International Viewpoint

Sunday 4 March
Victoria Cervantes
Right wing Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) was inaugurated in a January 7, 2018 ceremony in a nearly empty National Stadium in the capital Tegucigalpa. Since the stolen election of November 26, 2017, the country had been totally militarized to protect his fraudulent victory — (...)
Saturday 3 March
Francesco Locantore
On March 4th, the Italian people will vote in parliamentary elections, with a new electoral law that provides for one third of MPs to be elected under a first-past-the-post electoral system, and the balance of members under a proportional system, with a threshold of 3% for political forces to (...)
Friday 2 March
In the Brazilian state of Ceará, (on the North East Atlantic coast of the country, the eight largest in the country, whose capital is Fortaleza) indigenous peoples were silenced for centuries; first by genocide and slavery, later by a prohibition against speaking their original language and a (...)
Thursday 1 March
A rising tide lifts all boats.” That's a common and understandable metaphor in economic contexts. But also a dangerous and misleading one, if it avoids posing crucial questions. Will the tide lift all boats equally? Aren't some boats much bigger than others? And who even owns a boat, and who (...)
Wednesday 28 February
Shelia Cohen
More than six months after the horrific fire in London's Grenfell Tower, which in mid-June 2017 killed 81 and wounded countless more in mind as well as in body. the ruins of the 20-story block still stand as a potent symbol of social injustice in one of the richest areas in Britain. And this (...)
Wednesday 28 February
Charles Williams
Michael K. Honey is the author of the new study, To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice, to be published on the 50th anniversary of King's April 4, 1968 assassination. He was interviewed by Charles Williams of the Against the Current editorial board. Their (...)
Tuesday 27 February
Gilbert Achcar
YC: There is much talk of a sort of "cold war" between Iran and Saudi Arabia. How does it manifest itself concretely? - IV517 - February 2018 / Iran, Saudi Arabia
Monday 26 February
Achin Vanaik
To defeat populist-nationalist forms of communal authoritarianism in India, we have to fight against more than just communalism. This is the second article in a series on ‘confronting authoritarian populism and the rural world', linked to the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) here (...)
Saturday 24 February
Malik Miah
In 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. told a Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) staff retreat: “I think it is necessary for us to realize that we have moved from the era of civil rights to the era of human rights… [W]hen we see that there must be a radical redistribution of economic and (...)
Saturday 24 February
Against the Current Editors
“Times's up” and #MeToo have transformed the discussion on sexual harassment, abuse and assault in the halls of politics, the entertainment industry, and workplaces all over the country. But the issues aren't new — quite the contrary. Sexual exploitation and rape have been features of American (...)
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