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Mexico: AMLO Sworn In

December 18, 2018

On December 1, Mexico’s new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, was sworn in to office. AMLO’s presidency marks the beginning of a new period in Mexican history. After over eight decades...

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“Yellow Vests” (“Gilets Jaune” named after roadside-safety vests) are a mass popular movement against the current establishment. It is a revolt that has been simmering in France for years. A revolt by ordinary people against...

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Mobilize to Kick Out the Tories! For a Socialist Alternative to the EU Adapted version of an article from the Socialist (paper of the Socialist Party, CWI in England & Wales, sister organization of Socialist...

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The underlying crisis of world capitalism has, as we predicted, significantly deteriorated in the year. In the decisive sphere of the world economy a new crisis looms, the timing and character of which are not...

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France In Revolt

December 13, 2018

For more than a month now, since November 17, France has seen an apparently unstoppable revolt from below. A massive tide of very visible protest has swept the country, initially against a rise in the...

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The following is a leaflet Gauche Revoltionnaire (CWI in France) produced to engage with the #GiletsJaune or Yellow Vests protests. Read more analysis here. Macron, dégage ! Défendons notre avenir ! Dec 6, 2018 Limoges,...

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After three weeks of increasingly angry mass protests, French President Emmanuel Macron suspended the massively contested tax on diesel. It remains to be seen whether this will defuse the mass movement calling for his government...

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Originally published on chinaworker.info Jasic Support Group branded a “criminal” organisation A new wave of repression is sweeping China’s universities. Security forces have detained more than a dozen student activists since the start of November. All...

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The victory of Jair Bolsonaro in the second round of the Brazilian elections represents a huge political step backwards for the country and the Brazilian people. We do not share the cynicism of bourgeois analysts...

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The Left Must Build a Powerful Socialist Alternative The victory of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s second round presidential election by a 10% margin over the Workers’ Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad, represents a setback for...

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