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.
Russia: Navalny and Us
How does the Russian left see the legacy of Alexei Navalny’s politics? What role has he played in the politicization of Russian society? What might his ultimate political legacy be? Three interventions from the left
We lived through a rehearsal of Alexei Navalny’s death in the summer of (...)
Israel Blocks Work Visas From International Aid NGO Workers in West Bank and Gaza
The refusal has disrupted the operations of numerous agencies involved in providing medical assistance, food, and water to Gaza residents, who are primarily affected by acute hunger and dehydration. Some aid workers told Haaretz they fear political motivations are behind the decision (...)
Philippines: Hearing the Bangsamoro perspective on Cha-cha
“As Bangsamoros, we are as equally invested as our fellow Filipinos in actively participating in the discussion of constitutional reforms.” Thus said Bangsamoro Parliament (BP) Deputy Speaker Omar Yasser Sema, a second-generation member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), who (...)
Arguments for a “left agenda” faced with the war in Ukraine
“At the start of the invasion, citizens from all walks of life lined up in front of the recruitment centres. Nearly two years later, that is no longer the case. (…) But for people to risk their lives, they must be sure that it is right […]. We must offer them the opportunity to participate in (...)
Russia: “Stop the War” Means “Death to the Dictatorship”
The statement of Russian Socialist Movement about the means of achieving peace in Ukraine
Two years ago, Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This decision by Russia’s leaders was not a response to any military threat posed by Ukraine or NATO—it was an attempt to (...)
Settlers and army blocking West Bank roads to Palestinians
Makeshift barriers erected since October 7 have sealed off dozens of Palestinian communities. Those who try to cross risk being shot.
Since October, Mahmoud Amer’s village in the occupied West Bank has been under an effective blockade. He can’t leave by car, and every time he wants to leave (...)
How Israeli journalists carry out PR for the army
Military reporters at Israel’s major news outlets consistently neglect to investigate the army and its conduct. October 7 is their failure too.
IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi gives a statement to the media at an army base in southern Israel, December 26, 2023. (Flash90)
Throughout the (...)
Palestine: Laying the groundwork for Gaza’s permanent exodus
With Egypt reportedly preparing for an influx of refugees and UNRWA on the brink of collapse, Israel’s second Nakba fantasies could soon become reality.
With most of the Gaza Strip’s Palestinians now trapped inside the enclave’s southern tip, the Israeli onslaught they had attempted to (...)
Vaccination Dramatically Lowers Long COVID Risk
Several new studies reveal that getting multiple COVID vaccine doses provides strong protection against lingering symptoms
Doctor prepping a woman’s arm with alcohol swab prior to administering vaccination injection Credit: Jacob Lund/Alamy Stock Photo
At least 200 million people (...)
Rugs, cosmetics, motorbikes: Israeli soldiers are looting Gaza homes en masse
Soldiers describe how stealing Palestinian property has become totally routine in the Gaza war, with minimal pushback from commanders.
Israeli soldiers play cards inside a building in Al-Shati refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, November 16, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Israeli soldiers (...)
Heads of UN aid agencies, partners underline 10 requirements to avoid an even worse catastrophe in Gaza
In the less than five months that followed the brutal 7 October attacks and the ensuing escalation, tens of thousands of Palestinians – mostly women and children – have been killed and injured in the Gaza Strip. More than three quarters of the population have been forced from their homes, many (...)
Gaza - What Genocide Looks Like
Travellers aboard the “Pacific World”, sailed by Japan-based luxury cruise operator and NGO “Peace Boat,” gather with signs in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as the ship is docked at the port of Port Said in northeastern Egypt, November 8, 2023. Photo: AFP
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‘Change in Israel will only happen when there are costs that force our eyes open’
Oct. 7 has ‘broken a contract’ between the army and gov’t, but has yet to shake key parts of Israeli society into a different paradigm, says scholar Yagil Levy.
Israeli soldiers from the 646 Battalion of the Paratroopers Brigade operating in Al-Bureij camp in central Gaza, during an Israeli (...)
Indonesia: Line of Succession – Former Army general Prabowo Subianto threatens to return the country to authoritarian rule
“In Indonesia, a notoriously sinister and volatile figure is now set to take office. Prabowo Subianto, an ex-son-in-law of the long-time military dictator Suharto, a former Army general dishonourably discharged after allegedly overseeing the kidnap and torture of dissidents, and a politician (...)
France : LFI rejects an agreement with the NPA for the European elections
The forthcoming European elections must be an opportunity to express popular anger against Macronism and contribute to the fightback against the danger of the Rassemblement National (National Rally - far-right). That’s why for several months now, the NPA has been proposing that, on this (...)
Why the anti-trans movement is inseparable from the anti-abortion movement
The transphobes who put a target on the back of Nex Benedict, who was beaten to death, are a threat to everyone
In the United States, as in the United Kingdom, there are some self-identified liberals and leftists who insist on pitting cisgender women’s rights against trans rights, baselessly (...)
Israeli Soldiers’ Looting in Gaza Is Part of the Revenge
The looting hasn’t developed in a vacuum; indeed, it has always existed. What’s new here is the scale, the soldiers’ pride in it and the army’s weakness in the face of it
People walk past the rubble of buildings destroyed during Israeli bombardment in Gaza City, this month. (Photo by (...)
As Hunger Spreads in Gaza, Gangs Looting Aid Become Increasingly Brazen
Police officers are afraid to protect convoys because wearing a uniform and bearing arms makes them a target for Israeli soldiers
Palestinians carry bags of flour they grabbed from an aid truck near an Israeli checkpoint in Gaza City this week.Credit: Kosay Al Nemer/Reuters
Looting by (...)
EU: What everyone needs to know about Putin’s interview and why ideology matters
As evidenced by numerous public statements from Russian state officials, Ukraine holds a disproportionately important role in their worldview. Their narrative is the following one.
The distinct national identity of Ukrainians is an artificial construct created by the Western enemies (Poles, (...)
Stand Against Genocide and Imperialism, from Palestine to Ukraine
Two wars dominate world politics today–and the U.S. is involved in both, although in very different ways. Washington enables Israel’s genocidal onslaught on Gaza with weapons, funds and political support while providing direct military backing through airstrikes in Yemen, Syria and Iraq. In (...)