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The Second Coming of a “Pink Tide”

It’s April 7th, 2018. The former President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (or simply “Lula”) has been charged with corruption and is about to turn himself in. Before surrendering, Lula gives a speech to the thousands of supporters outside of the Metalworkers’ Union headquarters he has been hiding out in for the past…

Rashida Tlaib Shows that the Dirty Break is Viable

Representative Rashida Tlaib is building stronger relationships with YDSA chapters in her district through regular meetings and events, like a town hall held with Lawrence Tech YDSA. She’s laying the groundwork for an eventual split from the Democratic Party.

“A Crisis in DSA” Railroad Strike Vote Spurs Debate

Correction: A previous version of this article misspelled quoted sources’ names and wrongly misattributed a quote to an individual. The errors have since been fixed. With a nationwide railroad strike looming, President Biden and the Democratic Party worked quickly to neutralize the threat. Four rail unions rejected the agreement made by the Biden administration earlier…

An Interview with Young Labour

The Activist’s Rafi Ash talked with Hasan Patel, a socialist member of the British Labour Party and elected leader of the party’s youth section known as Young Labour, about the recent political turmoil in the United Kingdom and the future of the British left. 

Lula Won and Brazil is Better for it

Lula overcoming tremendous obstacles to defeat Bolsonaro is a huge win for Brazil and the Left. But we should still temper our expectations for his presidency.