Author: newpolitics

Should We Create Memes about the War in Ukraine?

Adorno’s prohibition on war art should inform our social media posting about Ukraine, identifying when it’s useful and when the online Left should be silent.

Statement on the Temporary ‘Ban’ on Some Parties

Response of Ukrainian socialists to the ban on some political parties

Six FAQs on Anti-Imperialism Today and the War in Ukraine

Gilbert Achcar responds to six questions about his “Memorandum on the radical anti-imperialist position regarding the war in Ukraine.”

“The Left in the West Must Rethink”

Notes on the war from Kyiv -- a conversation with Taras Bilous

Ukrainian socialists speak to the Western Left

For a Cuba with Democracy and Solidarity

Sam Farber provides a critical perspective on the economic policies of the Cuban government and of some of its critics, and offers an alternative to both.

The Historical Background to Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine

It is impossible to understand what is happening in Ukraine today without some knowledge of its past

Monday, March 7: Putin’s War on Ukraine: History, Analysis, Solidarity

An Internationalism from Below forum

A public forum providing crucial background on Putin’s war

A memorandum on the radical anti-imperialist position regarding the war in Ukraine

Some principles for radical anti-imperialists on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Support Ukraine! Russia Get out! No U.S. or NATO War! Down with Putin!

A socialist response to the invasion of Ukraine

Spotify Itself Is Misinformation

If big-money artists, like Neil Young, are speaking out against Spotify but not mentioning the company’s exploitative practices, then Spotify couldn’t have asked for a better distraction from its wretched business model.

Open letter from Israel to the Russian Anti-War Movement

Israeli activists for Palestinian rights express support for the Russian anti-war movement

What the DSA International Committee’s Ukraine Statement Gets Wrong

The DSA International Committee statement on Ukraine rightly criticizes NATO but is silent on Russia’s role in the current crisis

Education Reforms and Capitalism’s Changes to Work: Lessons for the Left

[Editor’s note: An archived version of the event can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/newpoliticsmag/videos/263390032588738/]
Join us January 20, 7:30pm (Eastern) to discuss what we need to learn and do to resist changes capitalism has made to labor and schools since Trump’s election . . .

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Bolivia Update: Arce’s First Year

In October and November of 2019, clashes over the validity of presidential elections in Bolivia led to protests and the eventual ouster of the leftist Indigenous president Evo Morales, in what most observers characterized as a coup.  In the year . . .

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Education Reforms and Capitalism’s Changes to Work

Join us for a webinar Jan. 20, 2022, 7:30 pm (EST) as Lois Weiner and teacher union activists discuss how the revived attacks on teachers and their unions reflect capitalism’s chilling alteration of work. Details will be posted shortly.

Liberals Look To Weingarten, Again, To Betray Teachers, Parents, and Students

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, is once again doing the work of big money.

Help Afghan Women. Do Not Recognize the Taliban Government.

An Interview with a representative of RAWA inside Afghanistan

An Interview with a representative of RAWA inside Afghanistan

U.S. Strikes of 2021 in Context : What’s Happening and Why?

By now you will have read about the strikes of 2021. For one thing, there are more of them, some in industries where we haven’t seen many strikes for a while like retail, entertainment, or major manufacturing firms; others in . . .

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The Two Souls of Aplutsoc

John Barzman responds to Aplutsoc’s criticisms of his interview with New Politics about social resistance to the French health pass.

Social Resistance to the Health Pass

Continuing debate about the health pass and social resistance in France: The editorial board of Aplutsoc responds to New Politics’ coverage.

Afghanistan and Its Challenge to Feminism

How should anti-imperialists relate to the coming to power of the misogynist Taliban regime in Afghanistan?

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