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 RiveraApril 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 RiveraDecember 30, 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 RiveraNovember 4, 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 RiveraOctober 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 RiveraSeptember 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 RiveraSeptember 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 RiveraSeptember 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 RiveraJuly 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 RiveraJuly 25, 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 RiveraJune 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 RiveraJune 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 RiveraMay 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 RiveraMay 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 RiveraMay 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 RiveraMay 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 RiveraApril 26, 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 RiveraApril 14, 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 RiveraMarch 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 RiveraMarch 15, 2020
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 RiveraNovember 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 RiveraNovember 13, 2019