Nationalism

Catalonia: Over one million march to free political prisoners

Catalonia: Over one million march to free political prisoners

  Struggle until victory, for a workers’ Republic of Catalonia On Saturday 11 November, a massive mobilisation or over 1 million people lined over 3.3 kilometres of Marina avenue in Barcelona, demanding the freedom of political prisoners. This show of strength is a qualitative change in the struggle against repression and the PP government. The […]

Catalonia: Rajoy’s furious response to proclamation of Republic

Catalonia: Rajoy’s furious response to proclamation of Republic

The proclamation of the Catalan Republic by the Catalan parliament provoked an immediate, furious response from the Spanish ruling class and PP government as well as from Ciudadanos (right wing Spanish nationalist Party) and PSOE (former social democratic party). Through the application of article 155 (see previous article) they are taking a series of measures […]

Catalonia: Defeat Article 155/Francoist repression with a general strike

Catalonia: Defeat Article 155/Francoist repression with a general strike

Release Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart! Down the PP government! For a Catalan socialist republic! After the brutal police repression unleashed on 1 October against the people of Catalonia, the Spanish ruling class and its state apparatus continue their anti-democratic offensive. The imprisonment without bail of Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sánchez is being followed by […]

Madrid government repression against Catalonia’s right to decide

Madrid government repression against Catalonia’s right to decide

After days of a police and judicial offensive, without quarter, in which democratic rights have been trampled on with fury, the Spanish Partido Popular (People’s Party/PP) government decided to use massive repression to prevent the people of Catalonia from exercising their right to decide their future. In an operation reminiscent of the days of the […]

Iraqi Kurdistan: A socialist viewpoint on the coming independence referendum
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

Iraqi Kurdistan: A socialist viewpoint on the coming independence referendum

On September 25, the Kurdistan region of Iraq (Southern Kurdistan) is set to hold a referendum on independence. Various regional and international powers have made clear their staunch objection to such a move, and Iraq’s Supreme Court has ruled for all preparations for the vote to be halted. The Turkish, Iranian and Syrian states are […]

Québec Solidaire Rejects Coalition with Parti Québecois

Québec Solidaire Rejects Coalition with Parti Québecois

The decision by the Quebec leftist independence party Québec Solidaire (QS) to refuse an electoral pact with the Parti Québécois (PQ) at its 12th congress on May 21, has set off a local media storm against QS, with the leader of the PQ, Jean-François Lisée, leading the charge, accusing QS of putting its interests first […]

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The Olympics, big business and dictatorship
By August 5, 2016 Read More →

The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

A short history of the Olympics: Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info A short history of the Olympics: Rather than the Olympic movement’s self-professed ideals of ‘internationalism’ and ‘fair play’, the Games are about two at first sight contradictory forces: nationalistic flag-waving and capitalist globalisation The Rio Olympics kicks off this week. The 2016 games, like their forerunners, will […]

Quebec and fight for 15

Quebec and fight for 15

The fight for $15 shows true colours of Parti Québecois No to an all-class pro-independence alliance Bruno, Alternative Socialiste (CWI in Quebec) Despite a number of scandals and in the face of growing opposition to its politics of austerity, the Liberal Party of Quebec (Parti Liberal du Québec) retains first place in polls. Though the […]

Spain: a break in the political establishment
By February 19, 2016 Read More →

Spain: a break in the political establishment

 Reprinted from the February 2016 issue of Socialism Today. December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity. […]

Scotland: Independence referendum – A working-class revolt

Scotland: Independence referendum – A working-class revolt

The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won. The Yes campaign became a mass mobilization of working-class communities: against austerity and rotten establishment politics, and for a positive future. This turning point raises […]