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Imperialism

Debates on the War in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has opened a militaristic chapter in the broader capitalist crisis that began with the great recession in 2008. The international Left is divided over what policy to adopt on the Ukrainian question. The following is a necessary debate with the Argentinean Left regarding the ongoing war and the politics that revolutionaries should adopt.

Matías Maiello

March 10, 2022

Luxemburg, Zetkin, and Revolutionary Feminism against the War

This year, International Women’s Day takes place amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Here, we revisit some of the debates among Marxists and socialist feminists in the lead up to the First World War.

Neither NATO nor Putin: How the U.S. Left is Getting Ukraine Wrong

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, sectors on the Left are either repeating imperialist propaganda by calling for sanctions or minimizing Russia’s actions under the guise of anti-imperialism. To be anti-imperialist means to organize the international working class against U.S. imperialism and oppressive regimes everywhere.

James Dennis Hoff

March 5, 2022

Biden’s Defense of “Democracy” Is Deeply Hypocritical

While the president of the United States assures the public that the U.S. has “fought for freedom, expanded liberty, defeated totalitarianism and terror,” the reality is completely different.

Luigi Morris

March 4, 2022

As Half a Million Berliners Protest War, Germany Expands Its Military

On Sunday, up to 500,000 people joined a demonstration in Berlin against the war in Ukraine. But it was not exactly an anti-war protest — the organizers, following the German government, were campaigning for increased militarism.

Nathaniel Flakin

February 28, 2022

Crisis in Ukraine: Between the Threat of War and Negotiations Under Fire

Tensions in Eastern Europe continue to build up following Vladimir Putin’s recent advances, the response of the United States and other powers. What is at stake in the crisis in Ukraine?

Claudia Cinatti

February 23, 2022

Biden Plans on Stealing $7 Billion from Afghanistan

With a new executive order, the Biden administration has begun the process of seizing assets from Afghanistan to set up a toothless “humanitarian assistance” trust fund and give the rest to the families of 9/11 victims. Afghans, whose money this is, had nothing to do with those attacks.

Scott Cooper

February 17, 2022

Imperialist Backed Airstrike in Yemen Kills At Least 70 People

Yemen, the site of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent history, continues to be devastated by a proxy war backed by U.S. imperialism. The latest attack shows the urgency of confronting the geopolitical and imperialist interests that have created this unimaginable human crisis.

Maryam Alaniz

January 22, 2022

Massive Demonstrations in Mali Against ECOWAS Strengthen Ruling Junta

Sanctions against Mali have, predictably, helped legitimize the ruling military. It cannot be ruled out that international pressure on the military is working. But this success could become a “Pyrrhic victory.”

Philippe Alcoy

January 16, 2022