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Venezuela highlights the Popular Front and Populist governments’ crisis

The right-wing oppositionist leader Leopoldo Lopez turned himself in to the police and was arrested on February 18, accused of "inciting violence" against Nicolas Maduro’s administration, after several days of demonstrations and bloody clashes with the government’s repressive forces and shock troops. It's a new fact, which expresses the...

Deflected Permanent Revolution or Crisis of Leadership? – Part 2

A Marxist critique of the theory of Deflected Permanent Revolution 2) Cliff’s “Deflected Permanent Revolution”: A Marxist Critical Appraisal Let’s go now to Cliff’s contributions on the evaluation of the postwar revolutions. In his critique of Trotsky’s theory Cliff invalidates some of the theses he first outlined and then he develops new...

Deflected Permanent Revolution or Crisis of Leadership? – Part 1

A Marxist critique of the theory of Deflected Permanent Revolution Re-opening a dialogue In 1963, Tony Cliff and the IST published a very short essay “Deflected Permanent Revolution” which was an attempt to revise Trotsky’s theory of Permanent Revolution in light of the two major postwar revolutions: Cuba and China. This revision...

Iran-US Agreement

A pact against the revolution in North Africa and the Middle East On Sunday, November 24th an agreement regarding Iranian nuclear problem was signed between Iran and the 5+1 Group, constituted by the five permanent members of Security Council of the UN (China, USA, France, UK and Russia) plus...

Stop Criminal Persecution Against “Illegal Immigrants”!

Throughout the entire last month the issue of the “illegal immigrants” was once again receiving priority attention from international press. In early October, more than 300 African immigrants, most of them proceeding from Eritrea and Somalia, were drowned 500 metres from the shore of the Italian island Lampedusa,...

Brazil: First Great Victory of the Demonstrations

State and municipal governments recoil on the increase of fares The demonstrations against the increase of fares on public transport (trains, underground and buses) that broke out several days ago and spread all across the country (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, many state capitals and important inland cities have...

Let us Surround Syrian Revolution with Our Solidarity!

At the beginning of its third year, Syrian Revolution continues and becomes increasingly acute. Syrian people, who rose in arms to get rid of the bloodthirsty dictatorship of Bashar Al Assad, are still displaying their heroism and sacrifice and they confronted an enemy who wields military superiority and...

Out with imperialism from the Korean Peninsula

No political support for dictator Kim Jong-un Kim Jong-un, the young dictator of North Korea threatened the USA with nuclear Armageddon for the first week of April, promising a shower of missiles on the American continent and on American bases in Hawaii and Guam.  He declared “state of war” with...

The Special Edition of International Courier in Arabic is Launched

The IWL has released a special issue of International Courier in Arabic for the World Social Forum, recently held in Tunisia, on March 26-30. The same has included the articles devoted to the Arab world in the last magazine - number 10 – as Ronald Leon's article on the...

Bolivia: A Workers’ Party is born

Summoned by the historic Workers’ Central of Bolivia (COB), the First National Political Workers’ Central was held on 7 and 8 March 2013. That is how a new workers’ party (PT) was spawned conceived as a Political Instrument of the workers. We have witnessed a historic and extremely progressive...

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