Socialism From Below

The International Socialist Tendency (IST) is a current of revolutionary socialist organisations, based in different countries, which share a political outlook and seek to help each other by exchanging experience and practical support.

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Thursday 2nd May 2024

Photo: Alisdare Hickson, Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 Deed

1 The far right continues to advance globally. Javier Milei, the new ‘libertarian’ President of Argentina, doesn’t just advocate hard-line neoliberal economics but is an apologist for the murderous military dictatorship that held power between 1976 and 1983. Another far-right leader, Narendra Modi, is running for re-election in India. Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s fascist prime minister, is trying to change the constitution and centralise power in her hands. Geert Wilders may have been blocked from becoming prime minister of the Netherlands, but his ‘Party for Freedom’ (PVV), came top in last November’s parliamentary elections, with nearly 24 per cent of the vote. The big fascist parties in Germany and France – respectively the Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the National Rally (RN) – hope to gain comparably strong results in the European parliamentary elections and build on their successes in past on ...

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