No to Imperialist War: Ukrainians Gain Nothing from U.S., NATO, or Russian Troops
The situation on the Ukraine-Russia border is growing hotter and hotter, with the possibility of war becoming greater with each passing day — especially as U.S. imperialism and NATO have now decided to up the ante and mobilize their own forces. The reactionary objectives of both sides are coming into much sharper focus.
Scott CooperJanuary 25, 2022
Ukraine on the World Chessboard
Historically, Ukraine has been strategically important in the confrontation between Russia, the United States, and NATO. Today, as Russia mobilizes its troops to the Ukrainian border, the drums of war are beating. But will Russia invade? This article analyzes the situation from the beginning, addressing the various dimensions of a conflict that is much more complex than it appears, as well as the strategic views of each competing power.
Santiago MontagJanuary 15, 2022
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 AlcoyJanuary 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 LevineNovember 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 ChingoOctober 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 LavínAugust 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
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalFebruary 1, 2021
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 HoffJanuary 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 FlakinNovember 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 ChingoJuly 24, 2020