Archive for November, 2013

Environment: Climate Train to Warsaw

Environment: Climate Train to Warsaw

“It is already 10 past midnight” On Friday the 15th of November, 700 Belgian activists boarded a train to Warsaw specially chartered by “Climat et Justice Sociale” (Climate and Social Justice) to join a demonstration on the margins of the COP 19 (19th conference), the climate summit of the UN, which took place in the […]

Nigeria: A political party of the working class is born

Nigeria: A political party of the working class is born

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) holds inaugural convention “Today we are beginning a new chapter in the history of Nigeria; a chapter that will be dominated by the political struggle of the working masses to take power and begin to take control of the destiny of this Nation in the interest of the vast majority” […]

Posted in: International, Nigeria
Sri Lanka: Spotlight on a blood-stained regime

Sri Lanka: Spotlight on a blood-stained regime

With the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) taking place from 10 to 17 November all eyes are on Sri Lanka With the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) taking place from 10 to 17 November all eyes are on Sri Lanka. In 2009 the Socialist was almost a lone voice reporting on the government’s […]

Posted in: International, Sri Lanka
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan destruction aggravated by capitalism

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan destruction aggravated by capitalism

Thousands killed and 11 million affected by strongest storm ever Typhoon Haiyan (‘Yolanda’ in the Philippines) has caused destruction on a massive scale. This storm was three times more powerful than Hurricane Katrina, which killed 1,400 people in the United States in 2005. Winds that ripped into the eastern Philippines on Friday 7 November were […]

Catalonia: The national question, the European Union and the limits of capitalism

Catalonia: The national question, the European Union and the limits of capitalism

Debate centres on question of EU following massive human chain in favour of independence on 11 September On 11 September (la Diada, Catalan national holiday), up to 1.6 million Catalans took part in a massive human chain from one end of Catalonia to the other, to demand independence from the Spanish state. This follows last […]

Tunisia: “Mass struggle constrained by Popular Front and UGTT leaderships”

Tunisia: “Mass struggle constrained by Popular Front and UGTT leaderships”

The talks held between the government and the opposition parties, called the ‘initiative for a national dialogue’, were suspended on Monday 4 November. In short, this ‘initiative for a national dialogue’ is nothing but an attempt by the ruling classes to negotiate an arrangement ‘from the top’ to try to provide a solution to the […]

Posted in: International, Tunisia
US: NSA spying row reveals new tensions between imperialist powers
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US: NSA spying row reveals new tensions between imperialist powers

Millions routinely spied upon by state agencies Widespread anger across the world and embarrassment in Washington has greeted the news that the US security services and its closest allies, particularly Britain, have been spying both on their supposed allies and tens of millions of ordinary people around the world. Nearly every day there are new […]

Posted in: International, US
Syria: The accelerating catastrophe

Syria: The accelerating catastrophe

Will there be ’Geneva II’ negotiations? The western imperialist powers have changed their current focus on Syria from war to negotiations. The aim now is to convene a Geneva II conference before the end of the year. On the ground in Syria, fighting and suffering continues in a country increasingly divided into enclaves and religious/sectarian […]

Posted in: International, Syria