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.

 

Syria: at which stage is the war?

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Friday, 05 February 2016

azaz-corridor-and-northern-aleppoEven before they started, the so-called peace talks about the future of Syria have collapsed. UN special envoy to Syria, Steffan de Mistura, has called for a “pause” in the talks and a resumption on 25 February. Meanwhile the Syrian Arab Army and its allies have dealt a crushing blow to western-supported Jihadists in northern Aleppo. As the balance of forces shifts in the war, none of the parties on the ground have any reason to take serious steps in the talks.

 

Greek February 4th general strike: a revival of mass struggle

Written by Epanastasi (Communist Tendency) Friday, 05 February 2016

apergia asfalistikoAn analysis by the Greek comrades of the IMT of Thursday’s general strike, an important political development marking a new stage in the class struggle. But where should the movement go from here?

 

The Road to Revolution: Marxist Student Federation conference 2016

Written by Marxist Student Federation Friday, 05 February 2016

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The 2016 national conference of the Marxist Student Federation will take place on Saturday 13th February in SOAS university, London. We encourage everyone who is interested in the ideas of Marxism and who would like to meet Marxist student activists from all over Britain to attend and participate in the debates and discussions.

 

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

Written by Ben 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?

 

Las elecciones regionales francesas y el futuro del Frente de Izquierda

Written by Révolution – Francia Friday, 05 February 2016

Francia frente izquierdaLas elecciones regionales del 6 y 13 de diciembre acentuaron las tendencias ya observadas en las pasadas elecciones municipales de marzo de 2014, las europeas de junio de 2014 y las departamentales de marzo de 2015. Ante la crisis económica, la elevada tasa de desempleo y las políticas de austeridad de un gobierno "socialista", la frustración de millones de votantes se ha expresado principalmente de dos maneras: mediante la abstención y votando al Frente Nacional (FN).