The questions of understanding and fighting racism are central ones for socialists in the US. At the moment, there is a set of conversations on the left about how socialists understand white privilege, and they are related to the question of where the fight against racism fits in the class struggle.
Zillah Eisenstein is Emerita Professor of Political Science at Ithaca College. Her work centers on ‘capitalist patriarchy’, as a descriptive of the mutually reinforcing dialectical relationship between capitalist class structure and hierarchical racial & sexual structuring.
Michael Löwy is Emeritus Research Director at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) Lecturer, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.
By Stephanie L. Mudge. From Harvard University Press: Left-leaning political parties play an important role as representatives of the poor and disempowered. They once did so by promising protections from the forces of capital and the market’s tendencies to produce inequality. But in the 1990s they gave up on protection, asking voters to adapt to … More New Book: Leftism Reinvented – Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism
The Thirteenth Forum of the World Association for Political Economy July 16-18, 2018, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany Proposed Topics: The Thought of Karl Marx and Its Contemporary Value The Thought of Rosa Luxemburg and Its Contemporary Value The Communist Manifesto and the World Socialist Movement World System Theories: Core, Periphery, and Quasi-core … More Call For Papers: Karl Marx and Rosa Luxemburg – Thought Legacy and Contemporary Value
By Renzo Llorente. From Rowman & Littlefield: Nearly half a century after his death, Ernesto “Che” Guevara remains a compelling and controversial figure. He was an original social theorist, and many of his writings attest to an innovative interpretation of various concepts and commitments central to Marxist thought. This is one of the first works … More New Book: The Political Theory of Che Guevara
By Nathan Newman, As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, it’s worth remembering that his legacy was based firmly in the labor and the socialist movements of the 20th century. It takes nothing away from King to highlight how his work built on those movements and his voice was magnified by his association with … More Remembering MLK’s Roots in Labor and Socialist Movements of the 20th Century