Spain’s New Left-Wing Socialist Government Offers Hope In Dark Political Times

By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead, -

“Corbynism has come to Spain” leaving business leaders “trembling,” wrote the Telegraph last week in response to news that the Mediterranean country had elected its first truly left-wing [...]

In The Year Ahead, Both Perils And Prospects Exist For The American Left

By Danny Haiphong, -

It is difficult to have optimism for the future when you live in the United States. A large section of the population is completely alienated from the truth about the unjust system that dictates [...]

The Latin American And Caribbean Left In 2019

By Angel Guerra Cabrera, La Jornada, translation Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau -

A gang of bandits arrived in Brazil’s Government thanks to that coup. The same as the Macri Administration in Argentina, they immediately started to govern for the one percent and the defense of [...]

The Global Left Can Learn A Lot From This Tiny Country

By Natasha Hakimi Zapata, -

There’s a place in the West where a smattering of anti-austerity, pro-immigration, pro-public-spending left-wing parties are not only in power, but are actually popular. I’m talking about [...]

Six Things We Can Learn From The Socialist Left In Argentina

By Nathaniel Flakin, -

On Sunday, revolutionary socialists in Argentina got 700,000 votes in the primary elections. The Workers Left Front—Unity (Frente de Izquierda y de los Trabajadores–Unidad) is the most successful [...]

The Meltdown Of International Socialist Organization: How Anti-Feminism, Racism And Bureaucracy Led To Its Demise

By Radical Women, -

On April 2, 2019, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) publicly announced that members had voted to disband because of their failure of confidence in an organization to which many had [...]

Turkey’s Only Communist Mayor Scores Another Election Victory

By Mehmet Cetingulec, -

As the results of Turkey’s local elections emerged late on March 31, a meme featuring Vladimir Lenin went viral on social media. It showed the Russian revolutionary leader gazing at a computer, a [...]

Spanish Elections Offer Another Lesson For The Left

By Conn Hallinan, -

In what seems a replay of recent German and Italian elections, an openly authoritarian and racist party made major electoral gains in Spain’s most populous province, Andalusia, helping to [...]

The Left Victories That Defined 2018—And Give Us Hope For The New Year

By Marc Daalder, -

In many ways, 2018 was a political garbage fire of a year. From the confirmation of conservative justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to the imposition of fascist border policies to [...]

Communist NY Councilman Ben Davis And The Meaning Of Nonviolence

By Andrew Stewart, -

As we continue to see protests emerge nationwide in opposition to oppression promoted by the state and its co-conspirators in big business, we need to better understand the lessons of the Smith [...]

Where Does The Future Of The American Left Lie?

By Rachel Gilmer, -

Two weeks before the November 6 midterm elections, the White House released a special report by the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) on the opportunity costs of socialism in response to what [...]

The Latin American Leftists Must Think Why The Poorest No Longer Support Us So Much

By Dominio Cuba, -

The life of the Brazilian friar and theologian Frei Betto is marked by milestones of all colors and forms from the day he was born, 74 years ago, in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. He [...]

What Recent London Demos Say About The State Of The British Left

By Phil Hearse, -

Demonstrations on successive weekends in London last month shone a spotlight on major political rifts — in the major parties and in the political left. On October 13, an extreme right-wing [...]

European Integration And The Strategic Perspectives Of The Radical Left

By Staff, -

We all are committed to the values of internationalism and solidarity. Irrespectively of the concrete positions which our member/observer organisations take regarding the historically defined [...]

Fascism Is Real, But The “Resistance” Is Mostly Fake

By Glen Ford, -

With last weekend’s election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, white men’s parties now lead governments that preside over the two largest concentrations of Black people outside Africa. Both Bolsonaro [...]