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Pakistan: Protests against Israeli Aggression on Gaza! Solidarity with the Palestinians

Written by PTUDC Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign (PTUDC) and Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) organised protest demonstrations across Pakistan to condemn the Israeli aggression in Gaza. Below are reports from the demonstrations in different cities.

 

An Ordinary Day in Gaza

Written by Dibujo Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Electoral disaster for Indian Left: What is to be done? Part One

Written by Major Singh, Hamid Alizadeh and Fred Weston Monday, 28 July 2014

india-communism-thIndia has seen two very powerful general strikes in the past two years, revealing a sharp class polarisation in the country, and yet we have the disastrous result in the recent Indian elections for the Communist and left parties. This apparent contradiction has brought into sharp focus the role of the leaders of these parties and their total inability to offer a way out of the impasse they themselves have been responsible for creating.

 

Bolivarian revolution economic policies at a crossroads - capitalism cannot be regulated

Written by Jorge Martín Thursday, 24 July 2014

bolivares-dollarsThe defeat of the attempts by the counter-revolutionary opposition to overthrow the Venezuelan government by force has given way to a wide debate amongst the Bolivarian rank and file about economic policy.

 

Flight MH17 – Imperialism and the art of hypocrisy

Written by Alan Woods Tuesday, 22 July 2014

malaysia-airlines-thThe death of almost 300 innocent men, women and children on a Malaysian airline flight has shocked the world. Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was travelling over the conflict-hit region when it disappeared from radar. A total of 283 passengers, including some 80 children, and 15 crew members were on board.

 

Poland’s Golden Age of Scandal and Corruption

Written by Ben Gliniecki Monday, 21 July 2014

Donald Tusk 3-thLast week saw the Polish Parliament vote on motions of no confidence in the interior minister and the ruling coalition as a whole. These motions, which were tabled in the wake of a massive corruption scandal involving politicians at the highest level, were both defeated. However, surviving the votes of no confidence will do little to rebuild the reputation of the ruling coalition and the ideas they represent in the eyes of Polish people. They are rightly being seen, now more than ever, for the corrupt clique they really are.

 

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