South Africa: Socialism or barbarism! Stop xenophobia - fight capitalism!

Written by Ben Morken in South Africa Monday, 20 April 2015

jacob zuma in 2008 thThe recurrence of the barbaric violence against mainly African immigrants in some parts of South Africa over the past week has once again shone the spotlight on the worsening situation which is developing in the country. These reactionary attacks go against the whole grain of the history of the South African workers’ movement which was mainly born out of the need to combat this kind of racist and xenophobic violence and discrimination and to unite all oppressed layers of society under the umbrella of working class solidarity.

 

Bosnia: DITA workers in Tuzla have occupied their factory!

Written by Seudin Kovačević in Tuzla Monday, 20 April 2015

The workers of the Tuzla-based detergent factory DITA in Bosnia and Herzegovina have occupied their workplace and are refusing to recognise the authority of the trustee managing the bankruptcy, unless the interests of the workers are protected, or new investment is found to reactivate the factory.

 

WWI – Part Nine: The USA and the War: War is good for business

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 17 April 2015

US soldiers wwi-thSomebody once said to Lenin war is terrible, to which he replied: “yes, terribly profitable”. The European war suited the American industrialists rather well. Capitalism in the USA had developed with whirlwind speed in the last decades of the 19th century. At the beginning of the War in Europe America was already a powerful young nation with a mighty industrial base. In this war it played the role of chief usurer and quartermaster to the European belligerents.

 

Britain: Revolutionary optimism on display at 2015 Socialist Appeal supporters conference

Written by Socialist Appeal Friday, 17 April 2015

As the General Election approaches, there is little enthusiasm amongst ordinary people for any of the main parties and the programme of austerity that they share. Meanwhile, the mood amongst the ruling class worldwide is one of deep pessimism, as the global economy splutters and stagnates and the Establishment lurches from one scandal to another.

 

The nuclear deal with Iran: What does it mean?

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Thursday, 16 April 2015

Iran announcement Lausanne-European External Action Services-thOn Thursday, April 2, Iran and the world’s most powerful nations signed a preliminary outline agreement about Iran's nuclear programme. It also dealt with the various sanctions imposed on Iran by the US, UN and the European Union. This marks the beginning of the end of a 12 year standoff between the US and Iran. But what lies behind the negotiations and what does the deal mean?

 

[HoV] Successful screening of new Hugo Chavez documentary in London

Written by Hands Off Venezuela Thursday, 16 April 2015

20150615 Rodan speaking-thOver 50 people attended the premiere of the Telesur documentary “Hugo Chavez: a portrait from Europe” and discussion on the recent sanctions levied by American imperialism against the Bolivarian revolution on Wednesday April 15th. Speaking were the director of the film, Pablo Roldan, and Alan Woods, editor of In Defence of Marxism (www.marxist.com). The event was co-organised by Hands off Venezuela and the Marxist Student Federation.

 

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juntos-podemos-thDespués de la decepción habida con el gobierno de Zapatero, la abstención y desencanto de los votantes de la izquierda permitieron al PP acumular el mayor poder institucional de su historia en diferentes elecciones, poder del que puede salir desalojado ahora en la mayoría de los sitios.

 

[MFV] Exitosa proyección del nuevo documental de Hugo Chávez en Londres

Written by Manos Fuera de Venezuela Thursday, 16 April 2015

20150615 Rodan speaking-thEl miércoles 15 de abril, más de 50 personas asistieron al estreno del documental de Telesur "Hugo Chávez: un retrato desde Europa" y al debate sobre las recientes sanciones impuestas por el imperialismo estadounidense contra la revolución bolivariana. Los oradores fueron el director de la película, Pablo Roldán, y Alan Woods, editor de In Defence of Marxism (www.marxist.com). El evento fue organizado conjuntamente por la organización Manos Fuera de Venezuela y la Federación Marxista de Estudiantes.