Burkina Faso: military stage coup to avert revolution

Burkina Faso: military stage coup to avert revolution



Wednesday, 2 February 2022 

Burkina Faso: military stage coup to avert revolution

On 23 January, soldiers led by lieutenant-colonel Paul-Henri Damiba seized control of a military base in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Shortly afterwards, gunfire erupted in front of the presidential residence and several military barracks. Several hours later, President Roch Kaboré was reported to have been detained by the soldiers.


Iranian teachers threaten an indefinite strike: explosive anger building up

On 30 to 31 January, tens of thousands of teachers went on strike across Iran in over 300 cities, led by the Teachers’ Coordinating Committee. Slogans at the rallies included: “The teacher would rather die than accept [this] humiliation”, “If there was justice, the teachers would not be here”, and: “We do not have cannons and guns but we have the support of the people”. The strike was met with the arrest of dozens of trade unionists. But this has not discouraged the teachers, who have planned weekly strikes this month and threatened an indefinite strike if their demands are not met.


Algeria – Il Pst messo al bando dal regime: basta con la repressione

Il Consiglio di Stato algerino ha messo al bando il Partito Socialista dei Lavoratori (Parti Socialiste des Travailleurs – PST) e chiuso le sue sedi. Questo atto scandaloso di repressione politica fa parte di una  repressione costante e generalizzata dell’attivismo di sinistra, delle libertà democratiche e del movimento rivoluzionario Hirak. La Tendenza Marxista Internazionale (TMI) condanna fermamente questo provvedimento vergognoso e esprime la sua solidarietà al PST.


El incremento del trabajo infantil: un síntoma de la enfermedad capitalista

Un reciente informe de UNICEF revela que 160 millones de niños -uno de cada diez en todo el mundo- realizan trabajos considerados mental, física, social y moralmente perjudiciales. Esto incluye trabajos altamente peligrosos como la minería submarina, el levantamiento de objetos pesados, el manejo de máquinas peligrosas en fábricas, así como el uso de productos químicos tóxicos en la agricultura. Todas estas tareas son realizadas por niños de apenas 5 años.


Hypocrisie canadienne sur l’Ukraine

Dans la crise actuelle autour de l’Ukraine, le Canada n’a pas joué son rôle habituel de jeune frère doux et docile de l’impérialisme américain. Comme le soulignait récemment un éditorial du Toronto Star, le Canada « joue au cow-boy » et se montre « inhabituellement belliqueux ».