Trump’s Budget Expands Global War on the Backs of the American Poor

May 23, 2017

“This Budget’s defining ambition is to unleash the dreams of the American people,” President Trump writes in his budget proposal, released today. While cutting government assistance for poor Americans, the budget notably beefs up annual military spending to the tune of $639 billion. Trump’s dream for America is a nightmare for the working class.

Chadian peacekeepers serving with the UN in northern Mali, 2013. (UN Photo/Marco Dormino)

Instability Widens in Mali and the Sahel Region of Africa

May 23, 2017

The first foreign visit of the new French President Emmanuel Macron, after a now habitual trip to Berlin, was to Gao in northern Mali as head of the French military. The visit was an attempt to be seen as paying attention to the efforts of French troops in operations in northern Mali and other states of the Sahel region of Africa.

Standing in the Way of Extractivism: Guatemalan Community Activists Resist Meg-Dams

May 17, 2017

Guatemala is rapidly expanding its energy generation infrastructure with support from Washington and international banks. The construction of mega-dams has been met with a wave of resistance from communities set to be displaced by the projects. Indigenous activists are continuing their struggle in the face of the wider extractivist projects facing the region.

Global Left vs. Global Right: From 1945 to Today

May 17, 2017

In the ongoing structural crisis of the modern world-system, which began in the 1970s and will probably last another 20-40 years, the issue is not the reform of capitalism, but its successor system. If the Global Left is to win that battle, it must solidly ally the anti-austerity forces with the multicultural forces.

Women’s Rights and Movements

Women

The Feminist Transformation in Radical Kurdistan

February 7, 2017

As brutal civil war has devastated Syria and added to the massive refugee crisis, in Rojava—the predominately Kurdish region of northern Syria—a left-wing, feminist revolution is being carried out.

Environment

Environment

Standing in the Way of Extractivism: Guatemalan Community Activists Resist Meg-Dams

May 17, 2017

Guatemala is rapidly expanding its energy generation infrastructure with support from Washington and international banks. The construction of mega-dams has been met with a wave of resistance from communities set to be displaced by the projects. Indigenous activists are continuing their struggle in the face of the wider extractivist projects facing the region.