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Italy: Million strong workers’ demonstration in Rome marks the end of Renzi’s honeymoon

Written by Claudio Bellotti (Sinistra, classe, rivoluzione) Thursday, 30 October 2014
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march-oct-2014-2The national demonstration called on October 25th in Rome by the CGIL trade union marks a turning point in the class struggle in Italy. It was one of the biggest demonstrations in the history of the Italian trade unions with up to a million taking part. The Italian working class is once again on the march.

 

Ukrainian parliamentary elections: if you don’t have anything nice to say

Written by Peter Mikhailenko Wednesday, 29 October 2014
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electionsThe expression “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” is the best way to describe the reaction in the Western media to the results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine.

 

Scotland Needs A Revolution!

Written by IMT Scotland Monday, 27 October 2014
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revolution fists-th copyThe Referendum campaign has transformed the political landscape in Scotland. It was a defining moment. This seismic shift has sent shock waves through the British capitalist establishment. Below is a statement which was first published as part of IMT's Scottish special, 'Revolution'.

   

Marxist Students Stand out in British TUC Protest

Written by Marxist Student Federation - Britain Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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msf-block4With banners, fists and voices raised high, the Marxist Student Federation rallied the largest number of student Marxists yet to join our voices with those of increasingly disgruntled workers at the national TUC demonstration ‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’ on 20th October.  With students present from Leeds to Sussex, from Sheffield to Southampton as well as a strong presence from London and elsewhere, there was a sea of new revolutionary faces that had joined Marxist societies in the last few weeks, eager to raise the Marxist Student banners with those of the trade unions.

 

Britain: Capitalism’s permanent austerity - only bold socialist policies can offer a way out

Written by Rob Sewell Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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2012-10-20 No cuts-th90,000 demonstrated in London last Saturday, and thousands more in Glasgow and Belfast, at the plight of Britain’s low paid. This followed a week of strike action involving hundreds of thousands of workers. It was the first time in 32 years that strikes had hit the NHS, so angry had staff become of being treated like dirt.

   

Marxist Student Federation Planting the Red Flag on Campuses Across Britain

Written by Marxist Student Federation - Britain Wednesday, 15 October 2014
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MSF-thAs the new academic term gets underway, the Marxist Students Federation has been at 29 universities, signing up hundreds of students who are interested in building an organisation capable of fighting for socialist policies within the student movement. Furthermore thousands of people signed up to hear more about our activities. Below are reports from some of our interventions.

 

News from the IMT: Workers in Shetlands debate blacklisting, capitalism, and the Socialist Alternative

Written by our correspondent Monday, 13 October 2014
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shetlands-thThe Shetlands, the most northerly point of the British Isles and 100 miles from the mainland, was battered this week by high seas and storms. This however did not prevent successful meetings called by the Laggan Tomore Construction branch of UNITE to discuss blacklisting and other political issues.

   

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