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  1. Cyprus: A new phase of the crisis of the euro

    (From the Fracción Trotskista, ft-ci.org – Unofficial translation)

    World economy
    A new phase of the crisis of the euro

    By Juan Chingo
    Thursday, March 21, 2013

    The decision of the European Union (EU) and the Cypriot government to confiscate directly a part of the deposits of small savers, indicates a jump in the voracity of the creditor countries to avoid, by all means, the devaluation of the mountain of debts (an explosion of “fictitious ...

    Updated 4th April 2013 at 05:39 by sixdollarchampagne

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  2. Cuba: A new generation to complete the restoration [of capitalism]

    [From the Fracción Trotskista, ft-ci.org – Unofficial translation, complete and corrected]

    Raúl Castro has announced that he is leaving in 2018
    A new generation to complete the restoration [of capitalism]

    By Diego Dalai
    Monday, March 4, 2013

    Since Raúl Castro took over in 2006 (and formally in 2008), he has been implementing pro-capitalist and budget cutting reforms, at the expense of the workers, reforms tending to ease the effects of the international ...

    Updated 25th March 2013 at 03:25 by sixdollarchampagne

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  3. 12 days of an historic national strike in Colombia

    [From the Fracción Trotskista, ft-ci.org – Unofficial, complete, corrected translation]

    12 days of an historic national strike in Colombia
    By Magui V.
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    After remaining in the streets for twelve intense days of struggle, the approximately 90,000 peasants that participated in the national strike of coffee growers, having the support of 340,000 drivers, hundreds of healthcare workers, customs officers, indigenous communities and students ...

    Updated 26th March 2013 at 19:49 by sixdollarchampagne

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  4. Inner-Sect Sectarianism

    Any newcomer to the revolutionary left will realize that the anti-capitalist movement is fractured among dozens of competing tendencies; strains of thought which unconsciously wage this pointless struggle to win the most minds. Yet what the newcomer won't figure out for some time is the amount of inner-sect sectarianism there is.

    By "inner-sect sectarianism" I mean this implied notion of one faction versus another. When joining a certain tendency a person expects that making ...
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  5. Communist work in the SP?

    Some of the older members here might remember how I was expelled from the Dutch Socialist Party back in 2009. This, officially, for being a member of a "party within a party" (the CWI section in the Netherlands).

    I rejoined the party back in August last year. It was however a paper membership up until now. So, why did I rejoin? It was more or less out of a sense of "spreading my odds". I've been active in whatever social movement I can get my hands on: Occupy (as ...
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