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The rich protect their own: scandal cover-up exposes rottenness of the British Establishment

Written by Rob Sewell Wednesday, 20 August 2014

thumb houses-of-parliament-thA fish rots from the head down. It is the same for the crisis-ridden British Tory Establishment.


Fightback at the Peoples' Social Forum (Ottawa)

Written by Fightback (Canada) Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Join Fightback and La Riposte (Quebec) at the Peoples' Social Forum in Ottawa, this coming Aug. 21-24. Thousands are expected to attend and we will be on hand to make sure that the ideas of Marxism are being heard loud and clear! Join us at one of our workshops, at our information stall, or at the Canadian première of the documentary, "Greece on the Brink".


Pakistan: Hollow mandates and futile marches

Written by Lal Khan Monday, 18 August 2014

Imran Khan-WEF Jolanda Flubacher-thAs thousands reach Islamabad with high expectations of change, the masses at large are bewildered, indifferent and sceptical about all the streaks of the political elite. Speculations of deals brokered by the military chief, General Raheel Sharif, are rife. Pakistan is once again immersed in instability and turbulence.


USA - The Murder of Michael Brown: Enough is Enough!

Written by David May & Bradley Roderick Friday, 15 August 2014

michael brown-thThe shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, followed by the breaking up of a protest march by police in riot gear and dogs, has let loose the pent-up anger and frustration of ​b​lack youth in the otherwise quiet working class St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which saw a night of looting and vandalism. These events above all show that huge pressures are building up in US society, just one scratch below the surface.


Kiev government forcibly removes remaining Maidan protesters

Written by Peter Mikhailenko Friday, 15 August 2014

fascists-ukraine-thThe Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko and the Ukrainian government have forcibly removed the remaining Euromaidan protesters, clearing away protesters’ tents and replaced them with an army recruitment office. Claiming the objectives of Euromaidan accomplished and the movement no longer necessary, Kiev is reigning in the movement that had brought them to power.


Ukraine: The collapse of “Left” liberalism

Written by Svetlana Tsiberganova (Borotba, Donetsk) Friday, 15 August 2014

We are publishing the translation of an article by Svetlana Tsiberganova, a Borotba activist based in Donetsk. It deals with the reasons for the bankruptcy of part of the Ukrainian left that have capitulated to anti-communist liberal prejudices and Ukrainian nationalism.


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