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Coldest Weather in Decades Hits Brazil — Climate Change Is to Blame

This month, on the heels of the country’s worst drought in a century, Brazil has experienced historic cold weather. The effects on agriculture could have negative consequences across the world.

Otto Fors

July 30, 2021

The Situation on the Island and Its Prospects: Interview with a Young Cuban Communist

La Izquierda Diario interviews Taliesin Álvarez, a member of the Union of Young Communists and of the Hermanos Saíz Association, and a member of the editorial board of the left-wing Cuban blog Comunistas, about the demonstrations in Cuba.

Milton D'León

July 26, 2021

Cuba: Causes and Consequences of July 11

In the midst of multiple crises, Cuba saw the most dramatic protests in 27 years.

Claudia Cinatti

July 25, 2021

Revolt in Martinique against Colonial Management of the Health Crisis

With the health situation in Martinique continuing to deteriorate, a revolt broke out this past weekend after the government announced it was reinstituting a curfew and extending the vaccine passport.

Emile Causse

July 23, 2021

New Imperialist Sanctions on Cuba

The Biden administration announced new sanctions on the Cuban government on July 22. But these new measures do nothing for the Cuban people, including those who have been protesting in recent days. They serve only the interests of U.S. imperialism.

We Are Thirsty!: Thousands Take to the Streets in Response to Iran’s Escalating Water Crisis

Over the past week, thousands of multi-ethnic Iranians have demonstrated in response to Iran’s water crisis and power blackouts. These protests, in conjunction with massive oil strikes and strikes in other sectors, highlight the discontent of a large swath of the Iranian population that faces a sanctions-battered economy and a repressive bourgeois regime.

Maryam Alaniz

July 21, 2021

Capitalism Brought These Floods

There are clear links between big business, climate change and the devastating floods in western Germany.

Railway Worker Anasse Kazib Calls for a Counteroffensive Against Macron’s Pension Reform

In a speech on July 12, French president Emmanuel Macron announced a new attempt to reform the pension system. Anasse Kazib, railway worker and Trotskyist presidential candidate, is calling for a counteroffensive.. This will require a massive strike as soon as possible — without waiting for Macron to move forward with his neoliberal agenda.

Anasse Kazib

July 19, 2021

Protests in Cuba: Between Imperialist Cynicism and the One-Party Regime

The current situation in Cuba, marked by demonstrations as a result of a deep economic and social crisis on the island, has opened important debates on the Left. Ultimately, a workers’ democracy — not a one-party state — is necessary to achieve socialism.

Farid Reyes

July 16, 2021