Australia, Environment

Climate emergency as Australia hit by unprecedented fires

Marx21's Australian sibling organization Solidarity shares an update on the catastrophic and climate-change driven fires engulfing the country. Double the area of the 2019 Amazon fires burnt. Apocalyptic scenes as skies turned red and smoke turned day into night. Thousands stranded in coastal holiday areas. Cities blanketed by smoke, producing some of the worst air… Continue reading Climate emergency as Australia hit by unprecedented fires

Eastern Europe, Imperialism

Belarus-Russia integration talks reflect deepening imperial tensions

Outlining the key players and their stakes in the region, Clare Lemlich takes an anti-imperialist look at what's behind Russia's integration push in neighboring Belarus. During the last few months of 2019 Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko met several times to discuss closer integration between the two countries. No agreement… Continue reading Belarus-Russia integration talks reflect deepening imperial tensions

Middle East, World in Revolt

Feature article • Protests in Lebanon target "all of them"

The second instalment in our World in Revolt series, M. N. Dahan looks at the electrifying uprising in Lebanon that threatens to undo decades of sectarian and corrupt leadership. Catch up on the World in Revolt by reading Luke Pickrell's article on the Chilean uprising here. “All of them means all of them” chanted the… Continue reading Feature article • Protests in Lebanon target "all of them"

Latin America, World in Revolt

Feature article • Chilean uprising in perspective

As part of Marx21's World in Revolt series, Luke Pickrell delves into Chile's history — from colonization to social democracy, from dictatorship to neoliberalism — right up to the explosive struggles of the present day. To read the next instalment of the series, see M. N. Dahan's article on the struggle in Lebanon here. Protests… Continue reading Feature article • Chilean uprising in perspective

Latin America

Evo Morales, the Coup, and Popular Resistance

A combination of local capitalist forces and US imperialism lies behind the coup in Bolivia. We stand in solidarity with all fighting against the coup and far-right racist attacks on indigenous people, supporters of the Movement Towards Socialism, and campesino leaders. In addition, as Andy Brown explains, the picture is more complicated, with Morales’s own… Continue reading Evo Morales, the Coup, and Popular Resistance

Greece, International, Theory

Guest Post • The working class & the left: What kind of party do we need? By Giorgos Pittas from Workers Solidarity, Greece

Recently a debate opened up in a pro-Syriza paper [EfSyn, The Journal of the Editors] and initiated by Journalist Tasos Pappas.  It is a debate about the nature of the party that the left needs.  In the aftermath of the Syriza capitulation and as the New Democracy right party is again in power.  This is… Continue reading Guest Post • The working class & the left: What kind of party do we need? By Giorgos Pittas from Workers Solidarity, Greece

Asia, International

Interview • The Struggle in Hong Kong with Kevin Lin

In October of 2019, Marx21 talked with Kevin Lin, a labor activist and researcher on China, about the recent background and prospects of the immense ongoing movement in Hong Kong. After four months of enormous protests, can the state continue to sit this out? Are they just waiting for it to die down? It is… Continue reading Interview • The Struggle in Hong Kong with Kevin Lin

Articles, International

Haiti in Revolt-Again

As Haiti enters into its eighth consecutive week of anti-government protests, barricades and roadblocks are shutting down the country, while mass demonstrations of hundreds of thousands, including contingents of organized workers, demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and equitable redistribution of national resources. Marx21 received the report below on Haiti. Although the mainstream news in… Continue reading Haiti in Revolt-Again

Anti-fascism, Anti-racism, Greece, Immigration, International

Guest post • The fight against fascism by Panos Garganas

Antifascist demonstration organized by KEERFA in Athens, Greece. The placards read: "Refugees welcome. Shut down the concentration camps." Resisting the rise of the fascist threat The need to fight back against the far right and its fascist components has taken a new urgency in recent years. In country after country we have seen electoral successes… Continue reading Guest post • The fight against fascism by Panos Garganas