Not Syriza, Not Podemos, But a Working-Class Party Fighting for Socialism
What lessons can U.S. socialists draw from the experiences of Syriza, Podemos, and other broad left parties? Nathaniel Flakin and Jimena Vergara of Left Voice respond to Andrew Sernatinger of Tempest.
Nathaniel FlakinApril 18, 2023
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
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