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2,000 people in Berlin say “OXI” to the Troika

On Friday afternoon, 2,000 people gathered at Berlin's Oranienplatz to say "OXI" ("NO") to the Troika and the German government who are imposing brutal austerity measures on the people of Greece.

Nathaniel Flakin

July 3, 2015

Greece in default, Tsipras’ red lines and the significance of the referendum

Greece has been declared to be “in arrears” after missing a deadline for a €1.5 billion payment to the IMF. As a result, worldwide markets trembled for the last few days. Banks throughout Greece are closed to prevent capital outflow and the people are on the streets. The SYRIZA government has called for a national referendum to vote on the Troika’s draconian proposal, urging the public to vote NO in order to return to the negotiating table.

Juan C

July 2, 2015

In solidarity with the Greek workers and people, against the imperialist blackmail

The troika under the instruction of the German government and the imperialist banks have put Greece between a rock and a hard place. In spite of all the concessions made by the Syriza-led government, which had presented a plan accepting 90% of the austerity measures demanded by the creditors, European capital and the IMF are not satisfied and want further cuts. The European institutions want a total surrender by the Greek people. They want the Greek people to accept the payment of the debt and the EU austerity measures that have plunged the country into unprecedented misery. This has been accomplished with the complicity of the Greek capitalist class and its parties. Drop Greece’s debt! No to austerity! We are publishing here a statement by the Trotskyist Fraction - Fourth International.

Left Voice

July 1, 2015

Strike at Germany’s biggest hospital

Germany's biggest hospital is on strike: The Charité, Berlin's university clinic, employs 13,000 workers. The struggle began this Monday, after 96% of trade union members had voted in favor of strike action. The workers are demanding a better personell ratio. One nurse currently has to deal with up to 14 patients – they are demanding a ratio of one to five, and during the night shifts, they want to have at least two nurses at each station. This is the first time nurses in Germany have gone on strike for more personell.

Nathaniel Flakin

June 26, 2015

Tsipras’ capitulation and the crisis of Syriza

After five months of negotiations, Syriza agreed with the European Union (EU) governments on several proposed cuts last Monday. These agreements look to secure the last phase of the 7.2 billion euro bailout, and prevent the country’s bankruptcy.

Celeste Murillo

June 25, 2015

March Against Austerity: It’s time to fight back!

On Saturday June 20, about 250,000 people took part in an anti-austerity demonstration in London, according to the event’s organisers, the People’s Assembly. Marches also took place in Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool and other UK cities.

Alejandra Ríos

June 23, 2015

The Government’s War on Immigrants in the streets of Paris

On Monday, June 8th in the afternoon, the State Security Police Force (CRS) violently threw out a hundred immigrants who were assembled in a public park near Pajol Road, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, since Friday, June 5th. About 50 of them are currently being held in an immigration detention center.

Thousands protest against the G7 in Germany

The leaders of the world's seven most powerful nations came together on Sunday in Elmau Castle in the south of Germany. More than 5,000 anticapitalist protestors took to the streets against the G7, despite police repression.

Nathaniel Flakin

June 9, 2015

“Permanent Revolution” : A New Leftist News and Opinion Site Is Launched

Editorial Board To who can we turn today when seeking news, both coherent and free, on what is happengin in today’s society, not only from the perspective of what interests mainstream media outlets, but also and especially from the perspective of what interests those who work, the exploited and oppressed? To who can we turn […]