‘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 MontagApril 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 MontagMarch 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 MontagJanuary 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 MontagDecember 10, 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 MontagSeptember 9, 2021