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Turkey: Hundreds of miners dead; the government & exploitation are to blame

Posted 20th May 2014 at 18:46 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)
Updated 20th May 2014 at 18:49 by sixdollarchampagne (To correct a mistake)

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

Hundreds of miners dead


Turkey: The government and exploitation by the employers are to blame

May 15, 2014
By Baran Serhad Suphi Toprak

Group: RIO (Revolutionary Internationalist Organization) of Germany


On Tuesday, May 13, more than 250 miners died in Soma, Turkey, in a mine explosion; several dozen more were seriously injured. Hundreds of ...
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France: All support to the Postal Service strike in Paris

Posted 13th May 2014 at 01:51 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)

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

France: Against job uncertainty and layoffs

All support to the Postal Service strike in the Paris Arrondissement 92

May 8, 2014

Group: CCR-4 (Revolutionary Communist Tendency – Platform Z in the NPA of France)

For the last 3 months the postal workers of the Paris Arrondissement 92 have been carrying out a hard struggle against the layoffs of their comrades in...
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A Sensible Alternative to Austerity

Posted 8th May 2014 at 06:27 by MarcusJuniusBrutus
Updated 16th May 2014 at 00:26 by MarcusJuniusBrutus (corrections)

An essay I wrote for Democratic Underground. It was not well received.

March 2, 2014

"Austerity" is what Europeans call the effort to reduce public, governmental debt. It involves raising taxes on working people and reducing their public benefits. In America, we call it "fiscal conservatism." The public debt in question is usually caused by political pressure by by the ultra-rich, capitalist class to reduce taxation on economic elites. At the same...
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Foucault, OWS, and the Nature of Power

Posted 8th May 2014 at 06:22 by MarcusJuniusBrutus

This is an essay I wrote for the liberal forum Democratic Underground.


December 18, 2011 at 8:47pm


During the second half of the last century, French philosopher Michel Foucault developed a revolutionary theory of power relationships. Previous theories like Marxism and liberalism describe power as emanating from concentrations of power in the form of economic, social, and political elites. This power descends from the rulers to subjugated classes. Even...
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Egypt: Is the "democratic revolution" advancing like this?

Posted 3rd May 2014 at 04:31 by sixdollarchampagne (A Class in Rebellion)
Updated 28th May 2014 at 06:44 by sixdollarchampagne

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

Repression, persecution, imprisonments and death sentences

Egypt: Is the "democratic revolution" advancing like this?


May 1, 2014


By Diego Sacchi
Group: PTS (Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas) of Argentina

Once again, a court in Egypt is sentencing hundreds of militants from the Muslim Brotherhood to death, for the ...
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