Capitalism vs Socialism and the Absurd Logic of Political Centrism

Enrique Ubieta, editor of the journals Cuba Socialista and La Calle del medio, talked with Cubadebate about political centrism, neo-annexation, and the permanent clash between socialism and capitalism, as conflicting systems – all important issues in the ideological struggle underway around the world today. José Raúl Concepción | nacionales@granma.cu When the world had two political…

Marta Harnecker: “A New Revolutionary Subject has Been Created in Venezuela”

Chilean scholar Marta Harnecker talks Marxism, Venezuela and the Latin American left with Greek journalist Tassos Tsakiroglou during her recent visit to Athens. You are coming to Greece for a Conference on the actuality of Marx’s theoretical system. In the midst of a severe international financial crisis, what lessons can we draw from Marx’s critique of…

Franz Fanon: The Psychopathology of Colonization

“Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions” ― Frantz Fanon “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong….

Is Vivir Bien Possible?

To overcome the systemic crisis of humanity and Mother Earth we must turn to indigenous ecological concepts, says Pablo Solón. Introduction By Richard Fidler In his balance sheet of Bolivia’s “process of change,” published recently on this site, Bolivian intellectual and activist Pablo Solón advanced some proposals for a new course inspired by the ideas…

Bolivia VP Alvaro Garcia Linera on the Ebbing Latin American Tide

The “virtuous decade” of progressive governments in Latin America is ending. But, as Vice President of Bolivia Álvaro García Linera’s believes, revolutions come in waves. Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal Extracts of vice-president Garcia Linera’s address at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (May, 27, 2016). We are facing…

No Socialism Without Feminism, No Halfway Revolution

Identification with both the political Left and feminism creates a politics of cross-class solidarity. By Amilcar Sanatan A socialist feminist perspective advocates for a radically new and non-sexist division of labor that promotes gender equality in the workplace and values non-market labor in the home for men, women and the community. A socialism that seeks…