Scotland shakes the establishment: The fight for Socialism continues

Written by Rachel Gibbs, Glasgow Marxists Friday, 19 September 2014

Scottish British EU flags-Tom Parnell-thThe Scottish Referendum produced a seismic shift in the political landscape of Scotland. The campaign shook up the whole of society and touched those who had never even voted before. The turnout was an unprecedented 85%, more than three and a half million people, bigger than any election ever held in UK history.

 

Pakistan: Revolutionary preparations for 19th Convention of JKNSF

Written by Yasir Irshad Friday, 19 September 2014

JKNSF1The Jammu Kashmir National Students Federation is holding its 19th central convention on 24 and 25 September in Muzaffarabad. The convention will coincide with the anniversary of the killing of former General Secretary of JKNSF Fahim Akram who was martyred by the reactionary forces.

 

Excellent response to El Salvador Appeal

Written by In Defence of Marxism Friday, 19 September 2014

The comrades have responded very well to the appeal for money for El Salvador. All the donations put together make up €1,228. 

 

Scotland votes: reject national divisions; unite and fight for a socialist future!

Written by Rachel Gibbs, Michael Allan, and Paul Bolton - Glasgow Thursday, 18 September 2014

scottishflag-thWith the referendum vote finally here, we are at the end of two years of campaigning by both sides. Polls still remain to close to call, and whilst the “No” vote leads, “Yes” has had a recent surge of support that has terrified the Establishment.

 

Sweden after the elections – Instability and austerity will continue under a Social Democratic prime minister

Written by Avanti Editorial Board Thursday, 18 September 2014

lofvenEight years of cuts, privatisations and continuous high unemployment have finally led to the fall of the right in the Swedish election on Sunday. But despite the dissatisfaction with the right-wing policies, neither the Social Democrats nor the Left Party proved able to channel the anger felt in society.

 

New Zealand: Dirty politics and the 2014 election

Written by Miles Lacey Thursday, 18 September 2014

general-election-storm-clouds-gathering-thumb“Dirty politics” is the name of a book by investigative journalist Nicky Hager. In it he claims that New Zealand government ministers, including Judith Collins, passed on intelligence and other private communications about certain individuals to the controversial right-wing blogger Cameron Slater, known by his blog name Whaleoil. The book has highlighted a lot of the dirty and underhanded techniques used by this National-led government to undermine their critics.

 

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ldc19Las elecciones europeas del 25 de mayo han abierto una nueva etapa caracterizada por la entrada masiva en la acción política de la indignación popular. Estamos viendo la primera expresión política clara del descontento social, como lo demuestran el desarrollo explosivo de PODEMOS y el giro general a la izquierda en la sociedad. Esto no cae del cielo. Es el fruto de 4 años de incesantes movilizaciones populares de masas.

 

Referéndum de Escocia: ¿Por qué la campaña del Sí está ganando terreno?

Written by Rachel Gibbs Tuesday, 16 September 2014

scottishflag-thA tan sólo 7 días del referéndum sobre la independencia escocesa, la semana pasada ha visto un gran cambio en las encuestas. Hasta ahora la mayoría de las encuestas situaban a la campaña del "no" por delante, con alrededor de un 10% de distancia. Esta ventaja ya era menor a la que había sido el año pasado, pero aún así parecía predecir una cómoda victoria para el bando pro-unión.