China’s Rise, ‘Diminished Dependency,’ and Imperialism in Times of World Disorder
In this broad-ranging interview, originally published in LINKS, Trotskyist Fraction member Esteban Mercatante discusses how recent global shifts in processes of capital accumulation have contributed to China’s rise, the new (and old) mechanisms big powers use to plunder the Global South, and its implications for anti-imperialist and working-class struggles today.
Esteban MercatanteSeptember 22, 2023
Russia’s Withdrawal from UN Grain Deal Once Again Expands Reach of War in Ukraine
The UN-brokered grain deal has largely kept the consequences of the war in Ukraine confined to Eastern Europe. Russia’s withdrawal from the deal is a reminder that capitalist competition poses great risks for the international working class.
Samuel KarlinJuly 28, 2023
Another NATO Summit Will Bring Nothing but Insecurity
As NATO leaders smile, shake hands, and talk of “security,” workers and Leftists must be clear that all these imperialists bring us is insecurity and death.
Samuel KarlinJuly 9, 2023
Ukraine Is Not Vietnam
What is the class character of the war in Ukraine? Some socialists see it as a war of national liberation against Russian “imperialism,” and so they support the Ukrainian side. But this leads them to align with Western imperialism. Socialists need an independent position.
Nathaniel FlakinJuly 1, 2023
The Wagner Group Mutiny Shows Weaknesses in Putin’s Regime
The theatrical mutiny staged by oligarch-turned-warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner group, was short-lived but damaging for Putin’s regime.
Claudia CinattiJune 30, 2023
The Ukrainian Counteroffensive: What Happens Next?
The long-awaited Ukrainian counteroffensive seems to be underway, but the chances that it will profoundly change the fate of the war are looking slim. Is this the last step before negotiations begin or simply a continuation of the war?
Philippe AlcoyJune 21, 2023
Who Is Behind the Reactionary Attack on the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine?
Since the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam on June 6, Russia and Ukraine have been playing a game of mutual recrimination (without proof). As with the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage, no confidence can be placed in either side’s statements. Only one thing is certain: this is a disaster for civilians.
Philippe AlcoyJune 15, 2023
Pentagon Leak Damages U.S. Power and Exposes Its Role in Ukraine
The leak of secret documents from the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies has revealed the role of the U.S. and NATO in the war in Ukraine. But it also undermines U.S. power by showing the world how the country’s intelligence agencies have failed.
Claudia CinattiApril 14, 2023
Joe Biden Is Deporting Russians Who Escaped Putin’s Draft — Let Them All In!
The United States is deporting Russians who sought asylum following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is a heinous attack against war resisters and shows that the proxy war in Ukraine is about capitalist rivalry first and foremost.
Samuel KarlinMarch 26, 2023