Open Veins of the Global South
Continuing our series on imperialism 100 years since Lenin´s famous book on the subject, this article examines John Smith’s book, Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century.
Esteban MercatanteOctober 22, 2016
The Ecosocialist Imperative
Hannah Holleman is an activist and professor of sociology at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Hannah HollemanOctober 13, 2016
Global Capitalism as Imperialist Construct
Delving into the writings of Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, this article is the first in a series of elaborations on modern-day imperialism and the possibilities for Marxist theoretical analysis.
Esteban MercatanteSeptember 24, 2016
Imperialism’s advance in Cuba
With his historic visit to Havana on March 22, Obama met his objective of consolidating a new policy toward Cuba – one of “dialogue and cooperation.” In doing so, he has laid the foundation for the return of North American capital – after having been expelled from the island over half a century ago – as part of the gradual process of capitalist restoration propelled by Raúl Castro.
Diego DalaiApril 2, 2016
Mass mobilization, political crisis and capitalism in Eastern Europe
Many of the capitalist regimes in Eastern Europe have faced continued instability as they are challenged by mass movements from below. What is the historical background to these struggles and what are the challenges and limits of these movements?
Philippe AlcoyFebruary 9, 2016
The Paris Attacks and a Possible Anti-War Movement
On top of the fear and emotion produced by the brutal attacks in Paris and near the Stadium of France on November 13, we are seeing a rollout of anti-terrorist operations in Saint-Denis and Hollande's “law and order” clampdown – taking domestic measures and Bush-style military actions abroad. It is hard to see anything but doom and gloom. But if we analyze the situation more deeply, the possibility of an emergent movement for democratic liberties that fights against imperialist wars lies in the DNA of a newly-opened political period.
Juan ChingoNovember 23, 2015
The Reality of the Drone War
The Intercept has published an in-depth report alongside the release of a number of leaked classified documents on the United States’ drone based assassination program. Much of it provides clear evidence for what critics have long maintained; 90 percent of deaths in a 2013 Afghan operation were not the intended targets, the effectiveness of targeted assassinations is questionable and the program uses a broad definition of enemy combatants which extends to anyone that they can’t prove is not a “military age male.” The documents also help to reveal the persistent challenges which US imperialism faces and its inability to secure a real victory in the occupation of Afghanistan.
Ian SteinmanNovember 5, 2015
No to UN or NATO intervention!
After two weeks of the Israeli offensive in Lebanon, the battles on the border and the destructure of the infrastructure continue with the deliberate goal of terrorizing the civilian population. As this scandal unfolds, Condoleeza Rice began her diplomatic tour aiming to gain more time for the Israeli army to continue using US bombs and […]
Left VoiceJuly 27, 2006
The high price of Blair and Bush’s imperialist policies
On July 7th, during the morning rush hour when millions of people were travelling to their places of work or study, the centre of London was rocked by a series of bomb blasts on the public transport system – three on the underground and one on a bus. At the time of writing the official […]
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalJuly 9, 2005