Category: Theory

  • What Questions Must Students Ask Their Educators, and Why?

    Given the enormous problems that humanity is facing, it is reasonable to expect to see a future society that is radically different from, and superior to, the current one, that is a society which is genuinely democratic in the economic and non-economic spheres of life. And to produce a better society, we need better ideas, … Keep reading »

  • Reading Capitalist Realism Ten Years On

    Today, in the interregnum of the post-crisis, austerity-driven, global neoliberal capitalist society, we are confronted with a range of contradictions potentially threatening our very way of life on Earth. From looming ecological catastrophes and the threat of the capitalocene, to the rise of artificial intelligence and digital automation threatening stagnation, to refugee crises and culture … Keep reading »

  • Socialism and Accountability

    History teaches us nothing, so said Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Andrea Nahles, to justify discontinuing the SPD’s Historical Commission. Long ago, Rosa Luxemburg took the opposite position: “history is the only true teacher” (GW 4: 480). Perhaps history really doesn’t teach us how we should act immediately in our current situation. This is true … Keep reading »

  • Luxury Eco-Communism: A Wonderful World is Possible

    This film is very much not a utopian vision of the future. In fact, the very different strategies of utopian and materialist thinking for imagining the future are discussed in the first part of the film. Instead of a utopia, the film presents a wide variety of issues, suffering and problems experienced by people, whose … Watch video »

  • A Window of Opportunity for Leftist Politics?

    How to Continue In and After the Corona Crisis The current crisis represents a new form of crisis and can certainly be understood as a sign of things to come. This is because it is not only the result of a dynamic internal to the economy as was the case with the financial crisis, which many … Keep reading »

  • The Pandemic and the Need for a New Society

    During the on-going pandemic, humanity’s suffering has increased enormously. To date, June 13, 2020, 7.78 million people in the world have contracted the coronavirus, and 429,000 have died. In the richest and most powerful country in the world, more than 2.12 million cases have been reported, with 116,929 deaths. The adverse effects of the pandemic … Keep reading »

  • The Communist Movement at a Crossroads

    Under the general editorship of John Riddell, the record of the Communist International (Comintern) under Lenin has been retrieved from history and made alive again for our time. The aim of this series of texts, starting in 1983, has been to present the record, documents and debates of the Comintern, in its own words. The … Keep reading »

  • Searching for Socialism Launch

    Tribune came together with Momentum and Verso Books to organize a lockdown launch for Colin Leys’ and Leo Panitch’s new book Searching for Socialism: The Project of the Labour New Left from Benn to Corbyn. Watch video »

  • #Lenin150: The Man Who Theorized and Practiced Revolution

    “You who are building, twenty meters high and on top the trade-union’s palace, Ilyich’s statue, do not forget in his boot the hole, testified by many, sign of poverty. Because I hear that it points Westward, where many of those live who are going to recognize by this boot Ilyich as one of their own.” … Keep reading »

  • A Decade on the Left

    Interview with Leo Panitch about the lessons learned from the last decade on the Left – from Occupy Wall Street to Syriza, Podemos, Corbyn and Bernie Sanders. Keep reading »

  • The Deconstruction of the American State /w Clyde Barrow

    A month after Donald Trump took office as 45th President of the United States, his chief political strategist Stephen K. Bannon declared that “the new administration is in an unending battle for deconstruction of the administrative state.” While many commentators have seen the Trump administration’s actions as unhinged, erratic, unpredictable, and impulsive, this presentation situates … Watch video »

  • The Tightrope of Socialist Politics and Governance in Canada

    Obstacles, Dilemmas, Strategy One of the more persistent irritants amongst supporters of the New Democratic Party (NDP) has been its longstanding inability to replace the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) as the country’s alternative to the different iterations of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC). This irritation has been amplified by the LPC’s habit of campaigning … Keep reading »