International Viewpoint

Tuesday 22 May
The Nakba isn't forgotten history, but the inspiration for the continued resistance of millions of Palestinians in Gaza and around the world. - IV520 - May 2018 / Palestine, Israel, Historical events
Monday 21 May
Between 2002 and 2016, the Workers' Party (PT, by its initials in Portuguese) held the presidency of Brazil for two terms under Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva and then under Dilma Rousseff before she was impeached on flimsy charges in August 2016 in what is widely considered a parliamentary coup. - (...)
Monday 21 May
Madhu Ranath, Ashish Kothari
Forests have been the cultural and livelihood lifeline for hundreds of millions of people in India, not to mention home for thousands of species of plants and animals. They have an exalted place in virtually every spiritual and religious tradition, in their civilisational history, mythology and (...)
Sunday 20 May
Phil Hearse
Since the global financial crisis in 2007-8, and the consequent anti-capitalist mobilisations like the Occupy! movement and the struggle against austerity in Greece, there have been a series of books arguing for major reforms to capitalism. - 7. Reviews section / Economy, Far Right, (...)
Sunday 20 May
Socialist Democracy
Socialist Democracy urges all socialists and democrats who have a vote to cast that vote for repeal of the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution - an amendment that has embodied the merciless ideology of the Catholic Church, empowered by the grip of the Irish state, to deny the democratic (...)
Sunday 20 May
Song Ho-joon
In November 2016 candlelight vigils began to flare up in South Korea. Millions of people joined the movement and within a couple of months they succeeded in ousting the ultra-right wing Park Geun-hye administration. The advent of the Moon Jae-in liberal government created a new political (...)
Saturday 19 May
Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the 8th
On 25 May, the long-awaited and campaigned-for referendum on changing Ireland's very restrictive abortion law – encapsulated in the 8th amendment to the constitution – will finally be held. The very broad-based Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the 8th launched a tabloid campaign newspaper on 1 May. (...)
Friday 18 May
Malik Miah
Most African Americans support the right of young undocumented immigrants known as DACA (“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival”) youth to stay in the country and become citizens. They reject the racism of Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric. - IV520 - May 2018 / USA, Migration, (...)
Thursday 17 May
Nathan Legrand
The seventh CADTM South Asia regional workshop was successfully held in Colombo (Sri Lanka) from April 6 to April 8, 2018, with participants from Sri Lanka, but also from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, as well as from Japan, France and Belgium (for the CADTM International Secretariat). (...)
Wednesday 16 May
Ana Maria dos Santos Carvalho Carinhanha
When Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, was shot to death in downtown Rio on March 14, her killing moved the world. - IV520 - May 2018 / Brazil, Racism
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