Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez
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A small earthquake in Chile, 1970-73

Mike Gonzalez writes about the 1973 coup in Chile and the lessons it offers for the struggle for socialism today.
Evo Morales in 2008. Keywords: Bolivia elections election coup coup d'etat US right wing

Bolivia after Evo

Mike Gonzalez analyses the presidency of Evo Morales, who became President of Bolivia in 2005 at the head of a powerful mass movement, and was ultimately ousted in a right-wing coup last year.

Coronavirus in Latin America

The experience of the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America exposes the brutality of a global capitalist system in its most naked forms.

Venezuela on the brink

Mike Gonzalez looks at the crisis unfolding in Venezuela and its roots in the political and economic developments of the last two decades
Nicaragua protests

Nicaragua: the epilogue

The violent suppression of anti-austerity protests in Nicaragua marks another nadir in the long decline of Sandinismo
Socialism crisis in Venezuela

Being honest about Venezuela

Mike Gonzalez writes on the crisis in Venezuela and the implosion of the Bolivarian project. This article was first published by Jacobin Magazine. Venezuela descends deeper...
Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro (1926-2016)

Following Fidel Castro's death, Mike Gonzalez assesses his legacy He was, by any standards, a giant of a man. In his frail late years his...

revolutionary reflections | Venezuela: for sale to the highest bidder?

The theory of state capitalism has played a critical role in the International Socialist tradition's critique of regimes claiming to be socialist. In the...

A flawed revolutionary icon – a review of The Politics of...

Mike Gonzalez reviews Samuel Farber's recent book, The politics of Che Guevara, published by Haymarket Books. For two generations of activists, Ernesto Che Guevara has symbolized a...

The right to water: an interview with Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez and Marienella Yanes are the authors of The Last Drop: The Politics of Water (Pluto: 2015). Mike talked to Nick Evans about the...

Latest articles

Why cutting welfare hurts non-claimants

The Tories are proposing yet more attacks on welfare benefits, and on sick and disabled people - and Labour’s obsession with ‘hard working families’ plays up to their divisive rhetoric. Ian Allininson argues that cuts to welfare are intended to lower wages.
A man walks past the occupation wall in Palestine, two birds are in a cage in the foreground.

Debate – a response on settler colonialism

If we are to overthrow capitalism, we need to engage with what stabilises it. 

Dover’s dodgy defector

Keir Starmer's acceptance of hard-right Natalie Elphicke into the Labour party has shocked and dismayed many. East Kent resident Danny Bee explains why he's not happy at having her as his Labour MP.

Report from the Newcastle University encampment

As the number of Palestine solidarity encampments at campuses continues to grow rs21 spoke to Brian Underhill from the encampment at Newcastle University.

Kick out the Tories, prepare to fight Starmer

Colin Wilson analyses the 2 May council and mayoral elections in England.

Highlights

Cass Review: dangerous and transphobic

Lisa Leak and Colin Wilson explain why we should reject Cass and renew the fight for trans liberation.

The Courtaulds strike of 1965 – Black workers fighting back

Sue Sparks of the IS History Project uncovers the history of one of the first Black workers' strikes against racism in the 1960s. 

rs21 – the first ten years

For the tenth anniversary of the launch of rs21, Jonny Jones reflects on a decade of activity, our ups and downs, challenges and achievements, and considers our hopes for the future.

Palestine 101: A century of Palestinian resistance

Shireen Akram-Boshar discusses the history of Palestinian resistance to colonialism.

Into the abyss: On the Argentinian elections.

As Argentina lurches to the right, Adam Fabry analyses the rise of Javier Milei

What’s going on in Unite? | Part 1

Unite activist Raymond Morell assesses Sharon Graham's leadership of the union. Part 1.