Tag: Bernie Sanders

The War at Home

Amid war mongering and escalating racist rhetoric, the murder of two black youths spur protests in Minneapolis and Chicago. The fight against the war abroad is intrinsically linked to the struggle for justice and equality at home.

Domestic Clashes, Imperial Consensus: Round 2 of the Democratic Debate

The remaining three contenders for the Democratic Party nomination met for their second televised debate Saturday night. The shadow of the recent attacks in Paris hung over the discussion and put the initial spotlight on foreign policy. However domestic economic and political issues remained in the forefront and provoked some more open disagreement between the candidates.

Does Bernie Sanders Represent the U.S. Left?

Growing international discontent with the political caste system has found its way to the United States. There, though a far cry from the political earthquakes that have shaken several countries in Europe, the alarm bells are still sounding. What challenges do the left face in light of the Bernie Sanders phenomenon?

Sanders, the Left and the American Elections

The unexpected success of Bernie Sanders’ campaign has thrust a self-proclaimed socialist into the national spotlight and sparked a debate among substantial sectors of the American left.

Let’s face it: Sanders is no alternative

Ph: AFGE Many left groups and activists have embraced Bernie Sander’s presidential bid with unmeasured enthusiasm. At the same time, the extensive debate that has

The War at Home

Amid war mongering and escalating racist rhetoric, the murder of two black youths spur protests in Minneapolis and Chicago. The fight against the war abroad is intrinsically linked to the struggle for justice and equality at home.

Domestic Clashes, Imperial Consensus: Round 2 of the Democratic Debate

The remaining three contenders for the Democratic Party nomination met for their second televised debate Saturday night. The shadow of the recent attacks in Paris hung over the discussion and put the initial spotlight on foreign policy. However domestic economic and political issues remained in the forefront and provoked some more open disagreement between the candidates.

Does Bernie Sanders Represent the U.S. Left?

Growing international discontent with the political caste system has found its way to the United States. There, though a far cry from the political earthquakes that have shaken several countries in Europe, the alarm bells are still sounding. What challenges do the left face in light of the Bernie Sanders phenomenon?

Sanders, the Left and the American Elections

The unexpected success of Bernie Sanders’ campaign has thrust a self-proclaimed socialist into the national spotlight and sparked a debate among substantial sectors of the American left.

Let’s face it: Sanders is no alternative

Ph: AFGE Many left groups and activists have embraced Bernie Sander’s presidential bid with unmeasured enthusiasm. At the same time, the extensive debate that has emerged among leftists (see here and here falls short of addressing the real point of discussion. There is a need to rethink the use of parliamentarism and electoral politics from a revolutionary perspective. Reform or revolution There is a fairly clear line between those who think capitalism can be superseded through a peaceful electoral pathway and those who think the capitalist system, with all its institutions and electoral politics, will always prevent the transition to