International Viewpoint

Friday 11 May
Donna Cartwright
Looking back on nearly 25 years of involvement in the LGBT movement, and 45+ years in the labor movement, I am struck by the way those paths have crossed, intertwined and separated over the long term. This arc took me into unexpected territory, where queer identities, once deeply hidden and (...)
Friday 11 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 constution – will finally be held. The very broad-based Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the 8th launched a tabloid campaign newspaper on 1 May. (...)
Thursday 10 May
Solidarity Steering Committee
DONALD TRUMP's WITHDRAWAL of the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement has set a path toward another Middle East war. It is not necessarily a war that will erupt right away or in the short term, and it may be averted if the United States is politically isolated and there's a mass (...)
Thursday 10 May
Joseph Daher
The Syrian Civil War continues for 7th year, and it is still not clear when it will end. During the war, over half a million people have died and about 10 million people, about half of the Syrian population, have been displaced. On the occasion of the bombing of Syria, targeting the military (...)
Wednesday 9 May
Against the Current Editors
Amidst the swirling chaos of the Trump White House, with scandals and coverup and threats of firing the investigators, and Cruise missile launches to gratify the big twit's ego, let's not lose sight of the underlying fact that what's called “American democracy” really is under attack — and not (...)
Tuesday 8 May
Dan La Botz
Nicaraguan Government Kills 24 – Students, Farmers Call for National Strikes. - IV520 - May 2018 / Nicaragua
Tuesday 8 May
Susan Moore
The British Home Secretary Amber Rudd was forced to resign on the evening of 29 April 2018 after a tumultuous period in which she had made a number of statements to Parliament and to the media that were latter proved inaccurate. These concerned immigration policy and deportations and followed (...)
Monday 7 May
Antonio Moscato
The reasons for the success of the 5-Star movement (M5S) in the elections of 4 March were grasped five years ago during the assessment of this unprecedented phenomenon. As I wrote in Inprecor at the time "although Grillo's movement plays a decisive role today in a parliament where there is no (...)
Monday 7 May
Socialist Solidarity with Iranian Workers
On December 27th, 2017, on the eve of popular protests in which many women participated, Vida Movahed mounted on an electricity box, a few steps from the University of Tehran, without a veil and with a white cloth hanging at the end of a pole [1]. - IV520 - May 2018 / Women, (...)
Sunday 6 May
Sonia Guajajara
An interview with Sônia Guajajara, an indigenous woman running for Brazil's presidency.Interview by Sabrina Fernandes for Jacobin. - IV520 - May 2018 / Brazil
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