Notes on the International Situation
A Convulsive New Phase of the Crisis of Neoliberalism — A Document for the Left Voice Congress
Left VoiceOctober 1, 2023
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
Lula Visits Biden to Repair Relations with U.S. Imperialism
Brazilian President Lula's U.S. visit shows that he's focused on maintaining the interests of Brazilian capital while aligning with U.S. imperialism and being careful not to alienate Beijing.
Caio ReisFebruary 16, 2023
The Return of the Working Class “with Chinese Characteristics”
The recent protests in China are a symptom of the times. It puts back in play the dangerous power of the working class that the CCP has kept in the shadows through coercion and repression amidst the country’s capitalist restoration.
André BarbieriDecember 19, 2022
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
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
Tension in Taiwan and the Dispute over Global Hegemony
Without clear objectives, Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan seems more like a provocation than a strategic calculation. Her trip could trigger a major international crisis involving the United States and China, with the contest for world hegemony as a backdrop.
Claudia CinattiAugust 3, 2022
Where Is China Going? A Review of Two Opposing Views
The United States is escalating its provocations against China. To understand the rivalry between the two countries, we have to understand their class nature. In the case of China, the debate over its social and economic form is far from settled. This article discusses two recent books that take quite different positions on this question.
Esteban MercatanteDecember 15, 2021