The Left

USSR: Getting the Soviet Union Right

March 22, 2015 admin 1

The Soviet Union still matters. Though it passed into history in August 1991, the Soviet Union casts a distinct shadow. Indeed it is impossible to understand contemporary capitalism – that is, capitalism in the 20th […]


Tess Holliday and #effyourbeautystandards

March 21, 2015 admin 0

On January 22nd, American plus-size model Tess Holliday announced that she had been signed with MiLK Model Management in the United Kingdom. Holliday is the first model of her size – at 5’5” and size […]


Echoes of the Modoc War

March 20, 2015 admin 0

In the United States, with its peculiar origin of being both a settler-colonial state and a first rate imperialist power, the class struggle has taken place not only in its “pure” form but also through […]


The Class Struggle in Haiti

March 19, 2015 admin 0

In my last article, I concluded by noting the U.S.-sponsored coup against left-populist President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the beginning of the country’s occupation by MINUSTAH, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. Well-meaning but naive […]


Venezuela and Anti-Imperialism

March 18, 2015 admin 0

Last Monday, President Obama announced a new wave of economic sanctions against Venezuela on the grounds that it is an “extraordinary threat to national security.” The executive order is nominally aimed at seven top Venezuelan […]

The Left

Is an American Syriza in the Cards?

March 18, 2015 admin 9

Readers of this paper will likely already be aware that on January 25th, snap elections in crisis-ridden Greece unseated the conservative-lead government in favor of the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza by its Greek […]

The Red Vine

The Red Vine: March 2015

March 18, 2015 admin 2

In this issue: The class struggle in Haiti Is an American Syriza in the cards? Echoes of the Modoc War Tess Holliday, body image and Internet fury Venezuela: principled anti-imperialism needed Party update