18 May 2021

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International Viewpoint, the monthly English-language magazine of the Fourth International, is a window to radical alternatives world-wide, carrying reports, analysis and debates from all corners of the globe. Correspondents in over 50 countries report on popular struggles, and the debates that are shaping the left of tomorrow.
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Republicans Pass State Laws to Restrict Voting Rights: A Return to Jim Crow

16/05/2021 - 21:29

Trump, who now completely dominates the Republican Party, continues to claim that President Joseph Biden and the Democrats won in 2020 through election fraud.

- IV556 - May 2021 / ,

The women's revolution: what the coup means for gender equality in Myanmar

15/05/2021 - 09:23

“The current protests have shown us that something is changing. We see young people, both men and women.”

- IV556 - May 2021 / ,

Solidarity with Palestinians against neocolonial aggression

15/05/2021 - 08:44

In recent weeks, Palestinians in Jerusalem have mobilized en masse to defend their basic right – to live in their own homes, homes to their families for several generations – against the attempts of the Israeli government and extremist settler organizations to drive them out and replace them with Jewish settlers in a policy that can only be called ethnic cleansing.

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Ethnic Cleansing Escalates in Palestine: U.S. Says “Stay Calm”

13/05/2021 - 15:47

“In the real world where Palestinians are desperately fighting to hold onto their homes and their homeland, it's the global grassroots response that matters.”

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Solidarity with the Palestinians against colonial aggression!

12/05/2021 - 18:29

“No “just solution” can be found without satisfying all their rights: an end to the civil and military occupation, equal rights, the right to self-determination and the right of return.”

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The Struggle Against Ethnic Cleansing in Jerusalem

12/05/2021 - 14:11

The struggle to tell the truth about Jerusalem.

- IV556 - May 2021 / ,

Peasant mobilizations against backdrop of agrarian crisis

11/05/2021 - 10:09

“The way in which more than 40 agricultural unions and other organizations have worked together is a lesson for workers' union federations. […] What is needed are large-scale strikes every few days in different industrial sectors and states.”

- IV556 - May 2021 / ,

Madrid: Rise of the Right, Defeat of the Left

10/05/2021 - 21:24

“In my opinion, the possibility of moving forward as a whole will depend on the resurgence of a social and political force outside the official left and progressivism. Or, at least, not retreating too far.”

- IV556 - May 2021 /

‘Death to the Arabs': racialized violence has always defined Israel

10/05/2021 - 00:02

“If this should teach us anything, is that settler-colonial violence, and that of the state, is part and parcel of Israeli society as a whole.”

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Right sweeps Madrid, left must rethink

08/05/2021 - 11:49

“Anticapitalistas will build a broad social front against this strengthened right and find ways for an opposition not confined to parliament.”

- IV556 - May 2021 /

Between May Day struggles and indiscriminate repression in Algeria

07/05/2021 - 19:00

May Day is an opportunity to measure the weight of the world of work and its political expression, including in the hirak.

- IV556 - May 2021 / ,

Biden's “Bullshit” Climate Summit

06/05/2021 - 15:21

“In truth Biden and the other world capitalist politicians at the “summit” have no plan at all to avert climate catastrophe. With nice-sounding vague promises they continue on the road to hell.”

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Our solidarity with the Colombian people!

05/05/2021 - 10:03

The Duque government massacre against the Colombian people must be stopped!

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Turning a Profit from Death - On Modi's Pandemic Response in Neoliberal India

04/05/2021 - 12:29

“As we strive towards stabilizing life in India, we need to constantly remind ourselves that we can no longer afford to stabilize the system.”

- IV556 - May 2021 / ,

Islamophobia in Europe

03/05/2021 - 20:01

“Discrimination based on race, gender, economic, cultural and ideological oppression should not be underestimated, at the risk of losing sight of the complexity of the task when building a progressive movement including workers of all backgrounds.”

- IV556 - May 2021 / ,

Arrest of seven Italian ex-militants: Macron tougher than Sarkozy!

03/05/2021 - 19:33

“In the face of this climate of increasing security and freedom, our anger and solidarity remain intact.”

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Regime intensifies repression, but struggle continues

02/05/2021 - 17:52

“A massive explosion of popular discontent in the near future is not only possible, but inevitable. The only question is what the trigger for a new wave of mobilization will be. ”

- IV556 - May 2021 /

Chauvin's Conviction and the Future of Policing

01/05/2021 - 08:49

“The Chauvin conviction was momentous, and could be a turning point, but police reform ultimately depends on building a popular movement for reform in education, health, housing, as well as ending police racism and violence.”

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What now for Die Linke?

30/04/2021 - 20:46

The challenge remains to express the legitimate anger of people who, disappointed, turn to the far right, without drawing the wrong conclusion that the bulk of frustrated people are tempted to become radical nationalists, because they are voters disappointed with the left.

- IV555 - April 2021 /

For a new 25 April

29/04/2021 - 09:58

Sinistra Critica, an organization of Fourth Internationalists in Italy, issued this statement on 24 April, the eve of the national holiday marking the victory against fascism in 1945.

- IV555 - April 2021