Canada: What happened to the Quebecois Spring?

Written by Joel Bergman Wednesday, 01 July 2015

quebec-students-protest3The momentum and élan that was built up amongst students and organized workers for a showdown with the Liberal government heading into the spring of 2015 in Quebec has dissipated. Workers and youth who were excited with the possibility of fighting back will have to wait until the fall. A feeling of disappointment hangs in the air as everyone is asking “what happened to the Quebecois spring?”

 

Canada: A Very Albertan Coup - NDP Must Learn From Experience of Rae Government

Written by Rob Lyon Wednesday, 01 July 2015

alta-elxn-ndp"I’ve worked all over the world… in some tumultuous places. I’ve never seen this kind of a transition peacefully done." - David Swann, Leader of the Alberta Liberal Party

 

Pakistan: Power Plunder

Written by Lal Khan Wednesday, 01 July 2015

power-cutThe mass deaths of more than a thousand in Karachi and other regions by the sweltering heat wave have once again brought to the fore the catastrophic state of infrastructure which exists in Pakistan. The agonising dearth of electricity supplied to society in a country where the power production capacity is more than the consumption needs is a gruesome tragedy caused mainly by power cuts. It is the work of corporate power barons plundering the people's wealth and not producing electricity in order to enhance their rate of profit. Their callous and brutal character nakedly stands exposed. It is treason against more than 200 million people. The political leaders and the strongmen of this belligerent state are accomplices in this vicious act of devouring human lives for the sake of perks and profits.

 

Capitalism in crisis: a sinking ship without any lifeboats

Written by Adam Booth Tuesday, 30 June 2015

dead-endAs Adam Booth explains in this article, serious bourgeois economists can see a new world economic slump coming, which they have no way of averting, having already used all the traditional measures they would have adopted in the past, lowering interest rates, credit, etc. In these conditions any important event, such as a Greek default or a dramatic turn of events in the Middle East, can trigger an unravelling of all the pent up contradictions.

 

Britain: Corbyn leadership bid - Another world is possible, but how?

Written by Luke Wilson Tuesday, 30 June 2015

jeremy corbyn-2Luke Wilson, a Labour Party and Unite the Union member, examines the programme and position of Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing Labour MP, whose campaign for the Labour leadership is gathering momentum on the basis of his anti-austerity, anti-war stance. How do we really fight the cuts and campaign against oppression and war internationally?

 

Greece imposes capital controls as Troika escalates blackmail

Written by Jorge Martín Monday, 29 June 2015

oxiLate on Sunday, June 28, the Greek government decided to introduce bank and capital controls until July 7. This is in response to the provocative moves by the Troika institutions aimed at sabotaging the planned referendum in Greece. The war is being escalated, even though some are pushing for a deal to be reached for fear of the catastrophic consequences of a Greek default for the world economy.

 

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Grecia impone controles de capital mientras la troika intensifica el chantaje

Written by Jorge Martín Tuesday, 30 June 2015

euro-greeceA última hora del domingo 28 de junio, el Gobierno griego decidió introducir controles bancarios y de capital hasta el 7 de julio. Esto es en respuesta a las acciones provocadoras de las instituciones de la Troika, destinadas a sabotear el referéndum previsto en Grecia. La guerra se ha intensificado, a pesar de que algunos están presionando para que se alcance un acuerdo por temor a las consecuencias catastróficas de una suspensión de pagos griega para la economía mundial.

 

Ultimátum de la Troika a Grecia - Un golpe de Estado en ciernes

Written by Jorge Martín Friday, 26 June 2015

greece-eu-electionsLas últimas exigencias y ultimatums provocadores planteados por la troika al gobierno griego tienen un objetivo claro: destruirlo. No pueden interpretarse de otra manera y ahora empiezan a encajar todas las piezas del rompecabezas.

 

Crisis griega: la única manera de romper con la austeridad es romper con el capitalismo

Written by Jorge Martin Wednesday, 24 June 2015

En el último minuto, cuando parecía que una ruptura era inevitable, el gobierno griego hizo una nueva propuesta que incluía concesiones sustanciales adicionales a las demandas de los banqueros y capitalistas de Europa. No es sólo que el gobierno de Syriza se haya visto obligado a abandonar los puntos sustanciales de su propio programa electoral, sino que incluso se han cruzado las famosas "líneas rojas" que ellos mismos se habían fijado.