International Viewpoint

Wednesday 17 July
Pierre Rousset
An international solidarity campaign has been ongoing since late May, following the bloody repression of the Pashtun Tahfuz Movement (PTM) by the Pakistani army. It is important to continue this, as the stakes are so high. - IV534 - July 2019 / (...)
Tuesday 16 July
What does it require to get management to take a sexual harassment complaint seriously? If the recent National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) strike is anything to go by, it takes about 290 striking workers remaining underground without food and clean water for nine days. - (...)
Monday 15 July
Au Loong-Yu
A correspondent of Europe Solidaire Sans Frontière (ESSF) spoke to Au Loong-Yu on the situation in Hong Kong. - IV534 - July 2019 / China, Youth and student movements, Hong Kong
Sunday 14 July
Sebastián Uchida Chávez
Eighty thousand public school educators in Chile are out on an indefinite strike. Their target is the country's neoliberal education system — a cruel legacy of the Pinochet dictatorship that overthrew Salvador Allende. - IV534 - July 2019 / (...)
Saturday 13 July
Nick Dearden
“I've travelled 24 hours, from Manila to Rio, to be here, yet politically I feel I haven't left home.” Walden Bello, leading light of the ‘anti-globalisation movement' and former Filipino congressman reflected on the rise of authoritarian right-wing ‘strong men' from the Philippines to Brazil. I (...)
Friday 12 July
Marc Kagan
The New York Times recently profiled life on the Amazon shop floor — chaperoned by Amazon management. Perhaps not shockingly, the result was a fawning portrait of work at Amazon that only a boss could love. - IV534 - July 2019 / (...)
Thursday 11 July
Christopher Morris
Public debate about gangs doesn't really grapple with why ganging practices and cultures have been a part of the fabric of South African society, at least since the union of 1910. - IV534 - July 2019 / South Africa
Tuesday 9 July
Frieda Afary
Let's build on all the new elements and openings created by the Sudanese and Algerian uprisings. Let's create regional and international links on this basis to change the course of events in the Middle East and North Africa from endless wars, authoritarian capitalism, religious fundamentalism (...)
Monday 8 July
Andreas Sartzekis
The outcome of the 7 July legislative elections has brought a surprise, which the French media had not foreseen. Certainly, the right-wing New Democracy (ND) party has won a big victory - about 2,250,000 votes and 39.85 per cent (1,526,000 and 28.09 per cent in the September 2015 legislative (...)
Friday 5 July
Adam Dylan Hefty
On October 8, 2018 twin disasters were announced on opposite sides of the world: • In Brazil, as votes were counted from the first round of presidential elections, Jair Bolsonaro won 46% of the vote — enough to make it clear he would probably cruise to a second-round victory three weeks later. (...)
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