The Spanish elections: a poisoned chalice for the ruling class

Written by Jorge Martín and Arturo Rodríguez Monday, 27 June 2016

Mariano Rajoy By European Peoples Party CC BY 2.0On June 26 Spaniards were called to the polls in an atmosphere of polarisation and expectation. These elections came after months of political stalemate, where no party was able to form a government. The polls predicted that the radical left coalition Unidos Podemos (UP) would do well, coming second, and that the parties of the establishment would take a serious hit.

 

Britain: Hands off Corbyn! Defeat the Blairite coup!

Written by Socialist Appeal - Britain Monday, 27 June 2016

HandsOffCorbynLogoThe fat is on the fire. A right-wing coup is under way to oust Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. This shabby coup, instigated by Labour's Tory Tendency, has been prepared a long time ago by those who never accepted his democratic election by an overwhelming majority. They are the Blairites: right-wing Tories who infiltrated the Labour Party to further their careers. They are indistinguishable from the Tories in their dress, manners, outlook and ideas.

 

Brexit vote sends shockwaves across European Establishment

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 24 June 2016

BrexitCameronResigns - Socialist Appeal UKYesterday, 23rd of June 2016, the people of Britain made a momentous decision. After 40 years as part of the European Union they voted to turn their backs on it. This decision has immense consequences for the future of Britain, Europe and the world.

 

Macedonia – Dead end of liberal democracy

Written by A. Atevik, D. Lutovski, A. Jovanchevski Friday, 24 June 2016

The events in Macedonia over the past 2 years have shown that the negotiations of political elites have no capacity to bear fruitful, real or reliable solutions to systemic problems that perpetually generate space for criminal and authoritarian practice.

 

Britain: Stop the Blairite coup - Defend Corbyn! fight for socialism!

Written by Socialist Appeal - Britain Friday, 24 June 2016

Corbyn and Blairites - Socialist Appeal UKAfter the Brexit result, right-wing Labour MPs have mobilised once again to try to remove Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party. They have called a vote of no confidence to be taken early next week. They are using the Brexit vote, to which Labour was officially opposed, as a stick with which to beat Corbyn, saying that it was his fault the Remain campaign was not successful. 

 

South Africa: ANC in unprecedented crisis ahead of the local government elections

Written by Ben Morken Thursday, 23 June 2016

Jacob Zuma - World Economic Forum  Matthew Jordaan CC BY-SA 2.0Just slightly more than six weeks ahead of the 2016 Local government elections, the ANC is to battling on many fronts to contain the fallout from a deep political crisis. The party is deeply divided and in its weakest state ever. It is not only struggling to contain the wider social, economic and political crisis, but it is also forced to fight to manage the internal factional battles which is threatening to tear it apart.

 

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El voto Brexit envía ondas de choque a la clase dirigente europea

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 24 June 2016

BrexitCameronResigns - Socialist Appeal UKAyer, 23 de junio del 2016 el pueblo británico tomó una decisión trascendental. Después de 40 años de formar parte de la Unión Europea emitieron un voto de rechazo. Esta decisión tiene inmensas consecuencias para el futuro de Gran Bretaña, de Europa y del mundo.

 

Estado Español: El gobierno recurre a las cloacas del Estado para perseguir a opositores políticos ¡Dimisión de Fernández Díaz!

Written by Javier Cabrera Friday, 24 June 2016

Termina la campaña electoral y Jorge Fernández Díaz aun no ha dimitido. El recuento del 26J depende de un ministro del interior que, además haber reprimido con saña en la legislatura anterior a la clase trabajadora y a los movimienos sociales, ha fabricado presuntamente acusaciones falsas contra los partidos nacionalistas catalanes en contubernio con el director de la Oficina Antifraude catalana. Este nuevo escándalo, unido a los informes fantasma de unidades policiales contra PODEMOS, es una muestra de cómo el gobierno del PP ha recurrido a las cloacas del Estado y a las prácticas dictatoriales consolidadas en el mismo contra la oposición.

 

Bernie Sanders: ¡Construir un partido socialista de masas de la clase obrera!

Written by Tom Trottier and John Peterson Thursday, 23 June 2016

bernie sanders-Michael VadonLos últimos resultados de las primarias [en EEUU] no sorprenden demasiado. Hillary Clinton, que ha contado con el aval de los medios de comunicación, la maquinaria del Partido Demócrata y enormes cantidades de dinero, ha conseguido más delegados que Bernie Sanders y el apoyo de cientos de superdelegados, convirtiéndose así en la nominada virtual del partido. No obstante, Bernie Sanders ganó en 22 estados y consiguió más de 11 millones de votos. El tremendo impacto de Sanders, incluyendo sus últimas victorias en Dakota del Norte y Montana, es la prueba de que millones de personas no quieren conformarse con Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump.