INTERNATIONAL

Red Rebel in Thailand

With the long-awaited military crackdown of May 19, the Abhisit Vejjajiva government has won the latest battle of Bangkok. Well, only for now and at the cost of whatever little credibility it ever had. As soon as the ultimate crackdown began,

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Nepal: Stalemate Continues, No Constitution Still in Sight

Propelled by a powerful people’s upsurge, the process of abolition of the nearly 250-year-old monarchy in Nepal had turned out to be quite swift and surgical. The subsequent process of republican transition has however proved to be extremely slow

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Cochabamba: People’s Fight for Climate Justice

On April 22nd over 35,000 delegates representing different social movements from 140 countries converged to Cochabamba in Bolivia for World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth. The conference was a response to the corporations and governments

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Conservative-Lib Dem Coalition Assumes Office in Britain: Through the Neoliberal Looking Glass with Tweedledum and Tweedledee…

When Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government swept into power in Britain in 1979, the country faced its first round of neoliberal transformations – massive public service cuts, de-industrialisation, a vicious onslaught on Trade Union rights and blatantly racist immigration policies. Tony Blair,

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London Rejects Islamophobia and Anti-Corbyn Smears, But Blairite Sadiq Khan Offers ‘Business As Usual’

The resounding victory of Labour candidate Sadiq Khan in the London mayoral elections which took place on 5 May demonstrated two things in particular. Firstly, in electing the first Muslim mayor of a major European city in the modern era, London’

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A Coup In Brazil

Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, has been impeached by the country’s Senate on allegations of corruption. She stands suspended from Presidency, and has to face a trial. Dilma Rousseff has been undoubtedly a thoroughly honest person in her professional

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Socialism As An Alternative

Reflections and Report on International Conference on Socialism for the 21st Century (Radhika Menon attended the Conference on Socialism for the 21st Century held in Sydney as the representative from CPI(ML). The Conference, held on May 13-15, and hosted

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Resurgent Workers’ Movement in China

WANT to have a glimpse of the core of the "Made in China" electronics export hub? Welcome to the Longhua complex of Foxconn, the renowned manufacturers of components for renowned multinationals like Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Sony and Dell. Located just

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Glimpses of Unfolding Turbulence in Greece

“The collapse of the [international] financial system is real, and the crisis is far from over”, George Soros said at a conference in Vienna on June 10. “We have just entered Act II of the drama”, he added. Indeed, after a

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End the Siege of Gaza!

ISRAEL'S blatant act of piracy when its navy viciously attacked and captured the Free Gaza flotilla on May 31 in international waters, killing 9 unarmed activists and injuring dozens more, has not only blown the lid off its nefarious and highhanded siege

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The Rise of the Far Right in the US

Shirley Sharrod, an African American woman, was forced to resign in July on charges of racism from her USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) job where she was the Director of Rural Development in Georgia. The decision to let her

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SA Workers’ Strike

‘Sound the Vuvus for Living Wage and Respectful Life’ (Dhiraj Nite, researcher at the University of Johannesburg, reports from South Africa on the 19-day long strike of teaching and health staff in that country.) The teaching and health staff in

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