Italy: Million strong workers’ demonstration in Rome marks the end of Renzi’s honeymoon

Written by Claudio Bellotti (Sinistra, classe, rivoluzione) Thursday, 30 October 2014

march-oct-2014-2The national demonstration called on October 25th in Rome by the CGIL trade union marks a turning point in the class struggle in Italy. It was one of the biggest demonstrations in the history of the Italian trade unions with up to a million taking part. The Italian working class is once again on the march.

 

Ukrainian parliamentary elections: if you don’t have anything nice to say

Written by Peter Mikhailenko Wednesday, 29 October 2014

electionsThe expression “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” is the best way to describe the reaction in the Western media to the results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine.

 

Lessons of the Asturian Commune, October 1934

Written by Ramon Samblas Tuesday, 05 October 2004

asturian commune thOn the 80th anniversary of the Asturian Commune we are publishing an article originally written ten years ago. During the Commune the mining and industrial region of Asturias in Spain witnessed one of the most fascinating revolutions in the history of the 20th century. During the course of 15 days men and women fought to establish a new society free of exploitation and ruled by the principles of workers’ democracy. This was the beginning of the Asturian Commune.

 

Pakistan: The PPP's revival – ideology or individuals?

Written by Lal Khan Tuesday, 28 October 2014

pppThe renowned American author and progressive thinker Gore Vidal, analysing the U.S. political setup, once wrote, “There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party… and it has two right wings.” Vidal was referring to the Republicans and the Democrats, whom he characterised as representatives of the ruling class, who have obvious cursory differences, but are fundamentally there to preserve the exploitative capitalist system and the imperialist hegemony.

 

South Africa: NUMSA breaks with tripartite alliance, sets up socialist united front

Written by Ben Morken in South Africa Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Numsa logoThe National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) announced on Monday that it is severing ties with the tripartite alliance of the ANC, the South African Communist Party (SACP) and COSATU, the trade union federation. It also announced that it is setting up its socialist "United Front" on 13-16 December this year.

 

Malakand: Marxists braving Islamist black reaction

Written by Lal Khan Monday, 27 October 2014

malakand-thThe notion that Islamic fundamentalism, religious terror and neofascist black reaction can be crushed or eliminated without challenging the status quo is not only false, but also deceptive. It actually amounts in practice to supporting the rotten bourgeoisie in the name of “democracy”, “secularism”, “human rights”, “women’s emancipation” and “freedom”.

 

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Ébola: una epidemia fabricada en las capitales de Europa y Norteamérica

Written by John Pickard Monday, 27 October 2014

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