Author: Claudia Cinatti

Jacobin Blames Campaign Worker Organizing for Sanders’ 2020 Loss

Jacobin Magazine recently published an article blaming Bernie Sanders’ loss on his campaign staff organizing for better working conditions. This article is but the latest example of Jacobin making apologies for bourgeois candidates instead of re-examining their strategy.

Polarization and Crisis in Peru

Castillo’s victory marks the beginning of a new and still unpredictable period, in which the struggle between change and continuity will undoubtedly play an important role.

Profits Call the Tune

Profit is not a “gift of capital,” and does not rely on investment. Profits can be generated out of the exploitation of labor power without further investment, and indeed, that is what we can see now in the expansion of ‘fictitious capital’ at the expense of productive investment.

3,000 Volvo Workers Are on Strike Again

After rejecting a second contract offer, Volvo workers at the Mack and Volvo Truck of North America manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia are on strike again. They say that this time they are not going back until a new contract is ratified.

Working Class Tunisians Rise Up against Police Violence

Protests began in the working-class districts of Sidi Hassine and Séjoumi in Tunis, Tunisia, after a young man died in police custody and videos of police beating a minor went viral on social media. Police violence is endemic in Tunisia, and the masses suffer unemployment, poverty, and misery a decade after the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime and the beginning of the Arab Spring.

Colombia and the Red Thread of Rebellion in Latin America

The rebellion in Colombia is part of a process of class struggle that has unfolded throughout Latin America, especially since 2019. It reinforces the need to build revolutionary parties and an international revolutionary leadership that will allow these struggles to be led to victory.

The U.S.-China Summit: Containing China Is a Bipartisan Affair

The first Biden-era meeting of U.S. and Chinese government officials was marked by political theater. But the summit demonstrated that Biden, with his hostile policy towards China, has more in common with his predecessor than he would like to admit.

Two hands wearing blue latex gloves hold a vaccine syringe

The Pandemic and Vaccine Nationalism

“Vaccine nationalism” reproduces the geopolitical rivalries and tensions that have been building up since the 2008 capitalist crisis. Ultimately, it is a mirror of both capitalist competition and the irrationality of a system that transforms everything it touches — from the superfluous to the indispensable for life — into merchandise and profit.

The Biden Era Begins

After a brief but intense interregnum, the United States officially has a new government in formation. However, in the context of the pandemic recession, social upheaval, and profound contradictions, there will be no return to normal.

Why Is Trump Refusing to Concede?

Even though Joe Biden has been proclaimed president-elect, Donald Trump refuses to admit defeat. This means the transition between the two administrations has not formally begun, breaking with the customs of the bipartisan regime.

Why Is Israel Campaigning for Trump?

Both the Democratic and the Republican parties support the strategic alliance the United States has with Israel, no matter the cost — but Trump’s reelection campaign is the primary beneficiary of the pro-Israeli lobby.

What Is behind the Confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

Armenia and Azerbaijan are on the brink of a new war for control over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Although the conflict is so far driven by local tensions, regional and global geopolitical factors also play a part, particularly the relations established in the recent wars in the Middle East.