15 April 2021

International Viewpoint

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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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Bolsonaro is breaking the country: 200,000 dead, unemployment and poverty

18/01/2021 - 10:27

“It is necessary to make 2021 a year of resistance and unitary action, on the streets - while respecting health standards - against this genocidal government. ”

- IV552 - January 2021 /

The 2019 Uprising Produces an Electoral Opening Toward the Left

17/01/2021 - 10:19

“If a solid leftist electoral front can be built while maintaining the pressure of street mobilization on a much weakened colonial capitalist regime, a true sea change is not just possible but within reach.”

- IV552 - January 2021 /

The Return of Democracy and an Uncertain Future

16/01/2021 - 11:06

“Wherever one stands on Evo Morales, and despite the challenges ahead, it is clear that at least for the moment, Bolivians continue to challenge capitalism and its orthodoxies.”

- IV552 - January 2021 /

First as tragedy, then as farce? AUR and the long shadow of fascism in Romania

15/01/2021 - 14:28

In the current political climate, witnessing an ascendance of far-right parties across Europe, and a more general shift to the right in mainstream politics globally, Romania was often pointed out as an exception in this respect, certainly when it came to the area of Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe. Since 2008, when the Greater Romania Party (Partidul România Mare, PRM) failed to meet the 5% electoral threshold for entering Parliament, there had been no far- or radical-right (...)

- IV552 - January 2021 / ,

Post-Election 2020: A Crisis of Representation

14/01/2021 - 10:13

Failed beer hall putsch re-enactments aside, Donald Trump will be leaving the White House on January 20 if not sooner—at least for the next four years. The focus now shifts to the post-Trump world: what can we expect from the incoming Biden administration?

- IV552 - January 2021 /

Desperado in the White House: Coup Fails, Trump Faces Impeachment

13/01/2021 - 14:44

“Our next problem will be Biden and the Democrats' neoliberalism, but Trump is still the issue for the moment.”

- Debate / ,

Parliamentary elections – Results and prospects

13/01/2021 - 11:41

“Taking control of the AN from the right was vital for the Bolivarian revolution, with elections in the midst of a serious economic crisis, mainly the consequence of the blockade imposed by imperialism. ”

- IV552 - January 2021 /

2021 begins with a new National Assembly. Will it lead to advances?

13/01/2021 - 11:41

“We believe that the new National Assembly can be an instrument of the Revolution, but we will not encourage false hopes among the ranks of the peasants, workers and communities.”

- IV552 - January 2021 /

Seven Theses on the Post-Trump Right and DSA's Role in the Fight Ahead

12/01/2021 - 12:37

“Our response must be different. It must emerge from our understanding of how this racist, anti-worker, anti-poor capitalist death machine can actually be overcome. That will require organizing, not lobbying. ”

- Debate / ,

The Invasion of Capitol Hill

11/01/2021 - 23:45

Decaying Institutions, Rightwing Insurrection, and the Need for a Mass Movement

- Debate / ,

Trump fanatics invade Capitol as his presidency disintegrates

11/01/2021 - 23:32

“Humanity's future also rests on the emergence and consolidation of a new and independent Black, Latinx and Native American leadership to champion the struggles of the most oppressed and exploited and establish democratic control of their communities while opening the way to the formation of independent Black and Brown parties in the political arena.”

- Debate / ,

Nationalism and patriotism: the opium of the masses

11/01/2021 - 15:31

“Unifying people across racial lines on a national basis has not just resulted in the harmful othering of non-nationals, it has placated us so that we don't think about how our lives are completely in the service of capital.”

- 2021 /

Capitol (United States): Attempted insurrection fails

10/01/2021 - 18:54

The attempted coup to overturn the election in the mass riots and invasion of the Capital Building to prevent Congress counting the Electoral College results, was prepared months in advance.

- Debate / ,

Hong Kong's mass arrests are an assault on grassroots advocacy

10/01/2021 - 18:49

The fight for political freedom and grassroots social justice are inextricable

- IV552 - January 2021 / ,

The Washington Riot Was a Defeat for the Far Right, Not a Triumph

09/01/2021 - 18:11

The riot at the Capitol on Wednesday was a symptom of right-wing weakness, not power. The real danger isn't a MAGA coup, but a restoration of the neoliberal status quo that produced the nightmare of Trump and his minions.

- Debate / ,

We Cannot Let Yesterday's Farce Become Tomorrow's Tragedy

09/01/2021 - 18:04

“We can give no support to the bourgeois establishment, the new Biden administration, or their state repression at home and imperial reassertion abroad. Instead, we must rally our forces to build anti-fascist united fronts everywhere to confront the right in large numbers and drive them off the streets, out of workplaces and social organizations.”

- Debate / ,

The Freedom Struggle Is a Labor Struggle, Then & Now

09/01/2021 - 09:11

“They have adopted new strategies, … are leading the way, building the most dynamic labor movement we have seen in generations.”

- IV552 - January 2021 / , ,

Mob takeover of Capitol highlights instability of U.S. political system

08/01/2021 - 21:14

“Building a powerful, self-motivated movement of working people and their allies is the best weapon against the fascists—who prey on people who are politically demoralized and lack a clear direction.”

- Debate / ,

Grand Theft Election?

08/01/2021 - 18:14

“For the left and the social movements, all the more important to remain active and mobilized to fight for what we need, not for a few crumbs. Celebrating Trump's self-destruction is certainly in order; a leftwing honeymoon for Biden most certainly is not.”

- IV552 - January 2021 /