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.
Scott CooperJuly 23, 2021
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
Biden Continues U.S. Bombing in Iraq and Syria
Yesterday, Joe Biden ordered airstrikes in Syria and Iraq against two Iranian-backed militias in the name of “national security.” This latest act of imperialist aggression in the Middle East serves to ramp up pressure against Iran in the midst of tense negotiations for a new nuclear agreement.
Maryam AlanizJune 28, 2021
Israel Bombs Gaza for the Second Time in Three Days
Days after Naftali Bennett succeeded Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister, Israel is already breaking the May 26 ceasefire agreement and has bombed Gaza twice in the last three days.
Sou MiJune 18, 2021
Biden Looks for Allies at the G7 to Contain China
The group of world leaders will launch an infrastructure plan directed at poor countries in an effort to compete with Beijing’s growing influence.
Nicolás DaneriJune 13, 2021
Puerto Rican Unions to Hold Biggest National Strike since 2019
Today in Puerto Rico, workers and activists are calling for a national strike and mobilizations in response to the privatization of Puerto Rico’s electric grid under the U.S. and Canadian company LUMA Energy.
Maryam AlanizJune 3, 2021
Migration in the Time of Biden and AMLO: Imperialism and the Border
18,000 migrant children detained in the United States in February. 170,000 Central Americans and Mexicans apprehended by border control in March. Behind these numbers, there are thousands of stories, marked by racism, xenophobia, and the outrage of different governments.
Pablo OprinariMay 8, 2021
How Biden Funded Colombia’s Deadly Police Regime
Biden played a key role in empowering the ESMAD police force that is now being used to crush dissent in Colombia. This is all the more reason the U.S. Left must make solidarity with the Colombian working class a priority.
Sam CarlinerMay 7, 2021
Biden’s Reversal on Refugees Is an Attempt to Regain Hegemony
Joe Biden has reversed his decision to set the admissions cap on refugees at 15,000, now allowing more in. This move is an attempt to pacify discontent about Biden’s betrayals on immigration.
Ezra BrainMay 5, 2021