Lebanon: Negligence Leads to Explosion in Beirut, Killing More than 100

By Sandra Harris A massive explosion rocked the port of Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday after an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse detonated, killing at least 137 people, wounding around 5,000, leaving 300,000 homeless, and causing damage to the city estimated between $10 to $15 billion. The stockpile is believed to have detonated either due to a fire nearby, or because … Continue reading Lebanon: Negligence Leads to Explosion in Beirut, Killing More than 100

US and China Close Consulates in Escalation of ‘Trade War’

By Mike Talavera In late July, China ordered the US consulate in Chengdu to close as a “legitimate and necessary” response to the Chinese consulate in Houston being forced to close the week prior by a Trump administration order, accusing the consulate of being a base for Chinese spies. Fires could be seen inside the Houston consulate before it closed. Hopes of making progress on … Continue reading US and China Close Consulates in Escalation of ‘Trade War’

International Crisis Deepens With Largest Economic Contraction Ever Reported

By Peter Cherry The largest ever annualized drop in economic activity was reported by the Commerce Department in the US, showing that the economy shrank by 32.9% in the second quarter of 2020. This report comes amid the deepening global crisis of overproduction that became clear at the start of the year and pulled first quarter economic growth down by 5%. It also follows the … Continue reading International Crisis Deepens With Largest Economic Contraction Ever Reported

Palestine: Thousands March in Opposition to West Bank Annexation

By Nélida Tello Last weekend, thousands of Palestinian Arabs as well as Jews marched in occupied Jaffa (referred to as Tel Aviv by the Israeli government) in opposition to Trump’s “Deal of the Century,” announced earlier this year. Trump’s plan would allow the annexation of illegal settlements and areas not yet occupied in the West Bank as well as control the Jordan Valley, encroaching on … Continue reading Palestine: Thousands March in Opposition to West Bank Annexation

COVID-19, A New Blackmail by Imperialism to Smash the Class Struggle and People’s Wars

The following is a repost of Dem Volke Dienen’s preliminary and unofficial translation of the text “EL COVID-19, UN NUEVO CHANTAJE DEL IMPERIALISMO PARA DESMONTAR LA LUCHA DE CLASES Y LAS GUERRAS POPULARES” by the Communist Party of Ecuador – Red Sun. In the 1960s, Khrushchev argued in relation to the nuclear issue and the way he dealt with his US colleague J. Kennedy: “We … Continue reading COVID-19, A New Blackmail by Imperialism to Smash the Class Struggle and People’s Wars

US Mercenaries Captured in Failed Venezuelan Invasion

By Sandra Harris Earlier this week, an invasion into Venezuela by mercenaries hired on behalf of Juan Guaidó-aligned forces, including a United States military company, was thwarted. The US press monopoly has effectively blacked out any reports on the invasion, devoting little space to covering the overt act of war. What little coverage there is has attempted to cast it as nothing more than a … Continue reading US Mercenaries Captured in Failed Venezuelan Invasion

Social Fascist Ilhan Omar Supports Deadly Sanctions Against Iran

By Peter Cherry Minnesota congresswoman and social democrat Ilhan Omar has signed on to imperialist America-Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) statement calling for support around Donald Trump as he extends crippling sanctions on Iran, just as they were set to be lifted according to a 2015 agreement. The sanctions Omar supports have served the purpose of inflating the prices of food, fruits, and dairy products … Continue reading Social Fascist Ilhan Omar Supports Deadly Sanctions Against Iran

Hunger Lines, Trash Bag Scrubs, Cardboard Coffins: Imperialism’s Incompetence Demands Resistance

Editorial We live in a dying system. The coronavirus pandemic continues under the gross mismanagement of an imperialist ruling class. The richest country in the world was able to cut a $1200 check to dole out – a quick cash injection, not even enough to cover rent in most major cities. Disregarding the fleeting and inadequate subsidy, the scenes in front of us should dispel … Continue reading Hunger Lines, Trash Bag Scrubs, Cardboard Coffins: Imperialism’s Incompetence Demands Resistance

Imperialist Economic Crisis is the Real Motivation for Enforced Isolation

By Teresa Sommers  Social-distancing has become commonplace across the US, with many stores shuttered completely and others closed for the duration of the outbreak. In some cases this is voluntary, while in others it is forced; the result is marginally postponing the spread of COVID-19. Many have been convinced by the ruling class and its media to support such precautions out of fear of the … Continue reading Imperialist Economic Crisis is the Real Motivation for Enforced Isolation