As a new spree of terrorist attacks unravels with increasing frequency, the menace of Islamic fundamentalist terror seems to be beyond the control of the ruling elite, their state and their system. The haughty claims of the moneyed political elite, of uniting against “terrorism” and for “national unity” have proved to be boastful absurdities and hypocritical deceptions.
Stathis Kouvelakis, member of the Central Committee of SYRIZA and one of the leading exponents of the Left Platform, has written an account of the turbulent meeting of the party’s parliamentary group, which reveals doubt and opposition to the agreement reached with the Eurogroup.
A huge anti-privatisation rally was organised by the All-Pakistan WAPDA Hydro Electric Union of the Water and Power Development Authority in Islamabad on 18th February, 2015. Workers from all over Pakistan gathered in front of the Islamabad Press Club with red flags and banners against privatisation. This was the largest protest WAPDA has organised in recent times and the workers were determined to fight against this latest attack of the state against workers.
The crisis in the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has now reached its very peak, with a feud erupting between long-time friends and close allies, former minister Zulfiqar Mirza and the party’s Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. This struggle marks a bitter fight for the leadership involving Zardari’s and Benazir Bhutto’s own son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who has recently entered the political scene as PPP chairman. The party’s mass roots and support among the working class have been severely undermined by the extreme corruption of the leadership and many years spent in office carrying out pro-imperialist and neo-liberal policies. Here is Lal Khan’s take on these events.
On 26 February the 2015, the Ninth International day of Action for Ayotzinapa took place. Thousands of people, mainly students, took to the streets of Mexico City in order to demand the return of the 43 students that went missing on 26 September 2014 in Iguala, Guerrero. Five months have passed and the versions of the events, told by the Mexican federal government have all shown to fall apart under scrutiny.
The political, tribal, and religious divisions in Libya, which have been fuelled for many years by imperialism, are dragging the country into a bloody civil war, never seen before. Just as in Iraq, military intervention by the imperialists rather than stabilise the country enormously destabilised it.
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Las recientes declaraciones de los dirigentes y europarlamentarios de PODEMOS, Pablo Iglesias y Tania González, diciendo que “no nos gusta que se detengan alcaldes ni cargos políticos en ningún lugar del mundo”, en relación a la detención del alcalde de Caracas Antonio Ledezma, han generado mucha controversia. Ledezma está acusado de participar en una conspiración golpista contra el gobierno legítimamente electo de Venezuela.
El 26 de Febrerose llevó acabo la Novena Jornada Global por Ayotzinapa, miles de personas, estudiantes principalmente salieron a las calles de la Ciudad de México a exigir la presentación de los 43 normalistas desaparecidos la noche del 26 de Febrero en Iguala Guerrero. Cinco meses han pasado y las versiones del gobierno federal, una a una han caído por su propio peso.
El viernes 20 de febrero, Grecia llegó a un acuerdo con los Ministros de finanzas del Eurogrupo que equivale a un abandono del programa con el que Syriza ganó las elecciones el 25 de enero, así como una renuncia a las declaraciones políticas de su gobierno hechas desde entonces ¿Cuáles son los detalles de este acuerdo?