On 15 August 2004, a recall referendum aimed at ousting Venezuelan president Chávez was resoundingly defeated by a mobilisation of the masses - particularly in poor shantytowns, through electoral ‘battle units’ and other organisations of the ‘Bolivarian revolution’. This opened up a new...

US socialists call for action programme after hurricane disaster

The effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Mississippi could be the US’s worst natural disaster, with a projected 10,000 or more people dead and its biggest refugee crisis since the American Civil War. But it is no less a catastrophe for the Bush regime and the system which it defends, US capitalism, the...

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