Topic: Tradition

  • Confusion about political power

    During the Spanish Revolution, there were different interpretations of revolutionary syndicalism within the CNT

  • Unidos contra la patronal

    Los socialistas apoyan los sindicatos porque son las organizaciones más elementales de la clase obrera.

  • Syndicalism and taking power

    Marxists differ from syndicalists in our understanding of politics and the tasks needed to prepare for and win a revolution.

  • Contradictions of syndicalism

    The working class can only achieve practical consciousness through the fight for leadership in every sphere of social life.

  • Bringing Marxism to a new generation

    The Socialism 2015 conference is an important political gathering for radicals from around the country and beyond.

  • Paralizando el sistema

    La clase obrera es la primera clase en la historia del mundo cuyo interés no yace en un nuevo sistema de explotación.

  • What makes a revolution?

    Revolution is neither an act of will nor inevitable--it is the result of the interplay of material conditions and the actions of social groups and classes.

  • Ni un solo engranaje rodaría

    El socialismo debe involucrar a los trabajadores tomando el poder en sus lugares de trabajo y formando de sus propias instituciones de poder.

  • Misunderstanding syndicalism

    It was Marxism, not syndicalism, that historically proposed a division of labor between politics and the economic sphere.

  • Theodore Allen on race and privilege

    The radical historian Theodore Allen's writings on race, privilege and the working class developed over many decades.

  • Snow days under socialism

    The record-breaking snowfall and cold in the Northeast begs the question: What would winter look like in a different society?

  • Tarred with the same brush

    The notion of renouncing white privilege in White Blindspot comes in the framework of fighting for militant working-class unity.

  • Privilege and the working class

    Many of today's advocates of privilege politics are unaware of the theory's class roots--roots that continue to have an impact.

  • Can the working class still change the world?

    Neoliberalism has restructured the working class, but it hasn't eliminated the potential of workers to pose a revolutionary alternative to capitalism.

  • Why checking your privilege isn't enough

    Today's young radicals define themselves by their commitment to opposing all forms of oppression, but there are important questions to confront.

  • Capitalism, racism and the 1 Percent

    Racism has deep roots intertwined with capitalism itself--but its grip can be broken, particularly at times of heightened class struggle.

  • Sobre los hombros de gigantes

    La Organización Socialista Internacional se considera parte de la tradición socialista fundada por Carlos Marx y Federico Engels.

  • The oppressed majority

    Many associate the term oppression with discrimination against specific groups, but there is also an oppression suffered by the whole working class.

  • Kind of a different state?

    The discussion about what the SYRIZA led-government in Greece can accomplish raises important questions about the state.

  • A cada cual según necesite

    ¿Qué es el socialismo? Imagine una sociedad cuyo propósito sea satisfacer las necesidades de cada uno de sus miembros.

  • A costillas de todos nosotros

    El capitalismo ha esparcido a todos los rincones del mundo un sistema con fines de lucro, donde la riqueza es usada para conseguir más riqueza.

  • The future of the left after the Great Recession

    Only a struggle from below can confront and reverse the neoliberal policies that caused the 2008 global financial meltdown.

  • Freedom of the press and the working class

    In an article written in 1938, Leon Trotsky argued for the importance of socialists championing democratic rights.

  • Is Marxism Eurocentric?

    Critics of Marx's "Eurocentrism" build their case on a small sample of writings--but ignore the larger body of work that refutes their claims.

  • A Leninist and a Lennonist

    A fellow veteran of the socialist movement pays tribute to the remarkable life of a dear friend and comrade.