Broad Left Parties Are a Dead End
Syriza, Podemos, and other broad left parties were supposed to help socialists increase their influence. The record has been pretty dismal. A debate with Tempest.
Nathaniel FlakinDecember 11, 2022
In Debate: A Socialist’s Case for Howie Hawkins
As part of our ongoing analysis of the U.S. Green Party, guest writer John Palmucci offers a counter to Ezra Brain's Left Voice article: "A Socialist Case Against Howie Hawkins and the Green Party." Palmucci argues that most criticisms of the Green Party do not apply to its presidential candidate, Howie Hawkins and that socialists should have no qualms with voting for him.
John PalmucciSeptember 26, 2020
Can the Green Party Be a Vehicle For Socialists? A European Perspective
Howie Hawkins, the presidential candidate of the Green Party, is presenting himself as an alternative to the two parties of the capitalists. But can the Greens help build the socialist movement? A look at the Green Parties of Europe says: no.
Nathaniel FlakinSeptember 26, 2020
A Socialist Case Against Howie Hawkins and the Green Party
Howie Hawkins, a former UPS worker, Teamster and a committed leftist, is the presidential candidate of the Green Party. He promises eco-socialism --- but the Green Party, even with a left candidate, is not a socialist alternative to the two parties of capital.
Enid BrainSeptember 22, 2020
Why Is the Green Party Attempting to Privatize Berlin’s Public Transport?
If we want to reduce carbon emissions, we need to make public transport free. But the transport minister in Berlin, a member of the Green Party, is doing exactly the opposite.
Nathaniel FlakinMay 31, 2020
What Kind of Party Do We Need? Five International Examples
Many people are calling for a new party in the United States. But what kind of party do we need? We rate five international examples: a green party, a democratic socialist party, a neoreformist party, a new anticapitalist party, and a class-independence party.
Nathaniel FlakinApril 26, 2020
The Party We Need: A Revolutionary Socialist Party
We are living in turbulent times. President Trump and the rise of the alt-right are not the only news. Thousands of people have become politically active in the past year, galvanized by the Bernie Sanders campaign and now joining organizations on the left, such as the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the International Socialist Organization, or Socialist Alternative.
Juan CMay 14, 2017
The Green Party: A Washed-Out Strategy of the Left
Several leftist parties placed their bets on the Greens. Despite favorable conditions for the growth of the Greens, they failed to become the dynamic third party that so many leftists believed they would.
Ioan GeorgDecember 9, 2016