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Sweden Blames Disastrous Pandemic Response on Immigrants

While the pandemic continues unabated, the Swedish government continues its denialist policy and blames immigrants.

Matteo Iammarrone

January 13, 2021

2020 Was One of the Deadliest Years for Migrants — and Not Just Because of COVID

Brutal immigration policies in the United States and Europe resulted in the deaths of more than 3,200 migrants in 2020.

James Dennis Hoff

January 1, 2021

Police Brutality in Albania: “The Revolt Seems Like Something That Was Waiting to Happen”

Earlier this month, several thousand people, especially the youth, had been mobilizing in Albania. The protests are in reaction to the murder of a young man by Albanian police, but they reveal deeper frustrations. Last week, Philippe Alcoy, editor for Révolution Permanente (Left Voice's sister site in France) interviewed Redi Muçi, a member of Organizata Politike, a radical left-wing Albanian organization for the publication LeftEast.

Philippe Alcoy

December 31, 2020

Europe is in Lockdown. What Should the Left Do?

Europe at the moment feels like a neoliberal dystopia: People can go to work, to the mall, or to church — and nowhere else. There are effective ways to stop the pandemic — but capitalist governments refuse to even consider them.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 25, 2020

Can the Green Party Be a Vehicle For Socialists? A European Perspective

Howie Hawkins, the presidential candidate of the Green Party, is presenting himself as an alternative to the two parties of the capitalists. But can the Greens help build the socialist movement? A look at the Green Parties of Europe says: no.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 26, 2020

Will the Macron–Merkel Agreement Save the EU from a Debacle?

In the early hours of July 21, leaders of the European Union agreed to what the New York Times called a “landmark spending package to rescue their economies from the ravages of the pandemic.” This article is a thoroughgoing political economy analysis of the effort to save the European Union from the pandemic and the economic crisis that had already been forecast before the virus struck, originally published in French in May.

Juan Chingo

July 24, 2020

The Progressive International: The Center Left Attempts to Rescue Capitalism

Public figures including Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Elizabeth Goméz Alcorta, Yanis Varoufakis, and Álvaro García Linera have called for the formation of a Progressive International — a front to rescue the institutions of capitalist democracy.

Facundo Aguirre

May 21, 2020

The International Situation in the Era of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid-19 is profoundly changing the international situation in many ways. While a number of dangers loom for the working class, several opportunities are also arising for a radical questioning of the capitalist system, which leads us to barbarism.

Philippe Alcoy

April 17, 2020

350 at the Revolutionary Internationalist Summer Academy in Southern France

The European groups of the Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International brought more than 350 people to France for the second Revolutionary Internationalist Summer Academy. In attendance were groups from France, the Spanish State, Germany, Italy, and other countries. They discussed the main events of the class struggle, political theory, strategy, and the challenges of the revolutionary left in Europe.

IzquierdaDiario.es

July 10, 2019