International Viewpoint

Saturday 29 December
Andreas Malm
Capitalist climate governance has always relied on pseudo-reforms that leave the richest free to accumulate capital, while dumping taxes on working people to nudge them in the 'right direction'. But as the protests of the gilets jaunes show, many working people no longer accept the moralising (...)
Friday 28 December
Éric Toussaint
Are Chinese corporations overleveraged? Since the central government injected massive sums of money in the economy as part of a stimulus plan to fight the Great Recession, debt levels in the Chinese economy have skyrocketed. - 4. Features / Economy, China, (...)
Friday 28 December
Philippe Alcoy , Gergő Varga
Protests against what is being called Viktor Orban's “slave [labour] law” in Hungary are turning into a questioning of his entire regime. For nearly 2 weeks now, Hungarians have been taking to the streets in Budapest and in other cities across the country, protesting labour law reforms that will (...)
Thursday 27 December
Charlie Hore
In the early 1930s there were more Trotskyists in China than anywhere else outside Russia. The defeat of the Chinese revolution in 1927 was one of the decisive factors in the emergence of Trotskyism as a distinct body of thought, and a powerful influence in shifting Trotsky's views on the (...)
Thursday 27 December
Workers at the Portuguese Port of Setúbal returned to work on December 15, drawing to a close a virtual paralysis of the port since November 5. - 2. News from around the world / Portugal, Trade unions
Thursday 27 December
V. Arun Kumar
The shutdown in rural India coinciding with the trade union's strike will unite the farmers and workers to challenge the pro-corporate and anti-people rule of far right BJP government. - IV527 - December 2018 / India
Wednesday 26 December
Achin Vanaik, Anuradha Chenoy
Major trends of changing geopolitics impact Asia and Europe and provide space for positive interventions from peace movements for people's security. Even as the rise of Asia is seen as impacting international geopolitics the current reality in the Asian Continent is as follows: Most riven by (...)
Wednesday 26 December
Au Loong-Yu
In July this year, 89 workers at the Shenzhen Jasic Technology Co. Ltd demanded the right to set up a workplace union. In the past decade there has been an explosion of strikes in Shenzhen, and this dispute is one of the many where workers have demanded better working conditions, owed wages, (...)
Tuesday 25 December
Éric Toussaint
It is sad to see how completely misrepresented Adam Smith (1723-1790) is when pundits call upon him to vindicate neoliberalism and the status quo. It seems many have not really bothered to read his works. - 4. Features / Economy, (...)
Tuesday 25 December
David Finkel
Militarist hawks and liberal pundits alike are up in arms (figuratively speaking, of course) over Donald Trump's “victory” proclamation and announcement of U.S. troops' withdrawal from Syria. Howls of Republican outrage may signal a further deterioration of the big twit's shrinking political (...)
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