The First World War and the Armenian genocide

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Written by Alan Woods Friday, 24 April 2015

thumb Armenians marched by Turkish soldiers 1915Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Ottoman Empire’s attack on Armenians. On April 24, 1915, several hundred Armenian intellectuals were rounded up, arrested and later executed. This was the start of the Armenian genocide, a bloody massacre which was to last until 1917. Here we republish Alan Woods’ article that covers this tragic episode during the First World War.

 

Greece: The right on the streets attempts to put pressure on Syriza

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Written by Arturo Rodriguez Friday, 24 April 2015

syriza-revolutionLast week several thousand gold miners marched in Athens against the government (the media claimed there were 6,000 protesters, although this is visibly an exaggeration). They were demonstrating against the government’s plans to close the Skouries gold mine in Chalkidiki, owned by the Canadian mining company El Dorado and also partly by Greek investors.

 

Central Committee of Esquerda Marxista proposes a new orientation in the building of the Marxist Tendency in Brazil

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Written by Esquerda Marxista Friday, 24 April 2015

thumb em-thEsquerda Marxista, the IMT in Brazil, recently held its national congress where, among other things, they discussed and approved the need for a new orientation to reach the advanced layers of the working class and youth. Here we present a brief account of what the Central Committee presented to the congress.

   

Islamophobia in France: Oppose racist propaganda with workers' unity!

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Written by Pierre Ginon in Paris Thursday, 23 April 2015

workers-unite-tag1Muslims in France were the first "collateral victims" of the killings of last January 7-9 in Paris. Anti-muslim propaganda has been a constant theme in the media and in the political discourse in France. Of course by attacking the Muslims they really mean Africans who are the real objective of their attacks. But since the January events, media sensationalism and racist acts have skyrocketed. These constant attacks against one section of the workers of our country must be challenged by the entire labour movement.

 

Capitalist Economy: Staggering from One Impasse to the Next

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Written by Rob Sewell Wednesday, 22 April 2015

dollar comicOnce more, the world economy is dangling on the edge of a precipice. The crisis in Greece has again hit the headlines and threatens to drag Europe down with it. The days when capitalism could simply sail by without a care in the world have gone forever. As in the interwar period, the crisis of capitalism remains deep-seated and protracted.

   

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