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Revolutionaries and the Question of the “Government of the Left”

The May 6 elections showed that the great majority of the Greek people are repudiating the brutal adjustment from the “Troika” (the European Union [EU], the IMF and the European Central Bank), implemented by the main parties of the bourgeoisie: New Democracy and PASOK. The collapse of the traditional parties was mainly capitalized on by […]

Claudia Cinatti

June 17, 2012

SYRIZA and the Position of Revolutionaries

The unprecedented results of the Greek elections in May 2012 that gave SYRIZA the possibility of forming a government led by Alexis Tsipras bring to light once more the debate around the position of revolutionaries regarding the political forces to the “left of the left”. This is even more important taking into account that SYRIZA is softening its discourse.

Philippe Alcoy

June 16, 2012

Free University of Berlin

June 2012 Last Wednesday (June 6) the Presidential Boad (Präsidium) of the Free University (FU) of Berlin temporarily looked like a besieged fortress: Several hundred students rushed to the entrance to get inside the building. Reason for the siege is a new framework of examination regulations, which the Presidential Board drafted without the inclusion of […]

Left Voice

June 16, 2012

20,000 in Frankfurt against the European Central Bank

Thursday, May 24, 2012 By Wladek Flakin, RIO, sympathizing section of the Fracción Trotskista in Germany 20,000 people came to Germany’s financial capital, Frankfurt, on May 19, to participate in a mass march against the European Central Bank (ECB) and the austerity policy that the ECB is imposing throughout Europe. In the days preceding the […]

Left Voice

June 9, 2012

Down with Assad’s Brutal Repression! No to Imperialist Interference and Intervention!

The massacre of approximately 116 civilians in Houla, near the opposition-held city of Homs, is one of the bloodiest acts since the uprising against Assad's regime began, 14 months ago. As on other occasions, the government admits the slaughter, but it is trying to hold “Al Qaeda terrorists” responsible for what happened. However, the regime has not offered any serious evidence that would support its version or refute the accounts of the massacre by survivors.

Claudia Cinatti

June 8, 2012

A forceful repudiation of the pro-austerity parties

By Alejandra Ríos The outcome of the May 6 elections in Greece represented an historic debacle for PASOK (the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, a social-democratic tendency) and (center-right) New Democracy, the parties responsible for imposing the austerity plans, revealing a broad repudiation of the austerity policy dictated by the troika formed by the European Commission, the […]

Left Voice

May 17, 2012

A specter is threatening Europe

The Nobel Laureate in Economics and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman predicted the “Greek euro exit, very possibly next month.” If this prediction comes true, both Krugman and the publications Financial Times and Der Spiegel maintain that the panic would spread to the rest of the eurozone and that the next step would be […]

Paula Bach

May 17, 2012

The Socialist Party’s victory in France

The future of the relationship with Germany, the rise of the xenophobic right wing, the policy of the reformist Front of the Left and the campaign of the "far left"

Juan Chingo

May 10, 2012

The student movement retakes the streets

By Fabián Puelma, Law student at the University of Chile and student leader of the PTR More than 100,000 students mobilized nationally on April 25. Only a few days after the announcement by Piñera’s government of some reforms that do not aim at the central demand of the movement, which is free education, the student […]

Left Voice

May 9, 2012