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
Thousands in Ecuador Protest the Government’s Austerity Measures
Thousands have taken to the streets in Ecuador to protest increases in fuel prices and the government’s austerity measures. But the union and social movement leaderships are not putting forward a serious plan of struggle to defeat these plans through a real national strike.
Diego SacchiOctober 28, 2021
The CIA’s Intersectional Imperialism Video Is a Travesty
In a bizarre “woke” recruitment ad, the CIA uses the language of the movement to try to recruit people of color to their organization, a central pillar of U.S. imperialism.
Tatiana CozzarelliMay 3, 2021
Is There a Lesser Evil for Ecuador?
The presidential elections in Ecuador signal a widespread rejection of Lenín Moreno’s austerity policies. Front-runner Andrés Arauz promises a return to the complicated legacy of “post-neoliberalism,” but in the context of the pandemic and a dire economic situation, it's clearer than ever before that the “lesser evil” is not a viable alternative for the working class and oppressed.
Diego SacchiFebruary 19, 2021
Ecuador: Is Yaku Pérez Really the “Other Left That’s Possible”?
The recent elections in Ecuador show a new political phenomenon arising from the rejection of the most reactionary aspects of recent politics in the country. Yaku Pérez, who may make it into the second round of the presidential vote, is far from a genuine Left alternative.
Milton D'LeónFebruary 18, 2021
As Coronavirus Decimates Ecuador, Other Poor Countries Wait Their Turn in Horror
Bodies infected with COVID-19 are being dumped in the street of Guayaquil, Ecuador by security forces. That is what capitalism has in store for huge swaths of the least-developed countries of the world.
Scott CooperApril 6, 2020
Revolt and Revolution in the 21st Century
Since the outbreak of the capitalist crisis in 2008, there have been two major international cycles of class struggle. We are now going through the second cycle. Its opening bell was sounded by the eruption of the Yellow Vests in France in late 2018.
Matías MaielloNovember 8, 2019
Chile and the New Cycle of Class Struggle in Latin America
The revolutionary days in Chile are the high point of a new political cycle that has begun across Latin America. It is not an isolated case, but falls within the framework of the return of the class struggle at an international level, from France and the Spanish State to Hong Kong, through Lebanon, Iraq, and elsewhere.
Matías MaielloOctober 30, 2019
The Return of the Class Struggle
A specter is haunting the world. It is not yet that of communism, but that of class struggle—in capital letters. This new wave of protests began with the emergence of the yellow vests in France, which for the first time in many years made the ruling class of an imperialist country fear revolt. It has only spread since then.
Claudia CinattiOctober 22, 2019
Mass Protests in Ecuador Force Government to Withdraw Austerity Measures–Was More Possible?
Ecuador’s week and a half of massive protests and occupations ended on October 13 with a deal between the government and leaders of the indigenous movement. Although the terms of the agreement included the reinstatement of fuel subsidies, Moreno remains in power and is intent on implementing further austerity on behalf of the IMF.
Tatiana CozzarelliOctober 18, 2019