The British Establishment: corrupt politicians; corrupt bankers; corrupt system

Written by Rob Sewell, Editor of Socialist Appeal Wednesday, 04 March 2015

rich-pig“The British public has become deeply cynical about the political class at Westminster”, states a recent Financial Times editorial (11/2/15). This is what is called an understatement. Contempt and anger towards bankers, property speculators, hedge fund bosses and politicians is widespread.

 

Polish Coal Miners Wage Militant Struggle Against Privatisation

Written by Ben Gliniecki Wednesday, 04 March 2015

coal-miners-strike-polandThe first two months of 2015 have seen coal miners in Poland, a traditionally well organised and powerful section of the working class in that country, flex their muscles and remind the bourgeoisie of the power of a militant labour movement.

 

The Greek Revolution and Civil War: 70 years since the Battle of Athens – Part Two

Written by A.Rodriguez Tuesday, 03 March 2015

1944 Soldiers fighting in town-December44In October 1944, the last German soldiers left Greece and on the 12th ELAS, the Greek People's Liberation Army, moved into Athens. The atmosphere among the masses was electric, especially in the working class neighbourhoods. Not only had they expelled the hated Nazi occupation, but they could feel that power was there for the taking.

 

Occupations mark the beginning of a new wave of Dutch student struggle

Written by Zowi Milanovi Tuesday, 03 March 2015

university-occupation-thThe student struggle has flared up in Amsterdam. In a period of a few weeks, two university buildings have been occupied. At the moment of writing, the building of the executive board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the famous Maagdenhuis, is being occupied by students. Their struggle is against the "efficiency-oriented" top-down management, for which the profit motive is more important than the interests of students and lecturers.

 

Audio: Greece - What now after the Eurogroup agreement?

Written by In Defence of Marxism Monday, 02 March 2015

2012-02-12-Greece-revolution-thTsipras and his finance minister Varoufakis have toured the European capitals in an attempt to muster support for their debt renegotiation policies but have been met with open hostility. At the same time the workers in Greece are rallying around what they regard as their government in a movement that could escalate in the coming weeks. In this talk Fred Weston of the International Marxist Tendency outlines the fundamental contradictions which are accumulating in Greece and explains why the only way out for the Greek masses is Socialism.

 

Brazil: The death of comrade Chico Lessa – one of our own

Written by Esquerda Marxista Monday, 02 March 2015

foto selecionada chicoThe Central Committee of Esquerda Marxist (the Marxist Left) notes with deep regret the death of our comrade Chico Lessa, which occurred on Saturday morning (28/02). We offer all our sympathy to the family and friends of Comrade Chico.

 

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Malcolm X: "Muéstrame a un capitalista y te mostraré a un chupasangre"

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mxHace cincuenta años Malcolm X fue brutalmente asesinado y con él fue eliminada una de las más sonoras voces contra la injusticia. En el último periodo de su vida estaba evolucionando hacia una comprensión de clase de la sociedad. Como él dijo, “nosotros estamos viendo hoy una rebelión global de los oprimidos contra los opresores, de los explotados contra los explotadores”. Publicamos aquí un artículo escrito en el 40º aniversario de su asesinato sobre el hombre y sus ideas.

 

Venezuela: Frente a las conspiraciones golpistas, PODEMOS no puede permanecer neutral

Written by Lucha de Clases - Spain Friday, 27 February 2015

podemos-thLas recientes declaraciones de los dirigentes y europarlamentarios de PODEMOS, Pablo Iglesias y Tania González, diciendo que “no nos gusta que se detengan alcaldes ni cargos políticos en ningún lugar del mundo”, en relación a la detención del alcalde de Caracas Antonio Ledezma, han generado mucha controversia. Ledezma está acusado de participar en una conspiración golpista contra el gobierno legítimamente electo de Venezuela.