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In Victory for Year-Long Farmers’ Protests, Modi Announces Repeal of Agricultural Laws

In a victory for the protests that have raged for over a year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the government will repeal the three farm laws. The fight to protect farmers’ and workers’ rights needs to continue, striking at the heart of capitalist production.

Sou Mi

November 19, 2021

Workers in Sri Lanka Strike Against the Government

On Monday and Tuesday, Sri Lankan workers mobilized to confront the aggressive authoritarianism of the country’s president and the government’s new offensive against the working class.

Victor Maurin

November 19, 2021

Half a Million South Korean Workers Join One-Day General Strike

At least half a million workers in South Korea from across construction, transportation, service, and other sectors walked off their jobs for a one-day general strike on October 20, 2021 to win better conditions and increased self-determination for workers.

K.S. Mehta

October 21, 2021

“In Myanmar the Working Class Stood up to the Military Junta and We Are Still Fighting”: Interview with a Burmese Activist

An interview with Thinzar Shunlei Yi, a Burmese grassroots activist, about the situation in Myanmar eight months after the coup.

Nicolás Daneri

October 12, 2021

Air India Falls Victim to Modi’s Privatization Spree

The sale of Air India to Tata Group sets the stage for the Modi government to privatize further public assets and infrastructure, and is yet another attack on the Indian working class.

Otto Fors

October 10, 2021

China’s Evergrande: A Serious Crisis, But Hardly an Asian Lehman Brothers

The Evergrande Group, a giant Chinese real estate developer, is on the brink of default. For the Chinese bureaucracy, the crisis is not only an “opportunity to regulate the sector,” as some would have us believe. But it is too early to declare this a Chinese version of the 2008 Lehman Brothers collapse, since the Chinese government will not likely wait for things to reach that level.

André Barbieri

September 21, 2021

U.S. Submarine Deal with Australia Another Provocative Step Against China

The U.S. has agreed to export nuclear submarines to Australia. The move is a huge blow to France, which will lose a huge contract signed in 2016, and is a yet another provocative step against China.

Juan Chingo

September 17, 2021

The Specter of 9/11 and the Crisis in Afghanistan

Just as 9/11 was a flashpoint in the relative decline of the U.S. empire 20 years ago, the withdrawal from Afghanistan has likewise deepened the contradictions facing U.S. imperialism. How the crisis develops depends on the independent action of the working class and oppressed and international solidarity on behalf of workers around the world.

Maryam Alaniz

September 11, 2021

Five Demands We Should Fight For in Response to the Crisis in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is in ruins and facing a major crisis. U.S. imperialism and the Taliban offer no solutions to the crisis. The working class and oppressed people in the U.S. must put forward a struggle in solidarity with the Afghan working class and oppressed. What should we be fighting for?

Left Voice

August 31, 2021