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Support Ukrainian Resistance and Disempower Fossil Capital

A new anti-militarist movement must uphold solidarity with the civil as well as armed resistance of the Ukrainian people, and with the Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian leftists who oppose the Putin regime’s war.

On the Eve of National Elections, Looking Backward

Italy’s Rising Black Tide, A Creeping Counter-Revolution

On September 25 Italy will hold elections following the resignation of Prime Minister Pario Draghi and the concern is palpable.

Towards the Brown International of the European and Global Far Right?

Modi’s India, Putin’s Russia, Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Orban’s Hungary, and soon Giorgia Meloni’s Italy and maybe Trump II’s United States, the picture is far from being exhaustive but it still gives an idea of the seriousness of the threat that now hangs over humanity.

Laurent Schwartz: The Vicissitudes of an Internationalist

The first of an occasional series of articles on the lives of figures of the French left.
For more than a decade, from 1936 to 1947, Laurent Schwartz (1915-2002), the famous mathematician, was a Trotskyist in France, though that was only one . . .

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Will the Real Fascists Please Stand Up?

Martin Oppenheimer discusses the corporatist character of historical fascism and the importance of a left alternative vision to counter fascist threats today.

The Italian Left and the War in Ukraine

Pietro Maestri discusses positions of various left groups in Italy regarding the war in Ukraine and calls for solidarity with the Ukrainian resistance.

Irresponsible braggadocio won’t help Ukrainians

The difference between helping defend Ukraine and warmongering

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

Explaining the positions of the Spanish left on Ukraine

U.K. War Resister Reflects On Troubled State of “Veteranhood”

Book cover "Veteranhood"

Military service in the U.S. and the U.K. promised more than it ever delivered for many post-9/11 volunteers.

Alain Krivine: French Revolutionary Socialist – 1941-2022

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

The World According to Russian Propaganda

We at New Politics don’t usually publish rightwing positions or articles from state agencies, but we make an exception here because we believe it is important to understand Vladimir Putin’s worldview and his long-term goals.

SUD-Rail and Solidaires demand free transport for refugees from Ukraine!

It is therefore necessary to implement rapid, concrete and massive assistance to facilitate the transport of these people throughout Europe, to their reception centers or their families; it is an imperative of dignity and solidarity.

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 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.

An Especially Shameful Episode in Zionist History

We need to know all this history and lots more about Zionist leaders’ dealings with Jew haters so we can immediately confront and neutralize Zionist slander the next time they falsely cry “antisemitism.”

Politics, Not Prosecution, Is the Answer to Antisemitism

A review of David Renton’s book on what the Left got wrong in dealing with the antisemitism crisis in the British Labour party.

France’s Union: Between Dead Ends and Renewal

The national day of strikes and demonstrations organized in France on 5 October was not a failure, but the mobilization was average in terms of demonstrations and weak in terms of strikes.

The Political Creativity of Sylvia Pankhurst

Socialists and feminists (and socialist feminists) can profoundly benefit from the legacy of Sylvia Pankhurst who is equally deserving of the contemporary attention given to Rosa Luxemburg and Alexandra Kollontai.

The Fight Against Antisemitism is the Fight for Total Liberation

In Confronting Antisemitism on the Left, Daniel Randall challenges socialists to confront antisemitism with the same vigor they have taken on other struggles against oppression.

Socialists and Free Speech Revisited

How should socialists who support democratic rights approach current controversies regarding the practical application of the right to free speech? This review essay explores this question discussing David Renton’s recent book. 

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