WWI – Part Thirteen: 1916–17 - the turning of the tide

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 27 May 2016

german-revolution-ends-horror-of-war-2Dialectics explains how, sooner or later, things can change into their opposite. The First World War is a very good example of this. In the first period of the war reaction was firmly in the saddle.

 

Life as a Pakistani Worker in Denmark

Written by Rasmus Jeppesen Friday, 27 May 2016

Immigrants, refugees and migrant workers are blamed in Danish politics for all kinds of misfortune. “The Danish Model” with its reasonable wages and working conditions, is often highlighted as something unique. But for a growing number of workers, reasonable wages and working conditions are a pipe dream. REVOLT has spoken with Imran, who is originally from Pakistan, about what it’s really like to be a foreign worker in Denmark.

 

Serbia: Election Fraud or Fraudulent Elections?

Written by Filip Sacirovic Thursday, 26 May 2016

Aleksandar Vucic-zoran zesticDespite there being no genuine challenge from the all but broken opposition, the regime of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić decided to call early elections at state, provincial and municipal levels. His intention was, undoubtedly to try and top-up the majority he won in the previous elections and to garner a perception of there being an increased popular support for his policies.

 

Amílcar Cabral and the African Revolution - Part One

Written by Arturo Rodríguez Wednesday, 25 May 2016

amilcar cabral-credit public domain casacomum dot orgThe winds of revolution are once again blowing over the African continent. From Burkina Faso to South Africa, from Burundi to Nigeria, we have seen a radicalisation of the workers and the youth and the rise of mass movements that have challenged corrupt capitalist regimes in one country after another.

 

Greece: The Troika commands and Tsipras obeys… again

Written by Roberto Sarti Wednesday, 25 May 2016

latuff-greek-memorandumOn Sunday, May 22nd, the Greek Parliament voted in favour of a new austerity package. The austerity measures include a raise in taxes of 2.8 billion euros, the largest privatisation programme in the history of the country and the acceptance of an automatic mechanism that triggers generalised cuts in the event of excessive budget deficits in the future.

 

Britain: Blairite attacks backfire as Corbyn's popularity increases

Written by Adam Booth, Hackney North and Stoke Newington CLP Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Jeremy-Corbyn Global-Justice-NowDespite facing a barrage of attacks since his election as Labour leader last September, Jeremy Corbyn’s support amongst Labour members has not been dented. Indeed, according to the latest figures from YouGov opinion polls, Corbyn is even more popular with the rank-and-file of the Labour Party now than at the time of his election.

 

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Sudáfrica: El EFF ante las elecciones, una muestra del ambiente radical

Written by Ben Morken Thursday, 26 May 2016

floyd shivambu and julius malema floyd shivamby credit floyd shivambuLos Luchadores por la Libertad Económica (EFF, por sus siglas en inglés) arrojaron el guante al resto de sus rivales políticos el sábado en un mitin masivo para lanzar su Manifiesto de cara a las elecciones municipales del 3 de agosto.

 

¡La izquierda al gobierno, el pueblo al poder!

Written by Lucha de Clases - Estado Español Wednesday, 25 May 2016

podemos iuLas elecciones del 26 de junio tienen una trascendencia histórica. Por primera vez en el Estado español, una fuerza de izquierdas opuesta al viejo régimen y a sus políticas de recortes sociales, explotación y represión, puede alzarse con la victoria y formar gobierno.

 

Francia: Reforma Laboral, ha empezado la batalla decisiva

Written by Jerôme Metellus - Paris Tuesday, 24 May 2016

protest-cgt-lille credit-remi-ange-couzinetLa lucha contra la reforma laboral entró en una nueva fase, una fase decisiva. El desarrollo de huelgas reconducibles (prorrogables) y los bloqueos en varios sectores clave de la economía ha cambiado la dinámica del movimiento. Todo se está acelerando. Después de una serie de "jornadas de lucha" en los últimos dos meses, a las que el gobierno respondió con violencia policial y con el 49-3 [aprobación de leyes por decreto sin consultar al Parlamento], el objetivo actual del movimiento es paralizar la economía. Esta es su única oportunidad para vencer.