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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 Sacchi

October 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.

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 Sacchi

February 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'León

February 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 Cooper

April 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 Maiello

November 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 Maiello

October 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 Cinatti

October 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 Cozzarelli

October 18, 2019