UKIP and the crisis of the British Establishment

Written by Ben Peck Friday, 28 November 2014

ukip-thA crisis has taken hold of the political establishment in Britain in recent months. Its latest episode was played out last week in the Rochester and Strood by-election. The UK Independence Party emerged to claim their second parliamentary seat at the expense of the ruling Conservative Party.

 

Pakistan: Country wide meetings to commemorate Bolshevik Revolution and First International

Written by Farhad Kayani Friday, 28 November 2014

Lahore-Bolshevik-Day-19In order to commemorate 150 years since the founding of the International Workingmen Association, the first international organization of the working class, and 97 years of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Pakistan Trade Union Defense Campaign organized public meetings across Pakistan. Here we give brief reports of the meetings.

 

Mexico: "We are determined to change this country."

Written by Alan Woods Thursday, 27 November 2014

ayotzinapa-thThe violent abduction and disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero in September has plunged Mexico into a deep social and political crisis. The case of the Ayotzinapa students has brought the masses onto the streets and convulsed the presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto.

 

Indonesia: troubled waters ahead

Written by Militan Indonesia Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Prabowo and Indonesian Pencak Silat Association croppedStability is the mantra that the ruling class keeps repeating, but this hope of stability will quickly disappear. Today's economic and political situation - nationally and internationally - does not allow stability beyond short periods - but this is a fragile stability built on sand.

 

Pakistan’s murderous traffic

Written by Lal Khan Wednesday, 26 November 2014

trafficIn yet another recent tragedy in a vicious cycle of constant calamities afflicting society, at least 60 people were killed, including 21 women and 19 children below the age of 14, and numerous injured following a collision between a passenger coach and a truck near Theri Bypass in Sindh's Khairpur district. A mere accident or part of the general decay of Pakistani society?

 

Togo and Gabon: winds of revolution spread from Burkina Faso

Written by Ben Morken Tuesday, 25 November 2014

togo3A revolutionary situation is currently spreading across West Africa. Over the last few days and weeks, big movements of the masses have shaken the regimes of Togo and Gabon to their foundations. It is clear that these are not isolated events. Rather, it is part of a revolutionary wave which has the potential to engulf the entire region.

 

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Ferguson police-peoplesworldCerca de tres  meses después de la muerte de Michael Brown, un joven negro desarmado de 18 años de edad, Darren Wilson, el agente de policía que le disparó varias veces a pesar de que Brown había levantado los brazos en señal de rendición, permanece libre y seguramente en la clandestinidad. La región de St. Louis se encuentra tensa a la espera de la decisión del gran jurado sobre si debe o no presentar cargos en contra de Wilson. El crimen de Brown ha llamado la atención sobre el hecho escalofriante de que un promedio de dos hombres negros son asesinados por la policía cada semana en los Estados Unidos.

 

México: la indignación por los desaparecidos de Ayotzinapa se niega a desaparecer

Written by Jorge Martin and Ubaldo Oropeza Tuesday, 25 November 2014

ayotzinapa-thHan pasado siete semanas desde el ataque de la policía y posterior desaparición de los 43 estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa, que fueron entregados a un cártel de la droga. El brutal incidente en la ciudad de Iguala, Guerrero, ha sido la gota que ha colmado el vaso, y que ha provocado una ola de protestas masivas que no para de crecer.