The Afterbern

The Afterbern

To make the most of the political opportunities created by the Sanders campaign, radicals need to develop new forms of organization that are appropriate to our historical conjuncture.

The Idea of May Day on the March (1913)

The Idea of May Day on the March (1913)

The brilliant basic idea of May Day is the autonomous, immediate stepping forward of the proletarian masses, the political mass action of the millions of workers who otherwise are atomized by the barriers of the state in the day-to-day parliamentary affairs.

State and Nation: An Interview with Neil Davidson

State and Nation: An Interview with Neil Davidson

Where Marx and Engels have important things which are directly about nations is in relation to the attitude socialists should take towards specific national movements. At heart their attitude is based on whether the success of any movement – secessionist or irredentist – is likely to advance the possibility of the socialist revolution, although this was often in indirect ways.

Women turning away from man on horse

Argentina: A Dictatorship by Democratic Means?

We in Argentina are faced with a right-wing that is more modern, versatile in the world of mass media and social networks, much more attentive and lucid in everything that has to do with the production of consensus. We must ask ourselves, how is a government like this possible in the country today?

Crisis and the Return to the Nation: Dismantling the Right Ecology in Germany

Crisis and the Return to the Nation: Dismantling the Right Ecology in Germany

Eight months after a co-ordinated attack against a refugee center in Heidenau, Eastern Germany, we discuss the newly emerging right-populist PEGIDA movement and the Alternative for Germany party with anti-fascists on the ground. What are the possibilities for left regroupment? And how can we move beyond “firefighting” and regain the offensive momentum the German left had last spring?

When Socialism was Popular in the United States

When Socialism was Popular in the United States

If socialist sentiment is undeniably on the rise, an organized socialist movement is only in its infancy. As we continue to reflect on how to transform this new interest in socialism into an organized political force, the preceding history of the Socialist Party of America may provide some insights.

Strike at the Ballot Box: Bernie Sanders and the Legacy of American Socialism

Strike at the Ballot Box: Bernie Sanders and the Legacy of American Socialism

Think of Occupy, Black Lives Matter and the Bernie Sanders Campaign as waves, all of them leading to the next wave. Instead of measuring one against another, we would do better to see their connections and possible relations. In order to unite people belonging to different movements into a longterm, organized radical force in this country, we would do well to begin, as C.L.R. James advised, with what they do.

Clandestine Progress

Clandestine Progress

In the discourse of “slavery,” the textile workshops and their thousands of migrant workers are a sort of black hole where another type of humanity is concentrated, one that is never fully recognized as such, other than under the idea of complete foreignness.