International Viewpoint

Remembering the Carnation revolution

12 hours 42 minutes ago

This week sees the 50th anniversary of the Portuguese “Carnation” Revolution that erupted in 1974 and was finally tamed in 1976 with the election of a government led by Soares from the Socialist Party(SP). The moderate SP consolidated many reforms won in the previous two years but also restored the capitalist order.

- IV591 - April 2024 / ,
Brais Fernandez, Dave Kellaway

Ecuador: Indigenous Resistance and Political Challenges – an interview with Leonidas Iza

4 days ago

In an interview with Jacobin, Leonidas Iza, president of Ecuador's CONAIE (Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador - Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador), the country's main indigenous movement, discusses the government's repressive policy, militarization, and the expansion of drug trafficking while criticizing neoliberal policies and examining political debates within the indigenous movement and the left. The interview was conducted by Martín Mosquera and Iain Bruce.

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Iain Bruce, Leonadis Iza, Martí­n Mosquera

Global crisis, conflict and war: what internationalism for the 21st century?

4 days 23 hours ago

“Faced with the militarisation of the world, we need a global anti-war movement. It's easy to say, but hard to do. Can we rely on local cross-border solidarity (Ukraine-Russia, India-Pakistan) to achieve this? Or on the huge solidarity movement with Palestine? Or social forums like the one that has just taken place in Nepal?”

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Jaime Pastor , Pierre Rousset

Philippe Poutou to be candidate in Belgium for “Anticapitalistes” list in European elections

1 week 1 day ago

Philippe Poutou, a former candidate in the French presidential elections and spokesperson for France's Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste (NPA), will be in third place on the “Anticapitalistes” list put forward by Belgium's “Gauche anticapitaliste” (Anti-Capitalist Left) organisation in the European parliamentary elections on 9 June 2024.

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Gauche anticapitaliste/SAP Antikapitalisten

"Tehran found itself backed into a corner by the attack on its consulate."

1 week 2 days ago

Franco-Lebanese researcher Gilbert Achcar, professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, reviews the Israeli attack on April 1st against the consulate in Damascus and analyses the response of the Islamic Republic. He also examines the effects of this renewed tension on the ongoing negotiations to end the war in Gaza.
[French original published by L'Humanité]
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What was Israel seeking by striking the Iranian consulate in Damascus?
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Gilbert Achcar

European elections: a radical, unitary and democratic left for a real alternative

1 week 4 days ago

“The European elections should be an opportunity to strengthen a radical left anchored in social, feminist, anti-racist and ecological struggles, in popular neighbourhoods, capable of stopping the rise of the far right.” For a number of political and intellectual figures, struggles must not only be a defensive reaction, but also build “a new political force, stronger and more popular than what organizations and struggles represent today.”

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We condemn the assault on the Mexican Embassy in Ecuador

1 week 6 days ago

The violent police occupation of the Mexican Embassy in Ecuador on Friday 5th April, attacks two basic principles of diplomacy and civilized coexistence between nations: the principle of the inviolability of diplomatic headquarters and the right to asylum for any person persecuted for their way of thinking.
The ultra-right-wing and neoliberal president of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa Azín, presented two pretexts for his unacceptable action: that he acted to execute an arrest warrant against (...)

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4 hours 37 minutes ago
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