A lot of talk about nothing: “left narratives” or class struggle?

A lot of talk about nothing: “left narratives” or class struggle?



Friday, 25 February 2022 

A lot of talk about nothing: “left narratives” or class struggle?

“The left needs a new narrative.” Such is the idea that has gripped the minds of many on the left around the world today, as attempts are made to build alternatives to the dominant, bourgeois parties. What is the substance behind this idea? And can it help take the working class forward in any way? As Yola Kipcak explains in this article, first published in issue 34 of In Defence of Marxism, playing around with words is no substitute for class struggle. Click here to subscribe and get the latest issue of In Defence of Marxism magazine.


Montreal Marxist School 2022: Over 1,000 people thirsty for ideas to change the world

This weekend saw the twelfth edition of the Montreal Marxist Winter School. For the second year in a row, this must-attend event for North American Marxists had to be held online. Despite the more impersonal nature of the Zoom meetings, the tremendous enthusiasm of the participants was palpable.


法国大选:对抗各路右派势力!

法国总统选举的第一轮将于4月10日举行。根据当前的情况,我们大概知道哪些人会出线,但无法预测他们中的哪些人能够进入第二轮选举。(按:本文原文发表于2022年1月3日。译者:洪磊)


Inperialismoaren hipokrisia eta Ukrainaren inbasioa

Azkenean, hasi da. Errusiako indarrek Ukrainaren aurkako eraso masiboa piztu dute. Goizeko lehen orduan, telebistan emandako hitzaldi labur batean, Vladimir Putin presidente errusiarrak operazio militar berezi bat iragarri zuen goizaldean. Transmisiotik minutu gutxira, Ukrainatik goizeko 5ak aldera, leherketak entzun ziren Ukrainako hiri nagusietatik gertu, Kiev hiriburua barne.


La hipocresía imperialista y la invasión de Ucrania

Finalmente, ha comenzado. Las fuerzas rusas han desatado un ataque masivo contra Ucrania. A primera hora de la mañana, en un breve discurso televisado, el presidente ruso Vladimir Putin anunció una “operación militar especial” de madrugada. A los pocos minutos de la transmisión, alrededor de las 5 a.m. hora de Ucrania, se escucharon explosiones cerca de las principales ciudades ucranianas, incluida la capital, Kiev.