Category: Left Politics

DSA and the Russian War on Ukraine: Political Paralysis

Why is DSA in this anomalous position: A political organization with no useful position on the central foreign policy question of the day?

The War in Ukraine, International Security, and the Left

A Ukrainian socialist examines how the security of small states can be secured

Report: International conference of European Solidarity with Ukraine

Report by an international delegate to a solidarity conference with Ukraine

NO to NATO, or the identity crisis of the Spanish left

Explaining the positions of the Spanish left on Ukraine

Internationalist Manifesto Against the War

Statement from anti-capitalist organizations

Coherence and Incoherence about the War in Ukraine

What should our attitude be towards arms to Ukraine?

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.”

Alain Krivine: French Revolutionary Socialist – 1941-2022

Alain Krivine, a French revolutionary socialist, died today March 12 at the age of eighty.

“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

The Soul of the Bund: A Review of Yiddish Revolutionaries in Migration

The political legacy of the Jewish Labor Bund.

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

Reply to Eric Blanc’s “Can Leninists Explain the Russian Revolution?: A Reply to Sam Farber”

If the main strategic task for the American Left is to change the existing relation of forces in society, Congress cannot be the main arena of struggle.

Can Leninists Explain the Russian Revolution?

A Reply to Sam Farber

Learning the right lessons from the Russian Revolution is one way socialists today can start to more critically, and more effectively, develop strategies and tactics appropriate to the actual contexts in which we find ourselves.

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Marx’s Last Years Explored

Karl Marx’s last years, when he famously failed to complete all the volumes of Capital, were for a long time viewed as a period of illness and even senescence, even though he was only 64 years old at his death . . .

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What Is Social Reproduction Theory Trying to Explain?

Ferguson lays out the issues, doesn’t hide behind political labels, and advances a sophisticated analysis that crystallizes some contemporary thinking.

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Engaging Federici on Marx, Capitalism, and Social Reproduction

The collection of essays delivers a relatively cohesive critique of Marx’s ideas and influence—one that is, to my mind, balanced if not always fair. 

Internationalism, Anti-Imperialism, And the Origins of Campism

La Botz analyzes the pseudo anti-imperialist character of campism and calls for genuine internationalism of workers against imperialism.

Left Antisemitism and Consistent Democracy

A Reply to Daniel Fischer

Daniel Randall responds to Daniel Fischer’s review of his book Confronting Antisemitism on the Left: Arguments for Socialists.

The Politics of Sports

An interview with Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin looks at sport through the lens of politics.

Overcoming Left Antisemitism

An Anti-Zionist’s Review of Confronting Antisemitism on the Left

Left antisemitism is all too real, has especially strong roots in Stalinism, and functions as a dangerous frame for conspiratorial thinking.

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