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1981/2011 Racism, Injustice and Hypocrisy

In early August, the ‘riots’ which began in Tottenham, a working class area of London with a significant black community, spread rapidly to other parts of London and then to other major cities in England. Many commentators have focused on

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US Credit Rating Goes Down: Great Recession Returning With a Vengeance?

As expected, the war of nerves – some see it as shadow-boxing – has ended at the 11th hour, with the US House of Representatives passing a Bill to increase the country’s debt ceiling and U.S. President Barack Obama signing

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The Age of Robber Barons

The plutocracy in the US and in the rest of the world is facing unprecedented tremors. The epicenter of these tremors lies in New York City where over 100,000 people have come together for ‘Occupy Wall Street’ (OWS) protest. The people

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Europe on the Boil

With the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis intensifying, and people’s anger on the rise against austerity measures imposed by the IMF-World Bank, Europe’ ruling classes are struggling to cope. The survival of the Eurozone (the economic and monetary union of 17

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For An End to Privatised Education

Since May this year, Chile has been witnessing a remarkable and highly successful student movement, targeting the privatised system of schooling and university education that has prevailed since the US-backed Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990). The movement began with demands that the

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Occupy Wall Street: “You Can’t Evict An Idea Whose Time Has Come”

The encampments of the “99%” at New York and numerous other locations savagely demolished, the confrontation between the progressive power of people on the move and the reactionary sway of the combined economic, political and propaganda apparatuses of the financial oligarchy

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Comrade Osiris Oviedo de la Torre

(Secretariat member of World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) and WFTU Permanent Representative in Geneva, who hails from Cuba.) It is 58 years since the Cuban revolution. We’d like to know more about the conditions and role of the working

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The Left in 2016: Tough Challenges And Great Opportunities (Part IV)

In our far-from-comprehensive survey of recent developments in the international left-democratic movement we have already visited Venezuela, Greece, Britain and the US. In this concluding part we briefly discuss Portugal, Spain and Scotland and then try to draw pertinent lessons

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Tough Challenges And Great Opportunities (Part III)

Over to the other side of the Atlantic, where all eyes are fixed on the US presidential race. Our focus, however, will not be on the race as such, but on a related development: the vigorous left-democratic mobilisation around the

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Cameron-Modi Bhai Bhai

British PM David Cameron has taken a leaf from Indian PM Modi's book, by indulging in Islamophobic and racial profiling for votes. In the London Mayoral polls, Cameron has distributed a letter to Hindus, especially Gujarati Hindus, and Punjabi Sikhs,

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Condemn the Heinous Lahore Terror Attack

The CPI(ML) condemns the suicide bomb blast in a crowded Lahore park claimed the lives of some 72 people, mostly women and children, and injured more than a 100. The attack was carried out by Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a breakaway faction of the

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The Left in 2016: Tough Challenges And Great Opportunities (Part II)

Part II Like in Venezuela, the left movement in Greece too now finds itself at a crossroads – but of a very different kind. Let us pick up the thread where we left it in our October 2015 number (Greece: Betraying People’

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