Brazil’s president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was heckled on the stage at
the World Social Forum yesterday by the same international activists who
hailed him as a saviour when he swept to office two years ago. The
left-wing firebrand sat stony-faced on stage as he was booed before
delivering the keynote address at...
Over 70 members and sympathisers of the committee for a workers’
international will be making sure that the ideas of socialism are
brought to the tens of thousands who will attend the meetings and
demonstrations of the World Social Forum (WSF), from 26 - 31 January, in
The momentous events of 100 years ago, 1905, provided the working class
in Russia with the understanding that it was a force capable of bringing
industry to its knees, a force capable of turning railways, power, gas
etc. on and off like a light-switch.
Seventy years ago, a small mid-western city was shaken to its very
foundations. The 1934 Minneapolis Teamster strike is one of the greatest
labor battles in U.S. history. For two months, the working class owned
When most of the world’s mass media is firmly "embedded" into the
thinking of governments and the big business interests that lie behind
them, the publication of a collection of some of the greatest pieces of
investigative journalism could not come sooner.
Since the collapse of the Stalinist regimes in the former USSR and
Eastern Europe, we have witnessed the transformation of the former mass
parties of the working class, the labour and social democratic parties,
into fully-fledged capitalist parties.