Sixteen years since Chavez came to power, the Bolivarian revolution has still not been completed. A revolution cannot be carried out partially. Either it goes all the way in removing capitalism once and for all, or it opens dangers for itself, which in the long run can lead to defeat, with the oligarchy regaining full political control. In this article written last year, Jorge Martin looks at what needs to be done to complete the Venezuelan revolution.
Two years have passed since the death of Hugo Chávez. His death, as I wrote at the time, was a great loss for the cause of freedom, socialism and humanity. I had known him for almost ten years and had an enormous respect for his courage, honesty and dedication to the cause of socialism.
Listen to the audio recording of a speech at the UCL Marxist Society's meeting commemorating Hugo Chavez in 2013.
“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.
The 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.
In 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.
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"Debes conquistar y dominar o servir y perder, sufrir o triunfar, ser yunque o martillo" (Goethe)
El miércoles 18 de febrero las fuerzas rebeldes del este de Ucrania llegaron a la ciudad clave de Debáltsevo, que ocuparon tras rodear a las tropas de Kiev y haber exigido la rendición de la ciudad. Esta operación tuvo lugar tras el anuncio de un cese de hostilidades que supuestamente debía de entrar en vigor el domingo 15 de febrero.