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A Bit of Bustle in the Bundestag

There was unusual excitement in the otherwise so dignified Bundestag on Friday, February 25th.  Of course, everyone knew the Afghanistan extension bill would pass.  The ruling parties, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and their right-wing Free Democrat (FDP) partners, had a majority.  Add on the Social Democrats.  True, they were now in the opposition, but on […]

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OAS

Organization of American States

OAS Do not stop stirring until it dissolves. Osval, Las Tunas, Cuba.  This cartoon was published by Rebelión on 27 February 2010.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).  See, also, “Evo Morales, presidente de Bolivia: Latinoamérica y el Caribe necesitan luchar ‘juntos sin Estados Unidos’” (TeleSur, 22 February 2010); “Vicepresidente boliviano saluda […]

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OAS

Organization of American States

OAS Do not stop stirring until it dissolves. Osval, Las Tunas, Cuba.  This cartoon was published by Rebelión on 27 February 2010.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).  See, also, “Evo Morales, presidente de Bolivia: Latinoamérica y el Caribe necesitan luchar ‘juntos sin Estados Unidos’” (TeleSur, 22 February 2010); “Vicepresidente boliviano saluda […]

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Honduras: Neither Forget Nor Forgive, Cries the Resistance

Tegucigalpa — In a multitudinous mobilization held in the capital, the National Front of Popular Resistance (FNRP) yesterday demanded constitutional reforms and punishment of the perpetrators of the coup d’état of 28 June 2009. More than 20,000 demonstrators assembled in Tegucigalpa, according to the estimates by the organizers of the march, to celebrate 243 days […]

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Rachel Corrie Gets Her Day in Court

On March 10, in the Israeli city of Haifa, American peace activist Rachel Corrie will get her day in court.  Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, are bringing suit against the Israeli defence ministry for Rachel’s killing by an Israeli military bulldozer in Gaza in March 2003. Four key American and British witnesses who were […]

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Egypt: Workers Protest against Tanta Flax & Oils Company

  In 2005 the Tanta Flax & Oils Company was privatized and subsequently bought by Saudi investor Abdellah El-Ka’aky.  In May 2009, workers launched a five-month strike backed by the state-controlled Egyptian Federation of Trade Unions (EFTU).  An agreement was reached but workers went back on strike in December to protest the deteriorating conditions in […]

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 Latino Immigrants and the Transformation of the U.S. South

New Immigrants in a New South

  Mary E. Odem, Elaine Cantrell Lacy, eds.  Latino Immigrants and the Transformation of the U.S. South.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2009.  xxvii + 175 pp. $59.95 (library), ISBN 978-0-8203-2968-0; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-3212-3. In the past two decades, the Latino population of the American South has grown faster than in any other region […]

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Take Aim

Always aim at ideals! Juan Kalvellido, born in Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain in 1968, is a working-class cartoonist who has never stopped believing in revolution.  He currently lives in Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain.  This cartoon was published by TeleSur.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com). | | Print

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A Dream

  In a deserted place in Iran there is a stone tower, not very high, without any door or windows.  In its only room (whose floor is dirt and whose shape is a circle) are a wooden table and a bench.  In this circular cell, a man who looks like me is writing, in letters […]

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Haiti: The Aid Racket

It’s now more than a month since the earthquake that laid waste to Port-au-Prince, killing more than 200,000 people and thrusting millions of people into the most desperate conditions. But according to the U.S. government, Haitians have a lot to be thankful for. On February 12, the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Ken Merten boasted: “In […]

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Turkey: Tekel Workers Have Final Say for End of Resistance

Four labour union confederations announced their joint decision to end the resistance if the Tekel workers decide not to continue.  The confederations consider the resistance as a success. In a joint decision, the Turkish Confederation of Labour Unions (Türk-İş), the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DİSK), the Public Workers Unions Confederation of Turkey (KAMU-SEN) and […]

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Free Election

“The change was for the worse, or, in the best cases, nothing changed.” Free election of masters abolishes neither the masters nor the slaves. — Herbert Marcuse Juan Kalvellido, born in Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain in 1968, is a working-class cartoonist who has never stopped believing in revolution.  He currently lives in Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain.  The […]

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Marx’s Ecology and The Ecological Revolution

  Interview by Aleix Bombila, for En Lucha (Spain), of John Bellamy Foster, editor of Monthly Review, and author of Marx’s Ecology and The Ecological Revolution En Lucha: In your book Marx’s Ecology you argue that Marxism has a lot to offer to the ecologist movement.  What kind of united work can be established between […]

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