WEBCAST: Trotsky, Krupskaya and the Bolshevik Tradition

Thursday, September 16  7 p.m. Eastern Time,Trotsky, Krupskaya and the Bolshevik Tradition, featuring Paul LeBlanc, historian at La Roche University in Pittsburgh, a labor and socialist activist who has written or edited more than 30 books on topics such as Leon Trotsky and Rosa Luxemburg, and…

On Monuments

Statues are not history. They are communications devices for ideologies. True for this animal-who is one of the most common in the states of the old Confederacy-not despite the fact he started the KKK, but because of it.  

Turmoil in the Green Party

This is an important discussion on the state of the Left in Canada, and on the movement for Eco-socialism.  In terms of strategy, it has implications for the very future of humanity and nature.

First of all, I want to congratulate Dimitri Lascaris.  He waged an amazing campaign that rallied thousands of people to Eco-socialist ideas.  That is a testament to Dimitri’s consummate skills as a superb organizer and an articulate proponent of radical socio-economic change.

In the end, the Green Party selected the most conservative, pro-capitalist candidate who ran to be its Leader.  In interviews with the mass media, Annamie Paul emphasized her identity, instead of highlighting her policy ideas.  Like her predecessor and major backer, Elizabeth May, Paul’s ideas conform to the tired old Green Party outlook on private ownership of the economy, not to mention its general support for Ottawa’s pro-imperialist foreign policy.