On February 19, 2021 Lausan, along with several other organizations including Solidarity, held a webinar book launch for Au Loong-yu's book, Hong Kong in Revolt, The Protest Movement and the Future of China (Pluto Press, 2020). The following are the author's slightly edited introductory remarks.- IV554 - March 2021 / China, Hong Kong
Climate change and Republican policies combined in Texas last week to produce a disaster that left millions without power, without heat, and without water as temperatures fell below freezing and snow and ice covered the state, leaving at least 50 dead. The state's rare severe cold is another example of the extreme weather in the form of floods and forest fires that climate change has brought to the United States.- IV553 - February 2021 / USA, Public services
“What we do urgently need is to turn these protests onto the offensive. This means avoiding the isolation of the protests, broadening them and involving more and more social sectors.”- IV553 - February 2021
“The perspectives on the left are for the moment blocked, which reinforces the role of the mass movement and should push the radical and revolutionary left to come out of its reflexes of self-affirmation, which are of little use in offering credible perspectives on the left.”- IV553 - February 2021 / Greece
Comparing the history of the Covid-19 pandemic in Asia and Europe (as well as between Asian and European countries) aids discussion of the choices and means of a health policy. The answers to some questions may be obvious, or prove much more complex.- IV553 - February 2021 / France, Vietnam, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Covid-19 Pandemic
Catalonia goes to the polls on Sunday 14 February (14-F) in elections for the devolved parliament and government (“Generalitat”), The elections will be closely watched in Scotland, particularly by the independence movement looking to learn from the struggle. Glasgow Radical Independence Campaign and Dundee Radical Independence Campaign will shortly hold a joint public discussion meeting on the elections.
Catalan Fourth Internationalists in Anticapitalistes (part of the confederal (...)