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international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Thursday April 02, 2020 - 01:50 byILNSS
Governments and bosses claim to be at war with coronavirus. In reality, it is a war against our social class that they are waging. A war against us for their profits! ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 02:29 byAdam Hanieh
In the face of the COVID-19 tsunami, our lives are changing in ways that were inconceivable just a few short weeks ago. Not since the 2008-2009 economic collapse has the world collectively shared an experience of this kind: a single, rapidly-mutating, global crisis, structuring the rhythm of our daily lives within a complex calculus of risk and competing probabilities. ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 11, 2020 - 04:54 byVolodymyr Ishchenko
Ukraine ended the 1980s as one of the most advanced parts of the Soviet super-power with a developed machine-building industry. Thirty years later, Ukraine’s major economic indicators are on a par with many Third World countries. The country is fundamentally dependent on the financial, political, and military support of the West, with politics dominated by a handful of powerful oligarchs, right-wing paramilitaries regularly marching on the streets, and a part of the country annexed by neighboring Russia and another part torn through by the frontline. It can rightfully be called the northernmost country of the Global South. Moreover, there is not any relevant political force with a vision of alternative progressive national development. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday February 08, 2020 - 22:27 byAndrew G Jones
A US strike which killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad in January, and the counter-strike by the Iranian military on US targets in Iraq, raised serious questions about the legitimate use of force. When military force was used against targets within its territory, Iraq’s sovereignty was breached. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday February 03, 2020 - 20:22 byAlan Macleod
The three sites chosen for the news bases, Erbin, Sulimania and Halabja are all extremely close to Iran, with Halabja just eight miles from its border. ... read full story / add a comment
france / belgium / luxemburg / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday January 16, 2020 - 06:59 byRichard Greeman
The nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the streets protesting President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed neoliberal “reform” of France’s retirement system, established at the end of World War II and considered one of the best in the world. At bottom, what is at stake is a whole vision of what kind of society people want to live in – one based on cold market calculation or one based on human solidarity – and neither side shows any sign of willingness to compromise. ... read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday January 04, 2020 - 20:16 byEd Pilkington
There has been no shortage of US attempts to remove foreign adversaries through highly dubious legal or ethical means. ... read full story / add a comment
south-east asia / history / non-anarchist press Tuesday December 31, 2019 - 05:37 bySameer Pandey
Historically labour has always found itself at the unfortunate end of the table, denied the fruits of its labour. Organised labour has, therefore, always tried to alter the balance of power in society. Sometimes unions have attempting to align with state power, to try push it towards the side of the workers. Sometimes unions have instead developed organisational strategies that look beyond state power. In India, as elsewhere, “political unionism” – where unions support a political party aiming at state power – has been very common. This short article will critically discuss the history of “political unionism” in India. It will argue the need for a change in the strategic outlook of unions, towards working outside the state, building movements that refuse to participate in the state but aim instead to pressure it for reform where possible, through bottom-up mobilisation. ... read full story / add a comment
southern asia / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Friday December 27, 2019 - 21:58 byVijay Prashad
Every day and in every part of India, hundreds of thousands of people – mainly young people – gather on the streets to express their anger at the government. Their protests, like those of the protests in Chile, emerged out of one particular grievance but then have cascaded outward. They are angry at the government’s attempt to define citizenship in a narrow and bigoted way; but they are also angry at the arrogance of the government and at the disastrous way in which the government has managed the economy. ... read full story / add a comment
southern asia / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Friday December 27, 2019 - 03:29 byVijay Prashad
On December 13, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights released a powerful statement that criticized India’s new citizenship law. This “fundamentally discriminatory” Citizenship (Amendment) Act of 2019 would expedite citizenship for persecuted religious minorities from India’s neighboring countries. But in the list of those minorities, it names only Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians. It does not mention Muslims, despite the fact that there have been several important cases of Muslims being persecuted in Pakistan (the Ahmadis), in Afghanistan (the Hazaras), and in Myanmar (the Rohingya). The UN said that not only does this law violate India’s obligations to conventions, treaties, and compacts that it has signed at the global level, but also that it is in violation of its own constitution. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Thursday December 12, 2019 - 19:26 byLeo Panitch
The vilification of the leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, as an antisemite has intensified in the run up to the December 12 election in Britain. What makes this especially troubling, not to say bizarre, is that since he first became a member of parliament in 1983 Corbyn has been the most consistent campaigner against all forms of racism. ... read full story / add a comment
bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Saturday November 30, 2019 - 00:23 byRobert Cavooris
Regarding recent events in Bolivia, some things are simple: Was it a coup? Yes. On Sunday, November 10, the commander-in-chief of Bolivia’s armed forces, General Williams Kaliman, publicly told Evo Morales, a constitutionally elected president, that he ought to resign for the good of the country. There is no other name for this kind of thing. Even if Evo had been officially accused of legal wrongdoing – he had not – this procedure of removal is unconstitutional. The resignation took place under an unstated threat of violence. Bolivia’s history gives reason to take this threat seriously: military coups and counter-coups were a decisive feature of political life throughout the twentieth century. And considering that the police, two days before the general’s intervention, had already decided to allow anti-government protestors to commit violence against the homes and family-members of supporters of the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) party, to which Evo belongs, Kaliman’s remarks carried weight well beyond a “suggestion.” ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday November 09, 2019 - 18:08 byRobert Fisk
That wars end very differently to our own expectations – or our plans – was established long ago. That “we” won the Second World War did not mean the Americans would win the Vietnam war, or that France would vanquish its enemies in Algeria. Yet the moment we decide who the good guys are, and who the evil monsters whom we must destroy, we relapse again into our old mistakes. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday October 14, 2019 - 21:23 bySimon Jenkins
The president’s motive for abandoning the Kurds is unclear, but the continued US presence in foreign wars is a disaster. ... read full story / add a comment
southern asia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday August 13, 2019 - 18:59 byJohn Riddell
On August 5, India’s Hindu nationalist government unilaterally revoked the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, while flooding the region with troops, imposing a curfew, and shutting down all communications. The state is to be broken in two, with the eastern portion (Ladakh) under direct rule by New Delhi. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday June 24, 2019 - 04:13 byVijay Prashad
Canada’s embassy in Venezuela has just been closed. The spur for this closure is an open attempt by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to overthrow Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro. Canada is one of the leaders of the Lima Group, a network of countries that came together in 2017 with the express purpose of regime change in Venezuela. Canada’s diplomatic corps has played the role of facilitator for the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó. Trudeau and Guaidó speak regularly. Their plot against Venezuela thickens. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Friday June 21, 2019 - 01:47 byJustin Podur
After withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran last year and resuming sanctions last November, the White House in April announced that its goal was to “drive Iranian exports to zero.” To make this drive happen, the White House stopped allowing countries like India, China, Japan, Turkey, and South Korea to import Iranian oil: dictating to sovereign countries whom they can trade with. ... read full story / add a comment
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venezuela / colombia / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Thursday May 09, 2019 - 02:07 byCecilia Zamudio   image 1 image
La guerra del capitalismo transnacional sigue: 129 ex-guerrilleros y más de 600 activistas han sido asesinados por la herramienta paramilitar o militar del Estado colombiano, desde la firma de los Acuerdos. Al Terrorismo de Estado que viabiliza el saqueo multinacional, no puede llamársele “paz”. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / antifascismo / non-anarchist press Wednesday May 01, 2019 - 21:20 byAram Aharonian
Calma, tensa calma en Caracas y toda Venezuela, tras el publicitario intento de golpe de Estado en Venezuela, donde los sectores radicales de la oposición no lograron ni el apoyo de las Fuerzas Armadas ni que el pueblo saliera a la calle a sumatse a la intentona liderada por el autoproclamado presidente Juan Guaidó y el prófugo Leopoldo López. ... read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Monday April 15, 2019 - 18:19 byAna García
The rise of the far right is a worldwide phenomenon, rooted in the nefarious effects of neoliberal globalization which have pushed the world into mass unemployment and enormous inequalities. I consider it to be a late political effect of the global financial crisis that hit the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

It is not an easy task to explain the phenomenon of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and to understand the groups that support him, both within and outside government. It’s difficult, for anyone, to draw a truly complete and sober analysis of what we have experienced. This essay is not based on in-depth research but on collective reflections and debates. I intend to pose some key questions and try to identify some clues to answer them. ... read full story / add a comment

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