“The Farmers' struggle and its partial advance has shown us the way. Strong movements from below can have the potential to take on the Hinduvta juggernaut much more than stitching electoral alliances. What will be the fate of this movement six months down the line? We don't know but it is worth recalling the ancient Chinese proverb ‘a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step'.”- IV553 - February 2021 / India, Peasants
“In Britain, Europe, and internationally we should build support for the Sahrawi people around the following demands. First, no to trade deals with Morocco and yes to trade embargos until Morocco has completely and unconditionally withdrawn from Western Sahara. Second; for recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic as the only legitimate government of Western Sahara.”- IV552 - January 2021 / USA, Britain, Spanish state, Morocco, National question
We stand in solidarity with the political prisoner Dimitris Koufodinas, who has been on a hunger-strike since January 8, 2021, and whose health is now in critical condition.
that he be transferred to Korydallos prison
a stop to all arbitrary legal and factual interventions against him
a stop to all discriminatory treatment against him
Since 9 August 2020 Belarus has been the scene of popular protests against what is perceived to be the fraudulent reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in power since 1994. The presidential election results gave him a victory with 80 percent of the votes, a figure far from the counts seen by election observers.
There are thousands of audio and video recordings of electoral fraud, showing the rewriting of results, the substitution of one ballot box for another, and (...)
“There's been no other country — certainly no European country, or Australia, New Zealand or Canada — that has seen such a powerful resurgence of the left, or one that is so solidly, generationally specific and anchored. And of course, youth of colour, the coming plurality of the American population, played a central role in this — particularly the Black women who built Black Lives Matter.”- IV552 - January 2021 / USA
“Above all, we need to build socialist, left, and worker power from the ground up, focusing on local and state government and on our workplaces. That's the only way we can ensure that future generations will be able to expect better than Joe Biden, liberal edition. We cannot allow this complicated and chaotic moment to go to waste.”- IV552 - January 2021 / USA
Russia has had an eventful week and it's not even finished. First, Alexey Navalny flew back to Moscow, then he was immediately arrested upon crossing the border, and the next day his team published a video illustrating Vladimir Putin's own corruption and calling upon all citizens to come out to the streets against the government on January 23. What is the Russian left to think of all this? Navalny is certainly not its own, but should it stay away from the protests and the brewing political crisis?- IV552 - January 2021 / Russia
“There's still a very long way to go in this long-term revolutionary process. The good news is that people are learning what they're up against and drawing lessons from both defeats and victories.”- IV552 - January 2021 / Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Arab Revolutions, Jordan, Yemen, Sudan, Bahrain