Greece imposes capital controls as Troika escalates blackmail

Written by Jorge Martín Monday, 29 June 2015

oxiLate on Sunday, June 28, the Greek government decided to introduce bank and capital controls until July 7. This is in response to the provocative moves by the Troika institutions aimed at sabotaging the planned referendum in Greece. The war is being escalated, even though some are pushing for a deal to be reached for fear of the catastrophic consequences of a Greek default for the world economy.

 

Greece: Let’s take the banks and the power out of the hands of the blackmailers – No to passive “serenity” – For mass action and radical measures!

Written by Communist Tendency of SYRIZA Monday, 29 June 2015

communist-tendency-syriza-thWe already find ourselves fighting in a bitter class war that has been declared against the vast majority of the Greek people by the “black front” of the Troika and the Greek oligarchy. Wars are not won with passive “serenity”, but with militancy and a proper plan. The time has come for mass action and radical measures.

 

[VIDEO] Greece and the Euro Crisis

Written by Jorge Martin Monday, 29 June 2015

jorgeJorge Martín speaking on Greece and the Euro crisis at the Revolution conference in London on 28 June.

 

Tsipras calls referendum: reject troika’s ultimatum, break with capitalism

Written by Jorge Martín Saturday, 27 June 2015

thumb tsipras copyA few hours ago, in a televised address to the nation, the Greek PM Tsipras has announced that he will put the latest ultimatum from the troika to a referendum on July 5. This marks a qualitatively new stage in the Greek crisis, one which can unleash the accumulated anger of the masses against the constant humiliation at the hands of the troika. 

 

The Revolution Betrayed – a Marxist masterpiece

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 26 June 2015

Optimized-RevBetrayedAd2This week Wellred Books, the publishing house of the IMT, is for the first time publishing The Revolution Betrayed by Leon Trotsky. Trotsky's masterful analysis of the Soviet Union, written during degeneration in the 1930s, provides both an excellent rebuttal to right-wing critiques of socialism "in practice" and many lessons for the success of future revolutions. We publish here Alan Woods' introduction to the new edition. Order your copy now from Wellred Books.

 

Ayotzinapa: Evidence of Army involvement in students’ disappearance

Written by Jorge Martín Friday, 26 June 2015

ayotzinapa-th9 months ago, a group of Ayotzinapa teacher students were attacked by local police in the town of Iguala, Guerrero, and 43 were disappeared against their will. Now, new evidence has now come to light proving the involvement of the Mexican Army in the events of September 26, 2014.

 

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Ultimátum de la Troika a Grecia - Un golpe de Estado en ciernes

Written by Jorge Martín Friday, 26 June 2015

greece-eu-electionsLas últimas exigencias y ultimatums provocadores planteados por la troika al gobierno griego tienen un objetivo claro: destruirlo. No pueden interpretarse de otra manera y ahora empiezan a encajar todas las piezas del rompecabezas.

 

Crisis griega: la única manera de romper con la austeridad es romper con el capitalismo

Written by Jorge Martin Wednesday, 24 June 2015

En el último minuto, cuando parecía que una ruptura era inevitable, el gobierno griego hizo una nueva propuesta que incluía concesiones sustanciales adicionales a las demandas de los banqueros y capitalistas de Europa. No es sólo que el gobierno de Syriza se haya visto obligado a abandonar los puntos sustanciales de su propio programa electoral, sino que incluso se han cruzado las famosas "líneas rojas" que ellos mismos se habían fijado.

 

La I Guerra Mundial – Parte VII: Turquía se suma a la guerra

Written by Alan Woods Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A comienzos del siglo XX, el Imperio otomano se encontraba en un estado de decadencia terminal. En 1908, el Imperio austro-húngaro se anexionó Bosnia y Herzegovina. Tres años más tarde, la burguesía italiana proclamó sus ambiciones coloniales tomando Libia en el Norte de África a los otomanos. Más tarde se hizo con las islas de Rodas y Kos. Un año más tarde, la Liga Balcánica (Serbia, Bulgaria, Montenegro y Grecia) expulsó a los otomanos de sus últimas posiciones en Europa.