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A Weakened Trump Poses as an Alternative for the Working Class in Third Bid for President

Speaking at Mar-a-Lago a week after the failed “red wave” of the midterms, Trump made an appeal to all those spurned by neoliberalism and feeling the effects of inflation to rally behind his xenophobic, transphobic, and pro-capitalist agenda.

Madeleine Freeman

November 16, 2022

Midterm Elections in the United States: The Republican Tide That Wasn’t

The Republican “red wave” did not materialize, but last Tuesday’s results will leave two years of divided government in the United States.

Claudia Cinatti

November 14, 2022

#AllThatsLeftPod: Midterms 2022 and Prospects for the Left

In this episode of the podcast, we talk about the 2022 midterm elections, including what the results mean for Democrats, Republicans, and President Biden, and what the tasks are for the Left going forward.

Otto Fors

November 11, 2022

The Red Wave Crashes on the Rocks of Voter Rejection

In a contradictory result, voters have rejected the Republican hopes of a “red wave,” instead choosing to protect abortion at the state level and deliver a likely split government.

Ezra Brain

November 9, 2022

The Midterm Elections and the Fight for the Working Class

Republicans and Democrats are trying to win the working class vote on Tuesday, but neither party represents workers’ interests. Socialists must take advantage of the hunger for reform and fight for independent politics and build the party we need: a working-class party with a socialist strategy.

Jimena Vergara

November 7, 2022

Bolsonarism Will Not Be Defeated in Brazil without Organizing Independently of the Lula Government

Lula won by a narrow margin in yesterday’s elections in Brazil, but his government is unwilling to truly challenge the Right’s advance. A Brazilian socialist describes the fight ahead for the country's workers and Left.

André Barbieri

October 31, 2022

Biden’s Weed Pardon Won’t Release Anyone from Prison — and It’s a Ploy for Votes

Joe Biden says he is pardoning people the federal government convicted for marijuana use. But his action will not release any prisoners, and is meant to obscure the fact that his massive funding for police expansion is a counteroffensive against the 2020 Black Lives Matter uprising.

Daniel Werst

October 24, 2022

The Democrats Are Cynically Using Abortion Rights to Get Out the Vote. Don’t Fall for It

This week, three weeks before the midterms, Biden proposed a cynical deal to those who want to defend abortion rights: if you get Democrats more seats in Congress, we’ll codify Roe. But restoring faith in the Democratic Party will not guarantee reproductive healthcare, fight the Far Right, or address the material needs of people feeling the effects of inflation. Working and oppressed people need their own solution.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

October 21, 2022

Reproductive Rights are on the Ballot in Michigan

As socialists and radicals campaign to pass a ballot initiative to protect reproductive rights in Michigan, they must find a way to make that effort independent from the cynical electoral aspirations of Democrats.

Tristan Taylor

October 9, 2022