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Sam Carliner

Sam Carliner is a socialist with a background in journalism. He mainly writes for Left Voice about US imperialism. He also tweets about imperialism as @saminthecan.

How Workers and Socialists are Responding to a Workplace Death at One of South Korea’s Largest Food Manufacturers

Following a workplace death at SPC group, one of the largest food manufacturers in South Korea, a consumer boycott quickly gained traction. Organized workers and revolutionary socialists are playing a role in this struggle.

Sam Carliner

November 12, 2022

In Ghana, an Important Movement Is Forming Against the IMF

As cost-of-living protests continue throughout the world, Ghana is becoming the site of one of the more dynamic struggles, due to its staunch opposition to the IMF.

Sam Carliner

November 11, 2022

The Far Right Is Attacking Immigrants — We Need a Party that Fights Back

Two years into Biden’s presidency, both the Republicans and Democrats have moved to the right on immigration. Immigrant rights remains an essential fight — one that requires working-class leadership and independence.

Sam Carliner

November 6, 2022

South African Logistics Workers Strike against Inflation

South African port and freight-rail workers are on strike, using their strategic power to fight the rising cost of living. This can offer important lessons for other logistics workers who are organizing strikes.

Sam Carliner

October 12, 2022

As Haitians Rise Up, Prime Minister Henry Requests Foreign Intervention

With thousands of Haitians in the streets for weeks calling for Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s resignation, the U.S.-backed regime is requesting foreign intervention. The international working class must show solidarity with Haiti and all nations rising up against austerity and imperialism.

Sam Carliner

October 10, 2022

What’s behind the Escalations in Korea?

For the first time in five years, tensions in the Korean peninsula are escalating. This comes in the context of a U.S. military buildup in the Pacific, driven by greater capitalist competition between the United States and China.

Sam Carliner

October 7, 2022

Tunisians Protest IMF-Led Austerity

Tunisians took to the streets this week against food shortages and price hikes on fuel. This comes as resistance to austerity is growing internationally.

Sam Carliner

September 30, 2022

Support the Protests in Iran by Opposing Sanctions

Feminists in Iran are waging a powerful struggle against the Iranian regime. Leftists in the U.S. can support the protests by opposing sanctions, which disproportionately harm Iranian women and workers.

Sam Carliner

September 26, 2022

Protests throughout Global South Signal International Opposition to Austerity

Across the world, people are fighting back against the rising cost of living and austerity imposed by central banks and imperialist-led organizations like the IMF. For these struggles to win their demands, working-class leadership and organization, along with international class solidarity, are essential.

Sam Carliner

September 11, 2022

The Imperialist Role of Weapons to Ukraine — a Debate with Workers’ Voice

The question of sending NATO weapons to the Ukrainian government has divided the Left. What position should leftists take on this issue, and what does a perspective for the national independence of Ukraine look like based on the concrete situation?

Sam Carliner

September 1, 2022

Refugees Are Being Stranded in NYC – Both Parties Are to Blame

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been sending buses of refugees to New York City. As the refugee crisis worsens, the Left in the United States needs a clear strategy for solidarity.

Sam Carliner

August 15, 2022

Drone Strike in Kabul Proves the U.S. Is Still Waging War on Afghanistan

Biden announced on August 1 that he approved the drone assassination of Ayman al-Zawahiri, a top-level al-Qaeda leader. This is an attack on Afghanistan’s sovereignty and continues U.S imperialism’s brutal attempt to dominate the country.

Sam Carliner

August 2, 2022

Sri Lankan Masses Remain in the Streets, despite New President and Military Raids

The mass movement in Sri Lanka has rejected a new prime minister and president, and the state’s response is to raid protest camps and arrest movement leaders. Workers around the world must continue to show solidarity with Sri Lankans and their uprising against austerity.

Sam Carliner

July 22, 2022

Canada Is Trying to Send Indigenous Water Protectors to Prison

As heat waves kill people across the Global North, Canada’s government is escalating its attacks on Wet’suwet’en water protectors as part of its efforts to suppress Indigenous rights and the climate movement.

Sam Carliner

July 21, 2022

Japan’s Latest Election Brings the Country Closer to Rearmament

Parliamentary elections in Japan resulted in a victory for politicians who support advancing Japan’s military power and U.S. imperialism’s interests. The U.S. working class must back the country’s dynamic opposition to rearmament.

Sam Carliner

July 15, 2022

Western Imperialism Expands with New Military Bases and NATO Members

The NATO summit in Madrid has expanded the alliance’s footprint — a result of the U.S. and European role in the Ukraine war, and a big win for Western imperialism. Workers must use our power to fight the U.S. and NATO agenda, without giving any support to the Putin regime.

Sam Carliner

July 1, 2022

The Court is Trying To Kill You: SCOTUS Bolsters Climate Change

The Supreme Court just gutted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s power to regulate emissions. It’s time for the climate movement to stand up and fight back against the capitalist institutions that are killing the planet.

Sam Carliner

June 30, 2022

You Can’t ‘Green’ the Military (You Have to Fight It)

The armed forces of state violence are "going green", but they're no friends of the environment. We need an internationalist climate movement that's strongly opposed to militaries, police, prisons, and borders.

Sam Carliner

June 22, 2022

Biden Is Expanding U.S. Military Intervention in Somalia

President Biden recently approved an order to send hundreds of troops to Somalia. This move serves the interests of U.S. imperialism by taking advantage of the very political instability it helped create.

Sam Carliner

May 20, 2022

Journalists Must Show Solidarity with Shireen Abu Akleh and Those Covering the Struggle in Palestine

Israeli occupation forces' murder of Shireen Abu Akleh should inspire solidarity from journalists around the world. This means fighting the bourgeois press and their imperialist line.

Sam Carliner

May 12, 2022

Japanese Residents Demand a Ban on U.S. Military Noise Pollution

A group of plaintiffs in the Japanese city of Iwakuni is ready to launch a lawsuit to ban flights from a local U.S. military base.

Sam Carliner

May 9, 2022

The U.S. and NATO Double Down on Imperialist Aims in Ukraine

The United States and European countries are continuing to flood Ukraine with weapons and are making provocative, escalatory speeches. A working class anti-war movement is essential.

Sam Carliner

May 1, 2022

Angry About High Fuel and Food Prices? Blame Imperialism

Biden is attempting to paint Putin as the sole reason for inflation, while Republicans try to blame Biden. In truth, the entire global economic system that all of these politicians represent is why workers keep being strained.

Sam Carliner

April 22, 2022

Biden’s Economic Warfare on Afghanistan Is Killing Thousands and Empowering the Taliban

Despite a historic humanitarian crisis, the Biden administration’s economic measures against Afghanistan, as well as the sanctions on Russia and war in Ukraine are making it harder for Afghans to access food and survive. Biden’s policies are also making it harder for Afghans fighting back against the Taliban.

Sam Carliner

March 31, 2022

Australian Government’s Energy and Military Policies Fuel Deadly Floods

Thousands of Australians have been displaced by massive flooding. The government’s support for fossil capitalism and militarism must be countered by an internationalist, worker-led climate movement.

Sam Carliner

March 12, 2022

South Korea’s New President-Elect Wants to Beef Up Privatization and U.S. Militarization in the Pacific

A winner has emerged in what has been dubbed South Korea’s “unlikable election.” Winner and opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol has made inflammatory remarks about Chinese residents and women and loves U.S. imperialism.

Sam Carliner

March 10, 2022

Nigerian Women Rally for Democratic Rights

After Nigeria’s Senate rejected constitutional amendments that would expand democratic rights, women rallied outside parliament to demand equality.

Sam Carliner

March 4, 2022

European Countries Are Prioritizing White Refugees

As one million refugees flee the war in Ukraine, European countries are showing their racism by prioritizing white refugees. Let them all in!

Sam Carliner

March 3, 2022

The Squad Calls for U.S. Intervention in Ukraine

“Progressive” members of Congress are calling for sanctions against Russia as the war in Ukraine continues to escalate. We need an anti-war movement that condemns every call for U.S. intervention, of any sort.

Sam Carliner

February 26, 2022

The U.S. War on Immigrants Continues: Cambodians Face ICE Raids

Immigrant rights groups warn that Cambodian communities are the next likely targets of ICE raids. We need a mass movement to defend immigrant rights against the Biden administration's ongoing assault.

Sam Carliner

February 19, 2022