Our association carries out permanent solidarity campaigns for five countries in South and South-East Asia, i.e. in one of the regions of the world most affected by a “polycrisis” that is getting worse and worse. There is no longer just the addition of multiple crises - climatic and ecological, health, socio-economic, political and geostrategic - each one already fraught with devastating consequences: they feed each other, constituting, by dint of interactions, a formidable global crisis whose effects are felt from the north to the south and from the east to the west of our planet. The poor, the marginalised, the workers are paying its price all over the world - a price which means, where our Asian partners are active, that successive layers of the population are plunging into great poverty, destitution and even famine.
A breath of the 2011 resistance in Syrian protest movement
Large protests have been taking place in Syria since mid-August 2023 in the governorate of Sweida, populated mainly by the Druze minority. The protesters blocked the main roads connecting the towns and villages of the countryside, creating disruptions in access to the capital, Damascus.
Argentina: After the primaries, the elections
The election primaries [Simultaneous and Mandatory Open Primaries (PASO)] held on 13 August in Argentina to determine candidates for the presidential and legislative elections on 22 October 2023 did not illuminate any of the pre-existing unknowns. On the contrary, they worsened the crisis, (...)
“The world needs to be aware that human rights are being trampled on in Nicaragua”
In recent years, Daniel Ortega’s regime has continued its authoritarian escalation, ultimately betraying the ideals of the Sandinista revolution. As part of the youth camp of the Fourth International, Jeunes anticapitalistes (JAC - Belgium) spoke with Katherine Ramírez, a Nicaraguan exiled in (...)
Imperialism, Great Power rivalry and revolutionary strategy in the twenty-first century
Austrian Marxist Michael Pröbsting has spent much of the past two decades researching the important changes that have occurred within the global imperialist system and its implications for revolutionary strategy today. The results of these studies have been captured in two books, The Great (...)
Japanese Communist Party: Indo-Pacific must be a region of ‘dialogue and cooperation, not rivalry’
Two Japanese F-35s fighter jets along with a contingent of 55 Japanese military personnel landed in Australia on August 26 as part of Japan’s first air force deployment to a country other than the United States since World War II. The visit was organised as part of the Australia–Japan (...)
Sri Lankan trade unions to the IMF: Stop forcing the poor to pay the debt of the rich
An open letter by 82 Sri Lankan trade unions against the IMF’s devastating debt restructuring program.
The IMF and the World Bank have sanctioned an attack on the social security of Sri Lankan working people who are still reeling from the devastating socio-economic impact of the global (...)
United States: Venezuelan immigrants win victory
Venezuelan immigrants to the United States, whose numbers have grown dramatically in the last few years, won a victory this week when Joseph Biden’s administration granted them Temporary Protective Status. TPS will allows some 472,000 Venezuelan immigrants who have been in the United States as (...)
Pakistan – Anti-imperialism of fools: The case of Imran Khan
Ever since Imran Khan’s dismissal as Pakistan’s prime minister, through a vote of no-confidence in April 2022, a section of leftish media outlets in the West have been busy unearthing a CIA plot behind the ‘regime change’ in Pakistan.
Of late, Intercept has joined the fray. In less than two (...)
To the European Parliament: Award Sakharov Prize to Dr. Vilma Núñez and Bishop Rolando Álvarez
The signatories to this petition welcome the nomination on September 20th 2023 of Dr Vilma Núñez de Escorcia and Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos of Nicaragua for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought of the European Parliament.
We call on all Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), (...)
Environmental disasters and climate change force people to cross borders, but they’re not recognised as refugees – they should be
“I study the legal protection of asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and internally displaced people in Africa. I recommend that international laws and conventions be amended to explicitly include people forced by weather shocks to move across borders. They need full refugee protection.”
Connected by fate: West Asian Grassroots Solidarity with Ukraine and the intricacies of Russian imperialism in the region
This article is based on the materials of the West Asian left activists’ conference, which was organized by the Global and the European network in solidarity with Ukraine (ENSU). The activists were representing various grassroots initiatives, organizations, and parties. They were sharing the (...)
Marxism and Ukraine’s struggle for independence and self-determination
Independence and self-determination have been a guiding socialist principle for more than 100 years. It marks a fundamental dividing line between Marxism and various schools of imperialist thought, including the realist, neoconservatives, and liberal interventionists. Perhaps its most (...)
Hong Kong detention center overflowing as thousands serve time for protests
Prison visitors say they could be targeted by police for helping jailed pro-democracy protesters.
A major detention facility in Hong Kong is overflowing after a years-long crackdown on political opposition and peaceful dissent, official documents show.
The Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre, (...)
Sri Lanka: In 2024’s elections, lessons from 2015
Ahead of the 2015 Presidential Elections that were held on 8 January, Mahinda Rajapaksa seemed unlikely to be defeated. Although Maithripala Sirisena had split from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, the Rajapaksas had tremendous control over the state and media. Any struggle to prevent a third term (...)
This is not the end of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan
As thousands of ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan looks victorious. But this is not the end
On 19 September, Azerbaijan launched a long-expected attack on the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which has been suffering a worsening humanitarian crisis since being blockaded (...)
Sri Lanka: Trade unions accuse IMF of supporting anti-people reforms
A collective of 80 trade unions yesterday wrote to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to express their concerns about the ongoing Domestic Debt Restructuring process affecting the most vulnerable and marginalised citizens of the country.
The trade unions said while people began to feel (...)
Sri Lanka: Brotherless Night by V.V. Ganeshananthan. Manhattan: Random House, 2023
Brotherless Night is V. V. Ganeshananthan’s second novel. I read this novel in late July 2023, with a fevered reminder of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Black July in Sri Lanka. The reading was a moving exercise that prompted me to pause and reflect on the fractured nature of (...)
Nagorno-Karabakh: crisis in the Caucasus could destabilise the whole of Eurasia
In the past few days there has been a steady stream of ethnic Armenians fleeing the contested region of Narogno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan launched a 24-hour assault on the Armenian enclave, which is surrounded by Azerbaijani territory, on September 19 and, following a ceasefire brokered the (...)
UK: ’Patriotic Alternative’ And Tommy Robinson Fans Praise Braverman Speech
“We can use this to get the discussion of mass deportations into general conversation and wake up some sheeple," gushed one activist on a far-right Telegram channel. Others, meanwhile, called on Suella Braverman and Rishi Sunak to also deport themselves.
Far-right organisations influencers (...)
China’s new anti-espionage law is sending a chill through foreign corporations and citizens alike
The revised law is targeting not only Westerners working in China, but also Chinese nationals who work for foreign companies or organisations or interact with foreigners in any way.
Earlier this year, China updated its anti-espionage law amid an intensifying rivalry with the US and growing (...)