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Court Rules Against French Trade Union Leader Gaël Quirante

By ERNIE GOTTA On Wednesday, Dec. 18, French courts ruled against postal worker and trade-union leader Gaël Quirante with a three-month suspended prison sentence and a five-year probationary period. If he receives another criminal conviction in the next five years, even if it’s a misdemeanor, he goes to jail for...

Why Labour lost. What next for the working class?

International Socialist League (IWL-FI UK) Statement A shock wave went through the Labour Party, the Corbynistas, many political commentators and even the Tories on 12 December as Boris Johnson led the Tories to a landslide victory with 365 MPs (43.6%) against Labour’s 203 (32.32%) and have won the largest majority...

Crisis and Reorganization among Labor and Political Parties

The 2008 economic crisis shook with tectonic force the old social stability in the Spanish State. By Juan Ramos The real estate speculative bubble ruptured, and the Spanish economy that relied on it (greatly indebted to European banks), begun collapsing, combined with the global economic recession. More than two million jobs...

EU: privatisation, minijobs and land grab

Since the 1990s German workers have suffered increasingly precarious work, and the German union bureaucracies collaborated in these attacks with the state and big business. For decades there has been increased inequality with rising precarious employment in the form of low-wage work, working poverty, and temporary employment. Peter Windeler –...

General Election: Vote For Independent Class Struggle Candidates!

And where none are standing vote Labour critically to kick out the Tories! International Socialist League’s Statement Since the 2007-2008 financial crash and the turn to austerity policies in 2010, the social conflict has accelerated due to inequalities in wealth and income being as high as existed during the Great Depression...

There are many reasons for not trusting next PSOE-UP government

The PSOE and UP (Unidas Podemos) have reached a preliminary deal to establish a "progressive coalition government." After Sanchez’s electoral fiasco, UP’s plummeting and the far-right Vox’s increase, what seemed "impossible" for six months has come true in 36 hours. By Corriente Roja In a few days, we’ll know if they...

Impasse Continues in Parliament as British Capitalism is Deeply Divided on EU

Workers’ anger increases against austerity while parliament remains paralysed By ISL - IWL-FI section in the UK Uncertainty and instability continue more than three years after the EU referendum took place.  The chaos results from divisions within British capitalism and imperialism over its declining position on a European and world level,...

Solidarity With Catalonian Upsurge from Brazil

CSP-Conlutas sent a message of solidarity to sisters and brothers in Catalonia who carried out the freedom marches and the general strike on October 18, 2019. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup They fight back both the monarchy and the Spanish State, in their struggle for the right for self-determination. CSP-Conlutas opposes the brutal...

Some Lessons on the Elections After 4 Years of Geringonça Administration

The 6th October Portuguese elections had a special meaning, because they happened after four years of the Geringonça government which was claimed as the government of stability after austerity measures, not only by the international bourgeoisie (IMF, ECB, EU) but also by various sectors of the left around the...

It’s time to defeat Johnson and the Tories on the streets

Demonstrate, occupy and strike! Build the general strike, kick the Tories out! Demand General Election Now! ISL - England Johnson pursues his anti-democratic and anti-working-class actions in parliament but has lost one vote after another. He is losing and desperate. However, Corbyn is prevaricating – none of this is in the interests of...

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