Winners and Losers of the Paris Agreement
The Paris Agreement is the first of its kind in history; that much is true. But the real gains in terms of Climate Change prevention are negligible. Here’s why.
Juan CDecember 16, 2015
Albania: Tens of thousands march against the government
Last week almost 50,000 people demonstrated in Tirana, the capital of Albania, against the socialist government of Prime Minister Edi Rama. The protest was organised by the right-wing opposition Democratic Party and demanded the resignation of the government. The strength of the demonstration, together with the current student movement against neoliberal reforms, expresses a growing social discontent against the political caste which has been in power for 25 years. Left Voice interviewed Redi Muçi, reader at the Polytechnic University of Tirana and a militant in the student movement Për Universitetin.
Philippe AlcoyDecember 16, 2015
Amazon Strikes in Germany Continue
In the midst of the holiday shopping season, strikes at Amazon in Germany continue unabated. Hundreds of workers have held walkouts at almost all Amazon company locations. But Amazon continues to claim that the strikes have had zero effect on holiday sales.
Bastian SchmidtDecember 15, 2015
A European Conference and an Internationalist Evening in Paris
This past weekend the Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth International (FT-QI) held its second European conference with the members of the Revolutionary Communist Current (CCR) of the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) from France, Class Against Class from the Spanish State, and the Revolutionary Internationalist Organization (RIO) from Germany. Saturday evening, more than 350 people attended the internationalist evening organized by the left-wing daily news site, Révolution Permanente, and the CCR.
Left VoiceDecember 7, 2015
From Mexico to Italy, in Defense of Public Education
In Italy, thousands have taken the streets in a general strike against the education reforms of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.Those of us in the ‘Nuestra Clase’ grouping in Mexico sympathize with their fight. We repudiate the repression of our working-class brothers and sisters.
Tania VonkiDecember 2, 2015
The Truth About the COP21 Crackdown
In times of "social peace," the mainstream media may pretend to leave room for a plurality of opinions on current events; however, in times of social or political crisis and class struggle, despite the press’ appeals to "responsibility" for the sake of "national interest," the communication agencies reveal their true nature: to serve the government and the ruling classes in general. This Sunday, November 29, the disingenuous coverage of the crackdown against both environmental activists during the COP21 as well as those protesting the state of emergency says a lot about what government and media are willing to do.
Philippe AlcoyDecember 1, 2015
Over a hundred arrested at climate change rally in Paris
On Sunday November 29, French riot police fired tear gas at activists protesting on the eve of the COP21 climate summit in Paris. Some demonstrators were also severely beaten with batons. Over a hundred people were arrested at the demo that was attended by more than 5,000 people.
Left VoiceNovember 29, 2015
‘We Are Coming to Save Our Lives’
“We are human beings, where are our rights? Where are human rights in France? We are not coming to die, we are coming to save our lives,” says Baby, an Ethiopian woman in France who speaks poignantly about her experience in “The Jungle,” a temporary refugee encampment outside Calais, France. The camp was originally formed about eight years ago. Today, there are upwards of four thousand migrants struggling to survive in squalid conditions as they bear constant attacks by local police who systematically bulldoze tents and fire tear gas and rubber bullets at the migrants. The people have fled from imperialist wars and civil wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and now, Syria, where the European powers are vamping up their war machine. Baby speaks at an NPA conference that took place on November 24, 2015.
Left VoiceNovember 27, 2015
Greece Strikes Again
On Thursday, November 12, Greece was paralyzed as public and private sector workers went on strike to protest harsh austerity measures imposed by Alexis Tsipras' "leftist" government and the third bailout. This was the first general strike to take place during the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government, was was re-elected in September.
Alejandra RíosNovember 25, 2015
What’s at Stake in Catalonia?
Earlier this month, the Catalan parliament moved ahead with a process of secession from Spain, led by the coalitions Junts pel Si (Together for Yes, JxSi) and Candidatura d'Unitat Popular (Popular Unity Candidacy, CUP). The measure has been blocked by Spain’s highest courts and virulently opposed by neoliberal parties outside the region. What will the move toward secession mean for Catalonia, for Spain, and the continent as a whole?
Juan CNovember 24, 2015