Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Ottoman Empire’s attack on Armenians. On April 24, 1915, several hundred Armenian intellectuals were rounded up, arrested and later executed. This was the start of the Armenian genocide, a bloody massacre which was to last until 1917. Here we republish Alan Woods’ article that covers this tragic episode during the First World War.
Last week several thousand gold miners marched in Athens against the government (the media claimed there were 6,000 protesters, although this is visibly an exaggeration). They were demonstrating against the government’s plans to close the Skouries gold mine in Chalkidiki, owned by the Canadian mining company El Dorado and also partly by Greek investors.
Esquerda Marxista, the IMT in Brazil, recently held its national congress where, among other things, they discussed and approved the need for a new orientation to reach the advanced layers of the working class and youth. Here we present a brief account of what the Central Committee presented to the congress.
Muslims in France were the first "collateral victims" of the killings of last January 7-9 in Paris. Anti-muslim propaganda has been a constant theme in the media and in the political discourse in France. Of course by attacking the Muslims they really mean Africans who are the real objective of their attacks. But since the January events, media sensationalism and racist acts have skyrocketed. These constant attacks against one section of the workers of our country must be challenged by the entire labour movement.
Once more, the world economy is dangling on the edge of a precipice. The crisis in Greece has again hit the headlines and threatens to drag Europe down with it. The days when capitalism could simply sail by without a care in the world have gone forever. As in the interwar period, the crisis of capitalism remains deep-seated and protracted.
Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis are fleeing their homes in search of safer areas, but as the country runs out of food and basic goods, death stalks the country. This war which has killed and wounded thousands is also bringing out the contradictions in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia finds itself increasingly isolated.
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Con la muerte de más de 800 inmigrantes, ahogados el pasado sábado a bordo de un viejo pesquero, a 60 millas al sur de la isla italiana de Lampedusa, la cifra de inmigrantes que han fallecido en 2015 intentando llegar a Europa por esta vía alcanza los 1600. Este tragedia revela la dramática situación que se vive en África y Oriente Medio después de años de intervención imperialista.
Desde la corriente Lucha de Clases rechazamos la resolución del 15 de abril del Congreso de los Diputados que insta a “la liberación inmediata” de los opositores “arbitrariamente encarcelados” en Venezuela, y la denunciamos como una injerencia inaceptable en la soberanía de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y como una exhibición impúdica de hipocresía y cinismo por parte del régimen español.
Una crisis vertical atraviesa a todo el sistema político chileno y al gobierno de la Nueva Mayoría. Al previsible impasse político que ha ido dilatando las más esperadas reformas, se suman una serie de escándalos de corrupción que han desacreditado a las elites políticas y económicas del país. Nuevamente los estudiantes irrumpen en la escena agudizando la crisis general con la primera movilización de masas que enfrenta Bachelet a un año de su posesión.