Britain: Victory for Corbyn! The genie is now out of the bottle

Written by Rob Sewell Saturday, 24 September 2016

Corbyn and Blairites - Socialist Appeal UKEcstatic screams and cheers broke out across the country as the news came through that Jeremy Corbyn has again won a decisive victory to become Labour leader, with an even bigger mandate than last September. 313,209 members voted for him, 61.8% of the vote, compared to 59.5% last year. His challenger Owen Smith, the “unity” candidate, got 193,229 votes, or 38.2% of the vote. The turnout was 77.6%, with 506,438 members and supporters taking part.

 

Britain: The ballot for Labour leader has ended - Now Complete the Corbyn Revolution!

Written by Rob Sewell Friday, 23 September 2016

No Return_of_Blairism_-_Socialist_AppealThe ballot for Labour leader has ended. The result will be announced tomorrow at 12 noon. Barring a nuclear attack, all the indications are that Jeremy Corbyn will win convincingly against his challenger Owen Smith, probably with a bigger mandate.

 

400 Years since the Death of Shakespeare: A Revolutionary in Literature – Part three

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 23 September 2016

Elizabeth I Rainbow Portrait - Public DomainThe age of Shakespeare was also the age of Machiavelli. That brilliant Italian philosopher was the man who first explained that the conquest and maintenance of political power has nothing to do with morality. The state itself is organised violence, and the seizure of state power can only be brought about by violent means. Moralists have given the Italian philosopher a very hard time, but history has shown that his analysis was basically sound.

 

Kashmir: A Valley in Revolt

Written by Yasir Irshad Thursday, 22 September 2016

Kashmir revolt 2016 - Public Domain en.wikipedia.org--wiki--2016 Kashmir unrestIndian-occupied Kashmir has been in revolt since the killing of Burhani Wani, a commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen group, by Indian troops on 8 July. The killing sparked a massive protest movement across the whole of the Kashmir Valley. The Indian state has responded brutally, imposing a draconian curfew, killing over 80 people and injuring thousands. We publish here a comment on the present situation by Yasir Irshad, a Marxist of the IMT in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

 

What is Money? - Part one

Written by Adam Booth Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Money - Pictures of Money--Flickr flickr.com--photos--pictures-of-money--17123251389What is money? Where does it come from? and what does it represent?

 

Syria: Ceasefire breakdown underlines immense contradictions between the powers

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Azaz - Christiaan Triebert CC BY 2.0The US bombing Syrian soldiers and the Assad regime bombing an aid convoy indicate that just one week after the agreed cessation of hostilities in Syria, the uneasy ceasefire has broken down.

 

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¿Qué teoría para Unidos Podemos? Sobre Ernesto Laclau y Chantal Mouffe

Written by Arturo Rodríguez Thursday, 22 September 2016

Unidos Podemos_closing_rally_Madrid_-_Jose_CamoLa teoría es fundamental para cualquier movimiento político. Es la brújula que orienta y que ayuda a elaborar la estrategia y los programas de los partidos. Y es particularmente importante para la izquierda transformadora, que se enfrenta a la formidable tarea de derribar el viejo régimen y construir una sociedad mejor. Una de las teorías más influyentes en Podemos proviene de la escuela “post-marxista” de Ernesto Laclau y Chantal Mouffe, que encuentra en el compañero Íñigo Errejón su principal defensor en la dirección del partido. Presentamos aquí nuestra posición crítica sobre esta teoría, dede el punto de vista del marxismo.

 

“Santa” Teresa de Calcuta: una títere fanática de la clase dominante

Written by Arturo Rodríguez Tuesday, 20 September 2016

MotherTeresa -  Túrelio CC BY-SA 2.0 deLa Madre Teresa (1910-1997) ha sido beatificada por el Papa Francisco I, después de una serie de milagros que fueron sacados de los registros actualizados de toda su vida provenientes de sus clínicas para los pobres en la India y donde el papel de la medicina moderna estaba convenientemente escondido debajo de la alfombra. Estos años de crisis y revolución han sido un periodo de escasez para la Iglesia Católica, la cual se ve forzada a producir una serie de santos para mantener su atractivo.

 

La infancia, la familia, y la decadencia del capitalismo

Written by Antonio Balmer Monday, 19 September 2016

Homeless - CC BY NC 2.0La infancia se supone que es una etapa simple, feliz, los años ascendentes en la vida de un ser humano, cuando, de acuerdo con la visión tradicional burguesa del mundo, las posibilidades para el futuro son muy amplias. Después de haber vivido ellos mismos en la prosperidad relativa del boom de la posguerra, los padres de los Baby Boomer —las personas nacidas entre 1946 y 1965— confiadamente aseguraban a sus hijos que podrían ser cualquier cosa que quisieran cuando fueran mayores.