Today would have been British Labour MP Tony Benn’s 95th birthday. We remember his contributions to the struggle for democracy and socialism, a struggle that we must continue today.
Leo Panitch is coeditor of the Socialist Register and coauthor, most recently, of Searching for Socialism: The Project of the Labour New Left from Benn to Corbyn (Verso).
A study of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement is rich with lessons for socialists who want to use the state without being captured by it.
Mass workers’ movements transformed much of the world in the twentieth century, but they couldn’t overcome the power of capital. Today, we need a new democratic socialism to remake politics and revive working-class organizing.
Fifty years after it was published, Ralph Miliband’s The State in Capitalist Society remains indispensable for any socialist movement with ambitions of power.
The Right in Greece is once again gaining ground, and posing a serious risk to Greek democracy.
The question of the party is back on the Left’s agenda — and not a moment too soon.
What kind of economic agenda does Trump have in store for workers?
Trump’s infrastructure and jobs proposals might ruffle some establishment feathers, but he’ll still be terrible for workers.
Center-left politicians’ championing of free trade will only fuel right-wing forces on both sides of the Atlantic.
Jeremy Corbyn on his surprising rise to the top of the Labour Party and the challenges he now faces.
It looks like the Blairites might finally be defeated tomorrow. But can Jeremy Corbyn really change the Labour Party?
Syriza Minister of Education and Culture Aristides Baltas on the tensions and challenges of working within the Greek state.
What would constructive pressure on the Syriza government look like?
Leo Panitch on Syriza, party building, and how socialists should approach state power.
A Syriza election win today will be a victory against both austerity and the European right.
David Harvey and Leo Panitch on the contradictions of capitalism and how to build movements that go beyond localism.
Leo Panitch on Ralph Miliband and fifty years of the Socialist Register.
The authors of The Making of Global Capitalism respond in the conclusion to our seminar on their book.
In this interview, the fate of European social democracy, among other topics, are discussed.