Michael Pröbsting — Many economists are discussing the question of which currency will replace the dollar or, more concretely, if China’s yuan could become the new leading currency. As we recently discussed elsewhere, this question is misleading.
Ilya Budraitskis explains the left’s vision of decentralized governance and why Russia’s Communist Party must exit together with Putin.
Russian Federation's Feminist Anti-War Resistance speaks with Zhanar Sekerbayeva, a feminist, human rights defender, LGBTIQ+ activist and co-founder of the “Feminita” Kazakhstan Feminist Initiative
Peter Boyle — The ecological and social impacts of a new surge in global military spending will one of the discussions at the Ecosocialism 2023 conference in Naarm/Melbourne on July 1–2.
In this interview with Mark Fischer, Michael A. Lebowitz, the author of 'Beyond Capital: Marx’s Political Economy of the Working Class', argues that 'Capital', taken alone, is one-sided, given Marx’s intention to also write a book on wage-labor.
Huei Ting and Audrey Chan — Major floods and other environmental disasters are a call for greater class consciousness and better national policies to mitigate the devastating effects of extreme weather due to climate change.
Chris Maisano surveys the views and policies of left-wing parties in Europe regarding the Ukraine war.
Gareth Dale — Kohei Saito’s 2020 book Capital in the Anthropocene became a surprise bestseller in Japan, demonstrating a wider thirst for anti-capitalist analyses of environmental catastrophe and a popular openness to degrowth-oriented solutions.
Panagiotis Sotiris interviews Sebnem Oguz — The emergence of a new fascism in Turkey is being intensively debated on the political left. In this context, an alliance of the left has formed under the banner of the Green Left Party, with support from other parties in the Labour and Freedom Alliance, with the hopes of a significant breakthrough for the political organization of the oppressed and the left in the election.
Grey Anderson — NATO’s twin dynamics—eastward expansionism within Europe, aggregated military operations outside—have brought it to the brink of a major international war, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But what is Washington’s real interest in the Alliance?
Japanese Marxist academic Kohei Saito, author of Capital in the Anthropocene, will be a keynote speaker at the Ecosocialism 2023, being organised by Green Left — and supported by LINKS International Journal of Socialist Renewal — in Naarm/Melbourne over July 1–2.
Ecosocialism 2023 will bring together ecosocialists from around the world, particularly from the Asia-Pacific region, examining the intersection between the ecological, economic and political crises of this time and draw together activists from various progressive social movements to discuss how we campaign for a world beyond capitalism.