Artikelen van International Viewpoint

Russia Policing and Repression Prisons The Persecution of Azat Miftakhov Is Designed to Silence Russia's Left

2 maanden 4 weken ago

Saturday 2 September was an international day of solidarity demanding the release of Azat Miftakhov, a mathematician and anarchist anti-fascist activist who is spending his fifth year in prison in Russia. He is accused of setting fire to an office of the ruling United Russia party in 2018. He is due to be released soon, having completed his sentence. However, he has just been declared a "terrorist" and therefore runs the risk of remaining imprisoned under any other pretext, especially as the wave of repression is now affecting the left opposed to the Kremlin.

- IV584 - September 2023 / Russia
Kirill Medvedev

Labour, protests, and state capitalism in Belarus, three years on

3 maanden ago

Last week, two labour activists from Naftan oil refinery were detained by Belarusian security service KGB on charges of undermining national security. The detained Volha Britikava and Aliaksandr Kukharonak have already spent short stints in jail for criticising Lukashenka's government and participating in anti-government protests. They are among the latest victims of the ongoing repressions against labour organisations and activists who joined the country-wide protests three years ago, in (...)

- IV584 - September 2023 / Belarus, Trade unions/workplace organizing
Volodymyr Artiukh

Palestine and Empire

3 maanden ago

The brutality of the Israeli Occupation, the scale of Israel's continuing political turmoil, the undisguised Ku Klux Klan-ish murderous Israeli settlers' attacks on Palestinian civilians and towns, the deepening rage within the Palestinian population of the Occupied Territories and inside Israel — and the visible unease among the rulers of the United States' Middle East Arab allies — have pressured the U.S. government to pretend that it cares about Palestine. The key word here is “pretend.”

- IV583 - August 2023 / Palestine, United States (USA), Israel
Against the Current Editors

Marxism and the U.S. Response to the HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 Pandemics

3 maanden ago

Over the last fifty years, few public health professionals have considered Marxism relevant, and few Marxists have treated pandemics as an imminent concern. We offer this paper to help both public health professionals and socialists view pandemics through a Marxist lens. Although our theory is global in scope, we focus on the U.S. because of its scientific prominence, its outsized global role in the AIDS pandemic, and its poor performance in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hope is that this piece will strengthen efforts to protect public health and, better yet, help usher capitalism off the Earth before it makes the planet uninhabitable.

- IV583 - August 2023 / United States (USA), Marxism, LGBT, Public services , Covid-19 Pandemic
Sam Friedman, Suzie Kay

North Korea's chronic food shortages exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic

3 maanden 1 week ago

The North Korean regime has faced a severely deteriorated economic situation due to international sanctions, floods, and the Covid-19 pandemic. In January 2020, the country blocked cross-border trade and expelled humanitarian workers and foreign diplomats facing the danger of the Covid-19 pandemic. The closure of the country delayed the arrival of the pandemic. However, as early as March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that a Covid-19 epidemic was developing in North Korea. Its strategy of sealing its external borders in January 2020 prevented essential supplies from entering the country, leading to food shortages and a faltering economy.

- IV583 - August 2023 / North Korea, Covid-19 Pandemic
Karen Yamanaka

Chinese Feminists Face Paradoxical State Policies

3 maanden 1 week ago

Struggles for women's rights, and the state's responses, have shifted over the history of the People's Republic of China. In an initial period of socialist state feminism, the Chinese Communist Party celebrated “women's liberation” and offered child-friendly services to facilitate women's entry into the workforce. During the era of post-socialist economic modernization, services were curtailed, shifting family responsibilities back to women and reinforcing patriarchal norms. Most recently, a form of made-in-China feminism has emerged, characterized by everyday resistance to prevailing gender expectations. Now, the state is suppressing feminist activists while adopting some of their proposals into law and policy.

- IV583 - August 2023 / Women, China
Yige Dong

Rubiales' kiss creates political storm

3 maanden 1 week ago

Dave Kellaway provides an in-depth analysis of the controversy surrounding Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales and his inappropriate behaviour towards women's national team player Jenni Hermoso, examining the machismo culture underlying Rubiales' actions and the strong backlash against him.

- IV583 - August 2023 / Women
Dave Kellaway

Our Era of Mass Uprisings

3 maanden 2 weken ago

“We instead need dynamic movements that can engage with activists and revolutionaries in struggle around the globe, call mass protests and forums on their behalf at home, and provide solidarity and attention even if these rebellions do not espouse perfect politics or fit our preconceived notions.”

- IV583 - August 2023 / Palestine, Syria, Sudan
Shireen Akram-Boshar
2 uur 57 minuten ago
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