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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.

Ian Steinman

November 16, 2015

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?

Celeste Murillo

November 11, 2015

Socialist Council Member Re-Elected in Seattle, Defeating Democratic Challenger

Kshama Sawant, the nation's only openly socialist city council member was re-elected last Tuesday with more than 52% of the vote in the city of Seattle. Sawant, a member of Socialist Alternative, has held the council seat since 2013.

Robert Belano

November 7, 2015

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.

Ian Steinman

September 30, 2015

BLM Protesters Dropped the Mic, Now Let’s Drop the Illusions

Black Lives Matter has carried out several disruptions. The BLM’s dialogue with candidates of the Democratic Party raises the question of what kind of movement we need.

Julia Wallace

August 29, 2015

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 […]

Juan C

June 4, 2015