May 2017 — Autoworkers fight for contract. Seventy percent of Volkswagen-Chattanooga workers in Tennessee voted to join United Auto Workers over a year ago. Yet the automaker still defies U.S. government orders to negotiate a contract. Unionists from seven other countries visited to show support for Local 42’s anger at unsafe working conditions, constant shift… Read more »
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Spain’s right-wing government is using every weapon to stifle the independence movement and imprison or otherwise sideline its leaders.
More cut-backs, more belt-tightening, more desperation.
Turkey’s internal political divisions and its role in the turbulent Middle East remain unexplained in the mainstream media. To begin with, Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan is a right-wing politician and Muslim fundamentalist. He founded the ruling capitalist party, Justice and Development. Economic austerities imposed on Turks by neoliberal privatization policies created mounting opposition, which was… Read more »
With Putin’s supposed meddling in the U.S. election making headlines, a deeper question surfaces: How did the world’s first workers’ state become a country that could produce such a repressive, war-mongering capitalist autocrat? The answer lies first in the decades of U.S.-led aggression aimed at starving and isolating the Russian Revolution — and then in… Read more »
European Union on shaky ground: Angry residents of member nations have had it with austerity and chaos
The European Union (EU) is teetering. In the past two years, three of its member countries passed anti-EU referenda: the 2015 vote in Greece against EU-imposed austerity; the startling 2016 Brexit decision to sever Britain from the bloc; and a recent vote in Italy rejecting constitutional changes proposed by the pro-EU prime minister. A flood… Read more »
European bankers should cancel the debt.
The main takeaway of the snap election to parliament on September 20 is this: people in Greece are tired and angry — so they decided to stay home. The Syriza party of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got the biggest number of votes, but it was a hollow victory. Syriza received a little more than 35… Read more »
“Esto puede fallar, pero vale la pena intentarlo porque todas las otras opciones son peores,” escribió al final de su reciente mea culpa Dominique Strauss-Khan, ex director del Fondo Monetario Internacional, en el que admite que las políticas del FMI para Grecia fracasaron y propone operar una cuantiosa reducción de la deuda pública. El hecho… Read more »
“This may fail but it is worthwhile to make it happen because all the other options are worse,” wrote Dominique Strauss-Khan, the ex-director of the IMF, in a mea culpa in which he admits the failure of the IMF measures and proposes a substantial reduction in Greece’s public debt as a remedy. The fact that… Read more »