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
“There is Momentum to Fight for More”: UPS Worker Breaks Down Limits and Gains of Tentative Agreement
In what is being called a “historic” contract, UPS and Teamsters announced that they have reached a tentative agreement. Now it is up to workers to read, discuss, and vote on the proposed contract, which contains many gains but is missing some key demands.
Luigi MorrisJuly 27, 2023
Against Capitalist Despair: Building a Working-Class Party For Socialism
We need a working-class party with a socialist and anti-imperialist perspective that is completely independent of the Democrats and the bosses. Toward that goal we are putting forward for discussion and debate with the whole vanguard and the Left, a platform for a working-class party that fights for socialism and the rights of all of the exploited and oppressed.
Left VoiceJune 25, 2023
Lizzo Is Right: We Can’t Abandon Queer People
At a recent show in Knoxville, Tennessee, pop artist Lizzo brought drag queens onstage to perform with her — a clear stand against the recent drag ban passed in the state. This is an inspiring move from Lizzo, but as workers we must take action into our own hands, and take it further.
Reba LandersApril 28, 2023
There Is No Capitalist Solution to the Overdose Crisis
The United States has weaponized its response to the overdose crisis it helped create, using it as an excuse to further its own imperialist agenda at home and abroad.
Mike PappasApril 21, 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
Eviction Defense in Detroit Shows the Power of Self-Organization
The recently viral videos of a physical eviction defense effort in Detroit not only shows the violent nature of evictions and the state, but the importance of developing institutions of self-organization in order to challenge the growing threat of evictions facing the working class and oppressed.
Tristan TaylorApril 8, 2023
Biden’s Proposed Budget Nothing but Empty Promises
Earlier this month, Joe Biden announced his budget proposal, with a lot of promises. But the only thing we know he’ll deliver is that “nothing will fundamentally change.”
Molly RosenzweigMarch 31, 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
France: On the Frontlines of the War Against Austerity
The French masses have raised the banner of class struggle in what is becoming the first major battle against austerity after the pandemic. Working people across the world should pay attention.
James Dennis HoffMarch 25, 2023