Opinion: Biden Plans to Plunder $7 Billion from Afghanistan as Millions Face Starvation

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore By Jakob Stein Since the fall of the Afghan puppet government and the expulsion of US troops by the Taliban last August, the people of Afghanistan have been subjected to widespread misery as the economic situation continues to rapidly deteriorate. Now the Biden administration has issued an executive order to seize funds from Afghanistan in yet another act of imperialist plunder … Continue reading Opinion: Biden Plans to Plunder $7 Billion from Afghanistan as Millions Face Starvation

Opinion: Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Exemplifies US Imperialism’s Decay

By Jakob Stein The January 28 collapse of the Fern Hollow Creek Bridge in Pittsburgh is just another example of the decay of the US imperialist system, in this case with infrastructure literally falling to pieces as people drove across the bridge to work. Joe Biden, who was scheduled to visit Pittsburgh at the time of the collapse, used the opportunity to promote his $1.2 … Continue reading Opinion: Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Exemplifies US Imperialism’s Decay

Vaccine Mandates Punish Workers to Protect Ruling-Class Profits, Not Health

By the Editorial Board Since its introduction, the COVID-19 vaccine has been one of the most contentious issues dividing the working class, with different factions of the ruling class using the issue to pit workers against each other to serve their own political agendas. While the vaccine is a simple way to reduce the chances of severe illness from the virus, the impetus for the … Continue reading Vaccine Mandates Punish Workers to Protect Ruling-Class Profits, Not Health

Tensions Escalate as US and Russian Imperialism Contend for Dominance in Ukraine

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore By Jakob Stein On Monday, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin put 8,500 US troops on “high alert” to move into Eastern Europe in response to the months-long concentration of Russian troops along Ukraine’s eastern border. The White House is calling a Russian invasion of Ukraine “imminent” and has ordered all family members of US embassy staff to evacuate the country … Continue reading Tensions Escalate as US and Russian Imperialism Contend for Dominance in Ukraine

15,000 Haitian Migrants Arrive at Border, CBP Rounds Up Migrants Using Whips

Photo: Texas National Guard Soldiers and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers in the Rio Grande River as part of Operation Lone Star (Source: @GregAbbott_TX/Twitter) By Nélida Tello This weekend, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents on horseback charged at 15,000 Haitian migrants camped under the Del Rio International Bridge along the US-Mexico borer in an effort to detain them, using reins as whips against … Continue reading 15,000 Haitian Migrants Arrive at Border, CBP Rounds Up Migrants Using Whips

A Nova Democracia: A Historic Event

The following is an unofficial translation of the editorial “Um acontecimento histórico,” on the recent withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, from revolutionary Brazilian newspaper A Nova Democracia. We have also included “Afeganistão: Família inteira é assassinada em bombardeio do USA; pelo menos 6 crianças morreram” as a supplement, which includes an update on recent US drone strikes in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths … Continue reading A Nova Democracia: A Historic Event

Opinion: Islamic State Attack Reinvigorates US Aggression in Afghanistan

Photo credit: Xinhua News Agency By Jakob Stein On Thursday, outside the Kabul airport, an explosive attack by a branch of the Islamic State killed Taliban militants and US military personnel alike, in addition to many more Afghan civilians. While the past two weeks have been dominated by the monopoly media and US politicians condemning the Taliban, this attack and the future US strikes against … Continue reading Opinion: Islamic State Attack Reinvigorates US Aggression in Afghanistan

Activists Denounce Heightened Federal Repression of Protesters under Biden and Trump

Cover photo: An unknown protester fearlessly confronts a DPS Trooper during the May Uprisings in Austin. By Michael Nolan, David Martinez The Biden administration continues to expand and intensify the federal government’s repression of protesters and activists fighting for progressive causes across the US. Activists have highlighted how these repressive efforts ramped up under Trump during the protests following the May Uprisings last year, and … Continue reading Activists Denounce Heightened Federal Repression of Protesters under Biden and Trump

Biden Plans to Order Prisoners Released during COVID Pandemic Back to Prison

Photo credit: Martin do Nascimento for The Texas Tribune By Sandra Harris This week, the Biden administration has declared that thousands of federal prisoners released during the COVID-19 pandemic would be required to return to prison once the federal declaration of emergency passes. Federal law passed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic allowed prisoners to serve either the remaining 10 percent or six months … Continue reading Biden Plans to Order Prisoners Released during COVID Pandemic Back to Prison

On Biden’s ‘Countering Domestic Terrorism’ Study

By the Editorial Board Joe Biden’s National Security Council released the “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism” on June 15, which is the US imperialist State’s updated strategy to address what it determines to be violent domestic extremism. The study denounces acts of reactionary violence against Black people, other oppressed groups, and progressive movements in an attempt to present the imperialist State as the noble … Continue reading On Biden’s ‘Countering Domestic Terrorism’ Study