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Cizre, Leyla İmret, & Turkish Democracy

The HDP co-mayor of the Cizre district of Turkey’s Şırnak Province, 28-year-old Leyla İmret, was brought into the world of politics very abruptly at an early age, with her father being killed “before her eyes” by Turkish “security forces” when … Continue reading

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MEXICO: CNTE, Zapatistas & CRAC-PC Unite Around Ayotzinapa

Three social movements that have represented the hopes of Mexican people for autonomy and justice in recent years have been the CNTE teaching union, the Zapatistas, and the community police forces of the CRAC-PC. Strongest in the southern states of … Continue reading

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Resistance Is Fertile

Resistance Is Fertile A collection of political poetry. The poems in this book speak about the social and economic conditions in today’s world (and yesterday’s). They are dedicated to the exploited of our planet and to those who seek to … Continue reading

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UK: Chartism and a Sense of Working Class History

We are probably all aware of the horrific conditions which our ancestors worked under, and of the way in which they were exploited and oppressed so that the wealth of the ruling class of our country could grow. But the … Continue reading

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The Zapatistas Redefined Themselves. The Mexican Government Did Not.

Patrocinio González was governor of Chiapas between 1988 and 1993 – a period in which the Zapatistas were preparing to reveal their existence to the world. Whilst recognising the injustices faced by indigenous communities in Mexico, he claims that the … Continue reading

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Bishop Vera on the EZLN: “Their Proposal Is Peace”

One of the latest representatives of the ‘progressive’ current of the Catholic Church, Raúl Vera López is the bishop of Saltillo, Coahuila, and was involved in the peace process after the Zapatista Uprising of 1994. Reflecting on the twentieth anniversary … Continue reading

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The State of the Mexican Republic Twenty Years after the Zapatista Uprising

Since 1994, the political landscape in Mexico (and throughout the world) has changed quite a lot. And politicians did not escape the changes. Some have been replaced by ‘entrepreneurs’, others have simply become their agents. As a result, the economic … Continue reading

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Understanding of International Politics Based on Objective Historical Analysis

Historical analysis in international relations should not be focussed on the denunciation of certain regimes, but on understanding why tension exists between nations, and what the best ways to deal with such tension are. For, considering American actions in Hiroshima … Continue reading

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The Socialist International – The Saviours of the Proletariat?

At a glance, there are few (if any) members of the Socialist International that truly represent the possibility of significant, radical change. Its members include parties which are happy with privatisation and are effectively counter-revolutionary in nature.   It seems … Continue reading

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7) Calle 13 on Police Violence

A big part of bourgeois democracy is keeping the police armed and powerful in order to keep the people effectively powerless. And when the police are undereducated or underpaid, the potential for abuses is greater. In 2007, Residente attacked the … Continue reading

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