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
“The FIT is an Example for the International Left”
A presentation by Wladek Flakin of the Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth International (FT-CI) at an event on November 16, 2017 in Athens.
Nathaniel FlakinNovember 20, 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
Sanders, a Third Party, or a Working Class Party?
Without a doubt, the Bernie Sanders phenomenon offers new opportunities as well as potential pitfalls for the left in the U.S. We intend to discuss the positions of various socialist left parties vis-à-vis the presidential elections and the Sanders candidacy in the coming weeks and months. In our first article in this series, we will examine the position of Socialist Alternative, which made a major statement in 2013 by winning a seat on the Seattle city council, the biggest electoral victory by any socialist group in decades.
Robert BelanoApril 2, 2016
INTERVIEW: ‘Tsipras is saving Greek capitalism’
We interviewed Kostas Skordoulis, a leading member of OKDE-Spartakos about the situation in Greece following the elections last September 20, Syriza, Popular Unity, and the debates within anti-capitalist coalition Antarsya.
Josefina L. MartínezOctober 8, 2015
Announcement of the Political Bureau of OKDE-SPARTAKOS about the elections in 20th of September
If the result of the elections in January expressed the hope (along with the illusions it included) of the working class for abolition of the memoranda and austerity through the parliamentary route and a “Government of the Left”, the same, more or less, result in the election of the 20th of September has a totally […]
Left VoiceOctober 3, 2015
The Greek Elections and the Strategic Debates within the Left
On September 21, Alexis Tsipras returned as prime minister, supported by a coalition between his party and the right-wing nationalist Anel party. It has been only two months since the massive victory of the “NO“ vote in the referendum on the third memorandum. This government, which assumed power as a left coalition, and ended up accepting the toughest structural adjustment plan yet imposed by foreign creditors, is now being given a "second opportunity". Syriza represented the “lesser evil” in the elections against the historical parties of New Democracy and Pasok, who are considered to be the authors of the tragedy that the Greek people are now living.
Claudia CinattiSeptember 25, 2015
Syriza Forms New Coalition Government for the Third Memorandum
Syriza won more than 35 percent of the vote in Sunday's Greek elections. In contrast to euphoria back in January, Alexis Tsipras prepares to form a new coalition government with Anel (Greek Independents) to implement the third memorandum.
Left VoiceSeptember 22, 2015