Victory to Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott!
The mainstream press and the Labour right are in a frenzy, desperate to prevent Jeremy Corbyn winning the Labour leadership after an opinion poll has put him in the lead. The opposing candidates have been completely unable to mount a coherent or strong alternative to his clear anti-austerity message.
By Michael Burke
The Troika of the ECB/EU/IMF have imposed a harsh defeat on Syriza and all the anti-austerity forces in Europe. At every stage the concessions agreed by the Syriza leadership were not enough. The Troika, led by Germany, sought a political solution to the economic crisis; the complete rout of the anti-austerity forces and the humiliation of their first government.
There have now been violent right-wing protests in Ecuador for several weeks, calling for the ousting of the elected President, Rafael Correa.
The US-linked opposition has now released a new video that openly incites the police to engage in a coup, as previously happened in 2010 when five people were killed and the President was kidnapped. The video can be seen here.
Austerity is costing you thousands. Spend £3 to vote for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Leader.And to vote for Diane Abbott as London Mayoral candidate.supporters.labour.org.uk
Candle lit vigil following the massacre of Sikh worshippers at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin on 5 August
Saturday 20 October 2012
By Tom O’Donnell
The current crisis is leading to a revival of interest in Marxism in general and in Marxist explanations of capitalist crises in particular. Even in Britain this occasionally reaches the commentary of the mass media. Unfortunately, the commentary is usually produced by non-Marxists who mangle ideas and reproduce only their own misunderstandings.
In particular, a persistent distortion of Marxist ideas is the notion that economic crises are caused by ‘under-consumption’. Under-consumption is the process where workers are denied the full value of their expended labour-power in the production of commodities, and so cannot consume all the commodities produced in any economy.
Respect Party Press Release Friday 3rd August 2012
Former Labour MP for Halifax, Alice Mahon, is backing Kate Hudson, Respect candidate for the Manchester Central by-election on 15th November.
By Andrew Williams
The guerrilla military campaign in Syria significantly escalated in July this year when Russia and China vetoed for the third time a proposed UN Security Council resolution against Syria.
Armed Syrian opposition forces entered the two main cities of Damascus and Aleppo to mount attacks and seized a number of border control posts.
A bomb in Damascus killed four of the Syrian government’s top defence personnel, including the Defence Minister and his Deputy.
By Stephen MacAvoy
The most advanced political struggles in the world today are taking place in Latin America where governments of the left not only predominate but where a number – especially the government of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela – are seeking to move beyond the capitalist framework altogether.
In July, governments, parties and social movements from the left in Latin America came together in the 18th São Paulo Forum to co-ordinate their response to the current capitalist crisis and the imperialist offensive in the Middle East.
The Respect Party has selected Kate Hudson as its candidate for the Manchester Central by-election due on 15 November 2012. Kate is a prominent peace activist associated with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).For more information see here
By Tom Castle
Three casualties of the struggle for Kenyan national liberation have taken their legal fight for justice back to the High Court in London.
The three, Paulo Muoka Nzili, Jane Muthoni Mara and Wambugu Wa Nyingi are pursuing their claims for compensation for their illegal detention and torture at the hands of the British colonial government. Africans have long demanded an admission of guilt and apology for the atrocities committed by the British authorities.
By Abelle Moreau
The outcome of the French elections marks a turn in the political situation in France, which will now play out with implications for all parties.
Francois Hollande’s ‘honeymoon’ with French voters has been one of the shortest on record.
Having run his election campaign claiming he would reject Sarkozy’s austerity policies and insist on a ‘growth strategy’ alongside debt reduction, no new policies have materialised.
By Davy Lynch
Hundreds of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets of Mexico City to demonstrate their anger at the fraud perpetrated in the recent Presidential elections. While mainstream media talk of tens of thousands on the mobilisations, it s clear from these pictures that the numbers involved are considerable greater.
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