Archive for September, 2013

Chile: 40th anniversary of bloody overthrow of Allende government

Chile: 40th anniversary of bloody overthrow of Allende government

In re-building a socialist movement, lessons of coup need to be learnt The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York in 2001 was not the first ’9/11’. In Chile, on 11 September 1973, a bloody coup, led by General Augusto Pinochet and backed by the US administration, overthrew the democratically-elected, Left government of […]

Posted in: Chile, International
China: Regime at a crossroads

China: Regime at a crossroads

New leaders facing economic and political crisis China has entered a period of crisis. Even its leaders recognize this. The new president, Xi Jinping, admitted that the current crisis could threaten the CCP-state (Chinese Communist Party) with extinction within 10 years. A senior economist recently warned in an internal government report that failure to reform […]

Posted in: China, International
US: “I have a dream” – 50th anniversary of the march on Washington for jobs and freedom

US: “I have a dream” – 50th anniversary of the march on Washington for jobs and freedom

Martin Luther King moved from a position for a gradual reform of capitalism towards an understanding that more radical ideas were needed. The 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for jobs and freedom falls on 28 August 2013. It was on this 250,000-strong march that Martin Luther King gave his famous ‘I have […]

Posted in: International, US
South Africa: One year after the Marikana massacre

South Africa: One year after the Marikana massacre

Both capitalists and working class prepare for unforeseen turmoil On August 16, 2012, at Marikana, a bloody line was drawn in South Africa’s political sand when police in cold blood shot dead 34 workers and wounded 78. The few seconds of the massacre that were shown on TV tore down decades of carefully nurtured illusions […]

US: Socialist Breakthrough Highlights Path for Independent Politics

US: Socialist Breakthrough Highlights Path for Independent Politics

35%, over 44,000 votes – Kshama Sawant’s stunning result in Seattle primary Final numbers: Kshama Sawant: 35.06% (44,458 votes) Brian Carver: 16.64% (21,107 votes) Richard Conlin: 47.74% (60,537 votes) Write-in: 0.56% (712 votes) In the August primary election for Seattle City Council, Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant won a stunning 35% of the vote in […]

Posted in: International, Sawant, US
Egypt: Hundreds dead as military tries to consolidate power in blood
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Egypt: Hundreds dead as military tries to consolidate power in blood

Increasing sectarianism threatens revolution’s future – Workers’ independent action urgently needed Millions across the world, and especially in the Middle East, have been shocked by the killing of hundreds of mainly unarmed people in the Egyptian military’s brutal clearance of the two pro-Morsi camps in Cairo. In the days since then the military has continued […]

Posted in: Egypt, International
Tunisia: Down with Ennahda, down with the ‘Troika’!
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Tunisia: Down with Ennahda, down with the ‘Troika’!

Two and a half years after the fall of Ben Ali, the situation has gone from bad to worse for the Tunisian population, and anger is brewing as never before across the whole country. The famous slogan of the revolution – “bread, freedom, national dignity” – has probably never been so much in contrast with […]

Posted in: International, Tunisia
Brazil: Strikes, demonstrations and roadblocks open a new stage in the struggle

Brazil: Strikes, demonstrations and roadblocks open a new stage in the struggle

Organized working class enters stage of struggle After gathering more than two million people in demonstrations in 500 cities during the month of June, Brazil is experiencing a new phase of mobilization. The national day struggles on July 11 represented the first action of the organized working class movement in this process of struggle. This […]

Posted in: Brazil, International