United States: Working-class and left electoral politics back on the radar?
The US political system, so highly polarised between conservative Republicans and moderate Democrats, has experienced in the last year some interesting changes on the left-hand margin of the national political scene, Dan Botz writes.
Israel and the coming Arab revolution
"Let’s imagine a Syrian who was dreaming of enjoying a little bit of democracy, a little bit of freedom, a little bit of social justice: in short, of enjoying a little human dignity," says Santiago Alba Rico. "Which forces, and how many of them, would he or she have to struggle against?"
South Africa: 'Return to the Freedom Charter', says NUMSA leader
Irvin Jim, general secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, presented the 12th annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture at the University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, in memory of the revolutionary activist who was assassinated by the apartheid regime in 1982. Jim called for a return to the revolutionary ideals, first adopted as the program of the anti-aprtheid struggle in 1955.
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