Ongoing organizing in the face of COVID-19 reveals how class struggles in Toronto are inseparable from fights waged on feminist, anti-racist, and other fronts, all in the name of reclaiming life over profits.
Spectre’s Tithi Bhattacharya interviewed Meagan Day, Justin Charles, and Charlie Post about the left, electoral strategy, and class and social movements after the defeat of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary. In the first part, each answers Bhattacharya’s questions and in the second part, they respond to one another.
How should we think about the rank and file strategy in light of recent developments, and how can it incorporate an analysis of social reproduction? Kate Doyle Griffiths reflects on what this means for socialist strategy today.
Gareth Dale reviews Andreas Malm’s forthcoming book on responses to the coronavirus and climate change. “Malm describes his project as Leninist—but which of the umpteen Lenins is his?”
Peter Ikeler demolishes Dustin Guastella’s recent article arguing that socialists should oppose the defunding of police. Against this reactionary nonsense, he advocates a properly socialist and abolitionist politics.
For too long, gatekeepers of the art world have spoken in the name of the sector’s most marginalized workers. But now these workers are taking back the narrative, linking anti-racist mobilization to struggles in their own workplaces.
Spectre’s Ashley Smith interviews leading Hong Kong activist Au Loong Yu in the aftermath of China’s latest crackdown. What does it all mean against the backdrop of the pandemic, global recession, and Cold War redux?
Alex Doris discusses Bernie Sanders victory in Nevada’s Democractic Party primary in terms of the Culinary union there, health care, “fortress unionism,’ mass COIVD-19 layoffs and lessons for the left.