Historic Defeat of the Right in Colombia’s Presidential Elections: What Are the Implications of Gustavo Petro’s Win?
The center-left candidate Gustavo Petro has defeated right-wing Rodolfo Hernández in Colombia’s presidential elections. The outcome of the election reflects the people’s hatred of the right, but Petro has little to offer the working classes of Colombia.
Milton D'LeónJune 20, 2022
French Election Results Point to a Political Crisis and Tremendous Instability
Everyone expected a defeat for President Macron in the second round of France’s elections for the National Assembly on June 19, but the results were far worse than any forecast. This opens a major political crisis and begins an explosive five-year term for the president.
Révolution PermanenteJune 20, 2022
Macron, the ‘President of the Rich,’ Reelected in France Amid Record Abstention
Emmanuel Macron has won a second term as president of France in an election marked by record abstention. As he prepares to continue his war against French social gains, the Far Right is consolidating its base in opposition to the failures of Macronism. Building a bloc of resistance is now more urgent than ever.
Damien BernardApril 25, 2022
“You are the hope of this world”: Adèle Haenel’s Letter Supporting Anasse Kazib
Adèle Haenel, French actress best known in the United States for her role in the film Portrait of a Lady on Fire, has issued a powerful anti-capitalist statement in support of the candidacy of Anasse Kazib for the French presidency, and for the work of Revolution Permanente more generally.
Révolution PermanenteMarch 5, 2022
Media Blackout of Anasse Kazib Candidacy in France Reveals the Myth of Capitalist “Democracy”
Anasse Kazib, the Trotskyist rail worker running for president of France, faces obstacles to winning ballot access. Now, he is being blacked out by the French media, which is doing the bidding of a capitalist state that wants to keep people from hearing a revolutionary program that challenges its rule.
Scott CooperFebruary 18, 2022
Chile’s Latest Assault on Democracy: 12 Parties Will Be Forced to Dissolve
A dozen smaller parties will be excluded, by law, from participating in Chile’s elections. It’s more proof that the new Boric government is just more of the same.
La Izquierda Diario ChileFebruary 12, 2022
As Millions in Chile Hope for Change, Boric Promises Moderation
Hundreds of thousands of people went into the streets of Santiago to cheer the election of Gabriel Boric. Many are hoping for an end of neoliberalism. But Boric and his party were instrumental in pacifying the popular rebellion that began in October 2019.
Nathaniel FlakinDecember 22, 2021