Federico Fuentes

Four Latin American presidents and former presidents

In the second part of his interview with Green Left’s Federico Fuentes, Brazilian author and socialist Pedro Fuentes discusses the crisis of imperialist hegemony, the unpredictability of contemporary politics and its impacts on Latin America.

Container ship and port

Pedro Fuentes, a leader of the Socialist Left Movement (MES), a tendency within Brazil’s Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL) speaks to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about imperialism’s new phase, ecological crisis and international solidarity.

book cover against image of an Indigenous woman in a street filled with teargas

Federico Fuentes reviews Uprising: The October Rebellion in Ecuador, an exceptional look at the October 2019 anti-neoliberal insurrection from the perspective of one of its central leaders.

large area of forest logged and bulldozed

In part 2 of his interview with Green Left's Federico Fuentes, South African politial economist, author and activist Patrick Bond discusses some of the limitations in Vladimir Lenin’s views on imperialism and the need to incorporate the concept of "unequal ecological exchange" into any analysis of this defining feature of modern capitalism.

woman wearing a face mask looking out a window

In their book, The Locked-up Country — a play on Donald Horne’s The Lucky Country — Tom Chodor and Sharar Hameiri meticulously chronicle how governments opted for seemingly unthinkable measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Fred Fuentes reviews.

flags of Brazil, India, China, Russia, South Africa

In the first of our two-part interview, South African political economist and author Patrick Bond discusses modern-day imperial power and the role BRICS countries play in maintaining United States dominance with Green Left's Federico Fuentes.

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Standing Together is a Jewish-Arab social movement in Israel, organising against racism and occupation and for equality and social justice. Its national field organiser Uri Weltmann spoke to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about its response to Israel's war on Gaza and anti-Arab racism within Israel.

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Russian socialist and anti-war activist Boris Kagarlitsky was released from custody on December 12, after spending nearly five months in jail awaiting trial, reports Federico Fuentes.

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In Brazil, Sao Paulo’s State Legislative Assembly voted to privatise its water and sanitation company on December 6, after the parliamentary session was briefly suspended while security forces cleared anti-privatisation protesters from the gallery using batons and pepper spray. Green Left's Federico Fuentes was on the scene.

protesters holding signs, open cut mine

Panama’s Supreme Court has ruled that the contract for an open-pit copper and gold mine in an ecological corridor is unconstitutional, following weeks of mass protests demanding its closure. To find out more, Green Left’s Federico Fuentes and Revista Movimento’s Antonio Neto spoke to socialist activist and unionist José Cambra.

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Hong Kong labour rights and political activist Au Loong-Yu talks to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about China’s position in the world today and its implications for peace and solidarity activism.

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Marxist economist and author Claudio Katz speaks to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes about the changing dynamics within global imperialism.