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Archive for February, 2010

Capitalism’s Crisis Gives the Lie to Obama’s Promises

By • Feb 25th, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: International Communist Current – Today, a year after Obama’s inauguration and the euphoria that accompanied it, what assessment can we make of the “change” that Obama was supposed to deliver? There’s been plenty of change but not much of it for the better. The government still dreams up more bail-outs for the banking and […]



Greece: One Year on

By • Feb 25th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: International Communist Current – One year ago, there were three weeks of massive struggles in the streets of Greece over the police murder of a young anarchist, Alexandros Grigoropoulos. But the movement on the street and in the schools and universities had great difficulty linking up with the struggles in the workplace. There was […]



Afghanistan’s War: The Road to Hell Is Paved With Bad Intentions

By • Feb 25th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: International Communist Current After 8 years in Afghanistan, the international force led by the USA is sending in more troops. Far from a blow for democracy or the ‘war on terror’, this conflict is turning the region into an ever worsening hell. Eight years after the ‘great victory’ that overthrew the Taliban in the […]



Beyond Slogans (Part II): Is a Republic based on Peoples Assemblies only a dream?

By • Feb 24th, 2010 • Category: Commentaries, Headline

On the topic of the Republic of Peoples Assemblies as a form of government, the bourgeoisie tries to present it as an unachievable dream. This is because nobody can deny that this is a democratic system of governance; that is a government that gives every single member of society the means for direct intervention in legislative and administrative rule. Of course considering existence of millenniums of living in class societies, imagining an egalitarian, fair society as a real possibility rather than a dream is very difficult. But fortunately for example democracy of Athena lasted long enough until the time when humanity invented writing and recorded history and, therefore it became recorded as a historical paradigm of such a government.



Labor disputes roll across Europe

By • Feb 24th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: CNN- STORY HIGHLIGHTS * French air traffic controllers go on strike Tuesday * Lufthansa pilots agreed to suspend their strike until March 8 * Striking French oil workers are causing gasoline shortages * Widespread strikes are expected Wednesday in Greece; protests in Spain (CNN) — French air traffic controllers went on strike Tuesday as […]



Lessons from February 11th of 2010

By • Feb 23rd, 2010 • Category: Commentaries, Headline

Sixteenth Message of the Communist Workers of Iran – The outcome of February 11th ceremony of the 31st year anniversary of the Revolution was unpleasant and disappointing for many “leaders”. The main reason given was “the participation of a large crowed in the pro regime demonstration”. But the fact shown by the Google’s satellite images […]



Lufthansa pilots on strike

By • Feb 22nd, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Lufthansa strike threatens global pain – Source:CNN- A four-day strike by the pilots’ union of Lufthansa threatens one of the world’s largest airlines and may disrupt travel on more than two dozen partner airlines on Monday. Lufthansa and the pilot’s union, Vereinigung Cockpit, are holding talks this weekend as a last ditch effort to avoid […]



Reformist’s confusion stunts opposition protests

By • Feb 19th, 2010 • Category: Commentaries, Headline

Reformist followers join the government supporters on Feb. 11th in Azadi Sq. By: Yassamine Mather – Last week’s official celebrations of the February 1979 uprising that brought down the shah’s regime in Iran stood in total contrast to the events of 31 years ago. The Islamic state’s lengthy preparations for the anniversary of the revolution […]



Juan Manuel Martinez Moreno is free!

By • Feb 19th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: Angry White Kid By: Scott Campbell – A hard-fought victory was achieved in Oaxaca, Mexico today when Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno emerged from the Santa María Ixcotel prison a free man. Juan Manuel had been held since October 16, 2008 – 490 days – charged with the murder of U.S. Indymedia journalist Brad Will. […]



Greek strikers confronted with the riot police

By • Feb 18th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Guardian: 10.21am: Greek riot police have fired teargas at dozens of protesters in central Athens. “Officers fired teargas when garbage collectors tried to drive their trucks through a police cordon to join the main march,” a police official told Reuters. He said some protesters responded by throwing stones, but the incident was quickly over. Daily […]