Archive for July, 2014

War on Gaza

War on Gaza

Mass action needed to stop bloodshed Whole families burnt alive. Parents with children. Shajaiya neighbourhood in Gaza is complete rubble. Over 1,100 Palestinians’ lives have ended since 8 July, as ruthless inferno has rained down on this besieged, impoverished, and highly populated strip of land during the Muslim Ramadan. Eid Al-Fitr, a usually festive holiday […]

China: The great slowdown

China: The great slowdown

Signs that the mammoth property bubble is finally bursting belie Beijing’s upbeat GDP data On July 16 the Chinese government released its GDP figures for the second quarter, causing global financial markets to heave a collective sigh of relief as 7.5 percent growth was announced. This figure (Beijing’s GDP data is notoriously prone to manipulation) […]

Posted in: China, International
World War One: 100 years since the great slaughter
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

World War One: 100 years since the great slaughter

Ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured The first world war began 100 years ago, unleashing slaughter on an unprecedented scale. This anniversary has featured prominently in the capitalist media. Most fail, however, to explain why millions of working-class people were sent to their deaths in trench-warfare hellholes: capitalism’s drive for profit, […]

Posted in: History, International, War
Revolutionary Teamsters

Revolutionary Teamsters

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Strikes This year marks the 80th anniversary of one of the greatest labor revolts in U.S. history: the strikes of the Minneapolis Teamsters in 1934. Led by socialists, this historic strike opened an era of unprecedented revolt of the U.S. working class. Over the course of the […]

Posted in: History, US, Work
Argentina: Return to turmoil
By July 10, 2014 Read More →

Argentina: Return to turmoil

Debt crisis is back – the class struggle and tasks for the Left Over a decade has passed since the Argentinian financial crash of 2000-2002, which led to one of history’s biggest sovereign defaults. The dominant narrative has it that the ensuing period of economic turmoil and mass struggle was brought to an end by […]

Posted in: Argentina, International
World capitalism fails working people

World capitalism fails working people

“Capitalism has no solution to the crisis of its system – that is official. The OECD, one of the main economic agencies of capitalism, confirms this in its latest report on prospects for the next 45 years.” Peter Taaffe’s introduction to the session on World Perspectives at the CWI’s recent European School in Belgium highlighted […]

Posted in: International
Iraq: Isis jihadists capture more territory

Iraq: Isis jihadists capture more territory

Only organized, united working class can end war and social misery The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) continues to make territorial gains, controlling much of western Iraq along the border with Syria. The Sunni jihadist force has seized a border crossing into Jordan – a key ally of the United States – […]

Posted in: International, Iraq, Syria