International Viewpoint

Monday 30 April
Hovhannes Gevorkian
A mass movement in Armenia pushed out the Prime Minister and former president Serj Sargsyan. Even if liberal currents are trying to channel the movement and gain electoral support, this event could also be a positive move for the oppressed youth and the working class in the country. LeftEast (...)
Sunday 29 April
Monobina Gupta
On April 4, the US remembered Martin Luther King Jr. on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death. The discussions and reminiscences about the civil rights leader brought home some stark realities about race relations in the country – that notwithstanding the progress made since the (...)
Saturday 28 April
Joseph Daher
The US government, in alliance with the United Kingdom and France, launched air strikes in Syria in mid April 2018, officially in response to the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against the population in the city of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, a few days earlier, killing about 70 civilians (...)
Friday 27 April
SAP (Denmark)
From the middle of the 20th century, migration has been a decisive political issue. International organizations estimate that the number of people moving within and across national borders has grown to greater extent than ever since World War II. These type of estimates are never neutral – how (...)
Friday 27 April
Farooq Tariq
A public meeting that became voice of the voiceless in spite of repression. - IV519 - April 2018 / Pakistan
Thursday 26 April
Elizabeth Schulte
Many things can spark a wildfire, but it's what happens afterward that determines whether that fire will rage. In the case of the #MeToo campaign, the dozens of women who stepped forward to talk about their experiences of having been sexually assaulted by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was (...)
Thursday 26 April
Kristen R. Ghodsee
During Finland's bloody civil war, revolutionary women struggled against exploitation in all its forms. - IV519 - April 2018 / Finland, Women, Historical events
Wednesday 25 April
Éric Toussaint
Proposals Doomed to Fail In his latest book, Adults in the Room [1] Yanis Varoufakis gives us his version of the events that led to the Tsipras government's shameful capitulation in July 2015. It essentially analyses the period 2009-2015, though it makes incursions into earlier periods. [2] - (...)
Wednesday 25 April
Éric Toussaint
The Varoufakis-Tsipras Line was Doomed to Fail from the Word ‘Go' Disclaimer: This series of articles on Varoufakis's book, Adults in The Room: My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment is a guide for left-leaning readers who are not happy with the dominant narrative meted out by the (...)
Wednesday 25 April
Fathi Chamkhi
During the week of January 8, Tunisia experienced a new outbreak of protests in response to the antisocial measures contained in the finance law of 2018. After a week of protests, and sometimes very violent clashes with the police, an uneasy calm has again descended across the country. [1] The (...)
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