‘The people continue to fight’ coup regime’s attack in Ukraine

By April 11, 2014
Arson at Communist Party headquarters in Kiev.Photo: Communist Party of Ukraine

April 10 — Desperate to stamp out a popular uprising in southeastern Ukraine, the fascist junta in Kiev — which came to power through a violent coup against elected President Viktor Yanukovych — is moving to crush the newly declared People’s Republic of Donetsk and rebellions in other cities. But anti-fascists throughout the region continue to […]

 

Gathering in Brussels undermines African unity

By April 9, 2014

EU-Africa Summit may lead to increased imperialist interventions The EU-Africa Summit on April 2-3 in Brussels was not attended by several key African leaders from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Eritrea and Sudan. The European Union bypassed guidelines set down by a leading organ of the African Union, the Peace and Security Council, in convening and […]

 

Behind right-wing gains in French election

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The New York Times and Washington Post in the U.S. and the Guardian in England presented France’s local elections on March 30 as a breakthrough for the French far right, along with substantial gains for the center-right. But the real key to understanding developments in France is the record level of abstentions. Nearly 40 percent […]

 

Ukraine: People’s power vs. fascist repression

By April 8, 2014

Dramatic events April 6-8 have brought Ukraine to the brink of civil war. The rebellion by Ukraine’s Southeastern region — very working class and predominantly Russian speaking — against the far-right coup regime in Kiev has escalated to a crisis of dual power in many cities. In Donetsk, Kharkov, Nikolayev and Lugansk, thousands of anti-fascist protesters rooted […]

 

Seminar in Mexico: Fighting U.S. intervention takes front burner

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Ana Elisa Osorio, a leader of the Socialist Party, calls for solidarity with Venezuela’s government.WW photo: John Catalinotto

Some 260 leftist political activists from 39 countries, mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean but including people from around the world, gathered in Mexico City from March 27 to 29. They joined hundreds from the hosting Labor Party (Partido del Trabajo or PT) at its 18th International Seminar. Some 100 speakers, from a broad […]

 

Several African states boycott EU summit

By April 7, 2014

The planned April 2-3 summit between the European Union and African nation-states has met with controversy and rejection. The republics of Zimbabwe and South Africa, two very important states in Southern Africa that won independence through formidable mass and armed struggles, have stated that their leaders will not attend the gathering in Belgium. Controversy surfaced […]

 

Teachers hold national strike in Britain

By April 5, 2014
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Teachers across Britain went on strike March 26 over pay, pensions and teaching conditions. The National Union of Teachers got the support of many, but not all, parents. The teachers in London marched on the prime minister’s residence on Downing Street. Tom Davies, past president of the NUT chapter in Ealing, a western suburb of […]

 

South Africa platinum strike: Mine bosses threaten layoffs

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Efforts by South Africa’s government, led by the African National Congress, to initiate mediation between the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and the mine owners failed, leaving no end in sight to the platinum mining strike. The recent strike, after nearly two years of conflict in the platinum sector, have cost the bosses $1 […]

 

Tweets, the Cuban 5 and the U.S. blockade

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A widely distributed Associated Press article on April 3 revealed details of yet another covert U.S. program meant to undermine socialist Cuba. The AP’s investigative report, titled “U.S. secretly built ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest,” describes a multimillion-dollar program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development that was meant to gather intelligence on cellphone […]

 

Several African states boycott EU summit

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The planned April 2-3 summit between the European Union and African nation-states has met with controversy and rejection. The republics of Zimbabwe and South Africa, two very important states in Southern Africa that won independence through formidable mass and armed struggles, have stated that their leaders will not attend the gathering in Belgium. Controversy surfaced […]

 
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