Death by Poverty: Canada’s Assisted Dying Program Exposes Fault Lines in Healthcare
Changes to Canada’s assisted dying program have garnered international controversy. New amendments extend access to assisted death to those with non-fatal conditions. These changes have resulted in dozens of patients applying to escape not illness, but poverty.
Matthew WaltersFebruary 9, 2023
“LUMA Out!”: Puerto Ricans Demand the Cancellation of Private Energy Company Contract
Protesters in Puerto Rico are demanding the cancellation of the contract with LUMA Energy amid seven consecutive electricity price rises and increasing blackouts.
Raura DoresteJuly 27, 2022
How to Escape the Eternal Debt Trap
The fight against the foreign debt that strangles Argentina is at the center of the electoral campaign of the Workers Left Front — Unity (FIT–U). This article explains how imperialism uses the debt to subjugate the masses, and spells out a program in opposition.
Lucia OrtegaNovember 11, 2021
Stopgaps Won’t Stop the Crisis — the Capitalists Must Pay
On Thursday, September 30, Joe Biden postponed the government shutdown. A week later, the debt ceiling was raised by $480 billion. Capitalist crisis is ultimately inevitable unless we fight back with working-class methods.
K.S. MehtaOctober 7, 2021
Will the Macron–Merkel Agreement Save the EU from a Debacle?
In the early hours of July 21, leaders of the European Union agreed to what the New York Times called a “landmark spending package to rescue their economies from the ravages of the pandemic.” This article is a thoroughgoing political economy analysis of the effort to save the European Union from the pandemic and the economic crisis that had already been forecast before the virus struck, originally published in French in May.
Juan ChingoJuly 24, 2020
Debt Relief Is Not Enough — Cancel the Debt of the Global South
Many countries are spending more on debt payments than on healthcare, even during the coronavirus pandemic. All Global South debt should be cancelled.
Otto ForsJune 17, 2020
Cancel Argentina’s Debt
The current crisis in Argentina is a consequence of the austerity policies imposed on the semicolonial countries by the IMF and imperialism.
Jimena VergaraSeptember 26, 2019
Puerto Rico: Debt, Crisis and Colonialism
On July 1, Obama passed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and the Puerto Rican government virtually defaulted on the nearly $2 billion in bond payments due the same day.
Eduardo MolinaSeptember 6, 2016
Understanding Argentina’s Surrender
On March 31, with the support of the Peronists, the Argentinean Senate voted in favor of passing the “Public Debt Normalization and Access to Public Credit” bill to authorize the government to pay the holdouts.
Esteban MercatanteApril 12, 2016
Kirchnerists Vote for Argentina’s Surrender to Vulture Funds
Macri's conservative government won a crucial vote in the Senate to lock Argentina into paying billions to the “vulture funds” – predatory hedge funds that acquire public debt through defaulting nations for a fraction of the true value and engaging in legal action to enforce full payment.
Fernando ScolnikApril 8, 2016