A Jewish Marxist is being brought to the Courts, accused by the Nazis of having "defamed" them. Are we in Germany in 1933? Not at all: this happens in “democratic” (with many inverted comas) Greece in 2013. The accused is Savas Mikhail, a brilliant intellectual and leader of one of the Marxist-revolutionary organizations of the Greek Left.
Four hundred activists from across New England marched in Somerset, Mass., on July 28, demanding the shutdown of the Brayton Point Power Station, the largest coal-fired power plant in the region.
This joint statement was adopted by Socialist Resistance (British section of the Fourth International) and the International Socialist Network on 29 August 2013.
This statement by Solidarity, sympathizing organization of the Fourth International in the US, was issued on 28 August 2013.
Joseph Daher is a member of the Syrian Revolutionary Left Current and runs the blog syriafreedomforever.wordpress.com. He spoke with Solidarity’s Mark Goudkamp about the Syrian revolution.
Through a review of Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, a documentary that gives the word to the perpetrators of the massacres of 1965-66, the story is told of a dark part of Indonesia’s recent history.
The Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa – Mindanao (RPM-M, Revolutionary Workers Party of Mindanao) recently celebrated the 18th birthday of its armed wing, the “Revolutionary Peoples Army” (RPA). RPA-members explained to international visitors why an armed wing remains essential for their party in the Philippines.
The resistance at Taksim raised new questions as to the fate of the Kurdish resistance which has gone on for around thirty years at the cost of around 35,000 deaths. The question is whether an increasingly authoritarian regime can satisfy Kurdish expectations.
The explosion of anger on 31 May 2013 which has still not died down was a unique movement in Turkey. According to Interior Ministry figures, 2.5 million people took to the streets. There were four deaths and 4600 wounded, including 600 police officers. Thousands of people were held in custody, and people who took part in the demonstrations from their homes by banging on pots and pans were not included in these figures.