International

  • Puerto Rico's disaster was years in the making

    From hospitals to the power grid, every part of Puerto Rico's infrastructure impacted by Maria was gutted years earlier by capitalism.

  • Threats without and contradictions within

    Kurds in northern Iraq have voted "yes" on independence, but governments around the region are threatening war and repression.

  • The Freedom Party's goose-step forward

    Austria's toxic Freedom Party, which is likely to be part of the next government, has deep ties to the fascist movement.

  • Trump's malign neglect of Puerto Rico

    Puerto Ricans will suffer and die needlessly because of the abject failure of the world's most powerful government to provide disaster relief.

  • The smiling face of a military regime

    The former Nobel Peace Prize winner at the top of the Myanmar government supports the military's genocidal persecution of Muslims.

  • Climate change and "disaster aid" in India

    India's "disaster aid" and "relief projects" regularly enrich corporations while shutting out the poor who are supposed to benefit.

  • An ominous new massacre in Colombia

    The National Police shooting of unarmed civilian protesters in Colombia threatens to unravel the country's peace process.

  • A wake-up call for Germany's left

    The inroads made by the far right in German elections last month bring new challenges and questions that the left must take up.

  • Coming together to overcome FEMA failures

    Giving the lie to Trump's racist rants, people in Puerto Rico are organizing themselves after being failed by the federal government.

  • The crisis deepens after Catalonia's vote

    The Spanish state's government is making a mockery of democracy by attacking the Catalan people's right to decide their future.

  • The fuel feeding the fires of Europe's far right

    The mainstream political forces that manage the European Union are responsible for setting the stage for the rise of the far right.

  • Puerto Rico needs aid, not an occupation

    As most Puerto Ricans go without relief following Hurricane Maria, calls for the U.S. military to step up relief efforts could make matters worse.

  • Puerto Rico is facing an historic crisis

    Two Puerto Rican artists and activists based in the U.S. describe the harrowing conditions for friends and family back home.

  • Adding ignorant insult to Puerto Rico's injuries

    On top of powerful hurricanes and a society degraded by austerity, Puerto Ricans shouldn't have to endure the racist rants of the Twitterer-in-Chief.

  • How the earthquakes shook Mexican politics

    After the earthquakes, Mexico witnessed both the savage consequences of capitalism and the potential for a radical alternative.

  • Looking for answers to capitalism's disasters

    The left-wing author makes the case for a vision of what we're fighting for that isn't just a list of policies, but is really an alternative worldview.

  • Polarization at the polls in Germany

    Germany's elections show that the country is not insulated from a crisis-prone Europe, but part and parcel of it.

  • Decisive days in Catalonia

    With both popular mobilization and Spanish state repression growing, this weekend's referendum will bring the moment of truth.

  • Aftershocks of solidarity and opportunism

    The responses of Mexico’s oppressors and oppressed to the country’s earthquakes couldn’t have been more different.

  • The debt before the storm

    Puerto Rico is reeling after two devastating hurricanes, but the disaster has been exacerbated by decades of colonial domination by the U.S.

  • Catalonia's right to decide

    The Spanish state's attempts to repress a referendum on Catalonian independence is producing even greater resistance.

  • Is the U.S. sabotaging peace in Colombia?

    The Trump administration is pushing for discredited drug war policies that threaten to undermine attempts to end a long civil war.

  • The PA cracks down on dissent

    The Palestinian Authority passed a law that would jail those whose speech on social media allegedly threatens "social harmony."

  • In search of self-emancipation in Venezuela

    Fulfilling a vision for socialism in Venezuela will require a struggle to ensure democratic control over society rests with workers.

  • Ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

    Hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Myanmar have fled for their lives from barbaric violence directed by the military.