International Viewpoint

Tuesday 11 December
Adrián Alvarado
From the first hour of 1 December, the Zócalo square in Mexico City saw the arrival of thousands of people to witness the inauguration of the new government, headed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador. AMLO spoke in front of 160,000 people who packed the main public square of the country. - IV527 - (...)
Monday 10 December
Sarah Jaffe
In May, the Republic of Ireland overwhelmingly voted to repeal the 8th Amendment to its constitution; Irish President Michael Higgins signed the change into law in September. [1] [2] The amendment, passed in 1983, was in effect a total ban on abortion; the law stated “the unborn” has the same (...)
Sunday 9 December
David Finkel
The flowing tributes to George Herbert Walker Bush recall what we're told was a more dignified, less brutal and “tribal“ time in U.S. political life. Indeed, the 41st President carried himself with a certain grace, confidence and even humor — befitting the kind of man who believed that he and his (...)
Saturday 8 December
Cinzia Arruzza
On October 23, thousands of Glasgow cleaning workers kicked off the union demonstration for equal pay organized by Public Services International, Unison, and GMB with a minute's silence, in memory of the women workers who died before being able to see the day when their work would be finally (...)
Friday 7 December
Faced with the mobilisation of the yellow jackets, the government began to retreat, announcing the abolition, for the year 2019, of the increase in fuel taxes. The government, which was showing its "inflexibility" just a few days ago, is panicking and trying to put out the fire it started (...)
Friday 7 December
Alex de Jong
The call for donations we launched has been a success. Several thousand euros have been donated. In addition, we have received a commitment to donate a considerable amount of labour to finish the translation whch is now moving ahead rapidly. With these donations, the IIRE and Resistance Books (...)
Friday 7 December
Dennis Webster
Metalworker union Numsa will today [Friday] file legal arguments in the Constitutional Court on behalf of 65 Dunlop factory workers from Howick, KwaZulu-Natal. The workers were dismissed in 2012 because they did not snitch on fellow workers during a protected strike. - IV527 - December 2018 / (...)
Thursday 6 December
Fourth International Bureau
Fourth International statement on the situation in Brazil issued by the Executive Bureau on 5 December 2018. - IV527 - December 2018 / Brazil, Fourth International, Far Right
Wednesday 5 December
Uraz Aydin
“Trotskyism”: an insult, betrayal or, in the best of cases, an exotic strangeness. It was in 1978, at the heart of a period when ideologically Stalinism and its variants weighed heavily on the radical left which, while valiantly leading its fight against fascism, was beset by fratricidal (...)
Tuesday 4 December
Benjamin Opratko , Philippe Marlière, Alen Toplišek, Andrew Schapp, Andrzej Żebrowski, Antonis Vradis, Bice Maiguashca , Catarina Principe, Catherine Samary, Donatella della Porta, Francoise Vergès, G M Tamás, Josep María Antentas, Marco Vanzulli, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, Thomas Fazi
One Question is a monthly series in which we ask leading thinkers to give a brief answer to a single question. This month we ask: What are the challenges and opportunities for the Left in Europe? - 4. Features / Economy, Far Right, European (...)
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