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Elections

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 Brain

June 18, 2021

Polarization and Crisis in Peru

Castillo’s victory marks the beginning of a new and still unpredictable period, in which the struggle between change and continuity will undoubtedly play an important role.

Cecilia Quiroz

June 17, 2021

Top Advisor Says Peru’s New Administration Will “Respect” Capitalist Relations

Pedro Castillo, on the verge of being declared the winner of Peru’s presidential election, has been described as a “Marxist.” But one of his top economic advisors says a government would “maintain the market economy” and “pay the nation’s debts” to foreign financial institutions.

Cecilia Quiroz

June 12, 2021

Castillo Wins Narrow Victory in Peruvian Elections

With 99.8 percent of the votes counted, Pedro Castillo, the teacher from Cajamarca, is ahead by almost 71,000 votes and looks poised to narrowly win the Peruvian elections.

Elections in Chile: Establishment Parties Suffer, and Revolutionaries Get 50,000 Votes

In the elections this weekend in Chile, voter turnout was low. Many people voted against the government and the political heirs of the dictatorship. Revolutionary workers had an impressive showing.

Nathaniel Flakin

May 18, 2021

Legislators Ramp Up Their War on Voting Rights

Republicans in Georgia have passed a sweeping set of discriminatory voting restrictions. The working class must fight for the right to vote — the most basic right of capitalist democracy — making sure everyone has access to the ballot.

Otto Fors

March 30, 2021

Corporations #Resist Trump By Cutting Funding for Republicans. Don’t Fall for It.

MasterCard, American Express, Dow Chemical, Amazon, Blue Cross Blue Shield and other major companies halted funding to political parties and candidates, primarily Republicans. This is more proof that the big corporations own the politicians. It isn’t a victory for us. They are united with the right where it most counts: attacks against the working class.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

January 12, 2021

Revolutionary Socialists to Run in Mexico’s Midterm Elections

The Anticapitalist Left Front (FIA) will be running candidates in Mexico’s national elections next summer. Its main candidate is a public sector worker who was fired and fought successfully to get her job back.

Óscar Fernández

December 15, 2020

Elections in Venezuela: Socialists Reject the Maduro Government and the Pro-Imperialist Opposition

The Workers League for Socialism (LTS) in Venezuela calls on working people to abstain in the parliamentary elections this Sunday in Venezuela, and also in the "referendum" organized by Juan Guaidó. The Revolutionary People's Alternative (APR), which recently broke with the Maduro government is, unfortunately, no alternative. We publish a summary of the LTS statement.

Nathaniel Flakin

December 5, 2020