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Left Debates

The Unknown Paths of the Late Marx

An interview with Marcello Musto about the last decade of Marx's life.

Marcello Musto

February 27, 2022

A Bureaucratic Revolution in the Labor Movement?

A contribution to a critique of U.S. union bureaucracy since 1980.

Jason Koslowski

February 27, 2022

Nancy Fraser and Counterhegemony

A presentation from the Fourth International Marxist Feminist Conference.

Josefina L. Martínez

February 27, 2022

Revisiting Marx on Alienation and Communism

A review of Karl Marx’s Writings on Alienation, edited and introduced by Marcello Musto.

Juan Dal Maso

December 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 Rojas

September 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 Reyes

July 16, 2021

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.

Left Voice

March 5, 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 Cozzarelli

June 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 Aguirre

May 21, 2020