Venezuela: Crisis Worsens After Controversial Election of the Constituent Assembly and Sanctions by the US
Between the farce of Maduro's constituent assembly and the shallow cries for freedom and democracy by the right opposition–no respite for the Venezuelan people.
Mira Craig-MorseAugust 5, 2017
Power Cuts in the Gaza Strip, a Humanitarian Crisis
As the Gaza Strip moves even more rapidly than predicted toward becoming uninhabitable, its two million residents face an escalating humanitarian crisis.
Mira Craig-MorseJuly 14, 2017
A Race Towards the Abyss: Labor and Capital Competition in a Globalized Market
The internationalization of production has redefined the terms of global competition. Global Value Chains perpetuate the North-South divide and create a unified global labor market.
Esteban MercatanteMay 24, 2017
Refugees: The End of the German Illusion
Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order and refugee ban were harshly condemned by the German Chancellor. Several media outlets present Merkel as the last democratic hope of the West. But how have the refugees who arrived in Germany fared? And what of those who attempted to enter the European nation and now languish in Turkish camps? Was the acceptance of refugees by Germany driven by humanitarian ideals or by economic interests and the need to preserve the integrity of capitalist Europe? In this article, we present an assessment of 2016 and German policy in relation to the refugee crisis.
Sebastian VargasFebruary 8, 2017
The Deutsche Bank Crisis and the Financial World War
The Deutsche Bank crisis shows that the contradictions which led to the crisis of 2007/8 are not over, and instead have become interlinked with the geopolitical tensions of the great powers.
Juan ChingoOctober 18, 2016
Phase Two of the Economic Crisis
The 10th international conference of the Trotskyist Fraction took place in Buenos Aires from August 7 to 14, with representatives from 14 countries. This article focuses on one major topic of discussion: the international political situation and the current stage of the global economic crisis.
Left VoiceSeptember 1, 2016
Venezuela at the Brink
The Venezuelan crisis has sharpened dramatically in recent months, with skyrocketing inflation and widespread shortages of food and basic goods in poor and working class neighborhoods, which led to massive protests and the looting of stores throughout the country.
Robert BelanoJuly 16, 2016
Lines of Debate: the Subaltern and the Proletariat of the World
Reverberations of the international crisis have resurrected the idea of the working class as revolutionary political actor from the crypt. Today, with evidence of growing labor unrest in both “emerging economies” as well as imperialist nations like France and the United States, there has been a renewed interest in the working class, its organizations, and potential to lead resistance against austerity governments and increasing inequalities.
Marcel Van Del LindenMay 16, 2016
Greece Strikes Again
On Thursday, November 12, Greece was paralyzed as public and private sector workers went on strike to protest harsh austerity measures imposed by Alexis Tsipras' "leftist" government and the third bailout. This was the first general strike to take place during the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government, was was re-elected in September.
Alejandra RíosNovember 25, 2015
The Paris Attacks and a Possible Anti-War Movement
On top of the fear and emotion produced by the brutal attacks in Paris and near the Stadium of France on November 13, we are seeing a rollout of anti-terrorist operations in Saint-Denis and Hollande's “law and order” clampdown – taking domestic measures and Bush-style military actions abroad. It is hard to see anything but doom and gloom. But if we analyze the situation more deeply, the possibility of an emergent movement for democratic liberties that fights against imperialist wars lies in the DNA of a newly-opened political period.
Juan ChingoNovember 23, 2015