Notes on the International Situation
A Convulsive New Phase of the Crisis of Neoliberalism — A Document for the Left Voice Congress
Left VoiceOctober 1, 2023
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
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
Neither NATO Nor Putin: An Anti-war Program for an Anti-war Protest
The following is a flier that Left Voice distributed at the March 18 rally in DC with the anti-war program we believe we must all take up.
Left VoiceMarch 19, 2023
Understanding the Global Context of the Ukrainian Conflict: A Response to Our Critics
The 2022 invasion of Ukraine and the massive rearmament of Europe that followed mark a new stage in a growing conflict that has become a proxy war between the imperialist states of the US and NATO on one side, and an emerging alliance between Russia and China on the other. While some on the Left see this new pole of Russia and China as a check against US imperialism, neither country is anti-imperialist, and neither has anything progressive to offer working people.
Jimena VergaraMarch 16, 2023
Pro-NATO Positions Split a Trotskyist Tendency
The war in Ukraine has led to intense debates on the international socialist Left. In November, the Socialist Labor Party (SEP) of Turkey announced it was breaking with the Socialist Workers Movement (MST) of Argentina, in a serious blow to their common project, the International Socialist League (ISL-LIS). What can we learn from this split?
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 10, 2023