Class Independence and the Broad Parties: A Response to Left Voice
As part of ongoing debates on the Left about building independent political parties, we are publishing the following response to Nathaniel Flakin by Andrew Sernatinger of Tempest.
Andrew SernatingerDecember 31, 2022
Trotsky’s Legacy Today: Class Struggle, the Left, and the Need for a Revolutionary Party
Yesterday, La Izquierda Mexico organized an event to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky and discuss the legacy of his ideas today in the midst of a historic crisis of capitalism. Here we publish the intervention of Left Voice member Maryam Alaniz, on the relevance of Trotskyist ideas for socialists in the U.S.
Maryam AlanizAugust 21, 2022
A Critique of ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’
Recently a debate has been taking place inside the recently formed Revolutionary Socialist Organizing Project (RSOP), which centers around revolutionary organization, what methods are needed to politically develop the revolutionary vanguard and the broader working-class and oppressed masses, and other issues.
Kendall GregoryAugust 14, 2022
Subalterns, Postcolonialists, and the Specter of Capital: A Polemic from Marxism
The theories of the “postcolonialists” condemn us to the mere repetition of local resistance with no way out of the brutal plundering of people by imperialism, multiple repressions, and exploitation. The socialist strategy is a tool to eradicate the society based on this brutality.
Josefina L. MartínezAugust 7, 2022
On the Anniversary of Its Publication, The Communist Manifesto’s Relevance Continues to Grow
As a revolutionary wave swept across Europe in 1848, led by reformers who wanted to overturn monarchies and secure their bourgeois property rights, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto as a call to arms for a different kind of uprising: proletarian revolution, aimed at freeing humanity from wage slavery. Today is the anniversary of that publication.
Scott CooperFebruary 21, 2022
A Welcome and Necessary Encounter Between Trotsky and Gramsci
The following is Warren Montag's foreword to the new book by Argentinian Marxist Juan Dal Maso entitled "Hegemony and Class Struggle. Trotsky, Gramsci and Marxism" released by Palgrave Publishing House on July 28th.
Warren MontagJuly 30, 2021
Michael Harrington’s Failure of Vision
Interview with Doug Greene, author of a new biography of Michael Harrington.
Left VoiceJuly 25, 2021
François Matheron (1955–2021)
On April 3rd, the French Marxist philosopher François Matheron passed away from complications related to Covid-19. Here we publish an obituary by regular Left Voice contributor, Warren Montag, celebrating Matheron's life and his contributions to Marxist thought.
Warren MontagMay 6, 2021
Reconnecting Gramsci to the Traditions of Revolutionary Marxism: A Review of “Hegemonía y Lucha de Clases”
Juan Dal Maso’s "Hegemonía y lucha de clases. Tres ensayos sobre Trotsky, Gramsci y el marxismo" represents an ambitious attempt to rethink the relation of Gramsci to the traditions of revolutionary Marxism, by means of a critique of those positions that emphasised the possibility of a reformist reading of Gramsci and of an attempt to suggest that Gramsci and Trotsky faced the same open challenges of redefining revolutionary strategy.
Panagiotis SotirisApril 7, 2021
The Commune at 150: Socialists and the State
Chris Maisano praises “Marxist reformism.” But for Marx himself, the Paris Commune of 1871 showed the need for revolution.
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 7, 2021