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...
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...