For the twelfth time since 1998, the Venezuelan people have a date with the ballot box, next December 3rd. For the twelfth time, the Venezuelan people will have to defeat the Venezuelan Right, which is the electoral arm of an imperialist strategy that is aimed at weakening the Venezuelan process
At the end of November, a new broad, left party will hold its founding congress in Indonesia. The National Liberation Party of Unity, or PAPERNAS, is an initiative of the main revolutionary organisation in the country, the People’s Democratic Party, PRD.
Michael Löwy looks at the new book by Cuban "unaffiliated Trotskyist" Celia Hart.
The political and class polarisation in Bolivia is developing very rapidly as a result of the right-wing ’strikes’, the struggles over the Constituent Assembly and the nationalisation of the gas, and now with the bloody conflict at the Huanani mine.
Five days before the UN Security Council’s deadline for the cessation of Iran’s nuclear activities ran out, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated a factory for the production of heavy water.
After more than a quarter of a century of the Islamic regime the Iranian economy is in deep trouble. Nearly 16 years of economic reform, led by the “moderate” and “reformist” wings of the regime responding to the demands of international finance the IMF and the World Bank, have not improved the situation.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is a political construction without parallel. In the Muslim world no country has ever had political structures similar to those which have existed in Iran since 1979.
Quite a few people who are still politically active will remember 1968, which was marked by key events in the three sectors of the world revolution - the May events in France, the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia and its crushing by Soviet tanks, the Tet offensive in Vietnam. Only a few will remember another year which saw momentous events - the year 1956.
In memory of Livio Maitan who died in 2004, a new study centre to continue his work is being created. We need your financial help to carry through this work.
At dawn on November 4, 1956, Russian tanks, which had withdrawn from Budapest after the first round of fighting, returned. Six thousand guns opened fire on the city, raining phosphorous shells on combatants and non-combatants alike.
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