The Opposite Of A Cynic: David Graeber, 1961-2020

By James Butler, Novara Media. -

David Graeber was kind of anti-cynic, at pains to point out how common acts of altruism, mutual support, sharing and solidarity were, and that their absence from accounts of the world – because [...]

New Alternative Left Alliance Forms In Venezuela

By Paul Dobson, Venezuelanalysis. -

Merida - Two major Venezuelan left-wing parties have announced that they will not be backing government candidates in the upcoming December 6 parliamentary elections. For the first time, [...]

Neoliberal Centrists And The American Left

By Rob Urie, Counterpunch. -

The rapid end to the electoral fortunes of the Anglo-American left in 2020 was engineered by radical centrists for the benefit of capital. What was banished, in addition to vibrant and informed [...]

Letter To The Socialists, Old And New

By Chris Townsend, Regeneration Magazine. -

I joined the labor movement 41 years ago. I had enrolled in the socialist movement two years before that. When I started out my links to the rest of the socialist movement were few; there were [...]

US Left Needs Humility To Understand The Politics Of México

By Bill Gallegos, Portside. -

Nearly all US media articles about the visit characterize it as AMLO abandoning his progressive principles and shamefully kowtowing to Donald Trump, despite the latter’s obvious racism towards [...]

The Kurdish Freedom Movement, Rojava And The Left

By Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Middle East Research and Information Project. -

The revolution in the Kurdish region of Syria called Rojava has generated significant enthusiasm among broad segments of the left in Europe and North America. The heroic resistance by Kurdish [...]

The Forgotten History Of The Jewish, Anti-Zionist Left

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

Anti-Zionists argue that this brutal reality is not just the product of a right-wing government or failure to effectively procure a two-state solution. Rather, it stems from the modern Zionist [...]

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

By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead, Occupy.com -

“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, Blackagendareport.com -

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, Truthdig.com -

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, Leftvoice.org -

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, Mailchi.mp -

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, Al-monitor.com -

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, Fpif.org -

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 [...]