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Juan Andrés Gallardo

Juan is a journalist from Buenos Aires and the editor of the international section of our Argentinian sister site La Izquierda Diario.

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Pandemic Profiteers: Pfizer Profits Exceed $10 Billion in Six Months

Pfizer has announced record profits as a result of vaccine sales. While the world is in crisis, pharmaceutical companies are raking in billions of dollars from advance contracts and by preventing the release of patents.

At Least 70 Killed During Protests in South Africa After Former President Zuma Is Jailed

The imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma for contempt of court triggered protests and violent repression in several South African cities. Corruption, internal conflicts in the ruling party, poverty, unemployment, and the pandemic are fueling the mobilization.

Protesters in Palestine Demand Resignation of President Abbas after Death of Opposition Activist

The assassination of activist Nizar Banat while in Palestinian police custody this week sparked a series of protests calling for the ouster of President Mahmoud Abbas. The demonstrations are another sign of the deepening crisis of the Palestinian Authority as a result of its collusion with the colonialist and racist State of Israel.

Palestinians Call for General Strike on Tuesday Against Israeli Onslaught

Defying Israel’s latest attacks, Palestinian youth, along with social and political organizations, are calling for a general strike on Tuesday in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel.

Myanmar’s Coup Regime Massacred Over 100 Protesters in the Deadliest Crackdown Yet

Yesterday, on Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, there were mass protests against the military regime. Despite being the bloodiest day since the start of the coup on February 1, protests against the coup are only growing.

The Robin Hoods of France: Electrical Workers Cut Electricity to Sell-Out Union, Reconnect for Country’s Poor

In the past few months the electrical workers of France have taken up the mantle of Robin Hood by cutting power to the rich and reconnecting the poor. Most recently, on January 20, the power was disconnected to the headquarters of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT) union, which has refused to call a strike and is working with French President Emmanuel Macron to legitimize his incredibly unpopular pension reform.

Juan Andrés Gallardo

January 28, 2020

Making Sense of the Imperialist Attack on Iran

What are the political implications of the recent imperialist attack on Iran?

Juan Andrés Gallardo

January 23, 2020

Brazil: Lula’s Imprisonment Was Never About Corruption. Now There is a Smoking Gun.

Chats published by The Intercept show that the judge who imprisoned Presidential candidate Inacio Lula da Silva systematically worked with the prosecution to strengthen their case.

General Strike in India: 200 Million Workers Oppose the Government’s Labor Law

On Wednesday, 200 million workers took part in the second day of a general strike in India against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose labor law worsens working conditions and prevents unionization.

Juan Andrés Gallardo

January 10, 2019

Sheer Demagoguery in Trump’s Inaugural Address

In a speech similar to those of his campaign and addressing his electoral base, Trump slammed the political establishment and spoke about borders, employment, trade, and military alliances.

Juan Andrés Gallardo

January 20, 2017

Trump is the New Leader of the Empire

Donald Trump has taken office as President of the primary imperialist world power. Massive protests and demonstrations of opposition are taking place and will continue on Saturday at the Women’s Marches across the country.

Juan Andrés Gallardo

January 20, 2017

Does Bernie Sanders Represent the U.S. Left?

Growing international discontent with the political caste system has found its way to the United States. There, though a far cry from the political earthquakes that have shaken several countries in Europe, the alarm bells are still sounding. What challenges do the left face in light of the Bernie Sanders phenomenon?

Juan Andrés Gallardo

November 11, 2015

The Left and the Working Class: is it possible to reconstruct the strategic dialogue?

The organizing taking place among precarious sectors of the U.S. working class is generating accommodations on the part of a discredited union bureaucracy. For the first time in decades, left groups are part of the debate.

Juan Andrés Gallardo

August 11, 2015

The US removes Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism

The US President, Barack Obama, had announced on April 14 that he would take Cuba off the list of countries sponsoring terrorism. A 45-day process of review, that ended this Friday, with a formal announcement from the State Department.