International Viewpoint

Tuesday 8 January
Michael Löwy
This brilliant essay is an attempt to recover a hidden and rather discreet tradition: the tradition of "left-wing melancholia." This state of mind does not make up part of the Left's canonical narrative: the Left is more given to celebrating glorious triumphs than tragic defeats. Nonetheless, (...)
Tuesday 8 January
Miguel Urban Crespo
Spain's far right is enjoying its biggest breakthrough since the 1970s. But it grows from a reactionary swamp that has festered ever since Franco's dictatorship. - IV528 - January 2019 / Spanish state, Far Right
Monday 7 January
Colin Wilson
Mario Mieli's book, written in the late 70s, reveals a world lost to us now – the radicalisation of the late 60s and early 70s, which provided the context for what was then called the gay liberation movement. Huge mobilisations arose against the war in Vietnam, while black people in the US rose (...)
Monday 7 January
Barry Eidlin
Socialists are in a hurry these days. With the idea of socialism catching on among a widening swath of the U.S. population, and class conflict showing signs of heating up there can be little time for idle talk. Rather, there is an urgent need to diagnose the current political and economic (...)
Monday 7 January
Farooq Tariq
The National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has rejected an adjournment motion moved by Ali Wazir, the lone leftist member from North Waziristan, to debate Baba Jan's case in the lower house of Parliament. The motion was also signed by Pashtun Tahafooz Movement (PTM) leader MNA Mohsin Dawar and (...)
Sunday 6 January
Cinzia Arruzza
The Italian feminist Cinzia Arruzza is an associate professor of philosophy at the New School of Social Research in New York and author of the book Dangerous Liaisons: Marriages and Divorces between Marxism and Feminism. She has just finished writing a “Manifesto for a Feminism for the 99%” (...)
Sunday 6 January
Pierre Rousset
We need you to maintain the ESSF Solidarity Fund. - 2. News from around the world / Solidarity after disasters , Asia
Sunday 6 January
Nathan Legrand, Éric Toussaint
The violent repression against demonstrators protesting brutal neoliberal policies, which resulted in more than 300 people being killed by regime forces since April 2018, is just one of the reasons why different leftist social movements have condemned the Nicaraguan regime led by President (...)
Saturday 5 January
Farooq Tariq
For the first time, the Pakistan Army has accepted that they do not own Okara Military Farms agriculture land. - 2. News from around the world / Pakistan, Peasants
Saturday 5 January
Agnes Gagyi, Tamas Gerocs
Demonstrations erupted on the streets of Budapest after the Hungarian parliament—controlled by the fourth consecutive super majority of Fidesz government—had just passed three crucial laws in a rapid parliamentary voting on 12th December, which oppositional parties claimed unlawful. The three (...)
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