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LEFT ON THE MOVE is a new page to support and build new alternatives in Latin America and the World, defending the power of the workers and people against the 1% of the rich and privileged, and a society without exploitation.

We take this new step to respond to a world situation that presents us with two faces. One of them is the increasing crisis of capitalism. To save capitalism, the ruling classes intend to continue their insatiable plundering of natural resources, and exploitation of workers and peoples. Governments at the service of financial capital and large corporations who have become owners of the state sustain the system of neoliberal globalization. There is geopolitical chaos because the traditional regimes in the imperialist countries who sustained this hegemony, particularly the United States, are increasingly in crisis. The attrition of these regimes has led to the emergence of rightwing neo-populisms that are a new threat to workers and peoples.

But there is also another face, full of energy that can overcome this crisis. In the strikes of the workers, in the popular rebellions, in the democratic demonstrations, in the feminist wave, new political alternatives appear that confront the old regimes and neo-populisms. There has never been so much crisis in the system and its regimes and, at the same time so many human potentialities; that is the picture that makes us realistic in our fight and enthusiastic about the future.

New processes that can dispute power to the dominant sectors are already in gestation. The PSOL is strengthened in Brazil, the MNP advances in Peru, the Frente Amplio in Chile, socialism in the United States grows from the elections where Bernie Sanders participated.

These new processes have to go beyond the “old left” which has already proved that it is not an alternative to the crisis. The so-called “progressivisms,” from the neoliberal social governments of the PT in Brazil and the current authoritarianism of Maduro in Venezuela and Ortega in Nicaragua showed their limits; they were part of the capitalist system or adapted to it just as social democracy did in Europe.

With LEFT ON THE MOVE we want to create an open portal to discuss these new struggles and new alternatives and regroupings of the left. Many fighters under the banners of democratic, anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist struggles are asking themselves if it is possible in the name of a better society, and even in the name of socialism, if we can go halfway, or compromise with the right that we historically fight. We answer that we must go further. This new left is already being born in Latin America and in the rest of the world. For that, LEFT ON THE MOVE is also a space for reflection and debate to draw conclusions from the failed experiences in the struggle against imperialist domination, to better arm our struggle, and to contribute to the articulation of these new processes that are developing before the cycle of “progressivisms” is exhausted.

Those of us who claim to be part of the revolutionary socialist tradition cannot be alien to these movements. Our task is to help build them and root them in the workers and the people, strengthen them in strikes, in democratic struggles, in movements against racism, in environmental struggles defending a program of rupture with the old—a program of “real democracy” that guarantees the leadership and rights of workers and youth to decide their future. We are an active part of them to go as far as possible in the fight against capitalist exploitation until the conquest of a new world without exploited or exploiter.

We promote and organize this portal betting on the regrouping of socialist forces that defend these alternatives. That is why we are internationalists and we are in the Fourth International. Far from sectarianism and self-proclamation, LEFT ON THE MOVE is a page open to all those who are participating in the daily struggle against the attacks of capitalism and want to collaborate.

A new page to support and build new alternatives in Latin America and the world, defending the power of the workers and people against the 1% of the rich and privileged, and a society without exploitation.

Writing office

  • Pedro Fuentes
  • Bernardo Corrêa
  • Charles Rosa
  • Clara Baeder