International Viewpoint

Did India really win its independence through non-violence?

6 jours 5 heures ago

Two years ago, Burma (Myanmar) saw a huge non-violent movement of civic disobedience in response to a military putsch. However, it was ultimately forced to engage in armed self-defense in the face of merciless repression. Was it any different in India? Was independence, the liberation from British colonial rule in 1947, effectively won through the civil disobedience movement embodied by Gandhi? We put this question to Sushovan Dhar.

- IV584 - September 2023 /
Pierre Rousset, Sushovan Dhar

Imperialism(s) and the New Cold War

1 semaine 1 jour ago

The article by Gilbert Achcar argues that the world is currently in a new Cold War, characterised by increased rivalry between the United States, Russia, and China. Achcar traces the origins of the New Cold War to the end of the Cold War in 1991, when the United States emerged as the sole superpower. The United States used its newfound power to expand its military presence around the world and to intervene militarily in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan. This expansionist policy led to a backlash from Russia and China, which began to assert their own interests more forcefully.

- IV584 - September 2023 / , ,
Gilbert Achcar

He was one of ours: Tribute to Túlio Roberto, victim of the Pinochet coup

1 semaine 5 jours ago

It is difficult to realize today, fifty years later, the hope represented throughout the South American continent by the experience of Popular Unity in Chile. The arrival of the Allende government in 1970 opened a new page, a surge of optimism and the perspective of social transformation of the continent, in particular for Brazilian militants who had taken refuge in Chile to flee the Brazilian military dictatorship.
It was with this optimism that Túlio Roberto Quintiliano arrived in (...)

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Bea (Naná) Whitaker

In Greece, megaracists fan the flames of megafires

2 semaines 2 jours ago

“Nerds who took armed action against refugees on the Turkish border in 2020, and who have since illegally set up huts and even villas in protected natural areas, played the role of sheriff (with videos of their exploits) by beating and arresting refugees, accusing them of setting fire to the forests, just as at least 20 of them were found burnt to death in the Dadia forest.”

- IV584 - September 2023 / ,
Andreas Sartzekis

Russia Policing and Repression Prisons The Persecution of Azat Miftakhov Is Designed to Silence Russia's Left

2 semaines 3 jours ago

Saturday 2 September was an international day of solidarity demanding the release of Azat Miftakhov, a mathematician and anarchist anti-fascist activist who is spending his fifth year in prison in Russia. He is accused of setting fire to an office of the ruling United Russia party in 2018. He is due to be released soon, having completed his sentence. However, he has just been declared a "terrorist" and therefore runs the risk of remaining imprisoned under any other pretext, especially as the wave of repression is now affecting the left opposed to the Kremlin.

- IV584 - September 2023 /
Kirill Medvedev
5 heures 23 minutes ago
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