With the presidential elections in Colombia less than a week away, the ruling class has conducted an aggressive campaign of slander and threats with one objective: to prevent the election of Gustavo Petro, the centre-left candidate who leads the polls with a 38.8% voting intention. His nearest rival, the right-wing candidate Federico “Fico” Gutierrez has 24.6%. It is encouraging to note that the INVAMER poll in particular, found that Petro would win a second round with 52.4% of the voting intention as against 35.2% for Fico.
Despite all the damning evidence of his crimes and misdemeanours, Boris Johnson is refusing to go. 'Operation Save Big Dog', as Johnson himself christened his big to save his political career, seems to have succeeded – for now. Neither the Gray report into illegal Downing Street parties, nor Tory backbenchers will force him to step down. Instead, workers and youth must mobilise to kick out the whole lot.
Crowds of people have been gathering in the streets of Abadan, Iran, chanting slogans against local officials and the owner of a building that collapsed on Tuesday, leaving at least 10 people dead and 40 injured. The Metropol twin tower complex consisted of two, 10-storey buildings, one of which had been finalised and one that was still under construction. After the latter collapsed on Tuesday, its twin tower also collapsed on Wednesday, while rescue operations were still underway.
La NUPES suscite l’adhésion de millions de jeunes et de travailleurs. Ils considèrent cette alliance électorale comme la seule possibilité de battre la droite aux élections législatives – ou, au minimum, comme un bon moyen de renforcer l’opposition de gauche au sein de la prochaine Assemblée nationale, et en particulier le groupe parlementaire de la FI.
El imperialismo estadounidense es la fuerza más fuerte del planeta detrás de la continua explotación capitalista, la pobreza y la miseria. Ahora, el gobierno sueco ha decidido que está en los intereses del imperialismo sueco unirse a la alianza de guerra liderada por Estados Unidos, la OTAN. Nosotros decimos: ¡No a la OTAN, no al imperialismo, por la solidaridad obrera internacional!