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A Victory for Women’s Movement in Argentina


An Update on People’s Struggles And Victories Around the World

On December 30, the Argentinian Senate voted to pass a bill that will legalise abortion in the country, marking a historic victory for country’s feminist movement that has been organising for the past 15 years for the legalization of abortion.  The bill, known as  the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy (IVE),  legalises terminations in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy was passed with 38 votes in favour, 29 against and 1 abstention.  

US elections: Key Takeaways and Opportunities for Anti-Fascist Politics

Earlier this month, the presidential elections in the United States, as well as elections to some seats in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate finally ended. The 2020 US elections were unique in many ways. For one, the continuing CoVID pandemic somewhat altered normal procedures followed during elections. A substantial proportion of Americans voted through postal ballots in order to avoid exposure to the virus.

Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and the Ongoing Struggle within the UK Labour Party

On October 29, news of former leader Jeremy Corbyn’s sudden shock suspension from the Labour Party spread rapidly across the UK. That morning, a report had been published by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) inquiring into anti-Semitism in the party. In the wake of the report, Corbyn claimed that the scale of anti-Semitism in the party had been ‘dramatically overstated for political reasons’ – and was promptly suspended.

In solidarity with the people of Thailand for democracy

A growing wave of student-initiated pro-democracy protests have been sweeping Thailand since February. They have united a new generation of activists with former Red Shirts and even some disaffected people from the Yellow Shirt movement demanding: 1) the resignation of the Prayut regime and new, free and fair elections, 2) democratic constitutional changes, 3) reforms to put the monarchy under the rule of law, curb its privileges, and end the use of the draconian lese-majeste laws to silence dissent.

China's Concentration Camps For Uyghurs: In China's Own Words

IN the past few years, there are increasingly disturbing reports about China’s internment camps for  Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China. There have been many credible academic studies as well as journalistic reports documenting the systemic incarceration of an entire nationality/ethnicity, in the name of a “war on terror.” China, and Chinese media, have claimed that these reports are distortions by the “western media” and “western nations” interested in discrediting China.

Open Letter to British Labour Party Leader: Don't Align the Labour Party with Allies of Modi's Far-Right Regime

[ The Left, anti-racist and anti-fascist activists in the UK, inside and outside the Labour Party, have issued an open letter addressed to the leader of the Labour Party in Britain Keir Starmer asking him to refrain from aligning the Labour Party with far right Hindutva organisations in Britain.]

Dear Keir,

WE are deeply concerned that you are attempting to improve the Labour Party’s relationship with the Indian diaspora by reaching out to the Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB), an organisat