Britain: Blairite attacks backfire as Corbyn's popularity increases

Written by Adam Booth, Hackney North and Stoke Newington CLP Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Jeremy-Corbyn Global-Justice-NowDespite facing a barrage of attacks since his election as Labour leader last September, Jeremy Corbyn’s support amongst Labour members has not been dented. Indeed, according to the latest figures from YouGov opinion polls, Corbyn is even more popular with the rank-and-file of the Labour Party now than at the time of his election.

 

Denmark: Hundreds of green card workers demonstrate against L169 – time to fight

Written by Jonas Foldager og Zeesean Afridi - Copenhagen Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Finn soerensen talerThis article was published on Friday 20 May in Revolt, an English language Marxist paper published by Revolutionære Socialister in Denmark

 

French Labour Law: The decisive battle has begun!

Written by Jerôme Metellus - Paris Monday, 23 May 2016

protest-cgt-lille credit-remi-ange-couzinetThe fight against the labor law has entered a new, decisive  phase. The development of open-ended strikes and blockades in several key sectors of the economy have changed the dynamics of movement. Everything is accelerating. After a series of “days of action” in the past two months - to which the government responded with police violence and 49-3 (a special article in the constitution which allows the government to bypass parliament and decree laws,) -  the immediate logical goal of the movement has now become to paralyze the economy. This is the only path to achieve victory.

 

[Video] Alan Woods on Leon Trotsky's "Stalin"

Written by In Defence of Marxism Monday, 23 May 2016

aw-on-stalinAlan Woods, editor of In Defence of Marxism, discusses the latest release by Well Red Books: the most complete edition of Leon Trotsky's "Stalin" ever released. Alan explains the background to Trotsky's masterpiece, which provides an analysis of the degeneration of the Soviet Union from a democratic workers' state into the Stalinist bureaucratic regime.

 

Trotsky’s Stalin – a Marxist masterpiece

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 20 May 2016

stalinbookFullOn August 20th 1940 Trotsky’s life was brutally ended when a Stalinist agent brought an ice pick crashing down on his defenceless head. Among the works left unfinished was the second part of Stalin. Trotsky’s Stalin.This work is probably unique in Marxist literature in that it attempts to explain some of the most decisive events of the 20th century, not just in terms of epoch-making economic and social transformations, but in the individual psychology of those who appear as protagonists in a great historical drama.

 

Pakistan: Protests continue despite high temperatures

Written by IMT Pakistan Friday, 20 May 2016

WAPDA-4More and more sections of the working class are coming out to protest for their demands as the economic crisis deepens in Pakistan. Last week saw huge protests of school teachers in Lahore against the privatization of schools. This week more protestors gathered in Lahore from various sections of society despite scorching heat and high temperatures of around forty-eight degrees celsius.

 

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Francia: Reforma Laboral, la batalla decisiva ha sido emprendida

Written by Jerôme Metellus - Paris Tuesday, 24 May 2016

protest-cgt-lille credit-remi-ange-couzinetLa lucha contra la reforma laboral entró en una nueva fase, una fase decisiva. El desarrollo de huelgas reconducibles (prorrogables) y los bloqueos en varios sectores clave de la economía ha cambiado la dinámica del movimiento. Todo se está acelerando. Después de una serie de "jornadas de lucha" en los últimos dos meses, a las que el gobierno respondió con violencia policial y con el 49-3 [aprobación de leyes por decreto sin consultar al Parlamento], el objetivo actual del movimiento es paralizar la economía. Esta es su única oportunidad para vencer.

 

La historia de la biografía inacabada de Stalin, de León Trotsky

Written by Rob Sewell Monday, 23 May 2016

stalin-cover-cropWellred Books, la editorial de la Corriente Marxista Internacional, se enorgullece de presentar una obra que tardó ochenta años en ser realizada. La biografía inacabada de Stalin, de León Trotsky; la más extensa y completa edición del libro jamás publicada, a partir del material original del archivo. He aquí la historia que está detrás de este libro.

 

Venezuela – Última advertencia

Written by Jorge Martín Thursday, 19 May 2016

Credit-María Alejandra Mora wikipediaLos ataques en contra de la revolución Bolivariana se han intensificado en los ultímos días y semanas. Editoriales y portadas de los periódicos en EE.UU y España denunciando el “hambre” en Venezuela y exigiendo “interveción” contra “el régimen”. Los problemas de escasez han llevado a casos de saqueo. La oposición de derecha está intentando activar un referéndum revocatorio presidencial, pero al mismo tiempo amenaza con acciones violentas y apelando a las potencias extranjeras, en algunos casos incluyendo la intervención militar. Pero ¿qué está ocurriendo realmente en Venezuela y cómo enfrentar esta amenaza?