Understanding the Global Context of the Ukrainian Conflict: A Response to Our Critics
The 2022 invasion of Ukraine and the massive rearmament of Europe that followed mark a new stage in a growing conflict that has become a proxy war between the imperialist states of the US and NATO on one side, and an emerging alliance between Russia and China on the other. While some on the Left see this new pole of Russia and China as a check against US imperialism, neither country is anti-imperialist, and neither has anything progressive to offer working people.
Jimena VergaraMarch 16, 2023
Pro-NATO Positions Split a Trotskyist Tendency
The war in Ukraine has led to intense debates on the international socialist Left. In November, the Socialist Labor Party (SEP) of Turkey announced it was breaking with the Socialist Workers Movement (MST) of Argentina, in a serious blow to their common project, the International Socialist League (ISL-LIS). What can we learn from this split?
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 10, 2023
#AllThatsLeftPod: A History of the U.S. Revolutionary Left and Trotskyism
In this episode of the podcast, we're joined by historian Bryan Palmer to discuss the origins of the U.S. revolutionary left and Trotskyism, James P. Cannon, and socialists' role in class struggle in the 1920s and 30s.
Left VoiceFebruary 6, 2023
The Case of the Mapuche: What Can Trotsky Teach Us about the Fight against National Oppression?
Trotsky’s reflections on the social aspect of permanent revolution have deep implications for building working-class hegemony through solidarity with oppressed peoples.
Juan ValenzuelaDecember 4, 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
Trotskyists in France Are Reconstituting a Fighting Revolutionary Left. There Are Important Lessons for the United States
The Far Left in France, which has grown complacent at best and has crossed the class line at worst, is being resuscitated with revolutionary politics thanks to the efforts of Révolution Permanente — which include launching a new organization. There are lessons for the United States in what has happened in France and in the opportunities to come.
Scott CooperJune 23, 2022
The Strange Story of Trotskyism in the Alps
A new book in German tells the story of the Trotskyist movement in Switzerland from 1945 to 1968. It includes the strangest case of infiltration since the founding of the Fourth International.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 23, 2022
A World to Win: Sign Up for Left Voice’s Intro to Marxism Reading Group
Join us this spring in an Intro to Marxism Reading Group. Meetings will be held every Sunday at 6 pm ET.
Left VoiceFebruary 10, 2022
Sixty-Five People at the RIO Summer Camp in Germany: Revolutionary Regroupment, Not Participation with the Government
Trotskyists in Germany held a summer camp in late August, where discussions focused on revolutionary regroupment as part of an international perspective of reconstructing the Fourth International.
Marius RautenbergSeptember 11, 2021
The Concept of Hegemony Goes Beyond Identity Politics and Economism
Left Voice's own Jimena Vergara sits down with Argentinian Marxist and Trotskyist Fraction member Juan Dal Maso to discuss his latest book, "Hegemony and Class Struggle: Trotsky, Gramsci, and Marxism."
Jimena VergaraAugust 14, 2021