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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Reactionary uprising against the Parliament

08/01/2021 - 14:35

“Trump found that government control does not give absolute control over the levers of the state.”

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Was it a coup?

08/01/2021 - 14:34

“But defeating Trump at the polls, and today's fiasco, has given us some breathing space. We must use it well. The results today in Georgia, Black Lives Matter, teachers and nurses' strikes, MeToo, and the rise of the Democratic Socialists of America all indicate the direction we must take.”

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Riot on the Hill

08/01/2021 - 14:34

“Freed from Trump's electronic fatwas, moreover, some of the younger Republican senators may prove to be much more formidable competitors for the white college-educated suburban vote than centrist Democrats realize. In any event, the only future that we can reliably foresee – a continuation of extreme socio-economic turbulence – renders political crystal balls useless.”

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Quick notes on Trump's putsch

08/01/2021 - 14:34

“We are in the midst of the deepest crises (yes plural) of the capitalist system since the 1930s. These will continue to stoke profound polarization within countries, waves of class and social struggles, and greater conflict between capitalist states in the hierarchy of global imperialism. Out of this a new socialist left will be born and take organizational form. We must do everything in our power to arm it with revolutionary socialist ideas, strategies and tactics.”

- Debate /

After the fascist coup in the United States No time to lose - counter-offensive now!

08/01/2021 - 14:33

“Our hope is for the forces that in recent years have shown that the United States is so much more than the banner of big business and imperialism, from politicians of Bernie Sanders' cut to activists in Black Lives Matter, it abounds in campaigns for health care reforms and other social reforms to the socialist currents that have smelled morning air in the tracks of these movements.”

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World Faces Covid-19 “Vaccine Apartheid”

08/01/2021 - 12:07

Even countries that hosted vaccine trials — like Argentina, South Africa, Brazil, and Turkey — will not receive adequate supplies.

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New Challenges for African Americans

07/01/2021 - 12:43

The U.S. Congress certified Joe Biden's election as 46th president in the night of 5-6th January despite the invasion of the Capitol by Trump supporters. (New York Times, 6 January 2021 “Congress Certifies Joe Biden as President”). The inauguration is now two weeks away. What lies in store?

- IV552 - January 2021 / ,

Repeal the Farm Acts

06/01/2021 - 10:07

“This is a movement where the majority of people are fighting for their immediate and longer term survival. ”

- IV552 - January 2021 / ,

Rising Up Against Corruption

05/01/2021 - 12:07

THE DRAMATIC RECENT events in Peru, barely covered by mainstream U.S. media, have seen a popular uprising of massive self-organized protests. In November the student-led demonstrations in Lima and other large cities were met by riot police equipped with water cannons, tanks, and helicopters.

- IV552 - January 2021 /

Less flag waving, more rights

04/01/2021 - 09:27

In June 2016, after a close referendum result, a slim majority of British voters supported leaving the European Union (EU), initiating one of the longest and most complex divorces in our recent continental history. More than four years later with British governments having fallen along the way, several elections, three negotiating extensions applied, and a transition period that culminates this 31 December, Brussels and London finally signed the trade agreement that will govern relations (...)

- IV552 - January 2021 / , ,

State Racism, Islamophobia & Religious Fundamentalism

03/01/2021 - 08:57

“Therefore, the task of the left is to fight unambiguously the capitalist system and the oppressions that constitute it. ”

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An illusion of election

02/01/2021 - 11:09

“This is a real blank check given to Maduro to rule without accountability. No wonder Venezuelans are not motivated to elect a National Assembly whose role will be to applaud decisions made elsewhere.”

- IV552 - January 2021 /

“Too late to be pessimist! Ecosocialism or collapse”

01/01/2021 - 13:28

An interview with Daniel Tanuro, author of the book Trop tard pour être pessimiste ! Ecosocialisme ou effondrement, published this year by Editions Textuel. An ecosocialist activist and member of Gauche Anticapitaliste in Belgium, Daniel Tanuro is one of the main voices at the international level when it comes to understanding the ecological crisis from a radical point of view.

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Racial capitalism and justice in the era of climate crisis

31/12/2020 - 18:53

“Whether the crisis is climate related or not, racial capitalism establishes both who is vulnerable and who will be exploited. A politics of solidarity is the best answer.”

- IV551 - December 2020 / , ,

Argentina abortion: Senate approves legalisation in historic decision

30/12/2020 - 13:48

Argentina's Congress has legalised abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy, a ground-breaking move for a region that has some of the world's most restrictive termination laws.

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John Lennon and the Politics of the New Left

30/12/2020 - 09:31

Forty years after his murder in New York City, we remember John Lennon's record of political engagement as a champion of the anti-war movement and a self-styled “instinctive socialist” — which brought him into conflict with Richard Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover.[Jacobin]

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Temporary workers stage mass protests at electronics factories in China and India

29/12/2020 - 11:33

“Workers in China and India deal with very similar exploitative practices across a broad spectrum of industries.”

- IV551 - December 2020 / , ,

For a European strategy against the pandemic. Let's support the initiative from science!

28/12/2020 - 10:50

On 19 December, scientists launched an international appeal for the containment of the Covd-19 pandemic throughout Europe. Trade unions, liberation movements and socialist organisations should unreservedly support this call and enrich it with a socio-ecological programme of demands. On this basis and inspired by the campaign #ZeroCovid recently launched in England, Wales, and Scotland they should launch mass campaigns throughout Europe.
The authors of the appeal note that European (...)

- IV551 - December 2020 / ,

Sorcerer's apprentices at the World Bank and the IMF

27/12/2020 - 10:30

In December 2020, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the signature of the Paris Agreement on Climate, the UN General Secretary sounded the alarm because the situation has fundamentally worsened. In this article we analyse what the World Bank and the IMF have done in connection with the environmental crisis and climate change.

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“I will show your illustrious Lordship what a woman can do”

27/12/2020 - 10:18

“Whether you can get to the exhibition or not, just take a few minutes to look at her wonderful art online. All her pictures can be found free on the internet. There are films and documentaries about her on YouTube.”

- Reviews section / ,