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Juan Andrés Gallardo

Juan is a journalist from Buenos Aires and the editor of the international section of our Argentinian sister site La Izquierda Diario.

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As the WHO Warns of an Omicron “Tsunami,” the United States and Europe Enact Irrational and Irresponsible Measures

Record-setting increases in daily Covid infection numbers, with the Omicron variant getting out of control, has led the United States and European countries to reduce quarantine periods and take other measures that put the profits of the bosses over workers’ health.

As Facebook Comes Under Greater Pressure, It Is Becoming More Dangerous

Leaked internal documents show that Facebook has repeatedly prioritized profits over safety. The company will only double down on these methods as its products decline in popularity.

Pandemic Profiteers: Pfizer Profits Exceed $10 Billion in Six Months

Pfizer has announced record profits as a result of vaccine sales. While the world is in crisis, pharmaceutical companies are raking in billions of dollars from advance contracts and by preventing the release of patents.

At Least 70 Killed During Protests in South Africa After Former President Zuma Is Jailed

The imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma for contempt of court triggered protests and violent repression in several South African cities. Corruption, internal conflicts in the ruling party, poverty, unemployment, and the pandemic are fueling the mobilization.

Protesters in Palestine Demand Resignation of President Abbas after Death of Opposition Activist

The assassination of activist Nizar Banat while in Palestinian police custody this week sparked a series of protests calling for the ouster of President Mahmoud Abbas. The demonstrations are another sign of the deepening crisis of the Palestinian Authority as a result of its collusion with the colonialist and racist State of Israel.

Palestinians Call for General Strike on Tuesday Against Israeli Onslaught

Defying Israel’s latest attacks, Palestinian youth, along with social and political organizations, are calling for a general strike on Tuesday in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel.

Myanmar protestors

Myanmar’s Coup Regime Massacred Over 100 Protesters in the Deadliest Crackdown Yet

Yesterday, on Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, there were mass protests against the military regime. Despite being the bloodiest day since the start of the coup on February 1, protests against the coup are only growing.

The Robin Hoods of France: Electrical Workers Cut Electricity to Sell-Out Union, Reconnect for Country’s Poor

In the past few months the electrical workers of France have taken up the mantle of Robin Hood by cutting power to the rich and reconnecting the poor. Most recently, on January 20, the power was disconnected to the headquarters of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT) union, which has refused to call a strike and is working with French President Emmanuel Macron to legitimize his incredibly unpopular pension reform.

Making Sense of the Imperialist Attack on Iran

What are the political implications of the recent imperialist attack on Iran?

Brazil: Lula’s Imprisonment Was Never About Corruption. Now There is a Smoking Gun.

Chats published by The Intercept show that the judge who imprisoned Presidential candidate Inacio Lula da Silva systematically worked with the prosecution to strengthen their case.

General Strike in India: 200 Million Workers Oppose the Government’s Labor Law

On Wednesday, 200 million workers took part in the second day of a general strike in India against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose labor law worsens working conditions and prevents unionization.

Sheer Demagoguery in Trump’s Inaugural Address

In a speech similar to those of his campaign and addressing his electoral base, Trump slammed the political establishment and spoke about borders, employment, trade, and military alliances.

Trump is the New Leader of the Empire

Donald Trump has taken office as President of the primary imperialist world power. Massive protests and demonstrations of opposition are taking place and will continue on Saturday at the Women’s Marches across the country.

Does Bernie Sanders Represent the U.S. Left?

Growing international discontent with the political caste system has found its way to the United States. There, though a far cry from the political earthquakes that have shaken several countries in Europe, the alarm bells are still sounding. What challenges do the left face in light of the Bernie Sanders phenomenon?

The Left and the Working Class: is it possible to reconstruct the strategic dialogue?

The organizing taking place among precarious sectors of the U.S. working class is generating accommodations on the part of a discredited union bureaucracy. For the first time in decades, left groups are part of the debate.

The US removes Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism

The US President, Barack Obama, had announced on April 14 that he would take Cuba off the list of countries sponsoring terrorism. A 45-day process of review, that ended this Friday, with a formal announcement from the State Department.