Articles Tagged ‘Socialism’

  • Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood had a towering intellect

    Socialism

    Barely five feet tall but considered an intellectual giant, Marxist scholar and political science professor Ellen Meiksins Wood was instrumental in making Toronto’s York University a centre for the radical critique of social and political thought toward the end of the 20th century.

  • With the Specter of Clinton Looming: Rethinking Bernie

    USA Politics

    Chances are still that Sanders won’t get the nod. The Clintons have many arrows in their quiver: America’s deep state, the Democratic sector of it, is behind them, as are the media and all the pillars of the Party that the Clintons transformed.

  • The Uses and Abuses of ‘Civil Society’

    Socialism

    We should not confuse respect for the plurality of human experience and social struggles with a complete dissolution of historical causality, where there is nothing but diversity, difference, and contingency, no unifying structures, no logic of process, no capitalism and therefore no negation of it, no universal project of human emancipation.

  • Of course ‘socialism’ was most-searched term of 2015: its ideas fit our times

    Socialism

    There is a decisive mood of resistance in America – a backlash to the status quo. The Bernie Sanders campaign for president is capturing that mood, and it is no surprise that ‘socialism’ was the most looked-up word in 2015.

  • Quebec Left Debates Perspectives in Canada’s Federal Election

    Canadian Politics

    It is a depressing campaign, with little discussion of major issues in the corporate media. No party is offering a real alternative on such key issues as climate change, increasing neoliberal austerity, Canada’s increasing militarization, etc.

  • Spain: ‘Popular unity’ councils sworn in amid huge enthusiasm

    Europe

    The squares in front of scores of town halls across the Spanish state were jam-packed with enthusiastic crowds on June 13. Tens of thousands had gathered to celebrate the inauguration of progressive administrations elected in a leftward swing in the May 24 local government elections for Spain’s 8144 councils.

  • A Socialist Surge in the U.S.? Bernie Sanders Draws Record Crowds, Praises Greek Anti-Austerity Vote

    Socialism

    On Monday, July 6, Sanders spoke before 9,000 in Portland, Maine. Last week he drew more than 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin, the largest crowd for any presidential candidate in the 2016 race. Democracy Now! speaks to Richard Wolff about Bernie Sanders and what it means to be a socialist.

  • New Paths Toward 21st Century Socialism

    Socialism

    Instead, it is about being capable of creating spaces for coming together and for struggle, that bring in broader sectors, because realizing that there are many of us in the same struggle is what makes us strong and radicalizes us.

  • ‘There is no Alternative Unless We Build One’: Reinventing Socialist Politics

    Socialism

    We now know well that the transition from private to state property alone does not lead to workers’ power and self-government. Socialists have built different types of parties since the Manifesto was written. These are all part of the left history, of failures and defeats, of resistances and victories.

  • Want to Rebuild the Left? Take Socialism Seriously

    Socialism

    The American left will have to build outside the Republican and Democratic parties, whose leaders have repeatedly demonstrated that they will go to any lengths to defend the superwealthy and protect the capitalist system. Progress can happen only by building independent working-class power.

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