Archive for February, 2014

Greece: Still in the eye of the storm

Greece: Still in the eye of the storm

From the outside, it can appear there’s a certain pause in the struggle in Greece. Is this true? There is a certain lull in the movement, compared to the titanic battles particularly of 2011, but there is no real quiet on the frontline. To start with, the solidarity movement is extremely extensive in Greece. It […]

Posted in: Greece, International
Ukraine: Yanukovich deposed
By February 27, 2014 Read More →

Ukraine: Yanukovich deposed

Pro-western, right wing regime consolidates power The latest developments in the Ukraine saw the dramatic overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovich and his flight from Kiev. Mass discontent at grinding poverty and a corrupt, brutal regime finally erupted into a revolt in Kiev and many parts of Ukraine last November. But the lack of a working […]

Posted in: International, Ukraine
Has world population reached its limits?
By February 14, 2014 Read More →

Has world population reached its limits?

Review of Too Many People? By Ian Angus and Simon Butler Haymarket Books, 2011 ONE OF the major divisions within environmentalists is on the issue of population and ‘overpopulation’, with many claiming that a key cause of environmental damage is too many people. The British Royal Society recently released a report, People and the Planet, […]

Tunisia: Three years on since the fall of Ben Ali

Tunisia: Three years on since the fall of Ben Ali

New ‘technocratic’ government no response to workers’ demands Three years ago, on the 14 January 2011, a new chapter opened in world politics. The overthrow of longtime dictator Ben Ali in Tunisia by a sweeping revolutionary movement marked the trigger and inspiration for mass movements across the world, and for a complete transformation of the […]

Posted in: International, Tunisia
Kshama Sawant Responds to Obama’s State of the Union address

Kshama Sawant Responds to Obama’s State of the Union address

President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address January 28th, 2014 to an audience of millions of Americans looking for signs of relief from consistently deteriorating living standards. Obama commented on the ever expanding gap between the very rich and the rest of us, and he spoke about raising the federal minimum wage from […]

Posted in: Sawant, US