International

  • Do American spies have the goods on Russia?

    The allegations of Russian interference in the presidential election have caused a number of strange flip-flops in U.S. politics.

  • Mexico's climate of crisis and mass uprisings

    What's happening in México is a result of an accumulation of outrages committed by the regime of President Enrique Peña Nieto.

  • What caused the attack in Jerusalem?

    Israel's apartheid regime is the root cause of the truck attack that killed four Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem in early January.

  • Why did Turkey's regime turn to the iron fist?

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is using the pretext of last year's coup to purge one-time allies from the Turkish state and repress a range of opponents.

  • Recover the Pakistani activists

    Famed poet Salman Haider was among several left-wing people who have disappeared this month in Pakistan.

  • Trump and the Israeli right: Hawks of a feather

    The recent UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements is a parting shot by Obama's thoroughly pro-Israel administration.

  • Peña Nieto adds fuel to the fire in Mexico

    Protests against energy price hikes are the latest upheaval to rock the legitimacy of the Mexican government of Enrique Peña Nieto.

  • Islamophobia and the rise of the new right

    Anti-Muslim bigotry is a key ingredient in the toxic brew that is fueling a wave of right-wing nationalism in countries around the world.

  • How can you justify the unjustifiable?

    A section of the international left is ignoring or even justifying the slaughter of Syrians who rose up against a dictatorial regime.

  • To the "leftist" admirers of Assad's Syria

    As a Syrian who identifies with the left, I am appalled by those who call themselves left-wingers, but who stand with the Assads.

  • The resistible rise of Norbert Hofer

    An Austrian activist explains why the far-right Freedom Party has made electoral gains--and how it can be beaten back.

  • Marcos' ghost and a new resistance to Duterte

    A Philippines socialist explains how anger at the burial of a former dictator sparked opposition to the new right-wing president.

  • Merkeling to the right

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's support for a ban on the burqa is another cynical exploitation of the refugee crisis.

  • The counterrevolution crushes Aleppo

    The combined forces of Syria's regime, Russian air power and Iranian-backed death squads are retaking the last city liberated by the 2011 revolution.

  • A hot winter in South Korea

    A mass mobilization unprecedented in South Korean history led to the vote by parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye.

  • Down with terrorism, sectarianism and tyranny

    The bombing of a cathedral in Cairo shows the criminal sectarianism of terrorist groups and the indifference of military authorities.

  • Why I parted ways with Fidel Castro

    Cuba was once my main political inspiration, but I came to recognize that Castro didn't represent the kind of socialism I stand for.

  • A new European crisis, Italian style?

    A referendum on the Italian constitution could trigger another political crisis for the EU and destabilize the financial system.

  • The Cuba that Castro created

    The political system that Castro built didn't hesitate to use repression--not only against class enemies but to cement its power.

  • Assessing Castro's legacy

    What held Cuban socialism together was Fidel Castro's incontestable authority and the unrelenting hostility of U.S. imperialism.

  • South Koreans want Park out

    The government of President Park Geun-hye is reeling from corruption scandals--and South Korean workers are taking the streets.

  • What connects el-Sisi and Trump

    With capitalism in quasi-permanent crisis, the masses of people have lost confidence in traditional political elites to provide answers.

  • Russia's reaction to the Trump earthquake

    Trump's admiration for Vladimir Putin was a strange feature of the fall campaign, but what will that mean for imperial relations?

  • Solidarity lessons from Fawley

    A struggle by refinery workers in Britain shows how solidarity and militant action can turn the tide on anti-migrant scapegoating.

  • The battle lines harden in Venezuela

    Venezuela's right wing wants to bring back the old order, but President Maduro has abandoned Chavismo. What can the left do?