Saturday 1 August 2015
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IDEAS&DEBATES
Cuba: Thaw in relations with imperialism II

Cuba: Thaw in relations with imperialism II

Movements in the political "situation" and turning points of the left...

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What can we learn from the electoral alliance of Argentina's revolutionary left?

What can we learn from the electoral alliance of Argentina’s revolutionary left?

Where does the success of the FIT come from and what will be debated in the upcoming primary elections?

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IDEAS&DEBATES
Greece: Have you read it?

Greece: Have you read it?

The Greek people voted NO at the referendum last July 5. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Tsipras accepted the demands made by the Troika. New austerity measures were approved in the Parliament... What happened? What does the left say?

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BRAZIL
The Revolutionary Workers' Movement votes to enter the PSOL

The Revolutionary Workers’ Movement votes to enter the PSOL

The Revolutionary Workers Movement (MRT) held their first congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event brought militant activists from around Brazil to debate revolutionary strategy and develop perspectives for constructing a left alternative. The congress voted to launch an important campaign to enter as a current in PSOL.

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United States
Victory in the fight for $15 in New York

Victory in the fight for $15 in New York

An advisory board has recommended that New York State raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast-food workers. The national movement for $15 has recently won important fights in some cities and gained nationwide momentum. However there remain some important unresolved questions about the potential of this movement.

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IDEAS&DEBATES
From the Podemos hypothesis to the test of power

From the Podemos hypothesis to the test of power

Podemos was born one and a half years ago. It presented itself as something new, a participatory movement “open to all citizens”...

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GREECE
Tsipras defeats the Left Platform at Syriza's CC meeting

Tsipras defeats the Left Platform at Syriza’s CC meeting

At a meeting that lasted for 14 hours, Tsipras defeated a motion presented by the Left Platform of Syriza. The Central Committee decided to hold an extraordinary party congress in September, after the third bailout has been completed.

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MEXICO
Oaxaca teachers resist government attacks

Oaxaca teachers resist government attacks

An executive order by the Governor of Oaxaca disbanded the State Public Education Institute of Oaxaca (IEEPO) as part of an effort to weaken teachers' protests. Teachers from Section 22 of the dissident CNTE (National Committee of Education Workers) have announced that they will fight back.

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UK: Trade Union Bill
Biggest attack on trade unions' rights for 30 years

Biggest attack on trade unions’ rights for 30 years

Yesterday, the British government unveiled its Trade Union Bill – a draconian set of proposals that will affect working conditions and trade union’s rights. The new bill represents the biggest crackdown on trade union rights in 30 years since Margaret Thatcher introduced her anti-union laws in the 80s.

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UNITED STATES
The Charleston Massacre and the Uses of White Supremacy

The Charleston Massacre and the Uses of White Supremacy

The cold-blooded murder of nine black women and men in a Charleston church by the white supremacist Dylann Roof was one of the most horrific single acts of racist violence carried out in the U.S. in the past century.

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Ideas&Debates
Cuba: Thaw in relations with imperialism

Cuba: Thaw in relations with imperialism

On May 29, President Obama took Cuba off the list of the "governments that sponsor terrorism." It is a new step, politically significant, in the process of re-establishment of relations, and soon, the establishment of embassies in both capitals could be agreed on.

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UNITED STATES – IRAN
Keys of the nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran

Keys of the nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran

The re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran, interrupted since the 1979 revolution, is making the geopolitical structure that dominated the Middle East for almost four decades, creak.

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LGBT
"Equality in law does not mean equality in life"

"Equality in law does not mean equality in life"

Virginia Guitzel is a trans public health worker who lives in Santo Andre, Sao Paulo. She is a militant of the Movimento Revolucionário de Trabalhadores (Revolutionary Workers Movement), part of the international Trotskyist Fraction. She is also part of the women’s group, Pão e Rosas (Bread and Roses).

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GUEST POST
Maritime Union of Australia elections: continuity and change

Maritime Union of Australia elections: continuity and change

The Quadrennial Elections of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have just been finalised, with newly elected officials taking office on July 1. The election results were a real mixed bag.

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LATIN AMERICA
Brazil: Rio's Student Resistance

Brazil: Rio’s Student Resistance

Resistance at Brazil’s universities has provided a glimmer of hope amid ongoing austerity and repression.

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GUEST POST
Hundreds of anti-poverty activists march for housing in Toronto

Hundreds of anti-poverty activists march for housing in Toronto

Toronto- Hundreds of anti-poverty activists answered the call of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) to march for social housing and to protest the estimated $2.2 Billion CAD spent on the Pan American Games.

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EUROPE
Interview: What's happening in Greece after the Referendum?

Interview: What’s happening in Greece after the Referendum?

Interview with Manos Skoufoglou, member of the leadership of OKDE-Spartakos and of Antarsya Anti-capitalist Left Coalition. What are the possible scenarios after Sunday’s referendum?

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