60 years since since the Hungarian revolution of 1956

Written by Julianna Grant Monday, 24 October 2016

Hungary 1956_-commons.wikimedia.org--wiki--File---Szétlőtt_harckocsi_a_Móricz_Zsigmond_körtéren.jpgYesterday, 23rd October was the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. That movement of the Hungarian masses signified the culmination of the growing discontent evident in Eastern Europe at the time. We republish an article originally written 20 years ago, explaining the events that took place and their significance.


Pakistan: The activities of the Progressive Youth Alliance

Written by the PYA Saturday, 22 October 2016

Multan-Student-Protesting-against-Multan-Board-for-Discrepencies-in-Intermediate-Part-One-Examinations-7Last year the Progressive Youth Alliance was launched in Lahore. This was a landmark event gathering youth from all over Pakistan. Here we publish a report on the latest activities of the PYA, its intervention across Pakistan in recent student protests and its successes in winning leftward moving nationalist youth organisations.


Aleppo, Mosul and Imperialist Hypocrisy

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 21 October 2016

Crocodile tears for Syria LatuffThe saying goes that there are lies, damned lies and statistics. To this list we must add diplomacy, which is lying raised to the level of an art form.


International capitalists brace before Italian banking crisis and constitutional referendum

Written by Rivoluzione editorial board Thursday, 20 October 2016

Cliff -_Public_Domain--PixabayOn 9 July, the London Economist came out with a cover entitled "The Italian Job" which portrayed Italy as a bus on the edge of a precipice from which Britain, symbolized by a London cab, is already falling.


“Rise Up Tamils!” Demonstration Puts Tamil National Question Back on the Agenda

Written by Sinthujha Kumarasamy and Ted Sprague Thursday, 20 October 2016

Sri Lanka-CIA WFB MapThe recent rally in Jaffna, a Tamil populated capital in the Northern province of Sri Lanka, under the banner “Ezhuka Tamil” (Rise Up Tamils!) has once again posed the question of Tamil self-determination to the fore since the bloody defeat of Tamil Tigers 7 years ago. This demonstration is an indicator of swelling discontent among the Tamil minorities. Despite Sri Lankan State’s victory over the armed separatist Tigers the national question has not been solved in Sri Lanka and the misery of the Tamil population in the North and Eastern provinces have only worsened.


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