China’s Rise, ‘Diminished Dependency,’ and Imperialism in Times of World Disorder
In this broad-ranging interview, originally published in LINKS, Trotskyist Fraction member Esteban Mercatante discusses how recent global shifts in processes of capital accumulation have contributed to China’s rise, the new (and old) mechanisms big powers use to plunder the Global South, and its implications for anti-imperialist and working-class struggles today.
Esteban MercatanteSeptember 22, 2023
Strike for Wages at Chevron-Australia Could Hit 5 Percent of Global Gas Production
Chevron workers in Western Australia are escalating a strike at two of the world's largest gas facilities. They are demanding wage rises and better working conditions.
Arthur NicolaSeptember 14, 2023
The Roots of the Rebellion at Foxconn
Jenny Chan is a researcher and professor at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. She is co-author of the book Dying for an iPhone. She spoke with La Izquerda Diario about the causes of the rebellion by workers at the Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China.
Josefina L. MartínezDecember 7, 2022
How Workers and Socialists are Responding to a Workplace Death at One of South Korea’s Largest Food Manufacturers
Following a workplace death at SPC group, one of the largest food manufacturers in South Korea, a consumer boycott quickly gained traction. Organized workers and revolutionary socialists are playing a role in this struggle.
Sam CarlinerNovember 12, 2022
Protests Against Inflation and the IMF Return to Sri Lanka
Protesters, along with unions and political organizations took to the streets of Sri Lanka on Thursday, mobilizing against inflation, staggering food prices, and new IMF adjustment programs ushered in by the the illegitimate government of Wickremesinghe, which replaced Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government by mass demonstrations in July.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaNovember 4, 2022
‘It’s Time to Declare War on This Climate-Destroying System!’: Interview with a Pakistani Socialist about the Flood
The flood in Pakistan is one of the most horrific climate events in recent history. A Pakistani socialist describes the consequences of the disaster, as well as the economic crises facing the country.
Maxi SchulzOctober 3, 2022
Climate Change Causes Torrential Flooding in Pakistan, Dispossessing Millions
Due to increased monsoon rains caused by climate change, Pakistan has been hit by catastrophic floods, killing over 1,000 people and displacing thousands more.
Molly RosenzweigAugust 28, 2022
China and the U.S.: War Games in a Tense World
The visit to Taiwan by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has led to a new escalation in tensions between the United States and China. Beijing responded by launching missiles right under Taiwan’s nose — war games on the knife-edge.
Esteban MercatanteAugust 10, 2022
Pelosi in Taiwan: A Risky Provocation for Imperialism
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has made the bad Washington-Beijing relationship worse. What was her purpose?
André BarbieriAugust 3, 2022