Revisiting Marx on Alienation and Communism
A review of Karl Marx’s Writings on Alienation, edited and introduced by Marcello Musto.
Juan Dal MasoDecember 13, 2021
Who Was Abimael Guzmán, the Founder of the Shining Path Party in Peru?
On September 11, the founder and messianic leader of the Maoist party Shining Path died in prison at the age of 86. Guzmán’s group carried out a guerrilla war against the Peruvian state in the 1980s and 1990s. What was Shining Path’s strategy, and how did it impact the Peruvian Left?
José RojasSeptember 25, 2021
Protests in Cuba: Between Imperialist Cynicism and the One-Party Regime
The current situation in Cuba, marked by demonstrations as a result of a deep economic and social crisis on the island, has opened important debates on the Left. Ultimately, a workers’ democracy — not a one-party state — is necessary to achieve socialism.
Farid ReyesJuly 16, 2021
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.
Tatiana CozzarelliJune 11, 2020
The Progressive International: The Center Left Attempts to Rescue Capitalism
Public figures including Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Elizabeth Goméz Alcorta, Yanis Varoufakis, and Álvaro García Linera have called for the formation of a Progressive International — a front to rescue the institutions of capitalist democracy.
Facundo AguirreMay 21, 2020
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.
Left VoiceApril 22, 2020
Capitalism is an Incubator for Pandemics. Socialism is the Solution.
Coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the world. Capitalism cannot adequately respond to a global health crisis. That's why we need socialism.
Mike PappasMarch 9, 2020
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.
Claudia CinattiDecember 18, 2019
From Fragmentation to Hegemony: Turning Points in Class Struggle Today
With class struggle erupting across the world—from Chile and Bolivia to Iraq and Algeria—how does the working class use this momentum to unite mass movements and build a force capable of toppling existing regimes?
Matías MaielloDecember 11, 2019