Issue: Winter 2014

New Politics Vol. XIV No. 4, Whole Number 56

Sabaneta to Miraflores: Afterlives of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela

ImageThe inner-city parish of La Vega sits in the lush mountain terrain of Western Caracas. Roughly 130,000 poor residents are cordoned off sociologically from nearby El Paraíso, a wealthy neighborhood that supplies the clients for the upscale shopping center that separates the two communities.  In La Vega, the bottom 20 percent of households live on US$125 per month, while the average family income is $US409.


Canadian Labor Politics

A Personal View

ImageI emigrated from the United States to Canada in 1974, in the aftermath of the period covered by Benjamin Isitt’s Militant Minority, becoming actively involved in British Columbia’s (BC) social democratic New Democratic Party (NDP) as well as its labor movement. Isitt’s work deepened my understanding of both.

The Left and the Environmental Crisis

Humanity today faces what may be its greatest crisis—the destruction of our environment threatening the continued existence of life on Earth. The Left began to address this issue over the last two decades, but only in the last few years has it been recognized that coming to grips with the environmental crisis must be a top priority not only of the Left but of all the peoples of the world.

New Politics Vol. XIV No. 4, Whole Number 56

From the Editors
The Left and the Environmental Crisis

The Left and the Environment, Nancy Holmstrom
Economic and Ecological Transformation—There Is No Alternative, Jill Stein
Shadow Socialism, Christian Parenti
The Myths of “Green Capitalism,” Brian Tokar
Ecosocialism: Putting on . . .

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