24 April 2019

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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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Reassessing Trotsky's biography of Stalin

03/02/2019 - 19:14

The new edition of Leon Trotsky's biography of Joseph Stalin, published in 2016 by Wellred Books, is a significant contribution to our understanding of Trotsky's thinking in the last years before his assassination in August 1940.

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Against the Repression in Greece

03/02/2019 - 07:43

In 2015 the international left invested its hopes in Syriza and its promise of a break with austerity. Today, it must call out the repression of social movements in Greece by Alexis Tsipras's government.

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Money, Markets, and Monarchies

02/02/2019 - 19:39

Adam Hanieh talks about his new book to Jadaliyya.

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The Domestic Consequences of China's ‘One Belt One Road Initiative'

02/02/2019 - 08:23

Currently, the prospects of China's ‘One Belt One Road Initiative' (hereinafter referred to as OBOR) are dim. An article published in the Financial Times in July 2018 pointed out that 234 out of 1,674 Chinese-invested infrastructure projects announced in 66 Belt and Road countries since 2013 have encountered difficulties.

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Life in the Century's Midnight

01/02/2019 - 11:51

Around International Holocaust Memorial Day we should remember the resistance that organised itself in Nazi death camps.

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Assessing Deng Xiaoping

30/01/2019 - 11:27

Deng Xiaoping was one of the most important Communist leaders of the twentieth century. Celebrated by the West for his pro-market reforms, leftists should be more skeptical of his accomplishments.

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The resignation of the World Bank president should encourage countries to terminate all agreement with the Bretton Woods institutions

30/01/2019 - 08:07

On Monday, 7 January 2019, Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank (WB) has announced his resignation. Kristalina Georgieva, the current Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank will assume the role of interim President effective February 1 till the President of the United States, Donald Trump designates Kim's successor. Truly symbolic of this anti-democratic institution working against the interests of the people of the planet.

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How Kabila and the mining giants went from best friends to adversaries

29/01/2019 - 11:11

A new mining code has created a rift between mining multinationals and government.

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We want Jean Wyllys alive!

28/01/2019 - 15:36

Jean Wyllys was a gay congressman from PSOL – the first open homosexual and proud fighter for LGBTIQ rights in the National Congress – who has left his job and also the country this week because of consecutive death threats. We know how important it is to stand up for his life right now. At this moment, Jean has been the target of a flood of fake news from far-right groups trying to link his exile with an alleged involvement in the assassination attempt of President Jair Bolsonaro in September last year.

As this is a very urgent situation, Brazilian activists would like to count on your support. We already have a lot of national support (more than 230 signatures of individuals and organisations) and now we are looking for signatures of parties, NGOs, movements, orgnaizations, intelectuals, leaders, MP's and public figures of other countries. If you can send support from your parties, movements, leaders and organizations by as soon as possible, it would be very important

International solidarity was very important in pressing the authorities to act in the case of Marielle Franco's murder and now the threats against Jean must also be taken seriously. [R.C.]

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Toward Sudan's Next Revolution

27/01/2019 - 10:06

A popular revolt is spreading across Sudan. At stake is not just the fate of authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir, but the country's whole power structure.

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NPA contingent attacked by the extreme right: we will not be intimidated!

26/01/2019 - 22:31

This statement was issued by the NPA on Saturday 26 January after their contingent on the Paris Yellow Jackets' demonstration was attacked by a far right group calling itself “Les Zouaves”. This was the eleventh successive weekend of mobilisations, thus “Act XI”.

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The King Stands Naked

26/01/2019 - 08:21

The gilets jaunes movement has discredited not just Macron, but the entire French elite.

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Middle East-North Africa: Peoples face counter-revolution and imperialism

25/01/2019 - 16:47

This is a look back at the year 2018, which began with a revolt in Iran, against the high cost of living, social inequalities, corruption and the authoritarianism of the regime of the Mullahs and with demonstrations bloodily repressed, like those currently taking place in Sudan . The insurrectional process that opened in the Middle East-North Africa region in the winter of 2010-2011 is far from complete, although it is clear, and the year 2018 has unfortunately again illustrated it, that the counter-revolutionary forces, supported by their imperialist allies, are still on the offensive.

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No to the coup in Venezuela! For a democratic solution to the crisis!

24/01/2019 - 21:39

This statement was adopted by the Executive Bureau of the Fourth International on 24 January 2019.

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Against the coup intervention in Venezuela!

24/01/2019 - 06:42

This statement was issued by the PRT, Mexican section of the Fourth International, on 23 January 2019.

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On the attacks on the EZLN

24/01/2019 - 06:20

At the beginning the year a series of attacks, some slanderous, were unleashed against the EZLN following its New Year statements, especially those by Commander Moises, concerning the projects of the new Mexican government, headed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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The African Continental Free Trade Area: What Kind of Pan-Africanism?

23/01/2019 - 09:45

On March 21, 2018, five years after celebrating the half-century of existence of the Organization of African Unity (OAU)/African Union (AU) – considered in the AU Newspeak as "fifty years of success" , 44 of the 55 AU member states signed in Kigali the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) - the creation of a "single market for goods and services facilitated by the movement of persons [...], a liberalized market for goods and services" according to the text of the Agreement.

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“Overthrow the regime and prepare the future”

22/01/2019 - 08:14

Rashid Saeed Yagoub is a journalist and former militant of the Sudanese Communist Party. in exile France since 1992, he is an active member of the networks supporting the ongoing popular uprising in Sudan.

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Economic reconstruction, debt cancellation, and self-determination

22/01/2019 - 00:49

Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States since the Spanish-American War of 1898. Its trajectory has been exceptional. Along with Cuba, it was one of the last colonies of Spain in the Americas. After 1898 it became a colony of a power, the United States, which historically preferred noncolonial forms of domination. It remains a colony, decades after colonialism ceased to be the typical form of imperialist control.

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Alam Bachchu, landless leader, attacked and gravely wounded – Call for solidarity

21/01/2019 - 18:48

12 January 2019 at 10 am in the morning at Dakshin Aicha Bburhat under Charfasion sub-district in Bhola District led by terrorists, extortionists and land-grabber Firoj Alom swapon, Nirob Rari, Enayet Kha, Nasir Peda, Tofazzol Sikder and co. suddenly attacked and brutally physically assaulted Alam Bacchu, who is the landless leader of Sikdarerchar under Uttor Charkolmi and the central leader of Bangladesh Krishok Federation.

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