Articles Socialism

  • U.S. proxy terror war on Venezuela

    The U.S. is fueling a violent proxy conflict in Venezuela in attempt to overthrow the democratically-elected Maduro administration, argues James Petras.

  • Tony Benn—educator, radical, champion of democracy

    Labour

    Labour’s longest-serving MP, who has died at the age of 88, had an unshakable belief in democracy and Labour.

  • Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth

    Catastophism is meant as "a political intervention, designed to spur debate among radicals." Catherine Friedrich has taken this as an invitation for discussion.

  • Stagnation, austerity and left politics

    Economic Crisis

    If we on the left want to assess the likely outcome of the recent crash and develop a meaningful response, we need to at least clarify some of the issues involved.

  • 2014, the year of living consciously

    Culture

    Give percentage of your earnings to others fostering social change.

  • Exiting the Vampire Castle

    In this pointed polemic, Mark Fisher accuses “neo-anarchists” and those in the “Vampire Castle” for toxic navel-gazing on the Left.

  • Listen to Chomsky’s Montréal discussion period

    Listen to the discussion period from Noam Chomsky’s Montréal lecture in Oct. 2013, a discussion that touches upon the reality of growing police repression in Montréal under the municipal law P-6 that bans free protest, to a clear denunciation of the pending Quebec secularist charter.

  • The Motor Force for Historical Regression or Advance

    The future lies in building bridges within and between the millions of exploited, excluded and dispossessed who have lost everything and have finally recognized that only via the class struggle can they recover their humanity and a dignified standard of living.

  • Are we there yet?

    There is always a tendency for capital to curb democracy from becoming too effective, too prescriptive about how private wealth should be divided and deployed. Every now and again, this curbing may be excessive, causing problems for the legitimacy of the regime. There are signs we may be in such a moment.

  • Trends to barbarism and prospects for socialism

    Western societies and states are moving inexorably toward conditions resembling barbarism; structural changes are reversing decades of social welfare and subjecting labor, natural resources and the wealth of nations to raw exploitation, pillage and plunder, driving living standards downward and provoking unprecedented levels of discontent.

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