Elections: A Small Piece of Socialist Strategy
Continuing a series of articles on US politics and the left, guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk point to the inherent limits of electoral strategies, arguing that socialists should use elections only as an auxiliary tactic in a larger strategy of building working-class power.
Hart EagleburgerJanuary 13, 2017
Trotsky and Gramsci on Revolutionary Strategy
“Whereas other writers often see these two Marxists in conflict, Albamonte and Maiello view them not as adversaries, but as comrades-in-arms who have points of convergence alongside their differences.” Marxist historian Doug Greene discusses the main topics presented in a new book by two national leaders of the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS).
Doug Enaa GreeneSeptember 15, 2016
Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: A Working Class Program
Since Sanders stepped out of the presidential race at the DNC, throwing full support behind Hillary Clinton, a broad range of left, socialist groups and Sanders supporters have been casting their gazes to the Green Party. A CNN poll in early August showed Stein with a projected 5 percent of the total vote, and 13 percent of the vote from would-be Sanders supporters. For more than a few left and socialist groups, Jill Stein is being put forward as the best option come November. In this article, we return to the bare-bone idea of party and program needed to advance the interests of the workers and oppressed.
Tatiana CozzarelliAugust 31, 2016
Trotsky, Gramsci and the state in the ‘West’
In his book, The Gramscian Moment, Peter D. Thomas reassesses the ideas of Antonio Gramsci from the starting point of the polemics against Gramsci found in The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci by Perry Anderson and Reading Capital by Louis Althusser. Thomas presents these critiques of Gramsci’s thought as complementary and coinciding from different angles.
Juan Dal MasoSeptember 18, 2015
BLM Protesters Dropped the Mic, Now Let’s Drop the Illusions
Black Lives Matter has carried out several disruptions. The BLM’s dialogue with candidates of the Democratic Party raises the question of what kind of movement we need.
Julia WallaceAugust 29, 2015
Revolutionaries and the Question of the “Government of the Left”
The May 6 elections showed that the great majority of the Greek people are repudiating the brutal adjustment from the “Troika” (the European Union [EU], the IMF and the European Central Bank), implemented by the main parties of the bourgeoisie: New Democracy and PASOK. The collapse of the traditional parties was mainly capitalized on by […]
Claudia CinattiJune 17, 2012
SYRIZA and the Position of Revolutionaries
The unprecedented results of the Greek elections in May 2012 that gave SYRIZA the possibility of forming a government led by Alexis Tsipras bring to light once more the debate around the position of revolutionaries regarding the political forces to the “left of the left”. This is even more important taking into account that SYRIZA is softening its discourse.
Philippe AlcoyJune 16, 2012
Act Two of the Revolutionary Process
The brutal police repression against a small group of demonstrators in Tahrir Square on November 19 was the detonator of an impressive popular mobilization that was increasing in numbers and radicalization as time passed. The policy of the governing Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), of trying to stop this new wave of demonstrations […]
Claudia CinattiNovember 29, 2011
A balance sheet of the political strategies of the left
Introduction In the previous issues of Estrategia Internacional we pointed out that the situation in Argentina was characterized by a crisis of bourgeois hegemony, with the political institutions of the regime questioned by the mass movement and the ruling class was mired by internecine disputes.In this historical crisis, however, none of the classes or class […]
Jorge SanmartinoJanuary 1, 2003