Marie Edwards unpacks the U.S. government's economic policy response to the coronavirus crisis, explaining how each stimulus package has benefited the wealthiest few in society while the rest of us brace for a new Great Depression. The Impending Disaster of a Pandemic The newest virus in the coronavirus family was unleashed on the world in… Continue reading A Bonanza for the Rich: Crumbs for the Rest of Us
Join Marx21 for a live discussion of the inspiring, but disappointing, phenomena of the Bernie Sanders (in the US) and Jeremy Corbyn (UK) campaigns, the trajectory of Syryza in Greece and Podemos in Spain, reformism and socialist politics today. In the aftermath of the defeat of the two very inspiring social-democratic electoral campaigns of Bernie… Continue reading Socialist Politics after Sanders & Corbyn with Charlie Kimber & Clare Lemlich, Sat. May 30th
(Publicado originalmente en http://www.marx21.net) “This title must find an excellent reception among Spanish-speaking readers, not only because Trotski is always attractive and necessary, but because Choonara's text is free from the vulgarisation it tends to fall into when, in a few pages, it tries to narrate something complex . Choonara not only brings us the… Continue reading León Trotsky: Guía anticapitalista
The coronavirus pandemic has precipitated the biggest crisis in decades and has intensified the pre-existing fault lines of capitalism. At the most basic level it poses a choice: defend profits or save lives. Governments around the world have prioritized the former. The crisis of climate change is no different. How the left organizes now, to… Continue reading Capitalism in Crisis: Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Socialist Response. Mike Davis and Joseph Choonara May 9th
Christopher Reed looks at the Democratic primaries amid the pandemic and the departure of Bernie Sanders. He argues that the slogan “Not Me, Us” has never been more important, and that all left wing activists and organizers must pivot to building social movements and working class power now.
Thomas Hummel celebrates the Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin’s 150th birthday by exploring some of his enduring contributions to socialist theory and practice today. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, known to the world as Lenin, was born on this day one hundred and fifty years ago. His birthday comes at a moment when the logic of capitalism, the… Continue reading Lenin at 150
Mike E takes a look at the pro-Trump rally in Michigan this past week, arguing that these were both medically and politically dangerous, and that the left must fight against both the right and the establishment Democrats.
They say the working class can’t run society. But look at the mess governments around the world have made of the coronavirus pandemic. Even in traditionally unorganized industries like food service and grocery delivery, workers on the ground are using their power to get things done. We saw that early on in the pandemic with… Continue reading COVID Class Struggle: One Month of US Workplace Actions
With strikes, sick-outs, sit-downs and other kinds of industrial action sweeping the country, Marx21 sits down with Frankie Lamar to look back at one of the earliest US worker mobilizations to combat COVID-19 — when New York City teachers shut down their schools. With New York lawmakers now fighting over when to reopen schools, lessons from the teachers’ struggle are more important than ever.
Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential fight has come to an end. His campaign was a critical part of the re-emergence of anti-capitalist politics, albeit in a limited form, on the American mainstream political scene. In large measure due to the machinations of the DNC, Sanders’ departure means Americans will now have to choose between Biden, consistent… Continue reading Sanders’ presidential campaign is over. Building socialism is up to us.