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U.S. Imperialism

Haiti Begins General Strike

In the midst of a devastating economic crisis and rising crime wave, unions across Haiti have called a general strike against both the spate of kidnappings and the corrupt regime of Jovenel Moïse.

Sybil Davis

February 1, 2021

Antony Blinken: Another War Hawk Confirmed to the Biden Cabinet

The recent Senate hearing and confirmation of Antony Blinken as Biden’s secretary of state perfectly highlights the hypocrisy and danger of neoliberal foreign policy.

Samuel Karlin

January 28, 2021

Biden’s Task: Restore U.S. Institutions and Get Back to the Business of Global Domination

Trump’s presidency has delegitimized certain institutions of the American state, both at home and abroad. Joe Biden has been given the task of restoring that legitimacy. Nothing short of U.S. global hegemony is at stake.

Sybil Davis

January 19, 2021

“This Is Not What America Stands for” — except, uh, in Latin America

The United States has long supported right-wing protests to subvert elections. This is so common that there's a joke about it: Why has there never been a military coup in the U.S.? Because there is no U.S. embassy there.

Nathaniel Flakin

January 8, 2021

Biden’s First Cabinet Picks Signal 4 More Years of Imperialists in Office

The president-elect, Joe Biden, recently announced his choices for a National Security Team. Their belief in U.S. exceptionalism, support for regime change, and connections to the military-industrial complex highlight the continued need for an anti-war Left.

Samuel Karlin

November 27, 2020

Now Is the Time to Build the Fight Against Biden

Biden is set to rule as a true-to-type neoliberal, with mass deportations, austerity, more defense of killer cops, and war on the Global South.

Sybil Davis

November 17, 2020

With Biden as President, Will the Empire Strike Back?

Joe Biden won the U.S. presidential election, but without the overwhelming victory projected by the polls. He will face a Republican majority in the Senate and govern a polarized country. All indications are that the government of the main imperialist power will be more absorbed with the domestic agenda than intervening in world affairs to claim the leadership position in favor of more globalized capital than Trump did during his administration.

Esteban Mercatante

November 9, 2020

What Will the U.S. Elections Mean Internationally?

The U.S. elections, which occur at the center of capital and imperialism, will undoubtedly have a global impact. The choice between Trump or Biden offers the working class around the world a lose-lose scenario and reaffirms the decline of the American Empire.

Maryam Alaniz

November 1, 2020

U.S. Imperialism: Return to “Normalcy” or More World Disorder?

Continuing with the analysis in our previous article on contemporary imperialism and the situation in the United States, here Esteban Mercantante discusses the balance of the first (and perhaps only?) presidential term of Donald Trump.

Esteban Mercatante

October 30, 2020