By Aldous Reno and Orlando Torres
A Rising Tide/Déjà vu?
The era of Trump and the disarray of the Republican party represent an opening for the reemergence of U.S. Fascism. Capitalism assumes infinite natural resources to fuel indefinite growth of markets. In the United States, a pseudo-democracy has been the preferred...[:en]Newspaper[:es]Periodico[:]
My name is Erek Slater. I am a ten-year veteran Chicago public bus driver. My coworkers have elected me to be their union shop-steward and executive board member of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 241. International Courier has asked me to write some lines on the workers’ situation in the United States. I do not speak on behalf...Internacional/International
JUNE 9TH, 2017
In 1975, the United States suffered a severe military defeat in the Vietnam War (the first in its history). This defeat limited the capacity for direct military intervention by U.S. imperialism and led to a policy adapted to this reality that we have called “democratic reaction”.
By Alejandro Iturbe.
If you build a house for your family, it should be a place to live. Similarly, we the builders of this society should make our society a place to live, a place where people’s most basic needs are fulfilled. A most essential human need is access to medical care; for when we’re growing, aging, hurting, healing, and dying. When we slice...Internacional/International
Fissures within the bourgeoisie caused by Trump with his policy reflect on the international arena as well, by attacking two of the central policies driven by imperialist powers over the past decades. The first one is what we have called the democratic reaction – which means to confront tough situations regarding the relationship of...Noticias/News
However, Trump in himself expresses a sector of the bourgeoisie that supports his government. In the first place, the oil sector. His Secretary of State is Rex Tillerson, former president of the main oil company in the country, Exxon. Possibly, Trump also has the support of important construction sectors (the main branch of his...[:en]Newspaper[:es]Periodico[:]
Feb 16th’s ADWI was a good first step to rebuild a mass immigrant rights movement in this country, and moving forward, March 8th’s Women’s Strike is being seen as the next movement build action, with May 1st’s International Worker’s Day being the next big Day Without Immigrants. The immigrant rights movement and its allies...[:en]Newspaper[:es]Periodico[:]
Setting aside Trump’s playing around with “alternative truths” and things of the kind used to distract workers, something is objectively and empirically very clear: Trump has constituted the wealthiest cabinet ever to run the United States. His cabinet’s worth is estimated around $4.5 billion (at the top are Ross Wilbur and Betsy...Nacional/National
...even if it is early to close any definition, it seems that the hypothesis of the aggravation of both processes (elements of crisis of the regime and inter-bourgeois friction) is confirming, together with a possible upsurge of workers and masses. As we said, this is a non-precedent situation in the United States. Along a series of...[:en]Newspaper[:es]Periodico[:]
DECEMBER 23RD, 2016
ALL OUT January 20th
The election of Donald Trump, a far-right populist bigot, is both a symptom of and a turning point in the historical political crisis unfolding in the United States. The polarization of class struggle is already producing unprecedented mobilizations prior to the inauguration of a new president...