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.
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 (pictured) 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 (...)
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 SP two years after the invasion
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, (...)
Building a Continental Counter-Power Against Fossile Capital
When it comes to climate change, there is a huge gap between the strategies of the large corporations and the social movements. The large corporations design their strategies on a continental and global level. The social movements mostly organize on a local and national level. (...)
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 (...)