A key conflict in the United Auto Workers strike [which began on September 14] is over the electric vehicle industry. The vast majority of EV plants are low-wage and nonunion despite being publicly subsidized — and the UAW is trying to fix that.- IV584 - September 2023 / United States (USA), Trade unions/workplace organizing
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 / India
Open statement of the Timuay Justice and Governnance (TJG) on the alarming situation of the hopeless Tëduray and Lamanagian Non-Moro Indigenous People (NMIPS) in some villages or sitios of Barangay Biaron, South UPI Maguindanao del Sur, who are affected by the feud of the Moro clan who settled in the area.- IV584 - September 2023 / Philippines, Indigenous struggles
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 / United States (USA), Russia, NATO
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 (...)