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Contradictions on the rise in Turkey as western "democracy" support attacks on Kurds

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Tuesday, 28 July 2015

26-nisanWhile NATO throws its weight behind the reactionary Erdogan government, he continues his onslaught against Kurdish and left forces. Erdogan however, is acting from a position of weakness and he could provoke a mass movement against himself.


Suriname: progressive reforms lead to re-election NDP

Written by Zowi Milanovi Tuesday, 28 July 2015

President BouterseThe general elections in Suriname on May 25th witnessed an overwhelming re-election for the National Democratic Party of Desi Bouterse. This is the result of the reforms which the NDP government instituted over the last 5 years, a period of substantial growth.


Turkey: Erdogan attacks PKK to divert rising class struggle

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Monday, 27 July 2015

turkey-bomb-pkkSince last week’s barbaric terrorist attack in the Turkish town of Suruc, the situation in Turkey has dramatically escalated. Under the guise of joining the war on ISIS, Erdogan has launched a major military operation against the the PKK as well as arresting hundreds of Kurdish and Turkish leftist activists.


Britain: War criminal Blair intervenes as right wing gets desperate

Written by Brian Adams Friday, 24 July 2015

tony-blairDesperate times call for desperate measures. And so it is that after a week of frothing at the mouth and spewing forth a torrent of bile and vitriol, the New Labour acolytes have finally called forward their Messiah to try and push back the surging Corbyn tide. Unfortunately for these Tories in disguise, the intervention of their Dear Leader will not have the intended effect. So hated is the war criminal Blair, and so patronising and condescending is his “advice” to Labour members, that his contribution in the debate will only push further layers into supporting Jeremy in his leadership bid.


Britain: Labour's welfare betrayal - kick out the Blairites! Fight the cuts with socialist policies!

Written by Ben Curry Friday, 24 July 2015

andy-burnhamThe vote on the Tories’ welfare reform bill, which would see £12 billion cut from the welfare budget, has revealed the depths of servility to which the Blairite leaders of the Labour Party like Harriet Harman are prepared to stoop. This issue has burst open the abscess at the heart of the Labour Party leadership, exposing the depth of rottenness that has set in: 184 members shamefully abstained on the Tory proposals. Meanwhile a fifth of the parliamentary party, 48 MPs, including many of the 2015 intake, rejected the leadership’s stance in one of the biggest Labour rebellions in recent years.


A Marxist Analysis of the Currency Exchange Controls in Venezuela

Written by Lucha de Clases - Venezuela Wednesday, 22 July 2015

bolivares-dollarsIn this article we will be analysing the objective conditions which led to the emergence of SIMADI and the currency exchange controls in general, which since their implementation have been unable to reach their stated objective of preventing capital flight.


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Mayoría del CC de Syriza se opone al acuerdo

Written by Mayoría CC Syriza Wednesday, 15 July 2015

La mayoría del CC de Syriza (110 de 201) ha firmado resolución contra el acuerdo con los acreedores que consideran no "es compatible con las necesidades de las clases trabajadoras". Tsipras pierde el control del partido a pocas horas de la votación en el parlamento de las "medidas previas" exigidas por "las instituciones". Publicamos el texto completo de la resolución: 


Grecia: una capitulación humillante que no funcionará

Written by Jorge Martín Wednesday, 15 July 2015

El acuerdo impuesto a Grecia en la madrugada del 13 de julio tras una cumbre del euro que duró toda una noche sólo se puede describir como una capitulación humillante. En resumidas cuentas, Grecia ha entregado toda su soberanía a la troika a cambio de un nuevo rescate con duras condiciones y algunas promesas vagas de una restructuración de la deuda (pero no una quita de la misma) que tal vez serán estudiadas en un futuro. Este acuerdo no funcionará. Destruirá políticamente a Tsipras y a Syriza, y económicamente sumirá a Grecia aún más en la recesión. También ha revelado profundas fisuras en la Unión Europea.


Grecia: El nuevo acuerdo - claudicación total y castigo al voto "NO" del pueblo

Written by Communist Tendency of Syriza Tuesday, 14 July 2015

¡Hay que organizar la resistencia de masas contra la Junta –formada por la Troika, la oligarquía y el gobierno capitulador– para detener la aprobación del acuerdo por el Parlamento!