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German political leader says: ‘Fuck U.S. imperialism’

June 29, 2015

Oskar Lafontaine Oskar Lafontaine, former German finance minister and political leader of, first, the Social Democratic Party, and most recently the Left Party, shocked the pro-U.S. German media and political world with his June 23 comment written on FaceBook: “Fuck U.S. imperialism.” He was [...]

Leftist party gains in Turkey elections

June 21, 2015

The June 7 national parliamentary elections in Turkey resulted in both a leap forward for a coalition of leftist and pro-Kurdish forces, called the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), and a setback for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This is a [...]

Mass protest confronts G7 summit

June 9, 2015

Like medieval lords plotting against an impending peasant revolt after a bad harvest, the heads of the seven most powerful imperialist countries — the U.S., Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Canada — met June 7-8 in a renovated castle-turned-hotel in Elmau in southeastern [...]

Ukraine, NATO and history: Communists defeated Nazis in WWII

May 12, 2015

Berlin 1945. Red flag on the Reichstag. Seventy years ago, on May 8 and 9, 1945, millions all over the world gave shouts of joy and relief as the Nazi regime in Berlin crumbled while the Soviet Union’s Red Army rolled into the German capital and hung the red flag with its hammer and sickle on top [...]

April 19: Massive call for day of solidarity with Venezuela

March 17, 2015

In Mexico City, Venezuelan and Mexican participants in “The Parties and a New Society” seminar with Berta Joubert-Ceci, center and John Catalinotto, right. Mexico City — A broad spectrum of political parties meeting in Mexico City called for solidarity actions with Venezuela against U.S. [...]

Dominicans join Haitians to protest lynching

March 8, 2015

Haitian and Dominican organizations in New York held a rally at noon and later a vigil at the Consulate of the Dominican Republic on Feb. 26 to protest against the lynching of a Haitian man in the Dominican Republic earlier in February. The lynching of Henry Claude-Jean “Tulile” on Feb. 4 [...]

Police attack demonstrators in India

February 28, 2015

West Bengal police attack SUCI(C) activists Under the normal rules of demonstrations of workers and poor people in Kolkata, India, people are allowed legal protests. Even “illegal” actions, such as peaceful civil disobedience mobilizations, are allowed in a stipulated area without police [...]

Thousands protest NATO in Munich

February 13, 2015

While NATO officials from the 28 current member countries of the U.S.-dominated military alliance met in Munich, Germany, 4,000 people demonstrated outside. The sharpening crisis in Ukraine brought a sense of urgency to the protest, which gathered Feb. 7 in the Bavarian city under the slogan, [...]

Mass anti-austerity rally clogs Madrid

February 5, 2015

The specter of anti-austerity is haunting Europe’s ruling bankers and bosses. Excitement over Syriza’s victory in Greece’s parliamentary election jumped westward along the Mediterranean Sea to Spain as a massive demonstration on Jan. 31 clogged central Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square. [...]

French imperialism’s brutal colonial rule

January 13, 2015

Algiers, 1960 On Jan. 11, the French imperialist bourgeoisie mobilized and manipulated a massive demonstration in all the country’s major cities under hypocritical slogans extolling Western civilization and alleged “freedom of speech.” Their goal — which they share with U.S. and European [...]
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