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Back to Trotskyism! Revolutionary regroupment with the League for the Fourth International
On April 16, the Better-Late-Than-Never (BLTN) Faction of the International Communist League (ICL) put forward its Declaration of Faction calling to “Return to the Road of Genuine Spartacism” and to “Regroup with the IG/LFI on the Basis of Their Revolutionary Continuity!” The very next day they received a response from the Spartacist League’s Los Angeles local, falsely claiming that the declaration was written in collaboration with the IG and cynically saying it considered the decla...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 6:53PM
US drone killer-in-chief in Vietnam
POTUS 44 Obama had the "audacity" to announce--while visiting Vietnam, a nation that was genocidally invaded by the USA empire 5 decades ago--another Imperial assassination of a foreign fighter whose only "crime" was to rid his country of illegal invaders! Talk about the utter hubris of an unrepentant mouthpiece for the Evil Empire.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:16AM
Who Owns the Sky? The Climate in the Globalization Trap
The bad news is that there are more inconvenient truths. Climate change is present, not future. Globalization and protection of the atmosphere do not go together. Climate policy has a policy. Economic profit dominance always has priority over climate protection. The logic of the financial markets to which climate protection often falls victim must be broken. A whole bundle of measures is necessary. Climate protection must go hand-in-hand with fighting poverty.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:07AM
New UK Report Supports Strong Action on Antibiotics in Ag
WASHINGTON, May 20th, 2016 — A report commissioned by the government of the United Kingdom (see PDF) recommends reducing “the extensive and unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture” in order to curb the global spread of infections. The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance released its final report this week, calling for quick movement to ban or restrict the use of antibiotics in animals that are vital for human health, among other measures.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 3:37PM
Class War 03/2016: IRAQ 1991 – Class war and bourgeois containment
It was a quarter of a century ago, on March 7th, 1991, when the proletarian uprising in Iraq against war showed to the world proletariat the only way forward to eliminate wars forever. As always, on the other side of the social barricade, all the global forces of Capital acted as one body to liquidate the autonomy of our class.
Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:49AM
38 Arguments Against TTIP
TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) agreement continues an old thinking instead of everyone sharing in the profits of a few. The ISDS (Investor-State-Dispute Settlement) private arbitration courts enable corporations to sue states and could have a chilling effect on labor and environment protection. The German Judges Union called the agreement unnecessary and the additional protection of foreign investors "nonsense." The Alternative Trade Mandate worked out by 50 European NGOs...
Posted: Mon May 9, 2016 6:08AM
We won't fight for any post. Proletarians have no national homeland
Our Homeland is our Class
Posted: Sat May 7, 2016 4:44PM
TTIP and CETA Must Be Prevented
Under TTIP, TPP and TiSA, corporations can sue states for lost profits. The German Judges Union calls additional protection of foreign investors "nonsense" that undermines democracy and the constitutional state and could lead to an avalanche of lawsuits and the chilling of labor and environmental protection. Jonas Sjostedt is the chairperson of the Swedish Left Party.
Posted: Thu May 5, 2016 11:53AM
Chernobyl + 30
Thirty Years after the nuclear cataclysm at Chernobyl, the disaster continues.
Posted: Mon May 2, 2016 3:52PM
$40 Billion in Military Aid to Israel
Obama Administration Proposes Up to $40 Billion in Military Aid to Israel The Obama administration has proposed an unprecedented military funding package to Israel that could top $40 billion over 10 years. It is the largest military funding package the U.S. has ever offered to any nation. Israeli officials are reportedly demanding even more funding. The U.S. currently gives Israel $3 billion a year in military funding under a deal slated to expire in 2018.
Posted: Mon May 2, 2016 2:43PM
For a REAL International Workers May Day
This May Day, ILWU Local 10 will be leading a march in San Francisco. But to be really serious, the unions must break with the corporate-controlled Democratic Party as well as really fight for their members on the job.
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:24AM
From the Constitutional State to the Security State
The state of emergency is that arrangement by which totalitarian powers were established in Europe. The security state is neither part of the constitutional state nor what Michel Foucault called the disciplinary society. The security state is permanently grounded on fear and must keep fear alive at any cost because it has its essential function and legitimacy from it. The de-politization of citizens is a characteristic of the security state.
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:45AM
The War on Truth
Describes profound and world shaking decisions made by the United Nations behind a global iron curtain which has determined that America, the West and individual freedoms should go into decline - and it is happening.But I believe there is an answer.
Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:24AM
Nepal Struggles to Rebuild One Year After Massive Earthquake
Nepal faces significant humanitarian challenges one year after its devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:07PM
Argentina Returns to Bond Market after Debt Settlement
Argentina returns to the bond market after 15 years with access to limited international financing.
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:41AM
One human being is equal to a hundred animals?
In a small town of Kotpad in Orissa, a tragic incident claimed the lives of eight people, who were killed by a wild bear that had managed to escape from its habitat into the village. The bear was eventually caught and killed by the villagers.
Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:42AM
House Republicans Convene to Discuss Puerto Rico Legislation
Speaker Paul Ryan is holding a special meeting with Republicans to discuss the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). Ahead of the Republican special session, the religious development group Jubilee USA sent a letter from its executive director advocating passage with key changes.
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:37AM
The Shortwave Report 04/15/16 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:37PM
IMF Puts Spotlight on Puerto Rico Debt Crisis as Congress Debates Solutions
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will categorize Puerto Rico as its own entity in its economic database for the first time. Puerto Rico is in the midst of a significant debt crisis but is not eligible for IMF assistance because it is not a country.
Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:12AM
Palestinian Activists File $34.5 Billion Lawsuit against US Corps & Individuals
The milestone must read $34.5 billion lawsuit exposing the US-Zionist theft of Palestinian land is at http://www.martinmcmahonlaw.com/Tamimi_Complaint.pdf on the website of the plaintiffs' attorney, Martin McMahon and Associates, and may be found with the use of PACER at the site of the US District Court, District of Columbia, Case 1:16-cv-00445, Tamimi v Adelson.
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:48PM