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Massive general strike in Belgium: Nothing moved by air, by road and by water

Written by Erik Demeester Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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general-strike-belgium‘This is the strongest strike ever’ commented the general secretary Marie Hélène Ska of the Christian union CSC. She is right. The national work stoppage on Monday 15th of December was without doubt the most “general” of 24 hour general strikes in the rich Belgian history of strikes.

 

The far right in the new Ukrainian Parliament

Written by Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine Tuesday, 16 December 2014
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A number of far right parties and individuals were elected to the Ukrainian Parliament (Rada) in the recent elections on October 26 in the lists of different parties or standing in single-mandate constituencies. Some are now part of the government majority and many have been elected to different positions in the parliamentary commissions.

 

Perspectives for the People’s Republics: The external and domestic struggle of the left and progressive forces

Written by Peter Mikhailenko Monday, 15 December 2014
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donetsk-peoples-republic copy copyJust a few weeks after signing the ceasefire with the rebel republics on September 5th, Poroshenko could be seen on CSPAN, asking a session of the US Congress for more lethal military equipment. It is becoming clearer every day that the ceasefire was a way of creating some domestic calm during the elections last month.

   

December 6-8: The Conference of the Italian Marxists

Written by Roberto Sarti Friday, 05 December 2014
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SCR-verso Conferenza naz-thThe Italian section of the International Marxist Tendency is having its national conference in Milan between 6th and 8th December.

 

Russell Brand - Revolution! But how?

Written by Ben Gliniecki Wednesday, 03 December 2014
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russell-brand-revolution-book-thWhen Russell Brand was living his high-profile drug and party-fuelled life just a few years ago, the moralists in media and government had relatively little to say about him. Now that he has written a book calling for anti-capitalist revolution, bourgeois critics are lining up to insult, patronise and demonise Brand for daring to demand an alternative to the current system. This says a lot about the Establishment’s idea of what makes a good celebrity role-model.

   

UKIP and the crisis of the British Establishment

Written by Ben Peck Friday, 28 November 2014
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ukip-thA crisis has taken hold of the political establishment in Britain in recent months. Its latest episode was played out last week in the Rochester and Strood by-election. The UK Independence Party emerged to claim their second parliamentary seat at the expense of the ruling Conservative Party.

 

London meeting hears eyewitness account of the Odessa massacre + VIDEO

Written by Rob Holt Tuesday, 18 November 2014
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jmSolidarity with the Anti-fascist Resistance in Ukraine (SARU) held a supporters’ meeting on the 11th of November at the Marx Memorial Library in Clerkenwell, London. A packed room heard a series of speakers discuss the current situation in Ukraine and the way forward for the campaign.

   

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