Indonesia: troubled waters ahead

Written by Militan Indonesia Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Prabowo and Indonesian Pencak Silat Association croppedStability is the mantra that the ruling class keeps repeating, but this hope of stability will quickly disappear. Today's economic and political situation - nationally and internationally - does not allow stability beyond short periods - but this is a fragile stability built on sand.

 

Pakistan’s murderous traffic

Written by Lal Khan Wednesday, 26 November 2014

trafficIn yet another recent tragedy in a vicious cycle of constant calamities afflicting society, at least 60 people were killed, including 21 women and 19 children below the age of 14, and numerous injured following a collision between a passenger coach and a truck near Theri Bypass in Sindh's Khairpur district. A mere accident or part of the general decay of Pakistani society?

 

Togo and Gabon: winds of revolution spread from Burkina Faso

Written by Ben Morken Tuesday, 25 November 2014

togo3A revolutionary situation is currently spreading across West Africa. Over the last few days and weeks, big movements of the masses have shaken the regimes of Togo and Gabon to their foundations. It is clear that these are not isolated events. Rather, it is part of a revolutionary wave which has the potential to engulf the entire region.

 

Spain: Book launch of Revolution and Counterrevolution in Spain by Felix Morrow

Written by Lucha de Clases Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The recent campaign to launch the new edition of Felix Morrow’s Marxist classic on the Spanish Revolution of the 1930s Revolution and Counterrevolution in Spain, just published by Lucha de Clases (Class Struggle), was a great success. Around 300 people attended the launch events organized in three cities (Madrid, Malaga and Vitoria) to hear Alan Woods speak.

 

Why NUMSA is Being Expelled: Comment to Comrade Ngobese's Article

Written by Hamid Alizadeh and Jorge Martin Monday, 24 November 2014

Numsa logoThe expulsion of NUMSA from the COSATU trade union confederation, is one of the most significant events in the African class struggle in the whole of the past period. It clearly exposes the reactionary character of the present COSATU leadership who are willing to tear the union apart rather than allow a militant union to remain within its ranks, even if this means paralysing the workers’ movement in order to preserve their own privileged positions.

 

South Africa: SACP’s divisive role in the fracas within Cosatu

Written by Castro Ngobese, National Spokesperson of Numsa and a former member of SACP Monday, 24 November 2014

As a party that purports to stand for the unity of workers, one expected that the South African Communist Party (SACP) would do its utmost to avert the implosion that is tearing the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) asunder.

 

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