By Paul Le Blanc, TEN YEARS after the murder of Rosa Luxemburg in January 1919, playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht wrote in his typically stark, homely verse: Red Rosa now has vanished too. Where she lies is hid from view. She told the poor what life’s about. And so now the rich have rubbed her … More Rosa Luxemburg’s Revolutionary Socialism
Political organizing is hard — political education shouldn’t have to be. In the best tradition of socialist pedagogy, Catalyst and Jacobin are partnering up for a new series of pamphlets, called The ABCs of Capitalism. Each one is self-contained, and can be read on its own. But the series as a whole will be internally … More Introducing The ABC’s of Capitalism
From Haymarket Books. Edited by Greg Albo, Leo Panitch, and Alan Zuege An expertly selected collection of articles on class, party, and revolution from one of the world’s most important socialist journals Since beginning publication in 1964, The Socialist Register has been one of the most important sources of engaged, critical, and influential theoretical interventions on … More New Book: Class, Party, Revolution – A Socialist Register Reader
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