15 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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Defend Pablo Hasel the rapper, defend democratic rights in the Spanish State

21/02/2021 - 09:49

“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

In Greece, anger rises against the government of money, cops and free riding

20/02/2021 - 23:36

“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 /

Capitol: “He is guilty” said 57 Senators, but Trump walks

19/02/2021 - 07:39

“A mass response is the only way to stop neo fascist ultra-nationalist forces. It is never by elections.”

- IV553 - February 2021 /

How to fight the pandemic? Notes on experiences in Asia and Europe

18/02/2021 - 10:55

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.

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Biden Moves Ahead as Republicans Line Up Behind Trump

17/02/2021 - 14:06

“Will DSA be able to continue to grow in this new terrain? Will workers take action? Will social movements revive?”

- IV553 - February 2021 /

Battle of the polls - tension between the lefts.

16/02/2021 - 09:11

With a vote that threatens to break the polarization between supporters and opponents of Ecuador's former president Rafael Correa, the indigenous movement claims a place on the ballot. The narrow margin of votes in dispute indicates turbulent times.

- IV553 - February 2021 /

Catalan elections closely watched in Scotland

15/02/2021 - 10:07

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 (...)

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Putin's Majority?

14/02/2021 - 13:18

“The composition of the recent protests – which have drawn in a large number of new participants whose main demand is social justice – opens up a space for socialist ideas.”

- IV553 - February 2021 /

Modi: itinerary of a man from the extreme right in India

13/02/2021 - 10:27

“To get rid of Modi and his clique, the Indian people will have to rely on their own forces.”

- IV553 - February 2021 /

The Dragons of national unity against the working class

12/02/2021 - 09:27

“It is with this approach that we fight the very project of a Draghi government and we will fight its policies even more so if they succeed in setting it up.”

- IV553 - February 2021 /

In the face of electoral theft we demand respect for the people's vote

11/02/2021 - 12:46

“We support the call of many organizations to maintain a permanent mobilization to ensure that the popular vote is respected.”

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Leading From the Front: The Role of Women in Farmers' Movement

11/02/2021 - 09:50

Women farmer leaders talk about what goes behind the making of a successful movement.

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Navalny and the protests: some clarification

10/02/2021 - 12:16

“It is in the encounters between the demonstrators, the discussions in the street and the police stations, that a new relationship with politics, another politics, can be built.”

- IV553 - February 2021 /

International appeal for the immediate release of all political prisoners in Russia

09/02/2021 - 11:22

This urgent appeal was written in collaboration with activists and intellectuals living in Russia.

Would you be willing to sign it? Please send to the address given, with the information requested.

- IV553 - February 2021 /

A tribute to Ernie Tate

08/02/2021 - 20:50

“It is terribly hard to say goodbye to such a wonderful friend and comrade as Ernie, a real working class intellectual who combined amazing political and human qualities. It is of course a huge loss for Jess to whom we send our love and solidarity.”

- In Memoriam - Obituaries and appreciations / , , ,

“He was internationalist to the core”

08/02/2021 - 20:50

Comrades from the NPA Grenoble pay tribute to Moroccan-born activist Lotfi Chawqui (1967-2020).

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Understanding Alexei Navalny

08/02/2021 - 10:59

“ Although Russians are far from enamoured with the present regime, in the traditional Russian fashion, based on historical memory, they fear what might come to replace it.”

- IV553 - February 2021 /

Open Islamophobia in Switzerland

07/02/2021 - 16:19

Swiss citizens will vote in March 2021 on the popular Islamophobic initiative "Yes to the ban on concealing one's face". The main objective is a new stigmatisation campaign against Muslim populations.

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Myanmar's Labor Movement Is Central to the Fight Against Authoritarianism

06/02/2021 - 09:21

“The coup in Myanmar has exposed the faulty foundation of the country's democratic transition. We spoke with an organizer in Myanmar's burgeoning labor movement — which will be central to the fight against authoritarianism in the coming days and months.” Kevin Lin and Michael Haack.

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Austria's far right tries to surf on popular anger

05/02/2021 - 14:07

“[S]ome of the anger could well fuel a movement whose political significance seems quite similar to the anti-mask demonstrations that have marked Germany.”

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