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Santiago Montag

‘Our Very Existence Here Is Our Resistance’: Why Some Palestinians Smile When They Are Arrested by Israeli Soldiers

During this year’s Ramadan, there has been a wave of arrests at the Damascus Gate by the Israeli army of young Palestinians, many of whom are curiously smiling proudly after being beaten up by Israeli soldiers.

Santiago Montag

April 8, 2022

Travel Diary: From the War in Ukraine to the Struggle in Palestine

The La Izquierda Diario International Network travels through the Middle East with Santiago Montag, an activist and journalist who writes for the international section of our newspapers. In this chronicle he writes about how the war in Ukraine is seen from Palestine, the escalation of violence on Palestinians the past few weeks, and the possibility of a rebellion coinciding with Ramadan.

Santiago Montag

March 18, 2022

Ukraine on the World Chessboard

Historically, Ukraine has been strategically important in the confrontation between Russia, the United States, and NATO. Today, as Russia mobilizes its troops to the Ukrainian border, the drums of war are beating. But will Russia invade? This article analyzes the situation from the beginning, addressing the various dimensions of a conflict that is much more complex than it appears, as well as the strategic views of each competing power.

Santiago Montag

January 15, 2022

Biden’s “Summit for Democracy”: A Geopolitical Maneuver by U.S. Imperialism

The United States summoned its main allies to a virtual “summit” to discuss authoritarianism, corruption, and human rights. It’s all a cynical geopolitical maneuver aimed at two important U.S. competitors: China and Russia.

Santiago Montag

December 10, 2021

Coup in Sudan: “Africa Needs a Second Revolution”

African historian, journalist and writer Omer Freixa discusses the situation in Sudan, and provides a wider perspective on the political situation on the African continent.

Santiago Montag

November 13, 2021

Black Friday: The Massacre That Ignited a Revolution in Iran

On September 8, 1978, the U.S.-backed Shah brutally massacred up to 3,000 Iranian protesters calling for the fall of his regime. This bloodbath came to be known as “Black Friday” and was a huge catalyst for the Iranian Revolution, a process which has had enormous consequences for U.S. imperialism and the region.

Santiago Montag

September 9, 2021