Barack Obama

GUEST POST

Solidarity for all Whistleblowers

May 17, 2017 | Today marks the release of heroic whistleblower Chelsea Manning from prison.

James Rapoport

UNITED STATES

Two Sides of the Same Old Coin: Ellison, Perez, and Democratic Party Establishment

February 26, 2017 | Tom Perez won the DNC chairmanship. While some paint this as a loss for the working class, Ellison and Perez are actually two sides of the same coin.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

US ELECTIONS

The Legacy of the Obama Era

January 23, 2017 | Obama has left the White House after two terms. Temp work and part time work, racial tensions, millionaire bank bailouts and a crisis in the Middle East are the most important aspects of his (...)

GUEST POST:

A Few Words on Marxism and Identity Politics

January 08, 2017 | The year 2016 will be remembered as the year that identity politics, as it is commonly understood, began the long descent into irrelevancy.

Albert L. Terry, III

UNITED STATES

The Roots of Trumpism

December 26, 2016 | A radical, right-wing, middle-class insurgency displaced the hegemonic capitalists in the Republican Party, at least temporarily.

Charlie Post

CUBA

The Dream of Socialism Did Not Die With Fidel Castro

November 28, 2016 | The media is quick to paint the death of Fidel as the death of not only a cruel dictator, but also as the death of revolution. The youth and working class who are rising up all over the world (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli
Leo Zino

ARGENTINA

5 Takeaways from the Huge Socialist Rally in Argentina

November 28, 2016 | A soccer stadium in Buenos Aires, brimming with people: nothing to call home about. An arena packed with over 20,000 Trotskyists—combative rank-and-file unionists, LGBT activists, women organizing (...)

Tre Kwon

MIDDLE EAST

The Geopolitics of the Civil War in Syria

September 14, 2016 | The shifting alliances and the overlapping of multiple ethnic, religious, geopolitical and social conflicts that characterize the civil war in Syria seem to defy the basic premise of any war— the (...)

Claudia Cinatti

US - Latin America

Imperialism’s advance in Cuba

April 02, 2016 | With his historic visit to Havana on March 22, Obama met his objective of consolidating a new policy toward Cuba – one of “dialogue and cooperation.” In doing so, he has laid the foundation for the (...)

Diego Dalai

US - Latin America

Obama’s Visit to Latin America and the Political Conjuncture

March 31, 2016 | After Havana, Obama came to Argentina. The world’s chief representative of vulture imperialism used his trip to reinforce the steps being taken to advance the United States’ “return” to Latin (...)

Eduardo Molina

UNITED STATES

Obama’s Final SOTU: Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

January 13, 2016 | Obama delivered his eighth and last State of the Union address on Tuesday night, full of demagogy and praise of “American values” and his own administration’s (...)

Juan Cruz Ferre

UNITED STATES

Obama’s Crocodile Tears

January 08, 2016 | Hardly a week into the new year and the Obama administration has made headlines in two ways. The first, is the ICE raids of Central American families’ homes, often in the middle of the night, (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

UNITED STATES

Puerto Rico’s Catastrophic Fiscal Adjustments

November 07, 2015 | Imperialism seeks to prevent another Greek scenario. In Congress, Obama requested legislative reforms to clear the way for Puerto Rico to undergo bankruptcy processes. The republicans, who (...)

Barbara Funes

The Reality of the Drone War

November 05, 2015 | The expansion of the drone-based assassination program has been one of the hallmarks of the Obama presidency and a central component of the strategy of the US occupation under the (...)

Ian Steinman

United States

The Pope to the Rescue of Global Capitalism

September 28, 2015 | The Pope’s visit to the United States was welcomed by both Republicans and Democrats and praised by major media outlets. With a liberal discourse, the pontiff provides a popular view to the (...)

Juan Cruz Ferre

INTERNATIONAL

What’s behind the Pope’s Tour to Cuba and the US?

September 21, 2015 | Pope Francis will become the first pope to address the US Congress. As the Pope’s spokesman said, the tour will be one of the “longest and more complex”. The Pope seeks to strengthen the influence (...)

Diego Sacchi

A TURNING POINT IN FRENCH POLITICS CONCERNING DAESH AND BACHAR AL ASSAD

And now, we’re going to bomb Syria to solve the “migrant problem” ?

September 11, 2015

Jean-Patrick Clech

UNITED STATES

Rhetoric vs Reality in Obama’s Prison Reform

August 25, 2015 | Since July, Obama has made a series of declarations about the need to reform the U.S. prison system. But given his record on incarceration over the past six-and-a-half years, what change can we (...)

Robert Belano

United States

Obama’s Clean Power Plan Leaves Main Polluters Off the Hook

August 05, 2015 | Amidst cheers for Obama's supposedly bold climate protection plan, critiques from some environmentalist groups arise. The new show of commitment to reduce green house emissions covers up the (...)

Juan Cruz Ferre

IDEAS & DEBATES

Cuba: Thaw in relations with imperialism II

July 24, 2015 | Movements in the political "situation" and turning points of the left...

Eduardo Molina

UNITED STATES

Cuba-US relations: Embassies, Flags and Big Business

July 02, 2015 | Cuba and the US agreed on the formal restoration of full diplomatic relations and also announced the reopening of embassies in both countries at the end of the (...)

Celeste Murillo

USA

Health Care Reform for Profit

February 14, 2014 | During the first days of 2014, Obamacare was put into effect, the hard-promoted health care reform, pushed by US President Barack Obama since his first presidential campaign. Beyond its (...)

Juan Cruz Ferre