June 13 saw many elections in Germany: European elections (which are the
only nationwide elections between two Federal general elections); state
parliament elections in Thuringia and local elections in 6 of the 16
German federal states.
The revolutionary crisis in Venezuela has entered a new and critical phase. The left-populist regime of President Hugo Chávez appears to have taken a left turn in the face of a renewed threat from reaction.
A "GOOD kicking", a "bloody nose", a "slap in the face" - all the media
descriptions of New Labour’s disastrous election results had some
reference to being beaten up. They managed to break several records for
dreadful results. In the local elections they were the first government