The Caracas component of the polycentric 2006 World Social Forum took place from January 24th to 29th. Its exceptional character derived from the fact that it was taking place at the heart of the revolutionary process that Venezuela is experiencing.
International Viewpoint has collected a series of articles about Bolivia and Venezuela, downloadable in pdf format, which can be printed off individually or used by organisations for meetings, demonstrations and other activities. Go into this article and click on the pdf logo.
"The time has also come to put in place a government of the poor by the poor, with a presence of indigenous people that is no longer a caricature..."
Following the victory of Evo Morales and the MAS Herve Do Alto sends us his first impressions of the new MAS government.
Eduardo Lucita argues that the neoliberal model is running out of steam, with a declining ability to deliver significant productivity and profit gains. As the same time the United States is living beyond its means, posing significant dangers oor the worlds’s largest economy.
Document discussed at the recent meeting of the Fourth International’s International Committee (IC).
The management of the VW Group has moved against the workforce of SEAT in Barcelona, one of the brands belonging to the Group, with the dismissal of 660 workers. This aggression forms part of an offensive against the jobs and working rights of all the workers of this multinational, as it heralds new anti-worker measures that will affect other workplaces in Europe.
Jan Malewski replies to Joaquim Soriano, a leading member of the Socialist democracy tendency in the Brazilian Workers Party (PT), on the characterisation that International Viewpoint and other Fourth International journals have made of the crisis in the PT and the recently formed left split from the PT, the P-SoL.
Anti-abortionists in Britain are waging a huge propaganda campaign and have taken some important actions through the courts. So far unsuccessful in their aims, the anti-abortionists are trying to create a climate of opinion which would ease the way to abortion restrictions.
Hamas’s decisive victory in the unquestionably democratic elections held in the Palestinian occupied territories is the result of many factors. However, above all else, it is a great victory for Ariel Sharon’s policy.
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