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Ana Rivera

Protests Reach Fever Pitch in Sri Lanka Amid Historic Economic Crisis

In Sri Lanka, the government has imposed a state of emergency to control protests and mass anger over a deepening economic crisis that has led to debilitating shortages of food, fuel, and basic goods.

Ana Rivera

April 2, 2022

After Decades of Struggle in the Streets, Argentina Legalizes Abortion

In a monumental victory for the feminist movement, Argentina has voted to make abortion legal and free during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Socialist feminists have been on the frontlines of this struggle from the beginning.

Ana Rivera

December 30, 2020

Will the GOP Fall?

In the wake of Trump’s defeat, what paths are open for the Republican Party and Trumpism?

Ana Rivera

December 6, 2020

What Can We Read from the Vote?

It appears that more than 150 million votes were cast in the U.S. presidential election. The highest level of participation in a U.S. presidential election in 100 years, this historic turnout signifies the impact of youth and minority voting in a year marked by mobilizations.

Ana Rivera

November 4, 2020

Elections Amid Imperialist Decline

Whoever becomes president must manage an unprecedented situation amid increasing discontent with the regime.

Ana Rivera

November 1, 2020

Trump Gets COVID Just Days after Saying It Affects “Almost No One”

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus, raising even more doubts about the future of the presidential election next month.

Ana Rivera

October 2, 2020

Trump’s SC Nominee: Every Bit as Anti-Choice as People Feared

The battle for the available seat in the Supreme Court after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has begun. The GOP supported Amy Coney Barret will be Trump's nominee. This Supreme Court pick strengthens the conservative agenda, and the  President believes that this will secure him the presidency in a contested election.  

Ana Rivera

September 26, 2020

How Capitalists Benefit from Science Denialism

Increasing science denialism in the wake of the pandemic has made space for the racist and xenophobic policies of the extreme Right across the world. But bourgeois democracy cannot stop the rise of the Far Right --- only the organization of the working class can.

Ana Rivera

September 24, 2020

Biden-Harris: Conciliation And Moderation Will Not Stop the Far Right

Joe Biden and the vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris are making sure to not bother anyone but progressives. Meanwhile, polarization and far-right attacks are rising.

Ana Rivera

September 4, 2020

30 Million Tenants at Risk of Eviction as Federal Moratorium Ends

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the housing crisis, leading to four out of ten tenants experiencing housing insecurity. Mass layoffs and the Republicans’ proposed cuts to unemployment insurance will put millions who cannot afford to pay rent on the verge of homelessness.

Ana Rivera

July 31, 2020

In the Midst of the Pandemic and Protests, the U.S. Regime Looks to the Elections

Republicans and Democrats look to November while millions are facing the consequences of the pandemic, and the struggles against racism and coronavirus continue.

Ana Rivera

July 25, 2020

Racism Is Bipartisan

Bourgeois democracy and the two-party regime in the U.S. are key to sustaining racism.

Ana Rivera

July 2, 2020

“I Don’t Kid”: Trump Slows Down Testing While Coronavirus Cases Rise

In his controversial and poorly attended rally in Tulsa, President Donald Trump said he will urge to slow down testing for Covid-19. Now federal funds for testing are being cut, even as we face a massive second outbreak of coronavirus.

Ana Rivera

June 27, 2020

Donald Trump Would Rather Wage War Against Protesters Than Tackle Racism

Faced with the immense mobilizations that have spread throughout the United States for days, the government decided to respond with more repression. On Monday, Trump threatened to deploy federal troops against those who continue to demonstrate.

Ana Rivera

June 2, 2020

Minnesota is a Blue State. Where is the “Lesser Evil” Now?

The murder of George Floyd is not just the responsibility of the police. State violence is a constant in Minneapolis, a state governed by Democrats. The Mayor Jacob Frey has worked together with the Governor Tim Waltz to repress the current protests against police brutality and racism.

Ana Rivera

May 30, 2020

Latin America, New Epicenter of the Pandemic: Coronavirus and Imperialism Lead the Region to Disaster

The WHO warns that Latin America has become the new epicenter of the pandemic. Together with the coronavirus, the region’s inequalities and imperialist oppression will have fatal consequences.

Ana Rivera

May 29, 2020

Conflicting Interests: The Capitalist Reopening and the Working Class

All 50 states in the country are now fully or partially reopened. Those most affected by the reopening are the most vulnerable workers and communities.

Ana Rivera

May 23, 2020

Unable to Contain the Internal Crisis, Trump Continues the Push Against China

Blaming China for the pandemic has become the strategy of both Republicans and Democrats. This increases tensions between the countries and within the U.S. itself. While they try to divide the working class, capitalist interests are protected.

Ana Rivera

May 16, 2020

A Socialist Plan to Re-Open the Economy

The ruling class is pushing to reopen the economy, but neither the health nor the economic security of the working class is being taken into consideration. Efforts to reopen must be directed towards protecting the working class --- not capitalist profits.

Ana Rivera

April 26, 2020

Who’s Defunding WHO?

Whose interests are behind the decision to defund the World Health Organization? Disputes between the United States and China continue, and Trump is being questioned over the U.S. response.  

Ana Rivera

April 20, 2020

We’re Not All in This Together: No Unity with the Billionaires

Despite its rhetoric of “We’re all in this together,” the government shows that it clearly only has the capitalist class’ interests in mind. The government finds it difficult to cultivate national unity in a divided and fragmented country. The imperialist powers are fighting to see who will come out the winner in this crisis. The pandemic exposes the true face of capitalism but also the power of the working class.

Ana Rivera

April 14, 2020

Amazon Won’t Let a Crisis Go to Waste

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, millions of workers are at risk of infection, layoffs, and lack of access to health care. But certain sectors are profiting tremendously as a direct result of the crisis.

Ana Rivera

April 1, 2020

Nationwide Whole Foods Workers Strike: Our Lives Are Essential Too

Whole Foods workers are going on a nationwide strike today to protest the lack of security measures against the Coronavirus. It's the first time there's been a nationwide protest against the company since 1980 and the first since it was bought by Amazon.

Ana Rivera

March 31, 2020

Trump’s Response to the Pandemic: Demagogy for Workers and Billions for Billionaires

President Trump has gone from dismissing the coronavirus to declaring a national emergency, making an agreement with the Democrats to take exceptional measures. The head of the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, called the policy response "a failure.” Trump's policies are aimed at securing the financial and big pharmaceutical businesses, while the working class increasingly suffers from the crisis.

Ana Rivera

March 15, 2020

The Coronavirus and the Class Struggle

The coronavirus is affecting the world economy and the health of the working class as well. In the U.S., the virus is likely to spread more quicky since working-class people cannot afford to take sick days and many avoid doctors. 

Ana Rivera

March 2, 2020

Is There a New Economic Boom?

Trump says the U.S. economy is “the best it’s ever been.” The data tells a much different story. What is the true state of the economy under Trump?

Ana Rivera

February 26, 2020

Victory in Argentina against Imperialist Mining

After massive mobilizations in Mendoza, Argentina, the government was forced to back off from polluting open-pit mining.

Ana Rivera

January 4, 2020

The Battle of Seattle: Shaking Capitalism

Twenty years ago, protesters from across the world descended on Seattle to protest against the World Trade Organization, sparking a movement against neoliberalism that is still with us today.

Ana Rivera

November 30, 2019

Why are Evo Morales and the MAS Negotiating with the Leaders of the Coup?

While the far-right tries to consolidate the coup in Bolivia, the working, indigenous, and peasant people are fighting back. Meanwhile, Morales and his party, the MAS, have opened negotiations with the coup leaders.

Ana Rivera

November 20, 2019

Indigenous Workers Build Self Defense Committees, Fight Bolivia’s Coup

After weeks of increasing right-wing protests, the Bolivian military demanded on Sunday that President Evo Morales resign. The protests had reached a fever pitch, with the police joining the side of the right-wing in the streets demanding the president’s ouster. After the police, the military and the Organization of American States (OAS) united against Morales, […]

Ana Rivera

November 13, 2019