Britain: No to imperialist intervention! Labour must oppose more war!

Written by James Kilby Monday, 23 November 2015

Crocodile tears for Syria-Latuff-th-feaDavid Cameron is once again banging the war drum for intervention in Syria. Having been defeated on the issue in 2013, Cameron is now cynically using the horrific attacks in Paris to attempt to whip up support for military action, attempting to capitalise on the understandable outrage of millions against the barbaric ISIS.


Britain: Winter is coming...the Winter of Discontent

Written by Rob Sewell - Editor of Socialist Appeal Friday, 20 November 2015

junior-doctors-protestAs Osborne takes his axe to welfare spending, hacking away at the livelihoods of the most vulnerable layers of society, millions will be facing a very bleak Christmas indeed. The Tories will see to it that for many it will not be a season of joy and goodwill.


The looming Ukrainian winter of discontent

Written by Peter Mikhailenko Thursday, 19 November 2015

Factory-workers-Ukraine-007As the 2014-2015 winter set in, ordinary Ukrainians began to wonder how to heat themselves. The Ukrainian economy had taken a shelling as the value of the currency dropped heavily since the beginning of the political crisis after Euromaidan. At the same time, as a result of  the cutting of state subsidies as well as tensions with Russia at a boiling point, gas prices had risen more than double during 2014. With most Ukrainians already living paycheck to paycheck, and their real wages decreasing by 34% over the same period, a serious catastrophe stood in front of them.


The Corbyn revolution: What does it mean and where is it going? – Part Two

Written by Alan Woods Wednesday, 18 November 2015

McDonnell-Corbyn-GetThe election of Jeremy Corbyn provided the one thing that was lacking in Britain: a point of reference for the accumulated discontent and frustration of the masses. It is beginning to regenerate the Labour Party and push it to the left. That represents a mortal danger to the ruling class and they will stop at nothing to destroy it.


France: CGT structures break with national unity and reject state of emergency

Written by Jorge Martín Tuesday, 17 November 2015

CGT76In the recent days a number of Departmental Unions of the French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and at least one Federation have come out clearly against the idea of national unity promoted by French president Hollande and by the French ruling class and have rejected the state of emergency which has been declared.


Reject National Unity, Unmask the Imperialists, Defend our Democratic Freedoms

Written by Révolution - France Tuesday, 17 November 2015

attackThe attacks in Paris have aroused the revulsion and anger of millions of French workers and youth. Three days later, these feelings are still far from dying down. The fear of new attacks is palpable. It is fed by the obvious failure of the authorities to prevent Friday’s carnage, ten months after the attack on Charlie Hebdo. This weekend the streets of France’s major cities were all but deserted, bearing witness to this collective anxiety.


The Paris Massacre: Dynamite in the foundations

Written by Alan Woods Monday, 16 November 2015

survivor-shooting-parisLast Friday, Paris was the scene of mass slaughter in which at least one hundred and twenty-nine people, mostly young kids enjoying themselves in cafes and a rock concert, were shot down in cold blood. The killers, shouting Allahu Akbar, discharged magazine after magazine, calmly reloading before killing more defenceless people as they lay helpless on the ground.


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