Thomas Sankara in Moscow, 1986. Two years before in his speech to the United Nations, Sankara said that he spoke ‘not only on behalf of Burkina Faso but of all those who suffer’.Photo: TASS / Getty

When the stars began to shine

In 1984, President of Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Sankara was perhaps the last ‘Third World’ politician, a revolutionary Marxist who felt a ‘special solidarity uniting the three continents of Asia, Latin America and Africa’.

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Uber drivers of the world, unite!

Internationalists should pay attention to the way modern capitalism is increasingly dependent on transnational supply chains and migrant workers. Notes from Below explain why.

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Jeremy Corbyn addresses an anti-Donald Trump demonstration in London, July 2018.Photo: Niklas Hallen / AFP / Getty

Corbyn vs the nation

The prospect of a British government headed up by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – a veteran internationalist – should be a source of hope. But how would his government break from the past when the global economy is hardwired to extract profit from the Global South? Barnaby Raine proposes four ideas to help square the circle.

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¿Hasta siempre?

As news comes of the withdrawal of 11,000 Cuban doctors from Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Sujatha Fernandes asks how viable the Cuban model of global solidarity is in the 21st century.

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How to be an internationalist

How to be an internationalist

Eight ways to live out your principles, suggests Yohann Koshy.

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Internationalism timeline

Internationalism timeline

A timeline of modern internationalism from 1810 to 2018.

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