Universal cash assistance programs have provided an indispensable financial lifeline for households and the economy as a whole during the pandemic. But contrary to many advocates of a universal basic income, the past year’s experience offers no model for a left policy agenda in normal times.
Michal Rozworski is a London-based union researcher and writer. He is the author, with Leigh Phillips, of The People's Republic of Walmart.
The Right couches their arguments about not wearing face masks or reopening their local Baskin Robbins in the language of “freedom.” We have to take that language of freedom back, making the case that real freedom means the ability to democratically decide, together, how to protect everyone from hunger, homelessness, and sickness.
After last week’s defeat, our immediate task must be to protect the current political project within the Labour Party — the only one able to meaningfully unite the broad working class.
The Tories hate the National Health Service not only because it delivers free public health care, but because it points the way toward a different society — one in which the market does not dominate our lives.
Mega-companies like Amazon and Walmart are already using large-scale central planning. We can wield that tool for good. Socialists need to renew our embrace of democratic planning and fight for a real alternative to capitalism.
The feverish bids to attract Amazon’s second headquarters are a side effect of a deeper economic malaise.
The market is blindly leading us toward climate calamity — democratic planning is a way out.
Labour’s plans to pursue democratic models of ownership are the most radical aspect of Corbyn’s program.
Barcelona en Comú has channeled the city’s militant social movements to mount a successful electoral project.
The British left can’t look to Jeremy Corbyn to carry them to victory by himself.
Liberal wonks aren’t afraid of Bernie’s “inexperience.” They’re afraid of an economy where working people have power.
Apple is being praised for defending its users’ privacy. But its main concern is its bottom line.
The Canadian left must rally opposition to the Trudeau government and chart an independent course.
The fight against Uber isn’t technophobia. It’s a fight for a technology that could foster real cooperation.
Poland’s recent elections cemented right-wing dominance and the neoliberal trajectory of the past two decades. Can the Left recover?
Jane McAlevey on Fight for 15, labor’s crisis of strategy, and the difference between organizing and mobilizing.
Syriza central committee member John Milios on how to end austerity in Greece.
Whatever the outcome of today’s vote, the Greek people can expect no miracles. But they deserve our complete solidarity.
It’s not just Stephen Harper. Since the 1990s, austerity has carried the day in Canada.
Sweden shows the promise and limits of the welfare state.