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 ChingoJuly 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 AguirreMay 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 AlcoyApril 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.esJuly 10, 2019
Revolutionary Internationalist Summer Academy #2, July 3-8 in Southern France
From July 3 to 8, the Revolutionary Internationalist Summer Academy will take for the second time. The online newspapers of the Left Voice / La Izquierda Diario network in Europe, as well as international socialist women's organization Bread and Roses, invite all those who struggle against exploitation and oppression to Aveyron in Southern France.
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalJune 18, 2019
The right wing gets an adjusted election victory
By a narrow margin – of 29.9% to 27.1% – the right-wing New Democracy (ND) party won the June 17 elections, leaving Syriza in second place. Despite this negligible difference, because of the completely anti-democratic Greek system that guarantees control by the traditional parties of the regime, ND received a “bonus” of 50 deputies (that […]
Claudia CinattiJuly 4, 2012
SYRIZA and the Position of Revolutionaries
The unprecedented results of the Greek elections in May 2012 that gave SYRIZA the possibility of forming a government led by Alexis Tsipras bring to light once more the debate around the position of revolutionaries regarding the political forces to the “left of the left”. This is even more important taking into account that SYRIZA is softening its discourse.
Philippe AlcoyJune 16, 2012
The high price of Blair and Bush’s imperialist policies
On July 7th, during the morning rush hour when millions of people were travelling to their places of work or study, the centre of London was rocked by a series of bomb blasts on the public transport system – three on the underground and one on a bus. At the time of writing the official […]
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalJuly 9, 2005