New Politics Vol. XIX No. 2, Whole Number 74

FROM THE EDITORS

U.S. POLITICS

THE 2022 MIDTERMS: WE ARE NOT BACK TO NORMAL, WE ARE FACING NORMALIZATION – Dan La Botz

MOORE V. HARPER: A CASE THAT THREATENS DEMOCRACY – Elizabeth Rapaport

INTERVIEWS WITH ACTIVISTS

THE CLIMATE CRISIS: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALYSSA BATTISTONI – Phil Gasper

A LIFE OF STRUGGLE FOR LAND AND COMMUNITY IN GUATEMALA: INTERVIEW WITH ISABEL SOLÍS – Dawn Marie Paley

INTERNATIONAL CRISES AND STRUGGLES

HAITI: A CRISIS CAUSED BY IMPERIALISM AND ITS OLIGARCHIC CRONIES – Simón Rodríguez Porras

A REVOLUTIONARY WAY OF DOING POLITICS IS TAKING SHAPE IN SUDAN – Muzan Alneel

IRAN: SECULAR REVOLT AGAINST CLERICAL TYRANNY – Saeed Rahnema

ABENOMICS AND THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY: BAD POLITICS FOR JAPAN – Donald C. Wood

SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE – Ukraine Solidarity Network (U.S.)

ANTISEMITISM IN UKRAINE: AN INTERVIEW WITH HISTORIAN SERHIY HIRIK – Patrick Le Tréhondat

HISTORY AND THEORY

A CENTURY AFTER THE MARCH ON ROME: FASCISM FROM PAST TO PRESENT AND BACK – Stephanie Prezioso

OLD BOLSHEVISM, NEW BOLSHEVISM, AND LENIN’S APRIL THESES – John Marot

REVISITING THEIR MORALS AND OURS – Samuel Farber

CONCEPTIONS OF DUAL POWER AND PREFIGURATIVE POLITICS – Wayne Price

WHEN SRI LANKA OPERATED WORKERS’ COUNCILS – Uditha Devapriya

BOOK EXCERPT

AN APPRECIATION OF SAIDIYA HARTMAN – Enzo Traverso

NEW POLITICS CLASSICS

STAUGHTON LYND AND THE LABOR MOVEMENT – Dan La Botz / Staughton Lynd

REVIEWS

ACTION FOR DISABILITY JUSTICE – Tess Sheldon (review of Nadina LaSpina, Such a Pretty Girl)

LIFE-MAKING THROUGH SOCIALIST FEMINISM – Rosemary Hennessy (review of Frieda Afary, Socialist Feminism)

SOCIALISM OR BARBARISM! TRUER THAN EVER? – Michael Broz (review of Neil Faulkner, Alienation, Spectacle, & Revolution)

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CORBYN LEFT – Dan Davison (review of Michael Chessum, This is Only the Beginning)

RUSSIA’S ANTI-CAPITALIST INTELLIGENSIA – Peter Ranis (review of Ilya Budraitskis, Dissidents Among Dissidents)

In this issue:

From The Editors

From the Editors

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New Politics editors provide an analysis of the political situations today and discuss contents in this issue.

U.S. Politics

The 2022 Midterms

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Dan La Botz analyzes the 2022 US Midterm elections and challenges facing the left.

Moore v. Harper

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Legal scholar Elizabeth Rapaport discusses the dangers to democracy posed by the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case Moore v. Harper.

Interviews with Activists

Building a Movement for Climate Justice

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The climate crisis and a Green New Deal

A Life of Struggle for Land and Community in Guatemala

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Interview with a grassroots Indigenous activist in Guatemala

International Crises and Struggles

Haiti: A Crisis Caused by Imperialism and Its Oligarchic Cronies

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Simón Rodríguez Porras discusses popular mobilizations in Haiti against the current regime, and the history of imperialist interventions in Haiti.

A Revolutionary Way of Doing Politics Is Taking Shape in Sudan

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Sudanese activist Muzan Alneel discusses four years of the Sudanese Revolution and the crucial role played by neighborhood Resistance Committees.

Iran: Secular Revolt Against Clerical Tyranny

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Background and prospects for the Iranian protests

Abenomics and the Liberal Democratic Party

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Donald C. Wood assesses the failed record of economic policies pursued by Shinzo Abe, right-wing former Prime Minister of Japan.

Solidarity with Ukraine!

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A new U.S. network has formed in solidarity with the struggle of the Ukrainian people

Antisemitism in Ukraine

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Seriy Hirik interviews Patrick Le Tréhondat, an Ukrainian scholar of Jewish studies, on antisemitism in Ukraine.

History and Theory

A Century Since the March on Rome

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Historian Stéfanie Prezioso traces the rise of revisionist historiography on Italian fascism.

Book Excerpt

Presentism: African American Epilogue

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Enzo Traverso analyzes Saidiya Hartman’s literary work.

New Politics Classics

Staughton Lynd and the Labor Movement

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Staughton Lynd looks at Stan Weir’s strategy for labor and Dan La Botz looks at Lynd.

Reviews

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Socialism or Barbarism! Truer than Ever?

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Michael Broz reviews Neil Faulkner’s book of Marxist analysis on the accelerating ecological and social crisis.

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Russia’s Anti-capitalist Intelligentsia

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Peter Ranis reviews Ilya Budraitskis’s book on the history of left dissidents in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia.

 

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