Spain: – Where did Podemos come from and why has it been so successful?

Written by Jonas Foldager - Denmark Tuesday, 30 September 2014

podemos-thLike lightning out of a clear blue sky a new party has appeared on the Spanish political landscape: Podemos. Jonas Foldager interviewed David Rey of the IMT in Spain, the editor of Lucha de Clases and Izquierda Unida [IU] activist on the rise of this phenomenon.

 

Afghanistan: Democracy under imperialist bayonets

Written by Lal Khan Tuesday, 30 September 2014

helicopters Camp Pannonia-isafmedia-thThe final round of the presidential elections in Afghanistan, and the “deal” between the two “front runners”, on September 21, was so feeble, and the outcome so rotten, that even bourgeois analysts and reporters had to designate them as pathetic and repulsive.

 

Hong Kong: the fight for genuine universal suffrage

Written by Congyue Dai Monday, 29 September 2014

hk-protest-sep-2014 copyThree years after the Occupy Wall Street Movement spread out from Manhattan to several major cities all over the world, the Occupy Central movement has begun, earlier than planned on 26th September, after a couple of years of discussions and demonstrations, with the declaration of an “era of civil disobedience”. Prior to this, students from 25 universities and various schools joined a one-week strike called by the Hong Kong Federation of Students on 22nd September, which served as the ‘final warning to the regime’.

 

150 years since the First International was founded - The working class needs a revolutionary International

Written by Alan Woods Monday, 29 September 2014

marx-eng5On September 28 1864, delegates from different countries gathered in St. Martin’s Hall in London. This was the most serious attempt yet to unite the advanced layers of the working class on an international scale. The meeting was convened a consequence of the international solidarity in response to the Polish uprising of 1863.

 

Inaugural Address of the International Working Men’s Association - “The First International”

Written by Karl Marx Monday, 29 September 2014

On the anniversary of the founding of the First International we publish here the inaugural address made by Karl Marx.

 

WWI – Part Five: The Great Slaughter begins

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 26 September 2014

WWI – Part Five: The Great Slaughter beginsHow do you commemorate a war that swept away four empires, killed 18 million people and left tens of millions of others with their lives shattered? A very good question, and now we have the answer. As the world marks the centenary of the Great Slaughter, our television screens are full of programmes dedicated to the systematic trivialization of that catastrophe.

 

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A 150 años de la fundación de la Primera Internacional - La clase obrera necesita una Internacional revolucionaria

Written by Alan Woods Tuesday, 30 September 2014

marx-eng5El 28 de septiembre de 1864, delegados de distintos países se reunieron en St Martin’s Hall de Londres. Era el intento más serio hasta la fecha de unir las capas más avanzadas de la clase obrera a escala internacional. La reunión fue convocada como un acto de solidaridad internacional en respuesta al alzamiento polaco de 1863. [Lee también el Manifiesto Inaugural de la Asociación Internacional de Trabajadores, de Carlos Marx]

 

La lucha estudiantil del IPN y la estrategia de las autoridades

Written by Gil M. - Mexico Monday, 29 September 2014

ipn-struggle-thLa lucha que comenzó en el IPN con un paro en la ESIA ha despertado a un gigante que había permanecido aparentemente dormido. En menos de 24 horas, a partir del lunes 22, se ha desatado una verdadera avalancha. Escuela tras escuela los estudiantes nos hemos organizado de forma espontánea para pararlas o hacer manifestaciones de apoyo a la lucha. Esto es una bocanada de aire fresco.

 

Lecciones del referéndum escocés

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 26 September 2014

thumb scottish-independenceLa campaña por el referéndum en Escocia ha terminado. Ahora, a plena luz del día es necesario extraer todas las conclusiones. La primera y más importante es que representa un punto de inflexión decisivo en el desarrollo de la lucha de clases en Escocia y en el resto de estas islas.