11 April 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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“The Commune is an ode to emancipation, which crosses time”

24/03/2021 - 08:24

“Across time, the Commune is not only its failures, but a source of living inspiration, the first experience of popular emancipation and power, of the power of the exploited and oppressed, with all its limitations, but which speaks to us across the decades. ”

- IV554 - March 2021 / ,

Anti*Capitalist Resistance (ACR) – a new political regroupment

23/03/2021 - 11:59

“However the convergence has not come about just because of some agreement on global theoretical analysis but on a number of key political questions such as Brexit, Corbynism, ecosocialism, internal democracy, further regroupment on the left and internationalism.”

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The Netherlands shifts right, again

22/03/2021 - 08:25

“The ray of hope is the entry into parliament of BIJ1 with one seat. This party, founded in 2016, combines a commitment to anti-racism with an anti-capitalism platform.”

- IV554 - March 2021 /

Bolivia's coup plotters in jail as elections loom

21/03/2021 - 18:10

“In such a context, the Bolivian people, who have been able to mobilize despite the repression against the Añez government, show that they do not give a blank cheque to anyone.”

- IV554 - March 2021 /

Violence Against Women in Indonesia Is Systemic and the Government Is Not Doing Enough to Unravel It: Rights Activists

20/03/2021 - 10:55

“Violence against women is systemic because it occurs repeatedly in a neverending circle. The government has been neglecting the marginalization and repression of women,”

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Clapham Bandstand: the birth of a new women's movement?

19/03/2021 - 10:17

“Let us hope that this is indeed the birth of a new women's movement – angry, militant, radical, led by women, fighting not just male violence and misogyny, but the system that devalues women – literally and figuratively from the moment of birth until the day of death.”

- IV554 - March 2021 / ,

The Paris Commune of 1871

18/03/2021 - 07:03

“But many aspects of this first attempt at social emancipation of the oppressed retain an astonishing relevance and should be reflected on by the new generations. Without the memory of the past and its struggles there will be no fight for the utopia of the future.”

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Lula's convictions quashed,- a bolt in Brazil's not-so-blue sky

17/03/2021 - 07:39

“The repositioning of Lula also has an impact on the left as a whole, including those who, like the PSOL, were in opposition to his government.”

- IV554 - March 2021 /

The Belarusian Revolution: Lessons, Perspectives and Tactics of the Radical Left

16/03/2021 - 10:15

“After all, there is only one sure path for the radical left: to prepare for a new protest mobilization and to fight to preserve its parties, trade unions and the self-organizing bodies of popular power.”

- IV554 - March 2021 /

The shipwreck of the Central African Republic...

15/03/2021 - 09:34

The Central African Republic is still not emerging from the most serious crisis it has known since it became independent. France's policy, from the colonial period until now, partly explains the endemic violence that reigns in the Central African Republic.

- IV554 - March 2021 /

International Women's Day is celebrated on the initiative of 12 organizations

14/03/2021 - 10:27

March 8, 2021, in front of the National Press Club, 12 organizations celebrated jointly International Women's Day. After the human chain ceremony with the slogan “Women Leadership in Corona, Build a New World of Equality”, a procession marched around various streets of the city.
Today, Monday, March 8, 2021, at 11 am in front of the National Press Club, Bangladesh Kishani Sabha, Readymade Garments Workers Federation, Bangladesh Floating Women Workers Union, Bangladesh Krishok Federation, (...)

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A Russian socialist faces imprisonment! Solidarity needed!

12/03/2021 - 10:40

We call on the international left to take an active stand against political repression in Russia and to protest the persecution of Anastasia Ponkina.

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A new stage in the fight against the military order – the resistance calls for solidarity!

12/03/2021 - 10:25

“Myanmar, with its diverse populations, has become one of the new “warm fronts” in a universal struggle.”

- IV554 - March 2021 /

Women farmers are at Delhi borders as equal stakeholders, demanding a voice

11/03/2021 - 10:44

The “feminisation of agriculture” in the face of the agrarian crisis has, paradoxically, left women doubly even triply disadvantaged. Yet their concerns still remain largely unaddressed in policy.

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Against the neoliberal, authoritarian and racist policies of this government: take to the streets!

10/03/2021 - 12:24

“What is certain is that our struggles today will have a strong impact on the context in which the presidential election will be held, on the possibility of an anti-capitalist and revolutionary alternative in the face of the global crisis of system and the growing threat of the far right and barbarism.”

- IV554 - March 2021 /

March 8, 2021 – Manifesto by fAKTIV

09/03/2021 - 21:25

‘Rosa Luxemburg's last words were: “I was, I am, I will be!”. This International Women's Day we stand together in hope, resistance, and rebellion and say: “We were, we are, we will be!”'

- IV554 - March 2021 / ,

In Honour of International Women's Day

08/03/2021 - 09:27

“Since its inception in the early 1900s, IWD has inspired many other actions and women around the world from Africa to China to Latin America and Europe. In the United States it was repressed for much of the 20th century, except in small radical communities, due to the strong anti-socialist bias. It was revived under the second wave of feminism in the 1970s and continues among progressives today.”

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Second-Wave Feminism: Accomplishments & Lessons

08/03/2021 - 08:48

“Today is the beginning of a new movement. Today is the end of millennia of oppression.”
— Kate Millett, feminist author, speaking to 50,000 in New York City, August 26, 1970.

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Genderquake: socialist women and the Paris Commune

08/03/2021 - 08:47

“[T]his brief but inspiring example of workers' power could have won more time and so provided us with many more examples of how working-class people can organise together to create a socialist society.”

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The Second International Socialist Congress of Women in Copenhagen

08/03/2021 - 08:47

The socialist women's young international has but one slogan: ‘Forward!'

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