The articles in the July 2008 issue of International Viewpoint can be downloaded in PDF format.
It should be recognised that Zapatero has been successful in his use of this “left appearance”, both within Spain and outside the country. The objective of this article is to show the most obvious contradictions between this appearance and the real policies of the Spanish government since the PSOE’s electoral victory in March 2004.
The defeat of President Hugo Chavez in the referendum last December marks an important turning point in the Bolivarian process, which began more than ten years ago. Following this defeat a crucial choice arises: to accelerate the process towards a socialist society or on the contrary to prefer the status quo by centring the revolution solely around the image of the president.
This statement of solidarity with the Tamil people’s struggle for self-determination was agreed by the sections present at this month’s meeting of the Fourth International’s European Political Bureaux.
Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador are going through profound experiences of mobilisation and popular reform, but are confronted by escalating opposition from imperialism and the local ruling classes.
From the 19th to the 21st of September, racists and neofascists from all over Europe are planning to hold a so called „Anti-Islamization-Congress“.
One year after the foundation of the Die Linke (Left) party, commentators on both right and left agree that the political situation in Germany has been changed. Following three regional elections in spring 2008, Die Linke is solidly installed on the political landscape.
The meeting in Saint-Denis on 28 and 29th June confirms the emergence of a new national political force. The presence of almost 800 delegates representing hundreds of local committees testifies to the reality of the process which is going to lead us to the creation of a new anti-capitalist party.
According to many commentators, Italy experienced a veritable earthquake at the elections of April 13 and 14, 2008. But in fact it amounts to a conservative stabilisation rather than an earthquake.
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