Category: Ideas & Debates

A Working-Class Program to Fight the Pandemic

As cases of Covid-19 continue to rise, the capitalist system has proved itself incapable and unwilling to address the pandemic. The result is akin to manslaughter, if not murder, at the hands of this system. We propose measures that need to be taken to address the pandemic.

A U.S. soldier stands in the foreground in military gear and helmet. In the background, a line of Afghans.

Afghanistan: Between Imperialism, the Taliban, and the Chinese Bureaucracy

Two decades after the invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban have returned to power and the United States’ hegemonic project has come to an end. Trotskyism — unlike impotent Stalinism and post-Marxism — has some light to shed on Afghanistan’s necessary struggle for emancipation from imperialist oppression and capitalist exploitation and for the conquest of all democratic rights for women and ethnic minorities. National bourgeoisies cannot accomplish any of that.

A black and white image of a U.S. soldier looking down at Afghanistan from a helicopter

Afghanistan: Epilogue of the “War on Terror”

The U.S. defeat in Afghanistan is a singular moment for the so-called “war on terror” that spells geopolitical realignment and deepens the crisis of U.S. imperialist hegemony in the world.

The Demand for Carbon Capture Is a Gift to the Fossil Fuel Industry

Oil companies, governments, unions, media outlets, big environmental groups, and even sections of the Left have all declared carbon capture technology to be an important way to combat climate change. But what this demand actually does is justify continued fossil fuel extraction and preserve the unsustainable status quo.

A Working-Class Program to Fight the Pandemic

As cases of Covid-19 continue to rise, the capitalist system has proved itself incapable and unwilling to address the pandemic. The result is akin to manslaughter, if not murder, at the hands of this system. We propose measures that need to be taken to address the pandemic.

A U.S. soldier stands in the foreground in military gear and helmet. In the background, a line of Afghans.

Afghanistan: Between Imperialism, the Taliban, and the Chinese Bureaucracy

Two decades after the invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban have returned to power and the United States’ hegemonic project has come to an end. Trotskyism — unlike impotent Stalinism and post-Marxism — has some light to shed on Afghanistan’s necessary struggle for emancipation from imperialist oppression and capitalist exploitation and for the conquest of all democratic rights for women and ethnic minorities. National bourgeoisies cannot accomplish any of that.

A black and white image of a U.S. soldier looking down at Afghanistan from a helicopter

Afghanistan: Epilogue of the “War on Terror”

The U.S. defeat in Afghanistan is a singular moment for the so-called “war on terror” that spells geopolitical realignment and deepens the crisis of U.S. imperialist hegemony in the world.

The Demand for Carbon Capture Is a Gift to the Fossil Fuel Industry

Oil companies, governments, unions, media outlets, big environmental groups, and even sections of the Left have all declared carbon capture technology to be an important way to combat climate change. But what this demand actually does is justify continued fossil fuel extraction and preserve the unsustainable status quo.