The meaning of the current demonstrations against Putin

Russia is engulfed in new demonstrations against Vladimir Putin’s government. Demonstrations with a democratic content, against the arrest of an opposition leader, Alexey Navalny and against corruption. The fact that they have spread to the interior of the country, to less privileged regions than the capital Moscow, reflects elements...

The struggle for health in France

Interview by Martin Ralph - International Socialist League A French health worker answers questions about their struggle and in doing so shows the European struggle for public health is a central question for all countries in Europe, against health cuts, privatisation, and capitalism. We also take the opportunity to express our...

The year of living dangerously

Te third year nursing student Dafydd Jones reflects on the campaign for pay and conditions in the NHS during the hardest year for healthcare workers in living memory. By International Socialist League - Britain How did NHS workers’ struggle advance in 2020 over wages, funding for services, etc.? 2020 is of course...

Cyprus: The Past and Today of the Endless Story

The "endless story" continues! Elections were held in North Cyprus. Ersin Tatar, the right-wing UBP candidate supported by the palace regime had won with 51.47% and with a difference of 4500 votes. by Hakkı Yükselen / Kırmızı Gazete   22.10.2020 Tatar, in his speech after the elections, firstly thanked Turkey’s President Erdogan...

Fight Racism Where Ever It Is: BLACK LIVES MATTER

Keelie was one of the organisers of a Sandbach BLM event in late August and her speech she said, the past couple of months have been a rollercoaster of emotions and the actions of some have proved our point as to why we need to start an anti-racism campaign...

A Useful War for All Oppressors in South Caucasus

The current conflict in Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan is dealt with by many as an “ever-conflicting Caucasians’ stuff”. Nothing is more distant from reality. There is no way to address the reality of any conflict in the Caucasus out of the historical framework of centuries-old oppression by neighboring powers. By Kirmizi...

The Catholic Church Does Not Have the Right To Be the “Voice of the Poor”

Recently, the Pope made statements in which he denounced that the coronavirus pandemic aggravated the "social inequalities" characteristic of the current economy. What is the objective of this denunciation? By: Alejandro Iturbe    Sept/05/2020 Translation: Corriente Obrera Lit-ci U.S. In a speech broadcast from the Vatican, which had worldwide exposure, Jorge Bergoglio...

Pandemics: How the October Revolution Fought and Won

As billions of people struggle to contain the coronavirus inside a world system of exploitation and oppression, one thing is clear: no government can be trusted to safeguard their population from suffering and dying. By Martin Ralph At the beginning of September Covid-19 had led to 863,535 deaths, 26 million cases...

German Government and Volkswagen: Populism and Repression in the South African Pandemic

The German government decided, through the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), together with South African Volkswagen, to support the battle against Coronavirus in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. By Cesar Neto The initiative was presented to the press in June.  An important local newspaper reported this with the...

The UK Economy – to hell in a hand cart!

While Johnson is pretending to throw the “kitchen sink” at the British economy, as with COVID-19 containment and prevention, many in the health, education and other public services say it is too little too late. The “kitchen sink” is meant to save capital not workers. By Peter Windeler Figures show that...

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