International Viewpoint

Sunday 16 June
Tamara Knežević
The feminist women's strike on 14 June in Switzerland was a real success. Here is the story of how and why it was organized from one of the leading activists. - IV533 - June 2019 / Women, Switzerland
Saturday 15 June
We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about the high-handed approach by the Hong Kong government in dealing with the recent mass protests against the proposed extradition bill. - IV533 - June 2019 / Hong Kong
Friday 14 June
Dan La Botz
Mexico's president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), a left-of-center populist in office for only six months, finds himself under enormous pressure from the United States—and he is yielding. U.S. President Donald Trump has demanded that AMLO's government do more to stop the flow of Central (...)
Thursday 13 June
Kunal Chattopadhyay
The Indian parliamentary elections of 2019 ended with a huge victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). What was significant was not just the huge increase in votes and seats of the BJP and the NDA, but the total shift of votes and (...)
Wednesday 12 June
Hocine Belalloufi
In memory of comrade Achour Idir. Tireless trade union and political activist who passed away on the night of April 3-4, 2019. The political crisis that engulfs Algeria today did not fall from the sky. It is part of the continuity of a crisis of the regime, which it has deepened. - IV533 - (...)
Tuesday 11 June
Eduardo Lucita
While some economists claim that the world economy is heading towards long-term stagnation, others claim that what we are seeing is a short cycle. Analysts of the world economy are divided between those who foresee a recession and those who think it is just a question of controlling a slowdown. (...)
Tuesday 11 June
Toupeira Vermelha
Dear comrades, we regret to report on the passing away on June 3, of comrade Maria José Maranhão. Brazilian anti-fascist, internationalist, trotskyist, revolutionary socialist, she was also a feminist, a social and labor activist, a geographer, university teacher and academic. "Zé" Maranhão (...)
Monday 10 June
Ashley Smith, Au Loong-Yu
China's rapid rise as a new center of capital accumulation has increasingly brought it into conflict with the United States. The ISR's Ashley Smith interviewed activist and scholar Au Loong Yu about the nature of China's emergence as a new imperial power and what it means for the world system. (...)
Sunday 9 June
Fourth International Bureau
Even if the European Union has managed to contain the banking crisis for the moment and maintains an annual growth rate of 2%, this has been achieved at the cost of maintaining a high overall debt level of 86%, which serves as a basis for structural adjustment plans in several countries. These (...)
Saturday 8 June
Miguel Urban Crespo
The fight to define Europe's future is polarizing between the far right and the liberal center. But the Left can't win by taking sides in a culture war: it needs its own project to challenge the neoliberal consensus in Brussels. - IV533 - June 2019 / Spanish state, European (...)
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