Widespread anger across the world and embarrassment in Washington has greeted the news that the US security services and its closest allies, particularly Britain, have been spying both on their supposed allies and tens of millions of ordinary people around the world.Read More »
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On 16 August, 2012, at Marikana, a bloody line was drawn in South Africa’s political sand when police in cold blood shot dead 34 workers and wounded 78. The few seconds of the massacre that were shown on TV tore down decades of carefully nurtured illusions about the ANC government and the capitalist state.Read More »
In the August primary election for Seattle City Council, Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant won a stunning 35% of the vote in a three-way race against two Democratic Party candidates. Over 44,000 people voted for Sawant, more votes than the incumbent Seattle mayor or any of his opponents.Read More »
Millions across the world, and especially in the Middle East, have been shocked by the killing of hundreds of mainly unarmed people in the Egyptian military’s brutal clearance of the two pro-Morsi camps in Cairo. In the days since then the military has continued its offensive.Read More »
The government of Brazil must bitterly curse its bad luck this week. In normal times in a Latin American country a visit from a Pope would bring an avalanche of good publicity and opportunities for unpopular establishment politicians to use the pontifical popularity to try and rehabilitate their dented standing with the broader populace.Read More »
Below is a press statement issued today by Paul Murphy MEP. It is in response to an article in the Jerusalem Post which contained condemnation from a number of MEPs on the call for a mass movement, similar to the first intifada to overthrow the Israeli capitalist establishment made in an interview with Russia Today. To view the news paper article click here, to view the interview please click here.Read More »
People in China’s cities are choking on smog. This past winter the capital Beijing, and other northern cities, suffered their worst air pollution readings on record.Read More »
The stormy and bloody developments since the removal and arrest of President Morsi by the military mark a new, challenging and dangerous stage in the unfolding Egyptian revolution.Read More »
The brutal invasion of Gezi Park by police on the night of June 15th, the eighteenth day of its occupation, will be remembered as a significant event in the growth of resistance to the authoritarian rule of Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP Government. Erdogan sent in the police to demonstrate to his opponents – and his supporters alike – that he was ...Read More »
Taksim Square has become a household name since the mighty uprising against the Erdogan government erupted on 31 May. We visited the protests in Istanbul at the start of June to extend solidarity and to learn about the situation on the ground.Read More »