“As soon as the electoral result was known, popular jubilation exploded. Thousands of people poured into the streets and squares of all cities to celebrate victory, while videos of people sharing that same euphoria for the "historic change" circulated in the most remote places in the country.”- IV571 - August 2022 / Colombia
“For the Conservatives, in power for twelve years, the question of how to pursue this same policy has a particular urgency now that there is a genuine class opposition with a revival of trade union struggles not only of exceptional magnitude, but also supported by a majority of public opinion.”- IV571 - August 2022 / Britain, Trade unions/workplace organizing
“ The movement, which was part of a global cycle of mobilizations, also allowed thousands of people to experiment with new forms of participation and political and social action: occupations of squares, popular assemblies, use of social networks as a means of expression and organization and so on.”- IV571 - August 2022 / Spanish state, New parties of the left
“Indeed, all the regimes in this swirl of regional and imperial rivalries — Egypt and Sudan, Iran and Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Russia and China, Israel and the United States — are engaged in the most vicious and anti-democratic oppression. May the rulers sink together in the Red Sea.”- IV570 - July 2022 / United States (USA), MENA (Middle East/North Africa), Israel
Representatives of the British trade union movement yesterday delivered a heavy 4×4 pickup vehicle to their counterparts in Ukraine, where it will be used by the XX Battalion of the Territorial Defence, based in East Ukraine. This is the first of several planned deliveries on behalf of UK trade unions.
The unit, which is largely staffed by miners, put out a call for funds, medical supplies, and vehicles last month via the Ukrainian miners' union PRUP.
The National Union of Mineworkers, (...)
Representatives of the student movement and trades unionists are jointly calling on the people of Quebec to mobilize for climate justice on 23 September. Unions have called for a strike, and plan to organize demonstrations in several major cities in Quebec, including Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, and Gatineau.- IV570 - July 2022 / Quebec, Climate
Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta are the three most famous brothers in South Africa. Two of them were arrested a few weeks ago in the United Arab Emirates. With the help of Jacob Zuma, South Africa's president from 2009 to 2018, they managed to siphon the equivalent of nearly 3.6 billion euros from the state and infiltrate the main administrations, to the point that we can speak of “state capture”". This massive corruption speaks volumes about the state of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and reinforces a sense of despair among the people, reflected in recurring waves of xenophobia.- IV570 - July 2022 / South Africa
Like the rest of the world, Turkey is going through a multitude of interconnected crises, in continuation with its own trajectory over the past decade. To maintain his position in this period of multiple crises, the country's president Tayyip Erdogan is firing on all cylinders: repression, wars, blackmail, negotiations, breaking of alliances and new alliances.- IV570 - July 2022 / Turkey
In Italy, Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned as prime minister last week after three parties in his government refused to back him in a confidence vote. The country's President, Sergio Mattarella, has asked him to remain as caretaker leader and early elections will take place this autumn.- IV570 - July 2022 / Italy
Philippines: Ferdinand Marcos Jr. succeeds Rodrigo Duterte and his clan completes the reconquest of power
On July 25, 2022, Ferdinand Marcos Jr will deliver his first annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) before the National Assembly. On the eve of this address, we publish below an article written at the beginning of the month, after the inaugural speech of the new president on the occasion of his assumption of office, an article whose publication had been unfortunately delayed.- IV570 - July 2022 / Philippines