Marxist Left Review #19

Marxist Left Review #19

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Issue 19 — Summer 2020

Iran: Rebellion and revolt at the heart of the republic
In this fascinating survey of politics in Iran, Shiva Tabari and Darren Roso put forward a revolutionary perspective for class struggle and socialist organising in a highly charged and challenging situation.

Resisting barbarism: Contours of the global rebellion
Omar Hassan surveys world politics at the turn of the decade, with a focus on the exhilarating return of mass revolutionary struggle.

New movement, new debates: The contested politics of climate change
Sarah Garnham assesses the new climate movement and makes a case for a revolutionary perspective.

Fuelled by coal: Piercing the mirage of a sustainable capitalist Australia
Catarina Da Silva looks at the economic roots of Australia's bipartisan support for the fossil fuels industry, arguing that a timely transition is impossible within capitalism.

From revolutionary possibility to fascist defeat: The French Popular Front of 1936-38
Sandra Bloodworth draws on the French experience to refute reformist calls for a revival of Popular Front strategies.

We’ve been down this road before: Jesse Jackson, the Democrats and the left
Nick Everett re-examines the Jesse Jackson experience, in the process casting light on debates regarding the candidature of Bernie Sanders.

Is the world economy on the verge of a new recession?
Tom Bramble draws a snapshot of a stuttering world economy facing multiple constraints on future growth.

Gilbert Achcar on the undying revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa
In this wide-ranging interview, Gilbert Achcar explores the issues raised by the inspirational return of revolution to the Middle East and North Africa.

Isabelle Garo on Marx’s strategic thought and the spirit of revolt
Isabelle Garo makes the case for a dynamic application of Marx's method to today's political problems via a critique of Alain Badiou and Laclau and Mouffe.

Review: Workers’ anti-war resistance in Japan
Shomi Yoon reviews a new work on the rich history of working class anti-war activism in Japan during World War 2.

Review: The politics of the Indonesian union movement
Ben Reid reviews a newly published work on Indonesia's modern trade union movement.