By Ingo Schmidt, We live in a paradoxical world. Much debate on the radical left revolves around multitudes of discontented groups – sometimes lumped together as the 99%, sometimes rebranded as precariat – struggling against an abstract empire and its 1% rulers. Capitalism and class – once serving as a compass to navigate left politics … More Ingo Schmidt: In the Shadow of Social Democracy – Right-Wing Challenges and Left Alternatives
Paul Le Blanc is the author of numerous books, including Lenin and the Revolutionary Party and, most recently, Left Americana: The Radical Heart of U.S. History. In this speech presented in London in February at a conference about the Russian Revolution sponsored by the UK organization Counterfire, he considers the relevance of Lenin and the … More Paul Le Blanc: How is Leninism relevant today?
From Routledge. Edited by Richard Westra, Robert Albritton, Seongjin Jeong In this age of overlapping and mutually reinforcing deep global crises (global warming, mass migrations, militarism, inequality, selfish nation-states, etc.) there needs to be more realistic dialogue about radical alternatives to the status quo. Most literature produced heretofore has focused on the surface causes of … More New Book: Varieties of Alternative Economic Systems – Practical Utopias for an Age of Global Crisis and Austerity
The following petition is being circulated by students and faculty across the country. Please sign and circulate this nationwide call. The original text of the petition is below: The following pledge is being circulated by students, staff, faculty, and administrators across the United States. In the face of a climate of increasing bigotry and violence, … More Academics and Students Call for a Nationwide University Shut Down on May Day
Richard Seymour is a writer, scholar, journalist, broadcaster, and political activist. Born in Northern Ireland and now living in London, he has become a leading voice on the left. An exceptional writer, his prose is both elegant and accessible to a mass audience. His blog, Lenin’s Tomb, is a consistent source of thoughtful analysis and … More ‘Mourning and Militancy’ Richard Seymour interviewed by Michael D. Yates
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New report documents emerging solidarity economy movement in lower income communities of color [Download Solidarity Rising Report] A solidarity economy movement is emerging from lower-income communities of color in Massachusetts. This movement aspires to transform capitalism—as we know it—into a world rooted in values of democracy, justice, and sustainability. These…
March is Women’s History Month, and March 8th is International Working Women’s Day. This year, women all over the world will demonstrate, strike, and continue to organize to highlight the struggles of women around the world. In solidarity, Haymarket Books offers a reading guide for those looking for the history, politics, and inspiration, to learn … More Women’s Liberation reading guide from Haymarket Books