Topic: Tradition

  • Breathing in the socialism in the air

    The Socialism 2016 conference in Chicago brought together nearly 1,400 people on the front lines of the fight for a better world.

  • Are you ready for Socialism? writers make their recommendations for the sessions you can't miss at the Socialism 2016 conference in Chicago on July 1-4.

  • Is socialism doomed by human nature?

    There is no conflict in believing that human beings are the product of evolution and that we can act on the basis of compassion and cooperation.

  • Could President Sanders make it a Red House?

    What if Bernie Sanders somehow overcame all the obstacles in front of him and became the next president? What would happen then--and why?

  • Un movimiento socialista

    Sanders ha dado voz al descontento contra el sistema bipartidista, pero hay más acerca del socialismo que cualquier candidato.

  • Taking the socialist moment forward

    At the Socialism in the Air conference in Portland, people talked about what it will take to get "from a moment to a movement."

  • 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.