The Chinese Communist Party 1937-49 – The Unfolding of Historical Necessity: China’s Great Revolution – Part Four

Written by Daniel Morley Tuesday, 09 February 2016

Mao1946When the Sino-Japanese war began in 1937, the CCP had already been an exclusively rural party for almost ten years. As we pointed out previously, this was an improvisation born out of the party’s confusion at Chiang’s power grab. By 1935, when Mao became the undisputed leader of the party, this improvisation and temporary retreat had been transformed into the party’s raison d’être.

 

Pakistan: PIA strike against privatization – intervention of the PTUDC

Written by PTUDC Tuesday, 09 February 2016

pia-protest-ptudc1A total strike at Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) started on February 2 nd after state forces opened fire on protesting workers killing at least two. Comrades of the PTUDC [Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign] all over the country had been intervening in the movement almost a month earlier with all the forces at their disposal. Here we provide reports of their intervention.

 

New Zealand: Huge protest against TPPA

Written by Graham Day in New Zealand Tuesday, 09 February 2016

NZTPPAProtestA demonstration of 10,000 took place last Thursday in Auckland (big for New Zealand which has a population of only 4.5 million) against the TPPA [Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement]. There were also smaller rallies in more than 20 towns and cities. [Watch the video]

 

Schengen suspension - latest stage in crisis of European Union

Written by Ben Peck and Fred Weston Monday, 08 February 2016

Refugees Westbahnhof 5 Sep 2015The Schengen agreement, regarded alongside monetary union as one of the twin pillars of the European Union, is on the brink of collapse. Its looming suspension marks the latest stage in the crisis of the European Union.

 

Pakistan: Strike in PIA enters 7th day - solidarity required!

Written by Changez Malik (Joint Secretary PTUDC) Monday, 08 February 2016

pia-protest-ptudcThe PIA workers’ strike has entered its 7th day. Following the murder of three workers by security forces in Karachi last Tuesday, when the workers’ peaceful protest against privatization was brutally attacked, the intensity of the strike has peaked.

 

Prague: Fascists attack pro-refugees demonstration - IMT activist assaulted

Written by Marxist Alternative (IMT) Monday, 08 February 2016

fascistPragueFeb2016Several demonstrations were planned in Prague on February 6th. All of these demonstrations had a common theme – the refugee crisis. However, only two of these demonstrations were anti-fascist. The rest were organised by xenophobes and fascists.

 

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EEUU: El "caucus" del Partido Demócrata en Iowa refleja el interés por las ideas socialistas

Written by Joel Ang, Tom Trottier y John Peterson Tuesday, 09 February 2016

Bernie SandersLos resultados del Caucus en Iowa están ahí. Bernie Sanders, que se identifica como socialista y pide una "revolución política contra la clase multimillonaria", fue derrotado por Hillary Clinton por un mero 0,3% -mucho menos que el margen de error estadístico. Hace un año, Clinton fue designada para alcanzar la nominación del Partido Demócrata sin oposición. Sanders fue retratado, en cambio, como un candidato de protesta irrelevante al que sacaba una ventaja de 50 puntos.

 

Pakistán: Huelga en la compañía Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) - atreverse a dar la batalla en la lucha de clases

Written by Lal Jan Monday, 08 February 2016

pia-protest-ptudcEl martes por la mañana, los sindicatos de trabajadores de PIA desafiaron la prohibición del gobierno de la actividad sindical, y continuaron con la huelga que estaba planeada contra la privatización de la compañía estatal. A diferencia de los anteriores enfrentamientos, el gobierno trató de utilizar una débil excusa legal como arma. En base a una ley de 1952 (que restringe las huelgas en sectores administrados por el Estado, NdT), el gobierno anunció la aplicación de dicha ley en PIA por un período de seis meses, prohibiendo las actividades sindicales en todo el país dentro y fuera de los grandes aeropuertos.

 

Huelga general del 4 de febrero en Grecia: un renacimiento de la lucha de masas

Written by Epanastasi (Tendencia Comunista) Monday, 08 February 2016

apergia asfalistikoUn análisis realizado por los compañeros griegos de la Corriente Marxista Internacional de la huelga general del pasado jueves 4 de febrero, un importante desarrollo político que marca una nueva etapa en la lucha de clases. Pero ¿a dónde debería ir ahora el movimiento?