US imperialism

Elon Musk

If Elon Musk was in Russia, Western propaganda would call him an “oligarch”, but since he is in the United States he is referred to as a “very successful businessman”, writes Barry Sheppard.

Bombed-out apartment block in Kyiv, Ukraine

The United States' main objective in Ukraine is to significantly, if not completely, remove an international rival — Russia — from the world stage, write Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

Anti war protest

The issue that has generated most heat on the left is not whether Russia's invasion is justifiable, writes Steve Ellner, but whether raising NATO distracts from the atrocity of the invasion.

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Federico Fuentes spoke with Argentine Marxist economist Claudio Katz about the nature of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and what position anti-imperialists should take in the conflict.

Protesting the war in Washington DC. Photo: @CodePink/Twitter

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine is a violation of that nation’s sovereignty and must be opposed by anti-war forces in the United States, argue Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

More than half of the population of Afghanistan is facing starvation since the US-led occupation forces withdrew last August. Pip Hinman comments on the ongoing crisis.

The Cuban government has accused the United States of being behind protests planned to take place in the country on November 15, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

The new military alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia is aimed at China, and raises the threat of war, writes Barry Sheppard.

Jim McIlroy argues that the lesson of Saigon in 1975 and Kabul in 2021 is that imperialist invasion and domination lead to disaster. 

Chris Slee reviews David Brophy's new book, which looks behind the fear campaign about China, and the issues of human rights, the US-Australia alliance and economic rivalries.

United States President Joe Biden administration regards China's economic rise as an "existential threat" to the US Empire, writes Barry Sheppard.

Fridges in Mexico are empty of beer because production has ceased in this industry deemed non-essential amid the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Tamara Pearson. However, United States-owned Constellation Brands is defying local orders and continues to produce for export to US consumers.

This year has been the most violent year on record for Mexico, with almost intentional homicides between January and September.

Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince looks post-apocalyptic, reflecting the fierce class war which has raged here since last year, if not since 1986, writes Kim Ives.

Palestinian leaders have criticised US President Donald Trump’s much-hyped and long-awaited for Middle East peace, unveiled on June 25 in Bahrain, as more neo-colonialist containment.

US president Donald Trump has said an April 4 chemical weapon attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Syria’s Idlib province that killed more than 70 people with air strikes against Syrian military targets.

Written days before the Idlib atrocity and the US air strikes, The Intercept co-editor Glenn Greenwald looks at Trump’s escalation of the “war on terror” in the region.

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