New Politics Vol. XVIII No. 3, Whole Number 71
In this issue:
From The Editors
Ten Years Since the Arab Spring
It’s difficult to recollect the euphoria of the early days of the 2011 uprising in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Reflecting on that time, Syrians speak of the breaking of the “fear barrier”—the suffocating . . .
What does it mean to be a left anti-imperialist today? Stephen R. Shalom interviews Gilbert Achcar.
The case of Brazil under Bolsonaro helps to illustrate how authoritarian governments in the Global South see ecological concerns as impediments to capitalist growth.
The Far Right After January 6
It is now clear that the seemingly inexorable dynamic of fascization has experienced a significant setback. The most evident sign of this change came with Trump’s defeat in November 2020.
Why was the American far right, the least organized among advanced capitalist nations, able to mount the (apparently) most threatening attack on the institutions of liberal democracy?
While Medicare for All may be a necessary first step toward change in healthcare, it cannot challenge the quality, or current culture and class basis, of the way contemporary healthcare is delivered.
Class Struggle in Africa
In October 2020, millions in Nigeria marched for two weeks in a revolt that shook the world. From Badagry to Yola, youth and workers rose in unity against the barbarism of police brutality and bad governance. . . .
Everyone’s focus is on trying to save what is dying in South Africa. Few are paying attention to what is struggling to be born.
Rosa Luxemburg at 150
An exploration of Luxemburg’s proletarian internationalism and its lessons for today.
An interview with the political singer-songwriter whose anti-Trump song got over 100 million views on social media.
Lawrence Brown’s book, The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America looks at the long history of intentional harm and damage done to Black communities caused by white supremacist practices, policies, and budgets.