Category: International Relations

  • Iranian Workers Condemn the Killing and Violent Suppression of Protesters

    On November 15, 2019, following a sudden 300% gasoline price hike, protests erupted across Iran, mostly by working-class and underprivileged people. Dissatisfaction among Iranians is at such high levels that in just 48 hours mass protests spread out to more than 100 cities. However, these righteous protests by the oppressed people were crushed and bloodied … Keep reading »

  • Stand by the Protesters in Iran!

    A statement by the Iranian leftist diaspora in the United Kingdom, France and Germany who have formed a loose coalition of academics and militants to express their support for the ongoing popular uprising in Iran. Keep reading »

  • Attacking Palestine’s Future

    Traveling across Palestine, as I did to give lectures earlier this year, means following a perpetually fresh trail of repression. Omnipresent are the prison guard towers, the barbed wire, the Israeli soldiers with their massive guns and the separation wall. The day before an event at which I was speaking in Beit Sahour, a small … Keep reading »

  • One Year of the Yellow Vests in France

    Converge With Planned Labour Strikes This past weekend the Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes) celebrated their first birthday, with convivial barbeques on traffic circles (roundabouts) all over France followed by direct actions like liberating tollbooths. Although number of protestors has declined to about 10 per cent of the estimated 400,000 who rose up a year ago on … Keep reading »

  • Beyond NAFTA and CUSMA: Democracy Not Corporatocracy

    The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) falls short of any real alternative, rather it follows a long line of neoliberal trade agreements that have little to do with trade and everything to do with facilitating profit generation for multinational corporations. We discuss the trade agenda and the current political context in Mexico and Canada as well … Watch video »

  • Global Israel

    Securocratic War, Securocratic Borders, Securocratic Emissions Globally, human societies are veering toward the precipice of a cascading extinction event that is traceable to 20th century wars and to accelerated dangers following the end of the Cold War. This pivotal time could have seen the end of nuclear weapons and the near elimination of greenhouse gas emissions. … Keep reading »

  • Globalization’s Corroding Edifice

    The World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR), published every year since 1978, plays a similar role to that of the state of the union address in the US, in which the president hopes to keep the faith of the Congress and public. Its task is to persuade state leaders, policy-makers and academics, directors of industry … Keep reading »

  • Revolution and Counterrevolution in Rojava

    As I write, the revolution in Rojava is under existential threat. This threat was aggravated by a controversial roller coaster of recent events. After a late Sunday night phone conversation between US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the White House released a statement on the withdrawal of the United States military … Keep reading »

  • Catalan Independence Leaders Sentenced to Heavy Jail Terms

    The savage sentences handed down by Spain’s Supreme Court against nine Catalan independence leaders have been denounced by political leaders in Quebec, including Premier François Legault. In the forefront are the deputies of Québec solidaire, who will present a motion this week in the National Assembly condemning the repression and reaffirming the right of self-determination … Keep reading »

  • What Happened in Sudan?

    On 19 December 2018, an uprising began in Sudan. This uprising would culminate in the removal of Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, from power on 11 April 2019. The army staged a conservative military coup to abort the revolutionary tide. Keep reading »

  • Two Reports: The British Political Crisis and the Labour Party

    Britain’s Political Crisis: Problems and Possibilities for the Left Kate Hudson The British political crisis continues, with the latest developments consolidating the hard right takeover of the Tory Party and government that began with the Brexit referendum in 2016 and is now leading to the development of a potentially mass neo-fascist movement. This is taking place against … Keep reading »

  • Kashmir, Solidarity and the Canadian State

    In his essay, “India’s Kashmir Crackdown Poses Risk of War,” John Riddell argues that India unilaterally revoked the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, flooding the region with troops, imposing a curfew, and shutting down all communications, and imposing direct rule by New Delhi, India’s Hindu nationalist government, under the leadership of Narendra … Keep reading »