Netanyahu Assembles the Most Racist, Extremist Cabinet in Israeli History. How Did This Happen?
The rise of Itamar Ben-Gvir and his fascist Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) party shocked the world. But this development in Israeli politics was a long time coming.
Ben MarenlenskyDecember 21, 2022
Jacobin Is Wrong: The Midterms Were Not a Socialist Wave
The 2022 midterms were not a “red wave” of socialism — we don’t win by shoehorning capitalist politicians into a leftist mold.
Otto ForsNovember 20, 2022
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 FreemanNovember 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 CinattiNovember 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 ForsNovember 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 BrainNovember 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 VergaraNovember 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 BarbieriOctober 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 WerstOctober 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 CozzarelliOctober 21, 2022