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The Dream of Socialism Did Not Die With Fidel Castro

The media is quick to paint the death of Fidel as the death of not only a cruel dictator, but also as the death of revolution. The youth and working class who are rising up all over the world show that this could not be further from the truth.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

November 28, 2016

5 Takeaways from the Huge Socialist Rally in Argentina

A soccer stadium in Buenos Aires, brimming with people: nothing to call home about. An arena packed with over 20,000 Trotskyists—combative rank-and-file unionists, LGBT activists, women organizing against femicide and for abortion rights, university students and youth resisting austerity: a different matter altogether.

Tre Kwon

November 28, 2016

The Geopolitics of the Civil War in Syria

The shifting alliances and the overlapping of multiple ethnic, religious, geopolitical and social conflicts that characterize the civil war in Syria seem to defy the basic premise of any war-- the distinction between “friend or foe”. This article provides a brief overview of the opposing parties.

Claudia Cinatti

September 14, 2016

Imperialism’s advance in Cuba

With his historic visit to Havana on March 22, Obama met his objective of consolidating a new policy toward Cuba – one of “dialogue and cooperation.” In doing so, he has laid the foundation for the return of North American capital – after having been expelled from the island over half a century ago – as part of the gradual process of capitalist restoration propelled by Raúl Castro.

Diego Dalai

April 2, 2016

Obama’s Visit to Latin America and the Political Conjuncture

After Havana, Obama came to Argentina. The world’s chief representative of vulture imperialism used his trip to reinforce the steps being taken to advance the United States’ “return” to Latin America. Of course, it never left – but today, the U.S. is finding opportunities presented by South America’s landscape of economic crises and reactionary winds to recuperate greater authority in the region.

Eduardo Molina

March 31, 2016

Obama’s Final SOTU: Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

Obama delivered his eighth and last State of the Union address on Tuesday night, full of demagogy and praise of “American values” and his own administration’s achievements.

Juan C

January 13, 2016

Obama’s Crocodile Tears

Hardly a week into the new year and the Obama administration has made headlines in two ways. The first, is the ICE raids of Central American families’ homes, often in the middle of the night, detaining men, women and children in detention facilities. The second is the timid expansion of firearm regulation through executive action. Obama defended the action in a speech in which he choked back tears as he talked about the Sandy Hook elementary school students who were killed by a gunman in 2012.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

January 8, 2016

Puerto Rico’s Catastrophic Fiscal Adjustments

Imperialism seeks to prevent another Greek scenario. In Congress, Obama requested legislative reforms to clear the way for Puerto Rico to undergo bankruptcy processes. The republicans, who currently have the majority, are staunchly opposed to the proposed package. However, both parties on Capitol Hill want the island’s people and workers to pay the costs of the crisis.

Bárbara Funes

November 7, 2015

The Reality of the Drone War

The Intercept has published an in-depth report alongside the release of a number of leaked classified documents on the United States’ drone based assassination program. Much of it provides clear evidence for what critics have long maintained; 90 percent of deaths in a 2013 Afghan operation were not the intended targets, the effectiveness of targeted assassinations is questionable and the program uses a broad definition of enemy combatants which extends to anyone that they can’t prove is not a “military age male.” The documents also help to reveal the persistent challenges which US imperialism faces and its inability to secure a real victory in the occupation of Afghanistan.

Ian Steinman

November 5, 2015