Issue 19 — Summer 2020

On unfamiliar and dangerous terrain: American workers begin the fightback

Veteran socialist Dan La Botz surveys the state of workers' organisations and politics in the US, and finds some signs of hope as a new generation begins to organise against economic enmiseration, a health crisis and racism.

Choosing between life and Capital in Latin America: Interview with Jeffery R. Webber

Róbert Nárai speaks to Jeffrey R. Webber on how the unfolding health crisis in Latin America is reshaping politics across the region.

‘Conventional capitalism is dying’: COVID-19, recession and the return of the state

Jordan Humphreys argues that the neoliberal model is history, based on the dramatic policies implemented by governments across the world in response to the health and economic crises triggered by the pandemic.

Iran: Rebellion and revolt at the heart of the republic

In this fascinating survey of politics in Iran, Shiva Tabari and Darren Roso put forward a revolutionary perspective for class struggle and socialist organising in a highly charged and challenging situation.

Resisting barbarism: Contours of the global rebellion

Omar Hassan surveys world politics at the turn of the decade, with a focus on the exhilarating return of mass revolutionary struggle.

Fuelled by coal: Piercing the mirage of a sustainable capitalist Australia

Catarina Da Silva looks at the economic roots of Australia's bipartisan support for the fossil fuels industry, arguing that a timely transition is impossible within capitalism.

New movement, new debates: The contested politics of climate change 

Sarah Garnham assesses the new climate movement and makes a case for a revolutionary perspective.

From revolutionary possibility to fascist defeat: The French Popular Front of 1936-38

Sandra Bloodworth draws on the French experience to refute reformist calls for a revival of Popular Front strategies.

We’ve been down this road before: Jesse Jackson, the Democrats and the left

Nick Everett re-examines the Jesse Jackson experience, in the process casting light on debates regarding the candidature of Bernie Sanders.

Is the world economy on the verge of a new recession?

Tom Bramble draws a snapshot of a stuttering world economy facing multiple constraints on future growth.

Gilbert Achcar on the undying revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa

In this wide-ranging interview, Gilbert Achcar explores the issues raised by the inspirational return of revolution to the Middle East and North Africa.

Isabelle Garo on Marx’s strategic thought and the spirit of revolt

Isabelle Garo makes the case for a dynamic application of Marx's method to today's political problems via a critique of Alain Badiou and Laclau and Mouffe.

Review: Workers’ anti-war resistance in Japan

Shomi Yoon reviews a new work on the rich history of working class anti-war activism in Japan during World War 2.

Review: The politics of the Indonesian union movement

Ben Reid reviews a newly published work on Indonesia's modern trade union movement.

Gilbert Achcar: Sulle rivoluzioni in Medioriente e Nord Africa (Italian: Gilbert Achcar on the undying revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa)

In questa intervista ad ampio raggio, Gilbert Achcar esplora le questioni sollevate dal ritorno ispiratore della rivoluzione in Medio Oriente e Nord Africa. Translated by rproject.it.

Gilbert Achcar: Sur les révolutions «permanentes» au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (French: Gilbert Achcar on the undying revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa)

Dans cette large interview, Gilbert Achcar explore les questions soulevées par le retour inspirant de la révolution au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord. Translated by A l’Encontre.

Gilbert Achcar sobre as revoluções infindáveis no Oriente Médio e no Norte da África (Portuguese: Gilbert Achcar on the undying revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa)

Nesta ampla entrevista, Gilbert Achcar explora as questões levantadas pelo retorno inspirador da revolução para o Oriente Médio e o Norte da África. Translated by Left on the Move.

Συνέντευξη του Ζιλμπέρ Ασκάρ: Η επιστροφή των αραβικών εξεγέρσεων (Greek: Gilbert Achcar on the undying revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa)

In this wide-ranging interview, Gilbert Achcar explores the issues raised by the inspirational return of revolution to the Middle East and North Africa. Translated by Panos Petrou for rproject.rg.