INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day has come a long way since its origins in the struggles of working-class and socialist women at the beginning of the 20th century. Continue reading
THE number of journalists killed this year has decreased while the number of those arbitrarily detained has risen yet again, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
A total of 49 journalists were killed in 2019, 389 are currently in prison and 57 are being held hostage, an annual worldwide round-up by the French organisation revealed yesterday. Continue reading
A DOZEN people who had been suspended from the Conservative Party for Islamophobia are campaigning for the Brexit Party. Continue reading
It’s not just arms sales and business contacts, Trump needs Saudi Arabia to boost oil production when Iran sanctions kick in and to fund US plans for Syria.
Credit is essential for the continuation of capitalism but also a major source of its instability, writes the MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WELL, the short answer is “yes, capitalism does depend on credit.” And it depends on debt, the other side of the “coin.” But the way it manifests itself is complicated. Continue reading
Judge Llarena warned that such a move would further Carles Puigdemont independence cause
A SPANISH judge denied an extradition warrant against Carles Puigdemont today, believing that granting it would further the former Catalan president’s cause of regional independence. Continue reading
WHY should media, so apparently divided on key political issues, be united in viewing the October 1917 revolution in Russia as not worth celebrating?
Most reasons advanced boil down to a combination of secret police, state repression, lack of individual rights, an absence of democracy and mass bloodshed.
No state exists without a secret police. Tsarist security police infiltrated the Bolsheviks right up to central committee level. Their reports condemned revolutionaries to jail, exile and worse. Continue reading
They had travelled to Denbigh Town Hall from as far as the Wirral, Anglesey and Aberystwyth to celebrate the Cuban revolution in music, song and verse and to hear Aleida Guevara talk about her father’s legacy and the current situation in her country. MEIC BIRTWISTLE reports.
The banner on the stage of Denbigh Town Hall on Tuesday night was trilingual — Welsh, English and of course Spanish — “Daw Dydd — Our Day Will Come — Venceremos!” Continue reading
Canberra nervous over Russia-US standoff
-by James Tweedie
AUSTRALIA pulled its planes from the US-led coalition yesterday after US fighters shot down a Syrian jet.
Russia had earlier warned that it would treat any aircraft crossing the Euphrates river as a target and cut the conflict-avoidance hotline with US-led forces. Continue reading
उत्तरी हाम्बर्गमा एउटा बाह्रतले घर छ । त्यो घरको पाँचौं तल्लामा नर्द डचे रुण्डफुंक (उत्तर जर्मनी टेलिभिजन) को कार्यालय छ । पाँचौं तलामा पुगेपछि लिफ्टले एउटा अटोमेटिक आवाज दिन्छ “यहाँबाट तपाइको स्वतन्त्रता छ” । लिफ्टबाट बाहिर निस्कनासाथ भित्त्तामा टाँसिएको एउटा ब्यानर देखिन्छ, त्यो ब्यानरमा लेखिएको छ “नराम्रा विषयवस्तुबाट नतर्साउनुस्” । Continue reading