The violence against Indigenous protesters in Peru deserves our attention

[ After the ouster of progressive president of Peru Pedro Castillo by a right-wing congress, Peruvians -- especially indigenous peasants -- have taken to the streets in protest. While the MSNBC article below expresses sympathy for the protesters, it does this in the context of using their struggle to rally support for liberal partisan politics... Continue Reading →

Yemenis stage mass rallies to decry US-Saudi aggression

[ After years of bombing and ongoing blockades of their country by Saudi Arabia with backing from the United States, Yemenis continue to mobilize in resistance against imperialism. — Isaac ] Yemenis stage mass rallies across country to decry Saudi aggression 06 January 2023
 PressTV Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Yemen’s... Continue Reading →

A ‘New Pink Tide’ in Latin America

[ Recently, many social-democratic politicians have been elected across Latin America. As the article below discusses, some are calling this the return of a “Pink Tide” in the region, signaling a popular rejection of US influence and dissatisfaction with the neoliberal status quo. The new leaders are a mixed bag. Some are more progressive, with... Continue Reading →

OP-ed | Climate Change and Capitalism

By Klaus Markstein The environment and climate change have always been of great interest to the LLCO. We serve the planet and the natural environment just as much as we serve the people of this earth. In doing so, we look critically at the theory of productive forces brought forward by previous socialist experiments that... Continue Reading →

Yemen’s future conflicts will be over water

[ The following article examines water shortages in Yemen in light of climate change and the ongoing war there. As is typical in capitalist media, the article pins blame on Yemen’s anti-imperialist rebel forces known as the “Houthis” as the main source of conflict in the country, ignoring the role of the US-backed Saudi-led coalition,... Continue Reading →

The Mental Illness of Anachronistic Radical Socialism

Editor's Note: There has been a poverty of real Marxist analysis in the world of politics. Whether it be tailing and pandering to far-right movements, spreading COVID-19 disinformation, or championing "socialist" Chinese billionaires, it seems that there are some very confused sections of the left. In the following article, Stephen Gowans refers to these confused... Continue Reading →

Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

Editor's note: The following article by Stephen Gowans was originally published on August 9, 2010 during a time when there was talk about a potential Taliban revival in Afghanistan. Although 11 years old, the article remains relevant today. Recently, the Taliban has been seeing yet another potential revival and appears to be gaining ground, seizing... Continue Reading →

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