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A New Phase of the War in Ukraine

Russia’s war in Ukraine has entered its third month. Putin’s failure to win a quick victory, while NATO-armed Ukraine resists but cannot defeat the Russian invasion, has led to a stalemate — one that is deepening the international character of the conflict and thus the risk of escalation.

Claudia Cinatti

May 2, 2022

Macron, the ‘President of the Rich,’ Reelected in France Amid Record Abstention

Emmanuel Macron has won a second term as president of France in an election marked by record abstention. As he prepares to continue his war against French social gains, the Far Right is consolidating its base in opposition to the failures of Macronism. Building a bloc of resistance is now more urgent than ever.

Damien Bernard

April 25, 2022

Thousands Take to the Streets in France against the Far Right, Many Reject Both Le Pen and Macron

More than 10,000 people demonstrated in Paris on April 16 against the Far Right. Students blamed the government for the Right’s rise, rejected a lesser-evil vote for Macron against Le Pen in the second round of voting on April 24, and called for preparing a “third social round” to protect the gains of the French people.

Mahdi Ali

April 20, 2022

Spanish Government Ramps Up Military Spending Despite Widespread Opposition

A recent survey shows the majority of Spaniards reject the increase in military spending. The Spanish State’s warmongering and collaboration with NATO must be opposed.

Ivan Vela

April 18, 2022

‘Neither Le Pen nor Macron’: Prepare the Resistance Now

The second round of France’s presidential elections on April 24 features a rematch of the 2017 candidates after an authoritarian five-year Macron offensive against social gains that has helped seed the Far Right. Nevertheless, many on the Left are more or less openly calling for a vote for Macron to “block” Le Pen. Given this reactionary tandem of candidates, we call for active abstention and beginning right now to build independent resistance to the coming offensive.

The Odyssey of Trans Women Trying to Flee Ukraine

Since the beginning of the war, the Ukrainian authorities have barred trans women from leaving the country. Laws in Ukraine are restrictive when it comes to accessing documents with the correct gender identity, and the war has further exacerbated the discrimination suffered by LGBTQ+ people.

Pablo Herón

April 13, 2022

The Meaning of Orbán’s Reelection in Hungary

While Viktor Orbán’s Hungary will continue to represent a fulcrum for the most reactionary forces in Europe, the situation holds contradictions for the Hungarian regime — and for the entire European Union.

Philippe Alcoy

April 9, 2022

No to NATO, Putin, and Imperialist Rearmament: A Message from the Spanish State

Speaking at an anti-war protest last Sunday in Madrid, Lucía Nistal of the CRT, Left Voice’s sister organization in the Spanish State, denounced the Russian invasion of Ukraine, NATO interference, and the imperialist rearmament campaign. She called for internationalist solidarity and a “War on war!”

Lucía Nistal

April 8, 2022

Amazon Workers in France Wage Unprecedented Strike For Wage Increases

Fighting for wage increases that at least keep pace with inflation, workers at Amazon in France are expanding their strike across the country.

Gaëtan Gracia

April 7, 2022