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Spain: – Where did Podemos come from and why has it been so successful?

Written by Jonas Foldager - Denmark Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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podemos-thLike lightning out of a clear blue sky a new party has appeared on the Spanish political landscape: Podemos. Jonas Foldager interviewed David Rey of the IMT in Spain, the editor of Lucha de Clases and Izquierda Unida [IU] activist on the rise of this phenomenon.

 

“Our struggle is for a socialist Ukraine as part of the struggle for a socialist world”

Written by Dmitry Kolesnik; editor of Liva.com.ua and member of Borotba Thursday, 25 September 2014
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kolesnik-thDimitry Kolesnik is the editor of the Ukrainian left wing website Liva and a leading activist in the Marxist organization Borotba. He attended the World Congress of the International Marxist Tendency in August 2014 in Greece, where he was interviewed by Peter Mikhailenko.

 

The right to abortion in Spain – what Gallardón’s counter-reform would mean

Written by Carmen Maximo Wednesday, 24 September 2014
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20140214-abortion rights demo-Victor Serri-thOn September 19th, the right wing Popular Party government decided to abandon its unpopular plan for a reactionary reform of the abortion law. We publish here this article written in March by a member of Lucha de Clases (Class Struggle), the Spanish section of the IMT, explaining the motivations behind the proposal and outlining the reasons why Marxists opposed it.

   

Catalonia and the November 9 referendum

Written by Lucha de Clases - Spain Wednesday, 24 September 2014
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20120911 Catalonia independence-Jordi Joan Fabrega-thLucha de Clases (Class Struggle) is in favour of the Catalan people’s right to self-determination, a basic democratic right. Denying this right to the historic nations that make up Spain has always been a central policy of the regime set up in 1978, together with the re-establishment of the monarch who chosen by Franco and impunity for the crimes of Francoism.

 

Lessons of the Scottish referendum

Written by Alan Woods Saturday, 20 September 2014
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scottish-independenceThe referendum campaign in Scotland is over. Now in the cold light of day it is necessary to draw all the conclusions. The first and most important is that this represents a decisive turning-point in the development of the class struggle in Scotland and in the rest of these islands.

   

Scotland shakes the establishment: The fight for Socialism continues

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

 

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

Written by Avanti Editorial Board Thursday, 18 September 2014
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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.

   

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