Claudia is an editor of our sister site La Izquierda Diario and a leading member of the Party of Socialist Workers (PTS) in Argentina.
Cuba: Causes and Consequences of July 11
In the midst of multiple crises, Cuba saw the most dramatic protests in 27 years.
Between the Israeli Colonial Offensive and the Palestinian Resistance
Only a state that aims to end all oppression, exploitation, and imperialist reaction can guarantee a democratic and peaceful coexistence between Arabs and Jews.
Colombia and the Red Thread of Rebellion in Latin America
The rebellion in Colombia is part of a process of class struggle that has unfolded throughout Latin America, especially since 2019. It reinforces the need to build revolutionary parties and an international revolutionary leadership that will allow these struggles to be led to victory.
The U.S.-China Summit: Containing China Is a Bipartisan Affair
The first Biden-era meeting of U.S. and Chinese government officials was marked by political theater. But the summit demonstrated that Biden, with his hostile policy towards China, has more in common with his predecessor than he would like to admit.
The Pandemic and Vaccine Nationalism
“Vaccine nationalism" reproduces the geopolitical rivalries and tensions that have been building up since the 2008 capitalist crisis. Ultimately, it is a mirror of both capitalist competition and the irrationality of a system that transforms everything it touches --- from the superfluous to the indispensable for life --- into merchandise and profit.
Perspectives for 2021: Interview with Michael Roberts and Claudia Cinatti
The year of the coronavirus pandemic is drawing to a close. What are the trends in the economy, the political situation, and the class struggle in the year to come?
The Biden Era Begins
After a brief but intense interregnum, the United States officially has a new government in formation. However, in the context of the pandemic recession, social upheaval, and profound contradictions, there will be no return to normal.
Why Is Trump Refusing to Concede?
Even though Joe Biden has been proclaimed president-elect, Donald Trump refuses to admit defeat. This means the transition between the two administrations has not formally begun, breaking with the customs of the bipartisan regime.
Why Is Israel Campaigning for Trump?
Both the Democratic and the Republican parties support the strategic alliance the United States has with Israel, no matter the cost --- but Trump’s reelection campaign is the primary beneficiary of the pro-Israeli lobby.
What Is behind the Confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
Armenia and Azerbaijan are on the brink of a new war for control over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Although the conflict is so far driven by local tensions, regional and global geopolitical factors also play a part, particularly the relations established in the recent wars in the Middle East.
Trump vs. Biden: A Debate That Shows the Empire’s Decline
The presidential candidates clashed in the first of three debates. The debate was worse than expected, a clear sign of the decline of U.S. imperialism.
Disputes Between U.S. and China Dominate UN General Assembly
This Year's remote meeting of the United Nations General Assembly reflected the continued global health crisis as well as the ongoing and increasingly sharp economic battle between the US and China.
An Initial Assessment of the Latin American–U.S. Virtual Conference
The Virtual Latin American and the United States Conference was convened by the Workers Left Front (FIT-U) of Argentina, and it took place between July 30 and August 1. This is the initial assessment that was published in La Izquierda Diario by leaders of the Trotskyist Fraction–Fourth International.
United States – China: Toward a New Cold War?
China is preparing to vote on a new national security law it hopes will quell the protests in Hong Kong, sending a message to a U.S.-backed Taiwan. Meanwhile, economic and political tensions between the two powers are intensifying amidst the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis.
Trump Threatens War with Iran for Oil
The price of oil has been collapsing, and last week it reached negative values. Trump’s threats to Iran were enough to cause a rebound in prices. But the effects were short-lived. They expose Trump’s return to “America First” politics in the midst of the pandemic and crisis, signaling the rivalries and competition between powers in the coming period.
Trump’s Attack on Iran: Why Now?
The assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani by a US drone strike last Friday reflects a desperate attempt by a failing administration to reassert US hegemony in a region where it is being increasingly challenged.
Whither the “Latin American Spring”?
With massive demonstrations erupting across Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia, Latin America is an epicenter of class struggle. Fed up after years of austerity measures and imperialist policies, the masses are pushing back against their neoliberal governments. Where these uprisings go from here depends on their ability to break away from leaderships that encourage them to curb their demands.
The Return of the Class Struggle
A specter is haunting the world. It is not yet that of communism, but that of class struggle—in capital letters. This new wave of protests began with the emergence of the yellow vests in France, which for the first time in many years made the ruling class of an imperialist country fear revolt. It has only spread since then.
Eduardo Molina—Forever Until Socialism!
We bid farewell to Eduardo Molina, a revolutionary militant with a long trajectory in the ranks of Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International.
After May: Whither Brexit?
The successful Leave campaign and the failure to negotiate an acceptable framework for Brexit have precipitated a crisis among Britain's political elites that threatens the very foundation of British politics.
Populism and Its Uses: Antinomies of a Failed Reformist Strategy
Reflections on Chantal Mouffe’s new book, “For a Left Populism.”
A Revolution in Search of Heirs
In the current context of a prolonged crisis of capitalism and its parties, as well as the emergence of new political phenomena, the question is raised once again: Shall we recreate illusions in reformism or prepare for the next revolution?
Trump, Tillerson and the Revolving Door at the White House
Last Tuesday, Trump announced that he was firing his Secretary of State via Twitter, apparently without Tillerson himself knowing about it, although his departure was practically certain since his comment about Trump being a "fucking moron" was leaked to the press last October.
From the U.S. “War on Terrorism” to Anticipating Conflict between World Powers
A departure from decades-long US policy reframes global instability outside of the terms of terror and opens a penumbra of new geopolitics.
Trump Starts a New Fire in the Middle East
Donald Trump has done it again. As if military escalation with North Korea and his anti-Muslim tweets were not enough, he just created yet another conflict with international implications.
The U.S. and North Korea: A War of Nerves, For Now.
While Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, another storm was brewing thousands of miles away.
The Significance of Corbyn’s Rise in the British Elections
The result of the recent elections in the United Kingdom have led an unexpected political scenario with the Brexit negotiations soon at hand. What do May’s setback and Corbyn’s rise mean for the country?
Trump’s Chaotic First Month
The start of Trump’s presidency has been nothing short of chaos. National orders followed closely by counter-orders, erratic foreign policies, and the early resignations from a cabinet still under construction contradict Trump’s emphatic declarations that the new administration is running like a “fine-tuned machine.”
On Internationalism: A Response to the Partido Obrero
Claudia Cinatti of the PTS engages Pablo Heller’s arguments, published in the Partido Obrero press following the Trotskyist Fraction’s Tenth International Conference. The following is a discussion on Gramsci’s concept of ‘organic crisis,’ the concept of revolutionary internationalism, and what it looks like in practice.
Trump: The Fall of the Neoliberal Narrative
Much has been written to absorb the conservative avalanche that turned so many states red in the November elections. Even the screenwriters of “House of Cards” could not have a big enough imagination to project what the future holds for the White House. The transition has begun at the Trump Tower with a sharp turn to the conservative right.