Author: Diego Sacchi

Is There a Lesser Evil for Ecuador?

The presidential elections in Ecuador signal a widespread rejection of Lenín Moreno’s austerity policies. Front-runner Andrés Arauz promises a return to the complicated legacy of “post-neoliberalism,” but in the context of the pandemic and a dire economic situation, it’s clearer than ever before that the “lesser evil” is not a viable alternative for the working class and oppressed.

Five Things You Should Know About the Ongoing General Strike in France

France’s major unions have agreed to extend the general strike through Thursday, in defiance of President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to overhaul the pension system. Students and activists are joining striking workers in mobilizations against the government. As it enters its sixth day, here’s what you need to know about the general strike currently rocking France’s major industries.

‘Humanitarian Aid’ As a Weapon of Regime Change in Venezuela

Last Saturday, the U.S.-backed leader of the Venezuelan right-wing opposition, Juan Guaidó, was defeated in his attempt to break the army’s support for the government of Nicolás Maduro. After this failure, a military intervention by the United States cannot be ruled out.

What’s behind the Pope’s Tour to Cuba and the US?

Saturday September 19 began Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and then, to the United States. The tour will include some important meetings, such as a meeting with Fidel Castro, a meeting with Barack Obama, and other historic visits. Pope Francis will also become the first pope to address the US Congress. As the Pope’s spokesman said, the tour will be one of the “longest and more complex”. The Pope seeks to strengthen the influence of the Vatican on Cuban “openness” and to rebuild the image of the Catholic Church in the eyes of the major world power, the United States.

Is There a Lesser Evil for Ecuador?

The presidential elections in Ecuador signal a widespread rejection of Lenín Moreno’s austerity policies. Front-runner Andrés Arauz promises a return to the complicated legacy of “post-neoliberalism,” but in the context of the pandemic and a dire economic situation, it’s clearer than ever before that the “lesser evil” is not a viable alternative for the working class and oppressed.

Five Things You Should Know About the Ongoing General Strike in France

France’s major unions have agreed to extend the general strike through Thursday, in defiance of President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to overhaul the pension system. Students and activists are joining striking workers in mobilizations against the government. As it enters its sixth day, here’s what you need to know about the general strike currently rocking France’s major industries.

‘Humanitarian Aid’ As a Weapon of Regime Change in Venezuela

Last Saturday, the U.S.-backed leader of the Venezuelan right-wing opposition, Juan Guaidó, was defeated in his attempt to break the army’s support for the government of Nicolás Maduro. After this failure, a military intervention by the United States cannot be ruled out.

What’s behind the Pope’s Tour to Cuba and the US?

Saturday September 19 began Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and then, to the United States. The tour will include some important meetings, such as a meeting with Fidel Castro, a meeting with Barack Obama, and other historic visits. Pope Francis will also become the first pope to address the US Congress. As the Pope’s spokesman said, the tour will be one of the “longest and more complex”. The Pope seeks to strengthen the influence of the Vatican on Cuban “openness” and to rebuild the image of the Catholic Church in the eyes of the major world power, the United States.