The traditional end-of-year appeal we launched on November 20 has borne fruit. We start 2024 with 31,000 euros in our permanent solidarity fund. In the present rather difficult circumstances, this is a success, and we have just made a first series of transfers to our Asian partners.
Last of the Hollywood Blacklistees : Norma Barzman
A LARGE STORY in American culture has now drawn to a chronological end with the death of sometime screenwriter Norma Barzman, age 103.
Her actual screen credits were few, in part because she left Hollywood for Paris with her better-known husband, Ben Barzman, as McCarthyism made further (...)
Mounting research shows that COVID-19 leaves its mark on the brain, including with significant drops in IQ scores
Research shows that even mild COVID-19 can lead to the equivalent of seven years of brain aging. Victor Habbick Visions/Science Photo Library via Getty Images
From the very early days of the pandemic, brain fog emerged as a significant health condition that many experience after COVID-19. (...)
’When My Speech Was Called Antisemitic, I Was Shocked’
Winning the prize for best documentary at the Berlin Film Festival was supposed to be the pinnacle of Israeli filmmaker Yuval Abraham’s career. The response to his acceptance speech for ’No Other Land’ has left him stunned – but not into silence
Israeli filmmaker Yuval Abraham. In the most (...)
Artificial Intelligence: AI-powered decision is not final in the socialist society
The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now essential for companies to continue to grow and maintain their competitive advantage in our society. In addition, AI technology is becoming an integral part of our daily lives because of the constant and rapid technological advancements. As a (...)
Alexei Navalny was a Russian hero
Alexei Navalny is dead, killed by his enemies – Vladimir Putin’s regime. The world justly praises his life and struggle; however, a counter-narrative has emerged almost immediately, especially on the left. This narrative dismisses Navalny as a racist, a neoliberal, a quintessential (...)
Ukraine: Investors don’t care that we trade in Russia, says Cadbury owner
Mondelez accused of ‘moral bankruptcy’ after boss defends decision to stay in country
The boss of Mondelez, the owner of Cadbury, has claimed that investors do not “morally care” about it continuing to do business in Russia.
Dirk Van de Put, chief executive of Mondelez, which has owned (...)
United States - Alabama Supreme Court Rules that Embryos are Children; The Right’s Latest Attack on Women
The Alabama state Supreme Court ruled last week that frozen embryos are people and that it is illegal to destroy them, creating an initial panic and confusion among health professionals who provide and women who use in vitro fertilization (IVF). The decision does not outlaw IVF but requires (...)
Nepali depositors angry, ruined by microcredit
More than 500 Nepali savings cooperatives are in dire straits with US$ 490 million in depositors’ money at risk. The lack of controls and the use of money by promoters to obtain bank loans are blamed. The prime minister promises to intervene, but victims accuse politicians of complicity. (...)
Israel: +972 and Local Call stand with colleagues Basel and Yuval
+972 Magazine and Local Call unequivocally stand with our colleagues Basel Adra and Yuval Abraham against the vicious attacks that have sought to smear, harm, and intimidate them for speaking truth to power about the unjust realities in Israel-Palestine.
The two activists and journalists — (...)
Britain’s Stop the War Coalition: 10 years of lies and excuses
For the past ten years Britain’s Stop the War Coalition’s coverage of Ukraine has been a succession of political and factual inaccuracies. We print below the introduction to a new pamphlet by Dale Street that explores this tavesty of internationalism.
The STW Coalition dismissed the mass (...)
Northern Ireland: Frogs’ Legs and Lobster Thermidor or the A, B, C of republican ‘strategy’.
As a young man, I listened to a speech by Bernadette McAliskey the year before the signing of the Good Friday Agreement – the pinnacle of what became known as the ‘peace process’. McAliskey did not object to peace, she had notoriously been subtitled by the BBC in a 1992 interview, when she (...)
Nepal: Why microfinance lending has been embroiled in controversies
Borrowers cite anomalies like exorbitant interest rates for their failure to pay back loans.
In recent weeks, the alleged excesses of the micro-finance institutions (MFIs) against their borrowers have been making the headlines. A group of victims of the MFIs is organising protests against (...)
Leila Khaled: ’Free Palestine’ has become a slogan of the peoples of the world
Leila Khaled is an iconic Palestinian revolutionary activist. A famous mural of her adorns an Israeli apartheid wall isolating the West Bank in Palestine. She is a member of the national committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and a representative on the Palestine (...)
Brazil: ‘Lula is right, Israel is carrying out a genocide in Gaza’
“What’s happening in the Gaza Strip isn’t a war, it’s a genocide,” Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told reporters at the African Union summit in Ethiopia on February 18.
“What’s happening in the Gaza Strip with the Palestinian people hasn’t happened at any other moment in (...)
MAAN And Kav Laoved Write To Immigration And Population Authority And Demand To Reserve A Place In The Quota For Palestinian Workers With A Permit Who Resigned/Fired During The “Iron Swords” War
The two workers’ rights groups wrote on Feb. 13 to Mr. Moshe Nakash the head of the Immigration and Population Authority and demanded that special measures will be taken to alleviate the suffering of Palestinian workers and also to enable Israeli employers to overcome the crisis and keep their (...)
Taiwan: Rally Takes Place in Taipei to Mark Second Anniversary of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Ukrainians in Taiwan, joined by others supportive of their cause, rallied today to mark the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Since then, tens of thousands have perished as a result of Russia’s military aggression, and the war seems far from over.
Likely around (...)
Ukraine: 7 conclusions for 24 February
The viewpoint of a Ukrainian socialist
-# Ukraine has proved that it is possible to resist Russia, the most militaristic imperial power of our time, without joining NATO. It is a living testimony to the independence and dedication of the Ukrainian people, in particular the Ukrainian armed (...)
Statement from Sweden’s Socialist Party two years after the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Two years after the invasion:
Russia out of Ukraine
Neither Putin nor NATO
Two years after the Putin regime’s criminal invasion of Ukraine, the attack has developed into the most devastating major war in Europe since 1945. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and injured, (...)
Unraveling Russian State Anxieties
What role does Ukraine play in the Russian state’s political imaginary? What is the genealogy of Russia’s obsession with Ukraine? Ukrainian historian, researcher, and activist Hanna Perekhoda traces the roots of Russian elites’ worldview back to the 19th century
As evidenced by numerous (...)
Indonesia: Explaining the Prabowo landslide
Prabowo’s win was made possible by his enduring strongman appeal and a playing field tipped in his favour by Jokowi.
According to all credible quick counts, Prabowo Subianto will be the next president of Indonesia. He and his running mate, President Joko Widodo’s son Gibran Rakabuming Raka, (...)