This year marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the media is dedicating much time and attention to it. However, one aspect which so far has not received sufficient consideration is the role played by women during those dramatic and bloody years.
The 2015 General election is expectedly taking the centre stage in the public discourse as the date approaches. For a significant section of the advanced layer of the youth and working class, the coming election is being awaited with lot of scepticism; but for the overwhelming majority of Nigerian masses, attention is being drawn gradually towards this electoral event, which has been slated to commence on February 14, 2015.
The bourgeois press went into overdrive about organized labor’s “devastating defeat” in the South, after workers at a Chattanooga, TN Volkswagen plant voted 712 to 626 against unionizing. One could detect a triumphant tone in the coverage, as if to say, “What more evidence could you ask for? The unions’ days are finished!
It is often the destiny of revolutionary leaders that after death those that attacked and vilified them during their lifetime begin to praise them, while simultaneously distorting their ideas, watering them down, reducing them to impotence, just as one neuters a troublesome tomcat.
The Welsh paper Western Mail published an interview with Alan Woods on the counter-revolutionary protests that have taken place in Venezuela during the past weeks. In the article Alan counters the lies and propaganda of the mass media on this question. Read the article in the Free Library: Far right to blame for violence - Chavez ally
The term revolution is probably one of the most popular terms among the Nigerian masses and youth today. Clearly, revolution is most desired by the masses in the face of undue and unbearable hardship. Even key members of the Nigerian ruling class use the term revolution intermittently to warn themselves of the inevitable consequences of their recklessness and degeneration.
Page 1 of 205
A medida que SYRIZA se acerca al poder, sus dirigentes viven bajo una enorme presión. Por un lado, los capitalistas exigen más ataques contra los trabajadores, por el otro lado, la clase obrera espera que SYRIZA defienda sus intereses. Pero no se puede servir a dos amos, Tsipras tendrá que elegir.
Cerca de 60 personas participaron en la quinta Escuela marxista de invierno en Montreal (Canadá) este año, que tuvo lugar en la Concordia University los días 15 y 16 de febrero. En esta ocasión, la organizaron los colaboradores de las revistas Fightback y La Riposte (Quebec), así como la Workers' International League de los EE.UU.
Es a menudo el destino de los dirigentes revolucionarios el que, después de muertos, aquellos que los habían atacado y vilipendiado en vida empiecen a alabarlos, al mismo tiempo que distorsionan y diluyen sus ideas, convirtiéndolas en algo inofensivo, del mismo modo en que se neutraliza a un animal molesto.