Since 1989 a very large part of the world press - and not only the newspapers that are linked to the “anti-Castroist” emigration in Miami - have regularly announced the end of the Castroist regime. Fidel Castro’s hospitalization in the summer of 2006 has once again been the occasion of what must be described as disinformation.
The report of UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on global warming recently published in Paris has changed the terms of the debate on this issue. The conclusion of this latest report is that global warming will have a far more destructive impact than the IPCC had previously predicted and that it will come in a shorter period of time.
The political divisions on the left in France in the run-up to the Presidential elections have provoked much debate internationally. François Duval, from the LCR national leadership recently set out the position of the LCR in a report to the European Anti-capitalist Left.
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McDonalds, arch-symbol of the transnational corporations, destroyer of health and forests, bitter enemy of the trade unions - this reviled company is having a spectacular growth in sales and profits. If you know why, you know all the essentials about the ’Anglo-Saxon’ form of neoliberalism.
Sunday the 11th of February will remain an unforgettable day in Portugal. It was definitely the most important day for Portuguese political and social life in the last 30 years.
The balance sheet of the participation of the Party of Communist Refoundation (PRC) in the government of the Union, the centre-left coalition led by Romano Prodi, is catastrophic. The militants of Sinistra Critica (Critical Left), a current within the PRC, drew this balance sheet during their conference. In order to broaden their opposition beyond the PRC, they decided to establish an association.
Revolutionary socialist construction in Cuba has been carried out under the leadership of Fidel Castro for nearly half a century. For obvious biological reasons the personalities of the generation which led the struggle for power and established the bases of the new society will leave the scène in the fairly near future. The problem of the succession is not then a possibility; it is a fact which inexorably imposes itself.
After five years of the premiership of Jun’ichiro Koizumi, Japanese workers faced much harsher conditions and militarisation proceeded apace. His successor Shinzo Abe will continue conservative policies, but with a much more nationalist-populist twist.
The political rhetoric and frequent violence of the israeli-palestinian conflict often serve to mask underlying environmental issues which, if not resolved, may pose an even greater threat to the well-being of the Palestinian population than the guns and bombs of the military occupation.
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