Africa, the War in Ukraine, and European Gas Diplomacy
As a result of the war in Ukraine, Africa is becoming a potential source of energy that could eventually replace Russian fossil fuel exports to the EU. Between the risks of regional conflicts and climate change, the imperialist appetite for Africa has been renewed.
Philippe AlcoyJuly 19, 2022
Honduras: Two Years after the Abduction of Four Garífuna Land Defenders, The Struggle Continues
Two years ago, four young land defenders were abducted from the Garífuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz, in northern Honduras. The state has yet to provide any significant information regarding their whereabouts. In an interview, community leader César Benedith describes the Garifuna community’s continued struggle for answers and for its land.
Marisela TrevinJuly 18, 2022
Japan’s Latest Election Brings the Country Closer to Rearmament
Parliamentary elections in Japan resulted in a victory for politicians who support advancing Japan’s military power and U.S. imperialism’s interests. The U.S. working class must back the country’s dynamic opposition to rearmament.
Sam CarlinerJuly 15, 2022
Striking German Dockworkers Attacked by the Cops and Courts
Thousands of workers at Germany’s major container ports mounted a 48-hour strike on July 14 and 15. Police attacked the demonstrators, and the courts have banned further strikes until the end of August.
Marius RautenbergJuly 15, 2022
Wars, Inflation, and Strikes: A Summer of Discontent in Europe?
Strikes over wage increases or working conditions are occurring in response to high inflation, aggravated by the aftermath of the war in Ukraine. These labor actions show a change in the mood of the European working class.
Josefina L. MartínezJuly 12, 2022
Sri Lanka: Protesters Storm Presidential Palace, Forcing the President and Prime Minister to Resign
Amid fuel shortages, rising inflation, militarization, and further austerity measures, new protests broke out Saturday in Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo. The working class should not pay a single cent for the mounting social and economic crises.
Luigi MorrisJuly 9, 2022
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Fall Highlights British Imperialism’s Political Crisis
UK prime minister Boris Johnson has stepped down after mounting crises and many prominent Conservative resignations. His fall reveals the deep political crises facing British imperialism.
Claudia CinattiJuly 8, 2022
Western Imperialism Expands with New Military Bases and NATO Members
The NATO summit in Madrid has expanded the alliance’s footprint — a result of the U.S. and European role in the Ukraine war, and a big win for Western imperialism. Workers must use our power to fight the U.S. and NATO agenda, without giving any support to the Putin regime.
Sam CarlinerJuly 1, 2022
Ukraine’s New EU Membership Candidacy Is Mainly a Message to Putin
The candidate status granted by the EU to Ukraine does not automatically mean that it will become a member. But it sends a symbolic message to Putin that his aggression is accelerating the expansion of European imperialism to the East.
Philippe AlcoyJune 25, 2022