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Millions in Sri Lanka Hold General Strike amid Historic Economic Crisis

Millions of workers in Sri Lanka held a general strike on Thursday that crippled the island nation. They should extend it indefinitely, ensuring that the working class doesn’t pay a cent for the country’s economic crisis.

Sou Mi

April 29, 2022

Protests Reach Fever Pitch in Sri Lanka Amid Historic Economic Crisis

In Sri Lanka, the government has imposed a state of emergency to control protests and mass anger over a deepening economic crisis that has led to debilitating shortages of food, fuel, and basic goods.

Sou Mi

April 2, 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.

Maryam Alaniz

March 31, 2022

Millions in India Join General Strike against Modi Government

Millions of workers in India have taken to the streets as part of a general strike against the government of Narendra Modi.

Ezra Brain

March 28, 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

Biden Plans on Stealing $7 Billion from Afghanistan

With a new executive order, the Biden administration has begun the process of seizing assets from Afghanistan to set up a toothless “humanitarian assistance” trust fund and give the rest to the families of 9/11 victims. Afghans, whose money this is, had nothing to do with those attacks.

Scott Cooper

February 17, 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

Kazakhstan: A Revolt Against “Transitional” Capitalism

Dozens of protesters have been killed in protests sparked by a rise in fuel prices. The revolt is concerning to Russia and inconvenient for Western powers.

Philippe Alcoy

January 13, 2022