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[Ted Grant] The Falklands Crisis – A Socialist Answer

40 years ago, on 2 April 1982, war broke out between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands. The ruling classes of the two countries hypocritically justified the conflict with phrases about national freedoms, the interests of the Falklanders, etc. But in reality, as Ted Grant explains in this pamphlet published on May 1982, and which…

Sri Lanka: People should not be made to pay for the crisis. 

As we write protests continue to take place across Sri Lanka the day after protesters defied one of the strongest-ever curfews in place and gathered in many parts of the capital city and across the country on Sunday 3 April 2022. Despite repression and the arrest of hundreds of activists who are now held without charge, many have shown determination…

The Moment King was Slain: How Opposition to Capital and Unification of the Poor Sealed his Fate

Image source Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights legend and leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, is murdered, the evening of April 4, 1968 at 6:01pm by an assassin’s bullet outside his room, #306, on the 2nd floor balcony of the Lorrain Motel in Memphis Tennessee. This brutal act shocks the conscience of the nation and the…

Refugees, racism, and Tory hypocrisy

While western politicians cry crocodile tears for the plight of the Ukrainian people, thousands of innocent bodies pile high in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen without any coverage from the capitalist media. Back home, British Muslims and Asians are furious over this clear case of hypocrisy from the establishment.  This is not simply racism…

Lessons of P&O: to win we have to be prepared to break the law

DP World’s callous sacking of the 800 seafarers has caused outrage across Britain, but it also contains lessons for Britain’s workers, argue Richard Allday & Chris Nineham One is that the law is not impartial; it’s not there to help workers, it’s there to keep us in our place. P&O Chief Executive Peter Hebblethwaite has admitted  the sackings…

‘We Know They Lied’

Www.stevescottrootsmusic.com #FreeAssangeNow #SayHisName #NoJusticeNoPeace #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #NotMeUs “We Know They Lied” tackles the devastation wrought by a corporate duopoly disguised as political parties in the U.S. – false wars driven by greed and avarice; a decimated middle class; and, a justice system that is of, by and for elites…

India: casualised care workers on indefinite strike – an example to the labour movement!

The Delhi State Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union (DSAWHU) have been on indefinite strike since 31 January against the unbearable working conditions and low pay of their members. Their struggle is an example to the labour movement across India.An ‘anganwadi’ is a type of child care centre, set up by the Indian government in 1975 as part of the…

Sanctions and the World Economic Order: a conversation with Prabhat Patnaik

Prabhat Patnaik, professor emeritus at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, is a Marxist economist and political commentator. From June 2006 to May 2011, he served as the vice-chairman of the Kerala State Planning Board. Following the crisis of 2008, he was part of a Joseph-Stiglitz-chaired task force…

‘Don’t say gay’: anti-equality legislation spreading state by state in the US

Donald Trump has been out of office for over a year now. But to many Americans directly threatened by the authoritarian Republican Party’s anti-minority, anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-LGBTQ and, well, downright anti-democratic agenda, this last year hasn’t represented much of a reprieve. According to the Human Rights Campaign, 2021 was the worst…

“Visions are forged in the course of the action of social movements”, French MP Danièle Obono (La France insoumise) says

Marine Le Pen is offering voters simpler solutions. We will get rid of the migrants and then white French workers will regain their dignity, that is what she suggests. How do you convince voters that it doesn't work that way?It's not just Le Pen anymore. Racist, islamophobic rhetoric has caught on in other mainstream parties as well. So much so that…

Briefing: World hunger and the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine, along with sanctions imposed by the United States and Western countries against Russia, have caused global food, fertiliser, and fuel prices to ‘skyrocket’ and endanger the world food supply. This conflict is exacerbating the existing crisis of global hunger and imperils the living standards and well-being of billions of people–particularly…

Everyday is Domestic Violence Awareness Day: Not Just a Week in October

It is the large crime of multiple dimensions. Spousal abuse. Hundreds of millions of women trapped. Trapped not of their own doing, though every sort of flippant or fierce man, and some women, will turn blue on their room temperature IQ faces stating, drum roll: how can a woman stay in that sort of relationship? she could have left anytime didn’t…

Lenin in his Kremlin office

Images of Lenin #16Lenin working in his Kremlin office, October 16, 1918, Moscow -- Images of Lenin #16This is the sixteenth in our new daily feature that will be looking at over 75 international Lenin photographs, sketches, sculptures, artworks and photographs from a Soviet archive of the early 1970s. Many of these are quite scarce and uncommon now…

Joe Biden’s Democracy Gaffe

It does not pay to be too moralistic in politics.  Self-elevation can lead to tripping up.  Sermonising even as your stable needs cleaning can enfeeble the argument. But Bidenism, this gaffe-prone ideology currently doing the rounds in a barely breathing administration, has identified the simplest of binaries to work with. In his State of the Union…

General strike in India

On March 30, India saw yet another earth shattering general strike. The strike was called against the anti-people, anti-worker and the destructive policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government. The strike was organized by some of the largest communist and socialist-led mass organizations and trade unions, such as Centre of Indian Trade…

Minnesota: Labor union fights mass termination of unvaccinated workers

Minneapolis, MN - On April 8, Hennepin County Administrator David Hough plans to fire or put on track to terminate over 150 workers for not being vaccinated. While union representatives of AFSCME 2822 are awaiting demographic data, past disciplines suggest the firings will hit workers of color and low wage workers the hardest. The mass firings come…

Seasoned lemon beef

Today we are going to take a look at making a very easy dish that uses relatively inexpensive beef but that comes out fork tender and full of zesty, spicy lemony flavour.Anyone can make this dish with minimal prep time.To begin, you want to use about 2 pounds of cubed stewing beef. Place the beef in a large bowl and toss in around a tablespoon and a…

Red theory: Dialectics or metaphysics, two methods of analysis

Karl Marx In our last article we saw that Marxism-Leninism bases itself on a materialist worldview. But we saw, at the same time, that materialism as it came to be understood with the rise of bourgeois society was still metaphysical in its method of analysis. At this point, let’s look at the difference between the metaphysical and dialectical method…

Historic Amazon union win: Red Review #51 — International Left and Labour News

With news from India, Venezuela, Bolivia, the UK and elsewhere.There are also sections about the historic Amazon union win in New York and the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Communist Party of Brazil.Amazon workers and union organizers celebrate their historic victory on April 1 -- image via Twitter March 29:Long Live…

STOP THE WAR LIES protest in NYC, April 2Videos by RIA Novosti…

STOP THE WAR LIES protest in NYC, April 2Videos by RIA Novosti New ServiceIn the center of New York, a rally was held in support of the Russian Federation and the republics of Donbass with the slogans “Shut down NATO”, “Stop neo-Nazi terror in Ukraine.”The participants said that Americans are being massively “bombarded” by Western propaganda…

Baltimore banner drop: STOP THE WAR LIESDuring rush hour on…

Baltimore banner drop: STOP THE WAR LIESDuring rush hour on March 25, anti-war protesters in Baltimore held a banner drop and street meeting to demand “No U.S.-NATO War on Russia & Donbass.” Activists handed out fact sheets and Struggle-La Lucha newspaper to drivers at red lights. They reported many honks of support for the slogan on the banner. Photos…

The submerging market debt crisis

Last week, Ghana’s central bank announced its biggest ever interest-rate hike as it sought to slow rampant inflation that threatens to create a debt crisis in one of West Africa’s largest economies.  The Bank of Ghana raised its main lending rate by 250 basis points to 17% as consumer inflation reached 15.7% year-on-year in February, the highest…

Live now: Europe for Cuba marathon against the U.S. blockade

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Will Biden Shoot Himself in the Foot to Impose Sanctions on Russia?

On Thursday, President Joe Biden ordered the largest release ever from the US emergency oil reserve in a futile attempt to bring down gasoline prices that have soared to record levels following the Russo-Ukraine War. Starting in May, the United States will release 1 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil for six months from the Strategic Petroleum…

Russian imperialism under Putin

After almost six weeks of war in Ukraine, there is still a great deal of confusion about Putin’s motives. In an article first published by Red Flag, Australian socialist Tom Bramble argues that the invasion can best be understood as a product of Russia’s position as a lesser imperialist power inside an increasingly unstable world system of competing…


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