The state of Chiapas is one of the most landlocked and poor in Mexico. So when, on January 1, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN, founded in 1983) took control of several towns by force, it was impossible to imagine the impact of this insurrection. However, it would mark the entire second half of the 1990s and largely participate in the redefinition of the radical left on a global scale.
The radical left was then at a critical moment in terms of programme and (...)
A belated tribute to Ernesto Herrera, who died on 10 January 2024. The shock had to be absorbed. A comrade-friend, with a hyphen of fraternity and not of union, in order to respect his personal trajectory.
Born on 22 May 1949, Antonio Maria Nuñez Guglielmi was part of the Spanish and Italian emigration that settled in Uruguay, a country that experienced exceptional growth from 1910 until the early 1950s. An activist, he chose as his pseudonym the name of a writer who, among other (...)
An unprecedented strike by 170,000 public sector workers across 15 unions in Northern Ireland took place on January 16 over the UK government's refusal to pay parity wages with other UK workers, spotlighting a growing crisis in local governance and public sector funding across Britain.
An unprecedented strike took place in Northern Ireland on January 16 with 170,000 public sector workers from 15 unions, angry at the refusal of the UK government to pay them parity wages with other UK (...)
“Bangladesh is a front-line victim of global climate change. Consequently, the rich industrialized countries of the North, which have been emitting carbon for 250 years since the Industrial Revolution, owe an ecological and historical debt to countries like Bangladesh, which are vulnerable to climate change. We shifted the focus of our ongoing campaign on climate change last year, concentrating on this issue of reparation.”- IV588 - January 2024 / Bangladesh
After an air strike by Pakistani air force on 18th January inside Iranian bordering town killed at least 9 in retaliation to 16 January missiles attack on the border town of Balochistan that killed two kids among others, both Pakistani and Iranian governments agreed to de-escalate the war threat and re-establish a full fledged diplomatic relationship.- IV588 - January 2024 / Pakistan, Iran
THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION army is continuing more than 100 days after its outbreak to wage a genocidal war against the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip. This immediately followed the October 7th Hamas attack, which led to the death of 1,139 persons, including 695 Israeli civilians, 373 members of the security forces and 71 foreigners.
The 2.4 million inhabitants of the Gaza Strip are living under a constant Israeli bombardment of unprecedented violence. By mid-January 2024, (...)
In its recent press release, the IMF slightly upgraded its gloomy forecast for China's growth next year from 4.2% to 4.6%, but warned about the continuing “weakness in the property sector.” According to Bloomberg, between 2013 and 2022, the price of new homes sold in 300 Mainland Chinese cities trebled. The long boom in the property market has eventually promoted a big bubble that began to burst in 2021. Prices since then have been falling drastically, and developers are facing big difficulties paying back their loans.- IV588 - January 2024 / Economy, China
The Social Movement has co-founded the Central Eastern European Green Left Alliance (CEEGLA). This association includes political parties and civil society organisations that advocate for a just, left-wing, social Europe and the corresponding policies in their countries.- News from around the world / Ukraine
“There have been very few exemplary struggles like this in recent decades, and even fewer have been successful. Not only does their action challenge the rule of capital and the market over production, but it also raises the ecological question of what sort of products we need to produce.”- IV588 - January 2024 / Italy, Trade unions/workplace organizing
With tens of thousands marching in American streets to demand a ceasefire in Gaza and an end to U.S. military support for Israel, President Joseph Biden now faces new opposition, including from within his own party in Congress over his undeclared war on the Houthi in Yemen.- IV588 - January 2024 / United States (USA)