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The Conflict between Russia and Ukraine Is Neither Bluff nor Ultimatum

Moscow is amassing 100,000 troops on its border with Ukraine, whose government is seeking to lean on NATO to counter Putin. But even if Russian military intervention is central to that country’s defense, it is a very risky option. Are we one step away from war?

Philippe Alcoy

January 1, 2022

Repression of Migrants at the Poland-Belarus Border: A Humanitarian Crisis Created by Imperialism

Polish authorities used tear gas and water cannons amid freezing temperatures on Tuesday to force thousands of people to stay in Belarus — and out of the EU.

Frankie Levine

November 19, 2021

Tensions between Paris and London over Fishing Is About Inter-Imperialist Rivalry

In the days leading up to the G20 summit that began today, France threatened the United Kingdom with “reprisals” if it does not issue licenses to French fishing boats. It is a reactionary conflict playing out against the background of growing tensions between the two countries in the wake of Brexit.

Juan Chingo

October 30, 2021

The EU Is Turning Its Back on Afghan Refugees

Despite its role in the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, the EU is shutting the door to Afghan refugees. The European working class and the youth must show solidarity with the Afghan refugees and repudiate the imperialist policies of their own governments.

Jose Lavín

August 19, 2021

Against Capitalist Irrationality: For the Abolition of Patents, and Vaccines for All

We fight to annul patents and guarantee vaccines and public health for everyone. A statement of the Trotskyist Fraction — Fourth International

2020 Was One of the Deadliest Years for Migrants — and Not Just Because of COVID

Brutal immigration policies in the United States and Europe resulted in the deaths of more than 3,200 migrants in 2020.

James Dennis Hoff

January 1, 2021

Europe is in Lockdown. What Should the Left Do?

Europe at the moment feels like a neoliberal dystopia: People can go to work, to the mall, or to church — and nowhere else. There are effective ways to stop the pandemic — but capitalist governments refuse to even consider them.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 25, 2020

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 Chingo

July 24, 2020

Understanding the European Union’s 750 Billion Euro Covid-19 Stimulus Package

The leaders of the European Union just announced a 750 billion euro fund (US$857 billion) for post-Covid "reconstruction." What does the plan involve and who will ultimately pay for it?

IzquierdaDiario.es

July 23, 2020