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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.

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

U.S. Military in Africa Fuels Political Violence Across the Continent

AFRICOM is a tool of U.S. imperialism that goes largely under the radar. Its consequences are devastating for the people of Africa.

Sam Carliner

February 12, 2022

Indigenous Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Has Covid and Is Being Denied Treatment

Native American activist and political prisoner Leonard Peltier has Covid-19. Decades of imprisonment in torturous conditions and multiple health issues place him in great danger. He must be treated and freed immediately.

Sam Carliner

February 4, 2022

Poisoning People for Imperialism: Navy Reneges on Shutting Down Hawaiʻi Site

Appealing an emergency order by the Department of Health, the U.S. Navy has gone back on its promise to draft a plan for defueling tanks at the Hawaiʻi Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and cleaning up contamination. U.S. imperialism intends to stay in Hawaiʻi for the long term; the movement must expand to include worker action to defeat it.

Sam Carliner

February 2, 2022

U.S. Threats of New Sanctions against Russia Must Be Denounced

President Joe Biden is threatening new sanctions on Russia as a way for U.S. imperialism to appear strong. But such sanctions will mostly hurt Russia’s working class and risk escalating the conflict over Ukraine.

Sam Carliner

January 28, 2022

Israel Continues Its Violent Displacement of Palestinians

2022 brings another year of Israeli violence against Palestinians. Solidarity with the movement to free Palestine from Zionist occupation must remain a priority of the Left.

Sam Carliner

January 26, 2022

The Movement to Shut Down Red Hill Forced a Concession from the U.S. Navy. The Fight Continues.

The U.S. Navy has made a first concession to the demands of the movement to shut down Red Hill. Water protectors understand that their fight must continue. The larger climate movement, the working class, and oppressed people must maintain solidarity.

Sam Carliner

January 12, 2022

2022 Must Mark a New Stage for the Climate Movement

After a year packed with climate disasters and blatant disregard by capitalists, the climate movement cannot afford to be apathetic or repeat a failed strategy.

Sam Carliner

January 11, 2022

35,000 Argentinians Mobilize Against the IMF — Workers Around the World Must Join this Fight

New negotiations over Argentina’s fraudulent and illegitimate foreign debt prompted a rally of tens of thousands denouncing the predatory IMF. Workers all over the world should join their bold stand against imperialism.

Sam Carliner

December 14, 2021

The U.S. Navy Poisoned Hawaii’s Water — and Covered It Up

In the latest instance of military pollution and cover-ups, the U.S. Navy has been leaking jet fuel into drinking water in Honolulu. The environmental movement must stand with victims of climate imperialism.

Sam Carliner

December 9, 2021

Imperialism Is Responsible For Omicron

With capitalism acting as an incubator for pandemics, and vaccine nationalism preventing an effective global response, it is no surprise that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has emerged. Waive the patents!

Sam Carliner

November 29, 2021

Five Indigenous Struggles You Should Support on Thanksgiving

While Thanksgiving is an opportunity to spend time with family and community, it also represents the whitewashing of the country’s genocide of Native Americans. Here we present five Indigenous struggles that you can support today.

Sam Carliner

November 25, 2021

Acquittal of Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Could Further Embolden Far-Right Vigilantes

The trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers comes right on the heels of the Rittenhouse trial. A not guilty verdict would be an injustice and could further embolden far-right vigilante violence.

Sam Carliner

November 21, 2021

COP26 Pledges Reveal Capitalism’s Refusal to Solve the Climate Crisis

The unenforceable “pledges” by the world’s leaders to meet a temperature increase that exceeds what climate scientists say is sustainable reveals that, under capitalism, profit and exploitation will always come before human life.

Sam Carliner

November 7, 2021

Biden Greenwashes U.S. Capitalism at COP26

Biden is using the spectacle of COP26 to pretend that he’s committed to fighting climate change. Yet he’s spent the past six months supporting every attack on environmentalism that capital has required of him.

Sam Carliner

November 4, 2021

Protests Erupt in Puerto Rico to Fight a Worsening Energy Crisis

San Juan residents are taking to the streets in response to massive power shortages exacerbated by a private electrical company, U.S. colonial policies, and a worsening climate crisis. Workers and environmental activists in the United States should show solidarity.

Sam Carliner

October 17, 2021