By Paul Burkett, In the summer of 2016, the acceleration of climate change was once again making headlines. In July, the World Meteorological Association announced that the first six months of 2016 had broken all previous global temperature records, with June being the fourteenth month in a row of record heat for both land and … More An Eco-Revolutionary Tipping Point? Global Warming, Climate Denials, & the Environmental Proletariat
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
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution resurgent left militancy and moves towards socialism coincide with an empowered right, itself emboldened by the crises of politics and capital. This is an age of social uncertainty – pregnant with possibility as well as peril. Join the HMNYC 2017 conference as radical left theory clarifies the economic, … More Historical Materialism NYC Conference
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