Left Debates

Rosa Luxemburg at 150: No “Harmless Icon”

Rosa Luxemburg was born on March 5, 1871. She is often presented as a pacifist, a democrat, and an opponent of the Russian Revolution. None of this is true. She was a revolutionary communist.

Where is the DSA in the Current Uprising?

With the uprising against police brutality at a decisive turning point, the largest socialist organization in the U.S. — the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) — can play a significant role in fueling the momentum of the movement and pushing its demands forward. But it has to make significant changes in its strategy first.

Lenin Would Have Been a Beast on Twitter

On Lenin’s 150th birthday, we take a look at five of his most ruthless and memorable burns. While they aren’t quite within Twitter’s required length, we’re sure he’d have no trouble delivering the same scathing content in 280 characters or less.

Whither the “Latin American Spring”?

With massive demonstrations erupting across Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia, Latin America is an epicenter of class struggle. Fed up after years of austerity measures and imperialist policies, the masses are pushing back against their neoliberal governments. Where these uprisings go from here depends on their ability to break away from leaderships that encourage them to curb their demands.

Open Letter to Kshama Sawant: Don’t Support the Police!

Kshama Sawant, a socialist on the Seattle city council, has just voted to confirm the new police chief. This is a serious mistake, as the police are defenders of capitalism. Socialists should aim to expose the role played by the police against working people.

Left Voice at The Left Forum 2018

This year Left Forum is taking place from Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3 at The John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City; the theme is bringing together the broad left and rising movements in face of the Trump presidency and the embolding of the right. Featured speakers include Juan Gonzalez, Jane Sanders, Silvia Federici, Cathy Dang, Ajamu Baraka and others.