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Daniel Bensaid was a veteran French socialist activist and theoretician. A member of the New Anti-capitalist Party (NPA), he was also a leader of the Fourth International. In the article below, slightly abridged from www.internetionalviewpoint.org Francois Sabado, an NPA activist and FI leader, pays respect to his friend and comrade.
The integrity of the European Union’s embattled Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was rocked by revelations in December that carbon-trading tax fraud has cost European taxpayers more than €5 billion.
The 15th Conference of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP15) in December was marked by a farcical, undemocratic process whereby a handful of rich countries sought to impose a deal worked out in secret. That deal not only failed to meet the needs of humanity as dictated by science, but was actually a step backwards from already existing UN agreements.
Thousands may have been killed and tens of thousands left homeless. This is a moment in which your solidarity is of critical importance.
The terrible devastation caused earthquake in Haiti, the worst to hit the Caribbean half-island in 200 years, is a combination of natural and human-made catastrophes. The series of articles listed below explain the history of how Haiti, which won its independence from France in 1804 through a revolution by the island’s slaves, has become the poorest nation in the hemisphere.

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