Articles Tagged ‘Socialism’

  • ‘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.

  • SYRIZA’s Two Months in Government: Difficulties and Challenges

    Europe

    No one ever said that social transformation and the democratization of state–society relations is a picnic. With the radical party culture of Syriza as a guarantee, it is something that can be done, so long as we are conscious that class struggle does not stop at the door step of the party.

  • Lies and Deceptions on the Left: The Politics of Self-Destruction

    Socialism

    Over the past year, what appeared as hopeful signs, that Left governments were emerging as powerful alternatives to right-wing pro-US regimes, is turning into a historic rout, which will relegate them to the dustbin of history for many years to come. Increasingly, the electorate views the leftist rulers as traitors, who betrayed their supporters at the beck and call of their most egregious class enemies.

  • Socialism Will Continue in Cuba

    Socialism

    The unshakable faith in victory that Fidel instilled in all of us shall continue to lead our people in the defense and further improvement of the work of its Revolution.

  • Why We Need Professional Revolutionists

    Social Movements

    The revolutionist is a curious hybrid of the practical and the impractical. He or she is aware of facing nearly impossible odds. The revolutionist has at once a lucid understanding of power, along with the vagaries of human nature, and a commitment to overthrowing power.

  • Lac-Mégantic: A Social and Ecological Tragedy

    Québec has just experienced the most brutal ecological catastrophe of its history. On July 6, 2013, a train loaded with 72 cars carrying crude oil derailed during the night. It exploded in downtown Lac-Mégantic, a small municipality (pop. 6000) in the Eastern Townships. A series of explosions and a fire completely destroyed more than 30 buildings including the municipal library, the town’s archives, heritage buildings, businesses and residences. Police have confirmed that 50 people were killed by the blast.

  • Beware the Lies of March—What Shakespeare tells us about Hugo Chávez

    I come to bury Chávez, not to praise him. Barak Obama says he was authoritarian. And the President is an honourable man. John Graham, former ambassador to Venezuela says he couldn’t manage his own economy. And he is an honourable man. Stephen Harper says he was undemocratic. And he is a Right Honourable man. So are they all, all honourable men.

  • Ron Hawkins—Reflecting on Rock’n’Roll Politics

    Culture

    Adam Davidson-Harden talked with the talented Toronto-based musician and artist Ron Hawkins in Toronto. You can read Ron’s bio and find out about his solo music and that of his earlier bands Lowest of the Low and Ron Hawkins and the Rusty Nails at www.ronhawkins.com. His latest solo album is Straitjacket Love, released in May 2011. Hawkins’s new project, The Do Good Assassins, released their first record, Rome, earlier in 2012

  • Beyond the President Chávez Electoral Victory

    The successful re-election of President Chávez by a resounding 10% margin winning 20 of the 22 states, with a massive 80% turnout provides his government with a clear and decisive mandate to set the political and economic course of the country over the next six years.

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