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The Paris Attacks and a Possible Anti-War Movement

On top of the fear and emotion produced by the brutal attacks in Paris and near the Stadium of France on November 13, we are seeing a rollout of anti-terrorist operations in Saint-Denis and Hollande's “law and order” clampdown – taking domestic measures and Bush-style military actions abroad. It is hard to see anything but doom and gloom. But if we analyze the situation more deeply, the possibility of an emergent movement for democratic liberties that fights against imperialist wars lies in the DNA of a newly-opened political period.

Juan Chingo

November 23, 2015

Hollande Follows Sarkozy and Le Pen with New Security Measures

“France is at war,” declared François Hollande to parliamentarians gathered at Congress in Versailles. A “totally secure republic” is the project to convert the bourgeois republic into a permanent state of emergency.

Révolution Permanente

November 19, 2015

For an Internationalist Working-Class Plan: A Europe of the Workers and Masses

The Europe of Capital has shown its most reactionary face with its xenophobic policies aimed at the “migratory crisis” and its brutal diktats handed down from the Troika, such as those applied by Tsipras’ government against the Greeks. The Europe of the capitalists cannot offer any progressive alternative for millions of workers, youth, women and immigrants.

Left Voice

November 17, 2015

Carnage in Paris: Hollande Declares State of Emergency

One hundred people killed at Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France: a real carnage. On Friday, November 14, several attacks were carried out almost simultaneously in five Parisian neighborhoods and near the main sports stadium.

Révolution Permanente

November 14, 2015

German Capitalists Celebrate Record-Low Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is at its lowest since 1991, but this “record” is based on precarious working conditions, attacks on labor rights and repression against workers. That is the essence of the “German miracle."

Lilly Freytag

November 9, 2015

Syria: diplomacy, war and the long arabic winter

As expected, the Vienna Summit to negotiate a diplomatic solution to the Syrian Civil War ended with only a call for another summit. The meeting, which was attended by diplomats and ministers from 17 countries - including the United States, Russia, France, Saudi Arabia and Iran together with representatives of the UN and the European Union- has once again demonstrated that Syria has been turned into a battlefield where regional and imperialist powers settle their conflicting interests.

Claudia Cinatti

November 3, 2015

‘The German Police is Arresting Jews for Antisemitism!’

On October 21, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Angela Merkel in Berlin. There was a protest, activists were arrested. Almost routine, except a number of people arrested were Israelis and Jews. At least one was charged for anti-semitic hate speech. The following is an interview with Dror Dayan, a film student originally from Jerusalem who has lived in Berlin for ten years.

Nathaniel Flakin

October 31, 2015

A Shift in the Wind for the French Working Class?

The October 5th meeting of Air France’s executive committee, set to confirm the layoff of over 2,900 employees as part of the company’s new restructuring plan, was interrupted by employees who demanded an explanation from company executives.

Ivan Matewan

October 31, 2015

Germany: Faster Deportations through ‘Transit Zones’

Faster, more inhumane. This sums up the newest hardening of the asylum laws in Germany. But even that is not enough for the reactionary forces within the German regime. Deportations of refugees are supposed to be accelerated even further by installing so-called “transit zones” close to the borders.

Bastian Schmidt

October 30, 2015