France: May 1968 – March 2023! by Yorgos Mitralias At a time when those who declare, even among the French elites (!), that we are witnessing the emergence of a “new May 68” […]
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“Jesus, Freedom & Trump”
The walls are closing in on the former president of the United States and millions of Americans are up in arms about it. For many of them, “up in arms” is […]
Against the “progressive” betrayal of Ukraine
Against ‘progressive’ betrayal of Ukraine by Bill Weinberg. Transcript from CounterVortex podcast of March 13. We just passed the one-year anniversary of the start of the Ukraine war, Putin’s massive invasion of Ukraine. Which was […]
France: The historic counterattack of the workers’ movement puts the political system itself in deep crisis!
By Yorgos Mitralias What is happening in France this March 2023? What is happening is that France is now well into a – very promising – social and political crisis that is […]
Aleksandr Dugin: Alchemist of “Traditionalism”, mysticism and fascism
Dugin’s philosophic roots: mysticism, “Traditionalism” and fascism vs. reality of social class. Dugin’s international fascist links. Dugin’s Foundations of Geopolitics – towards Eurasianism and Russian imperialism. Dugin’s Fourth Political Theory – No […]
Kavita Krishnan on “Why we should pay attention to Narendra Modi”
On March 12, the Ukraine Socialist Solidarity Campaign had a presentation from Kavita Krishnanon “Why the world should pay attention to Narendra Modi”. This was followed by a full discussion. Below […]
Biden half steps helping reaction at home and abroad
From East Palestine to east Ukraine, Biden’s half steps are killing people while they boost the chances of the fascist connected Republicans in 2024 and help the fascist connected Putin’s invasion of […]
France : days of exacerbation of a historic class conflict !
by Yorgos Mitralias In France, the popular mobilisation of 7 March did not disappoint expectations and was indeed of historic proportions. That is why, moreover, it immediately provoked a new and even greater […]
Beware Ron DeSantis – Florida’s Viktor Orbán
Workers and political activists beware: What is happening in Florida threatens all political campaigns we are involved in. Florida governor Ron DeSantis is moving to be the US’s Viktor Orbán. Orbán, […]
Upcoming Zoom discussion: Kavita Krishnan on why we should pay attention to Narendra Modi
Ukraine Socialist Solidarity Campaign presents: Kavita Krishnan on “Why the world should pay attention to Narendra Modi” In May of 2019, after India’s Narendra Modi was overwhelmingly reelected, the Financial times commented: […]