from an anti-imperialist and internationalist perspective.

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Debates on the War in Ukraine

Matías Maiello

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.

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Once Again on the Debates regarding the War in Ukraine

Matías Maiello

It has been more than a month since the start of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. What should an independent political position of internationalist revolutionary socialists consist of?

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Militarism, Imperialism, and Self-Determination: Marxist Debates on the War

Josefina L. Martínez and Daniel Matos

During World War I, the Marxist movement had a rich debate on the questions of militarism, imperialism, and self-determination. Those discussions help inform some of the current issues around the war in Ukraine.

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War and the Reformist Left: We Need a 21st-Century Zimmerwald

Santiago Lupe 

In response to World War I, anti-militarist socialists gathered at the 1915 Zimmerwald Conference to build a new anti-war movement. The revolutionary wing raised the perspective of an independent, anti-imperialist path, one based on the slogan to wage a war against capitalism’s wars and crises.

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The Challenge of an Independent Anti-Imperialist Policy in Ukraine: A Response to Achcar and Kouvélakis

Juan Chingo, Philippe Alcoy and Pierre Reip

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has provoked considerable discussion about what a consistent anti-imperialist policy should look like today. It is a debate of tremendous importance.

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Specters of Vietnam in the pro-Palestinian Movement

The reemergence of the student movement raises echoes of the past that help to articulate key aspects of the direction of the movement against the genocide in Palestine. Here we consider a few links between today and the movement against the war in Vietnam.

Daniel Alfonso

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The Student Revolt for Palestine

The student revolt for Palestine in the United States is spreading throughout the world. It is essential that the student movement unites against repression and draws the masses into the fight for a free Palestine.

Jimena Vergara

May 6, 2024

Left Voice Magazine for April 2024 — Labor Notes Edition!

In this issue, we delve into the state and future of the labor movement today. We take a look at the prospects for Palestinian liberation through the lens of Leon Trotsky’s theory of Permanent Revolution, and discuss the way that Amazon has created new conditions of exploitation and how workers across the world are fighting back.

Left Voice

April 20, 2024

The Movement for Palestine Needs Independent, Working-Class Politics

As the brutal genocide of Palestinians continues with the help of the Biden administration, there is maneuver underway to co-opt the movement for Palestine. We need to have a democratic and independent movement that relies on the power of the working class, the student movement, and mobilizations in the streets.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 7, 2024

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The Bipartisan War on Immigrants Is Heating Up

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