Spanish elections and ruling class hysteria

Written by Jorge Martín Thursday, 21 May 2015

Pablo Iglesias-Ministerio de Cultura de la Nacion Argentina-thOnly a few days ahead of the local and regional elections, the ruling class have used all the dirty tricks in the book. Both Popular Unity lists for municipal elections and Podemos (standing in the regions) have been slandered with links to “drug dealing Venezuela” and accused of wanting to bring about “a Cuban-style dictatorship”. But, why so much panic?


Baltimore comes to Israel: Ethiopian Jews take up the struggle

Written by Walter Leon Thursday, 21 May 2015

Ethiopian protest-Lilach Daniel-thIn scenes reminiscent of the huge #blacklivesmatter protests in Baltimore, thousands of Ethiopian Jews have taken to the streets of Tel Aviv and Haifa to protest against the brutal treatment regularly meted out by the police against their community. At the end of April, a shocking video emerged which appeared to show two Israeli police officers savagely beating Ethiopian soldier Damas Fekade in an unprovoked attack.


China: violent protests reveal instability

Written by Jack Rising Wednesday, 20 May 2015

linshui-thThousands of protesters violently clashed with authorities last Saturday in Linshui County, located in eastern Sichuan province. The protesters demanded that a proposed high speed railway pass through Linshui. They were met with batons and rubber bullets, with hundreds reportedly being injured by the police and tactical units. The heavy handed response of the Chinese state to these protests reveals the instability and weakness of the regime.


[Video] Militant strike of Turkish car workers

Written by In Defence of Marxism Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Since the end of April a militant movement of metal workers in the car industry in Turkey has been developing, with its epicentre in Bursa. Workers are fighting for better wages and conditions and for democratic trade union representation.


Greece: Neither ‘honourable compromise’ nor ‘accidental rupture’ – the only way forward is a Socialist policy – part three

Written by Stamatis Karagiannopoulos Tuesday, 19 May 2015

20120615-SYRIZA rally-Mehran Khalili-thWe here publish the third part of Stamatis Karagiannopoulos's article on the situation in Greece. The series was originally published in Greek on the website of the Communist Tendency of Syriza at the end of April this year.


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