Syria: at which stage is the war?

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Friday, 05 February 2016

azaz-corridor-and-northern-aleppoEven before they started, the so-called peace talks about the future of Syria have collapsed. UN special envoy to Syria, Steffan de Mistura, has called for a “pause” in the talks and a resumption on 25 February. Meanwhile the Syrian Arab Army and its allies have dealt a crushing blow to western-supported Jihadists in northern Aleppo. As the balance of forces shifts in the war, none of the parties on the ground have any reason to take serious steps in the talks.

 

Greek February 4th general strike: a revival of mass struggle

Written by Epanastasi (Communist Tendency) Friday, 05 February 2016

apergia asfalistikoAn analysis by the Greek comrades of the IMT of Thursday’s general strike, an important political development marking a new stage in the class struggle. But where should the movement go from here?

 

The Road to Revolution: Marxist Student Federation conference 2016

Written by Marxist Student Federation Friday, 05 February 2016

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The 2016 national conference of the Marxist Student Federation will take place on Saturday 13th February in SOAS university, London. We encourage everyone who is interested in the ideas of Marxism and who would like to meet Marxist student activists from all over Britain to attend and participate in the debates and discussions.

 

Iowa Democratic Party caucus reflects interest in socialist ideas

Written by Joel Ang, Tom Trottier and John Peterson Thursday, 04 February 2016

Bernie SandersThe Iowa Caucus results are in. Bernie Sanders, who identifies himself a socialist and calls for a “political revolution against the billionaire class,” was defeated by Hillary Clinton by a mere 0.3%—far less than the statistical margin of error. One year ago, Clinton was set to cruise unopposed to the Democratic Party nomination. Sanders was portrayed as an irrelevant protest candidate and trailed her by 50 points.

 

Bernie, Billionaires, and PACs: Campaign finance and the 2016 presidential election

Written by Hiram Michaelson Thursday, 04 February 2016

Sanders and ClintonWith the 2016 presidential race in full swing, top fundraisers are predicting that candidates and advocacy groups will spend a whopping $5 billion dollars on the 2016 campaign—more than doubling the 2012 haul of $2 billion.

 

Bolshevism - Second North American edition now available!

Written by Bolshevism - Second North American Edition Now Available! Thursday, 04 February 2016

BolshevismForStoreThis previously out-of-print modern classic is finally available at www.MarxistBooks.com! The brand new, second edition contains additional material, larger font sizes, more spacious layout, and a striking new cover. Get your copy today! 

 

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Las elecciones regionales francesas y el futuro del Frente de Izquierda

Written by Révolution – Francia Friday, 05 February 2016

Francia frente izquierdaLas elecciones regionales del 6 y 13 de diciembre acentuaron las tendencias ya observadas en las pasadas elecciones municipales de marzo de 2014, las europeas de junio de 2014 y las departamentales de marzo de 2015. Ante la crisis económica, la elevada tasa de desempleo y las políticas de austeridad de un gobierno "socialista", la frustración de millones de votantes se ha expresado principalmente de dos maneras: mediante la abstención y votando al Frente Nacional (FN).

 

Marruecos: Crimen y castigo - la represión de la marcha de los profesores en prácticas

Written by Liga de Acción Comunista (CMI-Marruecos) Thursday, 04 February 2016

injured protesterwEste informe fue enviado originalmente el 14 de enero cuando comenzaba el movimiento de los profesores en prácticas en Marruecos. Desde entonces, la lucha de los profesores contra los decretos ha continuado. En respuesta a la intransigencia del gobierno, la Coordinación Nacional de Profesores en Prácticas convocó una marcha nacional en Rabat el domingo 24 de enero.

 

Colonia: Contra el racismo y el sexismo - la necesidad de la unidad de clase

Written by Marie Frederiksen Thursday, 04 February 2016

KolnstationEn la Nochevieja de 2015, se informaron de más de quinientos casos de abuso y acoso a la policía en Colonia. No hay mucha claridad respecto a lo que sucedió exactamente. Que podamos obtener una imagen clara de los acontecimientos es altamente improbable, dada la forma en que los sucesos de Colonia han sido ya absorbidos por la propaganda de la derecha racista.