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Bullet #1055: Crisis and Class-Struggle in Slovenia

by Jasa Lategano | November 14, 2014

For many liberal spectators, Slovenia was for a long time considered a success story of transition from a 'socialist dictatorship' into a 'parliamentary democracy' based on a market economy. In the winter of 2012, however, mass popular uprisings swept through the larger cities and eventually brought down the far-right neoliberal government of the Slovenian Democratic Party.

What's New: Venezuela: terminal crisis of the rentier petro-state?

by Edgardo Lander | November 13, 2014

Venezuela's failure to develop an effective strategy to reduce its economy's dependence on gas and oil threatens the social successes and future viability of the Bolivarian project.

What's New: Bay Area activists declare victory after Israeli carrier cancels all ships

by Charlotte Silver | November 12, 2014

On 28 October, San Francisco Bay Area activists organizing to block the unloading of Israeli shipping vessels declared their most significant victory yet: Israel's Zim Integrated Shipping Services appears to have cancelled all future shipments to the Oakland Port.

What's New: Parliament Election in Ukraine Confirms Right-Wing Government and Its Civil War Course

by Roger Annis | November 12, 2014

The general election to Ukraine's parliament (the Verkhovna Rada - Supreme Council) on October 26 was another step by the country's wealthy power brokers to consolidate their pro-Europe, pro-austerity economic course and related war against the rebellious population in the east of the country. A large, neoconservative and far-right majority now controls the Rada.

What's New: The Exploitation of Veterans Day

by Eugene V. Debs | November 11, 2014

I have just returned from a visit over yonder, where three of our most loyal comrades are paying the penalty for their devotion to the cause of the working class. They have come to realize, as many of us have, that it is extremely dangerous to exercise the constitutional right of free speech in a country fighting to make democracy safe in the world.

Bullet #1054: Harper's Iraq War Plan: Save People by Killing Them?

by Gregory Shupak | November 11, 2014

The Harper government's plan to send Canadian air power to help combat the Islamic State in Iraq, and possibly Syria, and for Canadian special forces to continue operating there is homicidal, won't achieve its supposed goals and needs to be opposed. Legislation tabled by the federal government on October 3 says that "unless confronted with strong and direct force, the threat ISIL poses to international peace and security, including to Canadian communities, will continue to grow." There is plenty of evidence to suggest that exactly the opposite is true.

What's New: The Political Significance of Numsa's Expulsion from Cosatu

| November 10, 2014

It is arguably the most important political development of South Africa's post-1994 era. On Friday, South Africa's largest union, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) was expelled by the majority of the leadership belonging to South Africa's largest union federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). The political significance of NUMSA's expulsion derives from three key, inter-related areas of impact.

What's New: NUMSA's Expulsion: A sad day, a travesty of justice

| November 10, 2014

Dear Comrades and friends of the workers movement in South Africa, it is a terribly sad day. NUMSA was expelled in the early hours of this morning. For the record the vote was 33 to 24. As Andrew Chriwa, President of NUMSA said, NUMSA is COSATU. It formed COSATU, with others of course. It shaped COSATU during its different phases and histories.

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