Monthly Archives: June 2014

Zapatistas: Politics of Life Against the Power of Death

It is easy to say “autonomy”, but the word itself cannot encapsulate years of hunger, humiliation, conflict, death, harassment, disdain, and racism. Nor can it reflect the pain and rage that come from seeing a comrade violently murdered. It also … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Army & Government Harassment against CECOP in Guerrero Deteriorates

Members of the CECOP (Council of Ejidos and ‘Comuneros’ Opposed to the Parota) have defended their land in Guerrero for the last fourteen years, opposing government plans to build a dam called “La Parota” and affirming their “Land Is Not … Continue reading

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SPAIN: Open the Wall … Close the Wall

“Avalanche”; “Invasion of Foreigners”; “80,000 Sub-Saharans Hoping to Jump the Fences of Ceuta and Melilla and Cross the Straits into Europe”; “Is It Too Much to Ask That They Don’t Come Illegally?”   Above are some of the phrases used … Continue reading

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VENEZUELA: Imperialist threats and the limits of populism

Every time the working class and poor of Latin America try to take a step forward and write their own history they confront the power of U.S. imperialism. It uses whatever is in fashion at the time — coups, blockades, … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Street Protests

For over two months, Venezuela has been in the news around the world. The street protests throughout the country have made people sit up and look. But it seems like the thousand or so people detained in the first month … Continue reading

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“Fenerism”: A World for Rent

Today, the right to property is denied to the majority of humans. The base of the capitalist system lies in the leasing of all types of “goods”, and loans with interest or usury are the greatest exponents. No-one talks about … Continue reading

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Julio Anguita: The Oligarchy Already Has a Plan

The social, political, and economic oligarchy (which has been in power in Spain since before the Transition) has a plan to ensure that the two-party system which sustains it continues to rule the country. After the ‘earthquake’ of the EU … Continue reading

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The Dream of a Third Spanish Republic

This June, an apparently significant change has occurred in Spanish politics, with the abdication of King Juan Carlos I (part of the Bourbon dynasty that has ruled Spain since 1713). If we analyse the recent history of Spain a bit … Continue reading

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BRAZIL: Football and Capitalism

We have all seen the massive street protests that have erupted throughout Brazil in the run up to the 2014 World Cup. Protesters have criticised the excessive spending on the competition and the corruption involved – all amidst government austerity … Continue reading

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US Double Standards (Chomsky on the Russian Annexation of Crimea)

Since the end of the Cold War, the world’s imperialist superpowers have only intervened militarily in other nations when there is international consensus or when a rival’s red lines are not crossed. For example, the invasion of Iraq did not … Continue reading

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