International Viewpoint

Sunday 1 October
Richard Fidler
The 2017 edition of the Université populaire (the People's University), meeting in Montréal August 17-19, included a panel of speakers from Quebec and English Canada on the possibilities for building a convergence of left forces in both nations. - IV513 - October 2017 / Canada, Québec, National (...)
Saturday 30 September
Josep María Antentas
As state repression and popular mobilization in Catalonia grows, Barcelona-based author and activist Josep María Antentas explains the potential for the October 1 independence referendum to detonate an institutional crisis across Spain. As this article was being prepared for publications, (...)
Friday 29 September
Robin Lee
While initial plans for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) predate those of OBOR it has been given renewed impetus under it and has come to be described as a flagship OBOR project. Along with the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor, the CPEC receives specific mention in (...)
Thursday 28 September
Léon Crémieux
Confrontation with Emmanuel Macron and his government has been inevitable since the French presidential and parliamentary elections of May and June 2017. Everyone knew his programme would include a rapid and profound challenge to employment law and social protection, combined with a policy of (...)
Wednesday 27 September
Jaime Pastor
We are in the home stretch of a test of strength over the Catalan parliament's convening of a 1 October independence referendum. No one knows what will happen when that day arrives, but a clash of legitimacies and legalities is inevitable. - IV512 - September 2017 / Spanish state, (...)
Tuesday 26 September
Pierre Rousset
The Burmese government is pursuing a policy of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya, who are being driven out of the country. Never has the persecution of this Muslim minority reached such a level of violence. The nature of the Burmese regime, the policy of land grabbing and the geopolitical (...)
Monday 25 September
Manuel Kellner
On September 24, 2017, the spectacular losses of the Christian-conservative CDU / CSU parties and the Social Democratic SPD forming up to now the governing grand coalition under Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), and the dramatic success of the AfD with a nationalist, racist, ultra-conservative (...)
Monday 25 September
Josep María Antentas
This article, dated 11 September, discusses the position of one of the major parties in Catalonia faced with the decision of the Catalonian government to call the referendum outlawed by the central Spanish state government. It does not deal with the most recent repression against the Catalonian (...)
Sunday 24 September
Solidarity Steering Committee
If it weren't frightening, it would be funny: “Big Twit Calls Out Rocket Man,” as Donald Trump ramps up his insults and threats of war against North Korea. Let's look at some of the issues behind the antics and escalating rhetoric. - IV512 - September 2017 / USA, North (...)
Saturday 23 September
An activist from the Neskonlith band of the Secwepemc people in British Columbia is preparing for what she believes is the next Standing Rock, with a unique project aiming to block the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline on Indigenous territory. - IV512 - September 2017 / (...)
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