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 AlanizJuly 21, 2021
Iranian Oil Workers Organize the Country’s Biggest Strikes since the Iranian Revolution
For almost a month, Iranian oil workers, along with workers in other industries, have organized demonstrations and wildcat strikes in response to a dire economic and health crisis accentuated by U.S. sanctions.
Maryam AlanizJuly 15, 2021
U.S. Senators and Oil Multinationals are Debating Whether to Impose Sanctions on Myanmar to Protect Imperialist Interests
U.S. senators are lobbying Joe Biden to impose sanctions on Myanmar's oil industry despite lobbying from oil and gas multinationals such as Chevron and Total.
Philippe AlcoyMay 2, 2021
Armenia and Azerbaijan: On the Brink of War Again?
The clashes in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan could turn into a full-scale conflict involving other regional powers. With economic, health, and ecological crises rising worldwide, geopolitical conflicts and capitalist aggression will also increase.
Philippe AlcoySeptember 29, 2020
Turkey and Greece Face Off for Oil and Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean
The dispute for the control over hydrocarbons discovered at the bottom of the Mediterranean is re-configuring the links between two powers that are at a crossroads while also facing severe domestic issues.
Salvador SolerSeptember 9, 2020
Marx Was Right: Reflections on the Imperialist Oil Crisis
What can Marxism tell us about the current oil crisis?
Felix MelitaApril 28, 2020
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.
Claudia CinattiApril 27, 2020
Against corruption and privatization: Brazilian oil for Brazilian workers
With the recent corruption scandal in Petrobras, foreign investors seek to profit off of Brazilian oil. While former president Cardoso was much more aggressive and vocal about privatizing Petrobras, both Workers’ Party presidents Lula and Dilma have furthered the privatization. Workers must fight against all forces behind the privatization of Petrobras and build a movement for a 100% state-owned Petrobras, managed by workers. This is the only way Brazilian oil will help build badly-needed infrastructure and serve the people.
Tatiana CozzarelliJuly 16, 2015