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The Role of the Norwegian Left

Ellen Engelstad, Marie Sneve Martinussen Jacobin
Norway's parliamentary elections on Monday, September 11, 2017 will point the way forward for the country's left.

A New Beginning

Clémentine Autain and David Broder Jacobin
Early results place left-wing candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon third, behind Macron and Le Pen. But his campaign, under the banner of France Insoumise, has succeeded in shifting the debate in France’s presidential election to the Left, forcing discussion of democracy and redistribution into a terrain previously dominated by the Right. What does it mean for France’s left?

Main Mexico Leftist Party on Verge of Dissolution, Leader Says

The PRD, which Cardenas helped found in 1989, rules Guerrero state and the city of Iguala, where the government said 43 trainee teachers were abducted by police on the night of Sept. 26 and apparently handed over to a drug gang and killed.
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