Ideas & Debates
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
Churches Participated in Racism and Colonialism. Expropriate and Tax Them
The Catholic Church ran re-education schools for indigenous children in Canada that were rife with abuse and death. We must fight to hold the church accountable and demand that their land be expropriated and their profits taxed.
Ezra BrainJuly 1, 2021
The Pandemic (Still) Isn’t Over
An overview of recent Covid-19 news and global capitalism’s role in creating the current situation.
Olivia WoodJune 19, 2021
Jacobin Blames Campaign Worker Organizing for Sanders’ 2020 Loss
Jacobin Magazine recently published an article blaming Bernie Sanders’ loss on his campaign staff organizing for better working conditions. This article is but the latest example of Jacobin making apologies for bourgeois candidates instead of re-examining their strategy.
Ezra BrainJune 18, 2021
Excluded from the NPA, We Begin the Process of Building a New Revolutionary Organization: Statement of 296 NPA Activists
This declaration addresses the de facto expulsion from the organization of its 296 signers, militants of the New Anticapitalist Party in France from 34 of the party’s committees. For the militants of Révolution Permanente and the CCR, the Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth International group that is a tendency within the NPA, it opens a new stage in the fight to build a revolutionary workers party in France.
Révolution PermanenteJune 10, 2021
Why Is the New Anticapitalist Party in France Trying to Kick Out its Left Wing?
The New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) in France is in crisis, as the leadership attempts to kick out the principal left-wing opposition. This is important for the international Left — but not necessarily easy to understand. An FAQ about the NPA’s crisis.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 10, 2021
Pinkwashing: Why Big Corporations Drape Themselves in Rainbows
Large companies use non-discrimination programs, logos emblazoned with the pride flag, and LGBTQ+ and female directors to advocate for "inclusion" in a world where inequality is the norm.
Pablo HerónJune 8, 2021
“Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win”: An Open Letter to the Comrades of AyR and L’Étincelle, and to the Members of the Tendency for a Revolutionary International (TRI)
A former member of the Canadian section of the USFI and former International Coordinator for Socialist Action/Ligue pour lÁction Socialiste offers a response to the attacks against the Revolutionary Communist Current in France by sectors within the New Anticapitalist Party. His reflections are part of an ongoing debate about the formation of an international revolutionary socialist organization in France, a critical discussion for socialists around the world.
Rob LyonsJune 4, 2021
Marxism and the Origins of the Ecological Critique
John Bellamy Foster’s The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2020) shows the role played by biologists and other scientists with a nonmechanistic, materialist outlook, alongside various Marxists, in laying the foundations of ecology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Esteban MercatanteJune 1, 2021
The American Revolutionary Press Tradition
Throughout history, publications have been a central tool to build the socialist movement.
Scott CooperMay 20, 2021