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Winds in Europe are blowing in the Right Direction

World economy shows no signs of recovery, and signs of a new recession already appear in the horizon. Governments seek to rescue an EU that founders. While they debate about the Brexit, the working class enters action in France against Macron, overgrowing labor and political bureaucracies By Corriente Roja To the...

Balance of the February 5 demonstrations in France

Yellow vests and unions: after the February 5 demonstrations, a clear calling from the union leaderships to a general strike and the blockage of economy is necessary. By Gaston Lefranc (February 6, 2019) Source: https://tendanceclaire.org/article.php?id=1536 The February 5 demonstrations were summoned by the CGT and Solidaires, and timidly and locally by the FO and...

France: All support to the February 5th General Strike!

The CGT, Solidaires and CNT-SO unions are calling a strike in all France next Tuesday February 5. International Workers League- Fourth International (IWL-FI) Statement The “Assembly of Assemblies” of the yellow vests, gathered on Commercy on January 26-27, has adopted support to the strike. Not to an isolated mobilization day, but...

Brazil could follow the Example of Hungary

Recently, President Jair Bolsonaro stated much identification with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. He is considered far right wing and was present on Bolsonaro’s inauguration ceremony on January 1st. The Hungarian congratulated him for the electoral victory and the Brazilian ensured they would be “great associates in the future”....

May loses her Brexit vote as the abyss deepens for workers

Co-ordinate strikes against the bosses and government! Demand the TUC call a general strike to finish the government! End the EU with workers struggle and international solidarity! By Martin Ralph Theresa May’s Brexit deal was defeated in the British parliament on 15 January by 432 to 202 votes. This is an historic defeat, the...

Protests in Hungary Increase

There is a social uprising in Hungary. Despite the weather under zero, between 15 and 20 thousand people marched last Sunday in the capital, Budapest, to reject a perverse labor reform pushed by the far right government of Viktor Orbán, a tyrant that controls power with iron hands since...

The Rebellion of the Yellow Vests enters Fifth Week

Last December 15, the fifth week of the yellow vests’ protests in all France began. According to the Interior Ministry, 66 thousand protestors participated in the demonstrations, a significant decrease when compared to the 126 thousand last week. By Fabio Bosco There were 230 protests, where 157 people were arrested and...

Down with the Tory Government – Organise a general strike

The following article was published in the Socialist Voice. No 34 (November/December). This was before the recent events in the British parliament and EU. But it remains relevant to the current situation. There is no easy way for workers to face the result of the two year struggle between the...

Macron, on the Defensive

Clearly, Macron felt the blow. Almost an entire month of demonstrations of the yellow vests and the incorporation of the high school students in the past few days have set him on the defensive. By Daniel Sugasti Neither generalized repression nor the more than 4 thousand arrests have calmed the streets....

Paris on Fire

On Saturday December 8, a new day of mobilization by the “yellow vests” took place in Paris and other French cities. Their fight had already forced the Emmanuel Macron administration to take a step back on the fuel price increase (demand with which the process began). Although he had...

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