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Archive for March, 2010

The US Mexican Border: Obama’s Bloody War in Juarez

By • Mar 27th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: cencoalt-March 24, 2010 – by Mike Whitney Global Research, “The war on drugs has always been a pretext for political repression and social control.” Alexander Cockburn, Counterpunch editor Last Saturday, a US consulate employee and his pregnant wife were gunned down in their SUV in Ciudad Juarez while their seven month old baby watched […]



Oaxacan Community Organizer Attacked by Soldiers

By • Mar 27th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: My Word is My Weapon- by Kristin Bricker- A few days ago two soldiers entered the home of Omar Esparza, a prominent organizer from Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, and leader of the Zapatista Indigenous Agrarian Movement (MAIZ). They appear to have stolen a computer. When Esparza came home and found them inside, the two […]



National Strike in France

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

Source: BBC- Thousands of people demonstrate in Paris against French pension scheme reforms French public sector workers are holding a day-long, nationwide strike to protest against the government’s social and economic policies. Tens of thousands of people rallied in Paris and other cities. Transport, schools and other services were disrupted by the strike, which was […]



Workers respond to austerity attacks

By • Mar 20th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: International Communist Current- The eyes of the world ruling class are on Greece today, not only because the failure of its economy is a harbinger of what lies in store for the rest of Europe, but above all because the bourgeoisie is well aware that the social situation in Greece is a real powder-keg. […]



More declarations of internationalist solidarity for the Tekel workers

By • Mar 20th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: International Communist Current- The recent struggles of the Tekel workers in Turkey (Turkey: Solidarity with Tekel workers’ resistance against government and unions!) has shown that workers are not willing to lie down and accept the worsening conditions imposed upon them by the economic crisis. We have recently published a statement of solidarity from the […]



Southern Chile: self organisation of proletarians in the face of catastrophe, lumpen capitalists and state incompetence

By • Mar 20th, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: International Communist Current We received via our Spanish website on 3 March 2010 a commentary on the situation facing the residents of working class and popular neighbourhoods in the urban area of Concepcion after the earthquake in February. Against the propaganda of the international media which denigrated the conduct of the local population and […]



SME Update: Federal Police Attack Five More Electricians’ Blockades, One Electrician Shot

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

Source:Kristin Bricker- My Word is My Weapon Federal Police Attack Five More Electricians’ Blockades, One Electrician Shot The Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME) reports that this morning federal police violently attacked five blockades outside Luz y Fuerza del Centro (LyFC) buildings in Mexico State in what appear to be coordinated actions. The attacks left multiple […]



Urgent: SME Under Siege in Hidalgo, Violent Repression Feared

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

Source:Kristin Bricker – My Word is My Weapon 1,5000 Federal Police Have the Juandho Community Surrounded and are Raiding Houses, Town’s Electricity Has Been Cut The town of Juandho, Hidalgo, has been under siege since yesterday, when members of the Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME) hung strike banners on their former workplaces as part of […]



Vigo: joint struggle of the unemployed and shipyard workers

By • Mar 13th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Source:International Communist Current Thanks to a contribution by a comrade on the 3rd Febrary on the comments section of our Spanish language site, we have learnt about the joint struggle of unemployed and shipyard workers in Vigo in Spain. We want to thank the comrade for his contribution and to express our agreement with the […]



After March 4th????

By • Mar 7th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

BY: Earl Gilman March 4th demos were militant and reminiscent of the 1960s. I did not hear many people advocating supporting “liberal candidates” or petitioning to pressure “our” politicians. However, much of the “old Left” is attempting to repeat the same slogans and ideas that they advocated 30 years ago…which resulted in diverting the Vietnam […]