The Triumph of the Taliban and the Road Ahead
Twenty years after the fall of the Twin Towers and the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban have triumphed and captured Kabul.
Salvador SolerAugust 16, 2021
Iranian Oil Workers Organize the Country’s Biggest Strikes since the Iranian Revolution
For almost a month, Iranian oil workers, along with workers in other industries, have organized demonstrations and wildcat strikes in response to a dire economic and health crisis accentuated by U.S. sanctions.
Salvador SolerJuly 15, 2021
What’s Happening in Palestine?
Protests against evictions have been met with ruthless violence by the Israeli army, showing how the historic Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a permanent bomb with a lit fuse. Below we share six keys for understanding the escalating war on the Palestinian people.
Salvador SolerMay 14, 2021
Rebellion in Colombia: Thousands in the Streets during National Strike
Massive protests continue against the Duque government in Colombia, a country whose policies are strongly dictated by U.S. imperialism. Meanwhile, union leaders, the political establishment, and opposition are attempting to divert the mobilizations.
Salvador SolerMay 6, 2021
U.S. Troops May Leave Afghanistan, But U.S. Imperialism Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
On Wednesday, Joe Biden announced that all U.S. troops would leave Afghanistan by September 11. Though this date is symbolic, 20 years after 2001, Biden's policy shift illuminates the failures of imperialist interventions in the region and new strategic priorities for U.S. imperialism.
Salvador SolerApril 18, 2021
Is Myanmar Heading Toward a Civil War?
For weeks now, Myanmar’s heroic youth and working class have defiantly organized their self-defense in the face of increased repression. Now that ethnic armed groups are joining the resistance, some political factions are proposing the formation of a federal army. These developments underscore the possibility of a full-blown civil war in Myanmar.
Salvador SolerApril 8, 2021
From India to Myanmar: Class Struggle Erupts in South and Southeast Asia
Class struggle is deepening throughout South and Southeast Asia, and it may get even stronger as pandemic-related restrictions are relaxed. This article reviews the most important conflicts of the past year.
Salvador SolerMarch 17, 2021
Why Are Haitians Rising Up?
We interviewed Lautaro Rivara, a sociologist and journalist currently located in Haiti, to learn about the complex social and political context of the ongoing protests against the government.
Salvador SolerMarch 6, 2021
The Biggest Revolt of the 21st Century: Ten Years after the Arab Spring
Ten years ago today, a young fruit vendor in Tunisia, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire after being harassed by the police. Shortly thereafter, protests started in Tunisia and quickly spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. What can socialists learn from the Arab Spring and its aftermath?
Salvador SolerDecember 17, 2020
Ethiopia Is on the Brink of a Civil War
Ethiopia is experiencing one of the most tense moments in its history, opening up the possibility of a new civil war.
Salvador SolerDecember 10, 2020
One Child Shot per Hour in Brazil: “Children’s Rights” under Bolsonaro
Since the beginning of the year, 20 children have been shot in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro — and one every hour in the entire country, according to the website Fogo Cruzado. Meanwhile, as many as 26 million are in extreme poverty throughout Brazil.
Salvador SolerOctober 16, 2020
Massive Protests Erupt in Indonesia Against Austerity
Thursday, October 8, the third day of protests in Indonesia against a legislative reform that slashes labor rights and threatens the environment, was marked by clashes with the police. Some 300 demonstrators were arrested in the capital, where thousands of people mobilized.
Salvador SolerOctober 8, 2020
Turkey and Greece Face Off for Oil and Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean
The dispute for the control over hydrocarbons discovered at the bottom of the Mediterranean is re-configuring the links between two powers that are at a crossroads while also facing severe domestic issues.
Salvador SolerSeptember 9, 2020
Sudan Shaken by New Protests
Protests throughout the East African country are demanding political reforms toward “democracy.” But the country’s economic and social situation is worsening every day.
Salvador SolerAugust 27, 2020
Coup D’état in Mali Amidst Ongoing Demonstrations
After months of protests and economic and political crisis, the Malian government was overthrown by a military Coup on August 18. The military is promising a quick return civilian rule, but Mali needs more than just a new government.
Salvador SolerAugust 22, 2020
A Wave of Workers’ Strikes Erupts in Iran
The working class in Iran is currently suffocating under a severe economic crisis exacerbated by U.S. sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic. In response, a historic wave of strikes has swept through the country, opening a new wave of class struggle in Iran.
Salvador SolerAugust 8, 2020
Ten Years Since the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counterrevolution, and Revolts in the Middle East and North Africa
A decade ago the Arab Spring sparked a wave of class struggle after the previous global economic crisis. The following is an overview review the historical circumstances of the Arab Spring and analyze its political consequences.
Salvador SolerJune 25, 2020
Hunger Revolts Return to Iraq
Iraqi youth fear hunger and unemployment more than the coronavirus or ISIS. The economic crisis in Iraq, caused by the fall in oil prices, is pushing millions into poverty. Thousands took to the streets to fight.
Salvador SolerMay 18, 2020
New Protests in Lebanon against Banks and the Government
On Sunday, Lebanon’s streets were filled with demonstrations against the country’s banks and its government, which continue to drown thousands of families in an economic crisis that is deepening with the coronavirus pandemic.
Salvador SolerMay 2, 2020
Why Is Palestine So Vulnerable to the Coronavirus?
The Palestinian territories are probably among the most vulnerable on the planet to the coronavirus pandemic. What will happen when the virus spreads to the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the refugee camps?
Salvador SolerMarch 20, 2020
Iran 1953: How the CIA Orchestrated an Imperialist Coup
The U.S. has a long history of imperialist intervention in Iran. What role did it play in the 1953 coup that overthrew Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh?
Salvador SolerFebruary 19, 2020
Protesters in Mali Demand the Departure of French Troops
In mid-January, as workers in France took to the streets against Macron’s pension reform, French flags burned on the streets of Bamako, Mali to repudiate the presence of French troops. The country is faced with a humanitarian crisis as violence spirals since France first intervened in 2013, supposedly to fight the rise of Islamic terrorist groups.
Salvador SolerJanuary 28, 2020