Archive for April, 2017

US: Why did Washington order air strikes on Syria?

US: Why did Washington order air strikes on Syria?

No support for Trump or Assad – For workers’ unity. Working people in the U.S. and around the world were understandably horrified by the images of children dying from Sarin gas in Idlib, Syria. It is only the latest barbaric act in a civil war that has seen 400,000 die and millions driven from their […]

Posted in: International, Syria, US, War
Russian Revolution: Overthrow of the Tsar to Edge of Power: February to October

Russian Revolution: Overthrow of the Tsar to Edge of Power: February to October

The February revolution in Russia, started by women striking on International Working Women’s Day, quickly pushed aside the Tsar. The main demands were Bread, Peace and Down with the Autocracy (feudal dictatorship). The next nine months were a living struggle around these slogans. A revolution is not an event; it is a process. Two Opposing […]

South Africa: ANC President Zuma purges cabinet

South Africa: ANC President Zuma purges cabinet

Political situation demands the launch of a mass workers’ party The cabinet reshuffle Jacob Zuma announced, like a thief in the night, at 12am, on 31 March, 2017, is the most audacious act of factional manoeuvring since Zuma’s election as president of the African National Congress (ANC) in 2007 and of the country in 2009. […]

Russian Revolution: March 1917 – After the fall of Czarism, what next for the revolution?

Russian Revolution: March 1917 – After the fall of Czarism, what next for the revolution?

The overthrow of Tsarist rule in February and the winning of some important democratic rights did not mean the end of the revolution. Rather it was the beginning of the struggle to determine what would be the shape of the new Russia that the vast majority of the population wished for. Immediate issues were posed […]