Join Red Books Day!

Newsletter ‘In Movement’ 1 (2024)

Internationalist greetings! This is the second issue of 2024’s International Peoples’ Assembly (IPA) Newsletter In Movement. This month, we invite you to join Red Books Day, celebrated every year on 21 February. On this day in 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published the Communist Manifesto.

Initiated by the International Union of Left Publishers (IULP) in 2020, Red Books Day has become an important event in the calendar of the internationalist Left, mobilising tens of thousands of people from around the world. The IULP selected this date as Red Books Day to encourage people to read “Red” Left books through public events and share their reading on social media. 

As the International Peoples’ Assembly (IPA), we celebrate Red Books Day and join the IULP in the 2024 celebrations. This day is not only a celebration of the publication of the Communist Manifesto but also a moment to stand in solidarity with comrades worldwide facing right-wing attacks.

We invite you and your organisation, movement, political party, publishing house, or cultural centre to organise a virtual or in-person Red Book reading, post your favourite Red Book on social media, organise Red Books workshops or study groups, create political art in commemoration of Red Books Day, or take other actions that can spread left-wing texts and political action throughout your community and around the world.

For more information, visit redbooksday.org and share your events on social media using the hashtag #RedBooksDay2024.

We wish you a Red Books Day full of courage, wisdom, and strength!

Updates

Call for Feminist Art for Palestine | This is a joint call by the Capire media project, the International Peoples’ Assembly (IPA), ALBA Movements, and Utopix for feminist posters in solidarity with Palestinian women and the Palestinian struggle. We invite women and gender-dissident people, artists, activists, and supporters to join us and express feminist solidarity with the women who sustain life and the struggle in Palestine—submission deadline by 29 February. Read more at capiremov.org.

Latin America and the Caribbean Call for Peoples’ Integration | From 22-24 February, we will gather in Foz do Iguaçu, a city on the triple border between Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, to celebrate the Latin American and Caribbean Conference of Peoples’ Integration. More than 1,500 people from over fifteen countries will gather to strengthen the peoples’ integration and build social and political unity. The central themes of the political struggle in the region will be part of the debates, conferences, artistic activities, and a political-cultural event, which will bring together thousands of activists from our movements, trade union centres, and alliances, as well as presidents, vice-presidents, and political leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean. Follow information about the Conference and the live transmissions on the social networks of the IPA and ALBA Movimientos.

The World Stands with Palestine | We strongly condemn Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza and denounce the ongoing intense bombardment and ground attacks across the Palestinian territory. The continued siege, bombings, and killings are in blatant disregard of the provisional ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which called on Israel to take measures to protect civilians and allow significantly increased humanitarian aid to enter Gaza to alleviate the extremely dire humanitarian crisis. South Africa’s historic case against Israel for genocide in Gaza in the ICJ was supported by many countries around the globe, including Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Malaysia, Turkey, Pakistan, and Namibia, as well as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, made up of 57 members, among others. Israel’s genocidal bombardment of Gaza has killed over 26,400 Palestinians since 7 October last year and injured more than 65,000, in addition to more than 8,000 others who are missing. With a global movement for Palestine growing, the struggle for liberation is stronger than ever, and we continue to build peoples’ movements for a #FreePalestine.

News

Brasil de Fato

How Do Monsters Live? A Panorama of the Far Right

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Peoples Dispatch

“We Will Fight in the Streets of Nairobi for Our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti”

Despite the prohibition by Kenya’s High Court, President William Ruto has vowed to deploy policemen to Haiti within this week. The Communist Party of Kenya says Ruto is selling the country’s foreign policy to the US.

ARG Medios

Re-elected President of El Salvador: What is Behind Bukele’s Victory?

In addition to celebrating the victory, in his speech, President Bukele defended the exception regime he imposed in March 2022.

Peoples Dispatch

US and UK Carry out Dozens of Airstrikes in Yemen

The US and UK have intensified strikes against Ansarallah in Yemen after having targeted resistance groups in Iraq and Syria. This is despite the US stating that it wants to avoid a regional escalation of Israel’s war on Gaza.

Brasil de Fato

Landless Workers’ Movement Celebrates 40 Years and Becomes the Longest-Running Peasant Movement in Brazil

The MST is one of Latin America’s largest peoples’ movements and fights for a different agriculture model.

Madaar

Palestine: Israel Continues to Violate Prisoner Exchange Agreements

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission called for the need to force the Israeli occupation government to adhere to the terms of the agreement and not to prosecute those released in the agreement.

Analysis

Hyper-Imperialism: A Dangerous Decadent New Stage

Tricontinental’s latest study explores how the decline of Global North hegemony has shifted the geopolitical landscape and opened new possibilities for emergent organisations of the Global South.

Dossier: The Churning of the Global Order

Tectonic changes are taking place in the world, accelerated by the war in Ukraine and the rapidly escalating genocide in Palestine. These changes are shaped, on the one hand, by the Global North’s loss of economic power alongside its increasing militarisation and, on the other, by the Global South’s growing political demand for sovereignty and economic development.