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Poland, August 1980: the rebirth of the mass strike

By • Aug 30th, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Thirty years ago, in the summer of 1980, the working class in Poland made the world hold its breath. A gigantic strike movement spread throughout the country: several hundred thousand workers came out on wildcat strike in numerous cities, making the ruling class tremble in Poland and across the globe.

Sleepless in Oaxaca: Stirrings of the People’s Giant

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

Other civilizations give way to barbarian hordes. Some societies
transform themselves through revolutionary change .What is Oaxaca’s
future? It could be continued stagnation under a kind of “Dark Age.”
Or the “sleeping giant” of the people could once again awake, this time
bringing truly revolutionary transformation. One thing is certain: only
the last offers hope for genuine progress for the people

Union Leader Gunned Down in Southern Mexico

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

Matus’ murder follows the slaying last weekend of eight young men who were out rabbit hunting in the Papaloapan basin, an area on Oaxaca’s border with the neighboring state of Veracruz.
In April, two activists – one of them a Finnish citizen – were killed while traveling with a humanitarian caravan to a strife-torn Indian community in Oaxaca

What are workers’ councils? (Part 2 & 3)

By • Aug 17th, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: International Communist Current The resurgence and crisis of workers’ councils in 1917 The aim of this series is to respond to a question posed by many comrades (readers and sympathisers), above all among the youngest: what are the workers’ councils? In the first article of this series ,[1] we saw how they appeared for […]

The Bolshevik Left and Workers’ Power

By • Aug 12th, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Protesters seize Bolivia airfield, seal off Potosi

By • Aug 12th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

The action was the latest in a series of demonstrations by local residents, miners and peasants seeking the construction of a new cement factory, a larger airport and other actions from the government.

Triqui Women Prepare For Third Peace Caravan to Mexico

By • Aug 12th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Women in resistance from the autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, announced that, faced with the constant danger of being beaten, murdered, or sexually abused, they are preparing the “Third Peace Caravan,” which will depart from Huajuapan de León and end in Mexico City.

Unofficial strike by Air India workers against austerity

By • Aug 8th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Almost simultaneously with the British Airways workers’ strike on 24th May 10, around 25,000 workers of Air-India throughout the country went on unofficial strike on 25th May 2010. The strike continued on 26th, but was called off after the Delhi High Court declared it illegal and an expression of irresponsibility of the workers. The strike was led by the two major unions, the ACEU and the AIAEA, the latter being the union of the engineers.

Oaxaca’s Government Employees’ Ultimatum to the Pension Fund Grabbers

By • Aug 8th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Leaders of government employees in the city of Oaxaca threaten a strike to paralyze the city if 22 million pesos missing from their pension fund are not returned.
Marcelino Coache Verano, a leader in the employees’ union, announced the union would call on APPO (Assembly Popular People of Oaxaca) to seize all city offices if necessary.

The Communist Left in Russia: Manifesto of the Workers’ Group of the Russian Communist Party

By • Aug 6th, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: International Communist Current We are publishing below the Manifesto of the Workers’ Group of the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik), often called, from the name of one of its most visible leaders, the “Miasnikov Group” (see note 1 at end of article). This group formed part of what is called the Communist Left,[1] on the […]