Turning the Greatest Anti-war Novel Ever into Bourgeois Propaganda
All Quiet on the Western Front won four Oscars, and it’s not hard to see why. The production — depicting the horrors of World War I — is spectacular. Yet the producers did not at all understand Erich Maria Remarque’s novel. Spoilers follow.
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 16, 2023
Monetary Tightening, Inflation and Bank Failures
Michael Roberts takes on bank failures, inflation and the Fed.
Michael RobertsMarch 14, 2023
French Socialists on the Potential and Strategy of Working-Class Struggle
Juan Chingo and Romaric Godin discuss the working-class struggle in France, its potential, and its weaknesses, as well as the strategic problems that it faces.
Révolution PermanenteMarch 13, 2023
President AMLO’s Government Is Not Feminist
On March 8, Mexican president AMLO spoke cynically of his commitment to feminism. But the fight against gendered violence, militarization, and labor precarity will be fought by the masses, not the so-called “progressive” government in Mexico.
Barbara FunesMarch 13, 2023
Alfredo Cisneros: Fifth Mexican Environmentalist Assassinated in 2023
Alfredo Cisneros Madrigal, indigenous leader and forest defender in Michoacán, Mexico was murdered on February 23. He is the fifth environmental defender to be murdered in the country so far this year.
Axomalli VillanuevaMarch 13, 2023
CUNY Union Chapter Unanimously Passes Resolution in Support of Trans Rights
The Graduate Center chapter of PSC-CUNY, the faculty, staff, and graduate worker union of the City University of New York, passed a resolution pledging support to all workers fighting the anti-trans bills nationwide.
Olivia WoodMarch 12, 2023
“We Won’t Go Down Without a Fight”: Trans Youth Walkout and Speak Out
The following is a speech by a student activist from NYC Youth for Trans Rights.
Raven BenjaminMarch 11, 2023
“We Need to Make a Change”: Trans Youth Speak Out and Walk Out
The following is a speech by a student activist from NYC for Trans Rights.
Alex CarrollMarch 10, 2023
Pro-NATO Positions Split a Trotskyist Tendency
The war in Ukraine has led to intense debates on the international socialist Left. In November, the Socialist Labor Party (SEP) of Turkey announced it was breaking with the Socialist Workers Movement (MST) of Argentina, in a serious blow to their common project, the International Socialist League (ISL-LIS). What can we learn from this split?
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 10, 2023
International Women’s Day #8M: Pan y Rosas Mobilized Across the Globe
Pan y Rosas participated in demonstrations in France, Spain, Germany, Argentina and other Latin American countries.
La Izquierda Diario MexicoMarch 10, 2023