Topic: Tradition

  • The uses and abuses of "unity"

    Unity is essential for advancing workers' struggles, but the slogan can also paper over profound differences. How do socialists approach the question?

  • What does a socialist movement look like?

    Sanders has given voice to the discontent with corporate power and the two-party system. But there's more to socialism than one candidate.

  • Elections and the Marxist tradition

    Elections can help radicals amplify their message and give shape to movements--but a future socialist society can't be legislated into existence.

  • Saving capitalism or getting rid of it?

    Bernie Sanders' mass popularity has revived interest in socialism, but it also raises a question for the left: What does socialism mean to us?

  • Vehículo de democracia obrera

    La clase obrera no puede apoderarse del Estado como es, sino que necesita uno propio--un Estado verdaderamente democrático.

  • Socialism beyond the ballot box

    Socialism means more than voting for a socialist candidate or greater state control of the economy. Above all, it means workers' democracy.

  • Can America go socialist?

    The editors of Jacobin and Socialist Worker discuss the impact of the Sanders campaign and what it means for the efforts of socialists in the U.S.

  • Socialists and the case for reparations

    The left debate is posed as either support for slavery reparations or an alternative, socialist solution. But why should it be an either/or choice?

  • Una herramienta de dominio

    El Estado moderno es el Estado de la clase dominante, y su principal propósito es asegurar su dominio de clase.

  • Our lives are richer for having known him

    This week, we lost Aaron Hess, a brilliant and beautiful comrade and a committed revolutionary for his entire adult life.

  • Where will socialism come from?

    In socialist movements throughout history, the question of what kind of society we're fighting for has been bound up with who can achieve it.

  • Reforma y revolución

    En la lucha colectiva por reformas, la clase obrera se radicaliza y adquiere una idea de su propio poder.

  • Socialism? You mean like in Sweden?

    Two writers examine the model that Bernie Sanders looks to--and conclude that socialism needs to be much more radical.

  • Red Rosa takes another genre

    A new graphic biography of the life of Rosa Luxemburg provides another way to understand this remarkable revolutionary.

  • How can we make a "political revolution"?

    Bernie Sanders is rallying millions of people around his call for a "political revolution." But what would it take to actually make one happen?

  • Fighting for a future free from capital

    Even in a world of war and injustice, the fundamental human sense of justice can never be quite fully extinguished.

  • How I got redder and redder

    If you think that capitalism is one big atrocity, it makes sense to organize with other people who think so, too.

  • Seriously, get this book

    An SW writer's book brings curiosity seekers and veteran socialists along for a funny and relatable conversation about Marxism.

  • How will women win their liberation?

    Sharon Smith's Women and Socialism makes a case for Marxism as a guide to fighting women's oppression--while revisiting debates within Marxism.

  • No puedes luchar solo

    A pesar de haber sido declarado muerto, el socialismo sigue latente. Para hacerlo una realidad necesitamos fuerzas políticas que aún debemos construir.

  • Where do socialists belong?

    There is an ongoing discussion on the left assessing the experience of revolutionaries who have taken part in broad left formations.

  • The anarcho-madness of the free market

    There are few better examples of the waste built into capitalism than the periodic stock market crashes like the one in mid-August.

  • Another world is worth getting organized for

    Despite being written off, socialism is in the air these days. That’s a start, but we need to build the political forces that can make it a real alternative.

  • Socialists and the struggle to end racism

    Capitalism and racism are bound together. One cannot exist without the other, and so the struggle against each depends on a struggle against both.

  • Socialismo: Aún desde abajo

    ¿Qué significado tiene, en el siglo 21, el compromiso del marxismo con el "socialismo desde abajo"?