Left Populism Is a Dead End
Marina Prentoulis's new book is intended to show left populism in a favorable light. Her examples, however, actually serve as a warning of what awaits the working class when parties influenced by left populism come to power.
Eddie DovetonJuly 2, 2021
Pablo Iglesias Quits Politics After Electoral Defeat in Madrid
After a resounding defeat in yesterday’s elections in Madrid, Pablo Iglesias has announced that he is resigning from politics. Podemos is in crisis.
IzquierdaDiario.esMay 5, 2021
Pablo Iglesias Steps Down from Spanish Government to Avoid Electoral Defeat in Madrid
The leader of the Spanish political party Podemos announced on Monday that he would be stepping down as Vice President of the coalition government to run in the upcoming Madrid elections. The move is aimed at mitigating the crisis in Podemos, taking a step back from the central government and forcing an agreement with his former political partner, Íñigo Errejón.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaMarch 19, 2021
Protests Erupt Across Spanish State After Rapper Jailed for “Insulting the Monarchy”
Across the Spanish State, young people have been protesting the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasél and facing heavy police violence under the command of a supposedly "progressive" government. These young people need a revolutionary party that fights against repression, the monarchy, and the whole Regime of ‘78.
Nathaniel FlakinFebruary 19, 2021
Is it a Betrayal for Podemos to Join the Spanish Government?
In the aftermath of the November 10 elections in the Spanish State, the left-wing Podemos party has agreed to join a government with Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s PSOE. It is an alliance fraught with traps for the Spanish working-class.
Scott CooperNovember 25, 2019
Spanish Elections on November 10: Vote for the CUP!
The Revolutionary Workers Current (CRT) calls for a vote for the Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) in Catalonia and for a blank vote in the rest of the Spanish State.
IzquierdaDiario.esNovember 3, 2019
A New Italian ‘Podemos’?
A new political movement is shaking up Italy's political landscape. Various parties of the Italian Left have come together under the name “Potere al Popolo” (Power to the People) in order to build a common slate for the general election on March 4, 2018. What does this new project propose?
La Voce delle LotteJanuary 25, 2018
Podemos Leader Pablo Iglesias Calls Catalan Independence Illegal
Today, the Catalan Parliament declared independence and the Spanish State, for the first time in history, invoked Article 155, dissolving all Catalan institutions. Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias calls Catalan independence illegal.
Left VoiceOctober 27, 2017
The Working Class, the Left, and Right-Wing Populism
The election of Donald Trump and the rise of the far right in Europe have rekindled the much-needed debate about the left’s relationship with the working class.
Diego LotitoDecember 20, 2016
Syriza and Podemos: A Necessary Balance Sheet
Syriza and Podemos emerged in Southern Europe in the context of a deep capitalist crisis and a concomitant crisis of the political regimes. Both political formations occupied the vacant space left by the decline in popularity of European social democracies, who are responsible for rigorously implementing the neoliberal agenda against workers and youth over the last decades.
Diego LotitoAugust 6, 2016