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Victors of last December’s inter-elite struggle in spectacular fall out Vitalii Gorenko, Kiev, and Rob Jones, Moscow The recent fall of the Ukraine government, amid accusations and counter-accusations of corruption between supporters of President Victor...

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Hiroshima, August 6, 1945, 8:00 a.m. The “all clear” sounded, signaling the end of an air raid by U.S. bombers. Workers and school children left their homes, putting out fires, clearing damage, and going to...

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The prisoner spent several days naked in a dark room. Each day, his captors would come and beat him, sometimes until he lost consciousness. They spit on him and made him bark like a dog....

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In the first week of August, the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) held its annual Summer School in Gent, Belgium. Socialist Alternative, which is in political solidarity with the CWI, had seven members present...

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Socialist Movement Pakistan (Pakistani section of the CWI) played a leading role in a strike of 61,000 Pakistani telecommunications workers. These workers went on strike at the end of May against the Musharraf government’s privatization...

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After three weeks of strikes, protests, and blockades, the working class and peasants of Bolivia forced the resignation of President Carlos Mesa and effectively vetoed the nomination of his right-wing successor, Hormando Vaca Diez. Eduardo...

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Asia – Peter Taaffe from the CWI International Secretariat recently toured several countries in Asia. In tsunami-stricken Sri Lanka, Peter visited the CWI’s Sri Lankan section, the United Socialist Party (USP). The USP is organizing...

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By Adam Ziemkowski, Mexico City, Mexico In a telling display of how desperate the corrupt Mexican elite is to keep political power in their hands, on April 7 México’s Congress officially began the process of...

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Since Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva won the presidency in 2002, Brazil has experienced one of the most dramatic shifts in political consciousness in recent years as a result of...

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Every year since 2001, anti-globalization groups, workers’ organizations, and individuals from around the world have convened at the World Social Forum (WSF) to discuss, debate, and better organize the fight against corporate globalization. “Globalizing Solidarity”...

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