Afghanistan: How do we analyze the war?

The U.S. defeat and the Taliban’s return to power has created a debate within the international left. Will the end of U.S. occupation have positive or negative consequences for the workers and masses of the world? By Alejandro Iturbe Translated to English by Dolores Underwood An entire sector of the left takes...

A debate on the blockade and capitalist restoration

What is the US blockade on Cuba? The economic blockade on Cuba is a measure planned by the imperialist administrations of Eisenhower (1953-1961) and Kennedy (1961-1963) to defeat the 1959 Cuban revolution. By Ricardo Ayala and Roberto Herrera In the final phase of the anti-dictatorial struggle against Fulgencio Batista, the 26th of...

Notes on the Evolution of the Industrial Proletariat 

Introduction Most of the left-wing currents put into question the strategy of the socialist revolution as well as the role of the industrial proletariat as the social subject of this revolution. That stand got stronger after the earthquake that shook the leftwing due to the overthrow of the world Stalinist apparatus...

Imperialism Failed to Fight the Pandemic

  When Marxists say that under the capitalist mode of production, humanity faces the question of “socialism or barbarism”, it is not an exaggeration or a simple turn of phrase, but rather a direct analysis of the dynamics of society. By: Daniel Sugasti, translated to English by Carlos Jara It is a...

Justice For George Floyd Does Not Mean That The Battle Is Won

By Wilson Honório da Silva (PSTU-Brazil), translated to English by Carlos Jara Exactly 16 kilometers separate two stories that serve as signposts of the depths of the racial abyss that exists in North American society, of the violence that haunts and destroys Black lives, and also of the strength of...

Paraguay | Peripheral Capitalism And The Pandemic

Since March 5th, thousands have had enough of Mario Abdo Benítez and the Colorado Party’s corruption and inaction regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and have taken to the streets. The unacceptable deterioration of millions of people’s living conditions and the collapse of the healthcare system are entirely the fault of...

The STF and the rule of law – for the rich, of course

On November 7, Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled defendants could only be imprisoned after all appeals to higher courts had been exhausted. The decision changed its previous position, stating now that an arrest in this circumstance violates the citizen's constitutional right, as his guilt could only be asserted after the...

Debate: Marxism and Environmental Crisis

MARXISM AND ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS | The International Workers' League (Fourth International), LIT-QI, will be promote, on September 27th, a debate entitled “Marxism and Environmental Crisis", as part of the global mobilization week, called Global Climate Strike. The climate crisis is undeniable and its drastic consequences can be seen and felt...

The “new” and “old” capitalism – part 2

The article of banker and economist André Lara Resende recently published  caused some "discomfort" in the team of investment fund executive and current Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes. A member of former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso's economic team and one of the idealizers of the Real Plan, Lara...

The “new” and “old” capitalism (Part 1)

The crisis of Brazilian capitalism and the first 100 days of the Bolsonaro administration: in what measure can Paulo Guedes's politics solve the problems of the working class? Written by João Ricardo Soares. PSTU-Brazil. The minister of Finances of one of most industrialized countries in the world and one of the...

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