L’assemblea nazionale “I lavoratori non sono carne da macello, tenutasi ieri, 30 marzo, è stato uno straordinario successo. Vi hanno assistito, naturalmente on line, centinaia di lavoratori e di lavoratrici e decine sono stati gli interventi, tutti interessanti.
L’assemblea ha lanciato anche un appello ai lavoratori di tutto il pianeta, perché solo l’azione unitaria della classe operaia potrà sconfiggere l’emergenza sanitaria attuale e quella economica e sociale che sta irrompendo nelle nostre vite.
Dall’inizio dell’emergenza sanitaria si sono succeduti i decreti del governo Conte che, uno dietro l’altro, hanno aumentato le restrizioni. Ai decreti si sono unite le ordinanze delle diverse regioni. Si è sviluppata una campagna che ha promosso il distanziamento sociale, inviti a restare a casa, hashtag e appelli.
Tutti i dati economici riguardo l’impatto economico della pandemia di Covid-19 sono sufficientemente chiari da costringere la borghesia a parlare ormai di “depressione economica”. Le previsioni dei più prestigiosi istituti finanziari, pur variando di settimana in settimana, rendono impossibile mascherare la verità attraverso i classici sotterfugi con cui i ben pagati economisti sono soliti ingannare la gente sulla situazione reale dell’economia.
Il distanziamento sociale necessario a contrastare la diffusione del contagio da coronavirus a cui siamo sottoposti da diverse settimane è stato promosso con campagne mediatiche che esaltano la bellezza dello stare in casa: “finalmente ci possiamo dedicare a tutto quello che non riusciamo a fare nel normale tran tran quotidiano”, leggere, fare yoga, vedersi un bel film e chi più hobby ha più ne metta…
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- Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Socialism or barbarismon 25. Novembre 2020 at 16:28
At 3am on Wednesday, November 4, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appeared on state television to declare a six-month state of emergency in the country’s northern Tigray region. According to Abiy, the Tigray regional security forces had committed ‘treason’ by attacking federal military bases in the regional capital Mekelle as well as Dansha, killing and injuring an unspecified number of soldiers in the process. This announcement set in motion a chain of events which could eventually lead to the breakup of Ethiopia itself with far-reaching consequences for the Horn of Africa.
- Why has capitalism failed?on 24. Novembre 2020 at 10:55
Apologists for capitalism argue that it is the best, most-efficient system that could ever possibly exist. But the current period of crisis and chaos prove otherwise. Today, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an economic collapse that threatens to throw society back to the 1930s, sending the world into a full-blown depression. Clearly, something is rotten at the heart of the system. The advocates of Keynesian ideas - or modern varieties like Modern Monetary Theory - cannot provide a real solution to this crisis. In his talk from this year's International Marxist University, Adam Booth, a leading activist of Socialist Appeal, explains why capitalism has failed, and what the way forward is for humanity.
- Venezuela: the APR protests against censorship at VTV on 24. Novembre 2020 at 9:54
On the morning of Thursday, 19 November, organisations that make up the People’s Revolutionary Alternative (APR) protested in repudiation of the media censorship of this left-wing coalition, carried out by public and private media during the electoral campaigns for the parliamentary elections on 6 December. This demonstration took place in front of the Venezuelan Television Corporation (VTV), and was attended by numerous candidates and leading figures of the alliance.
- 'Peace' in Nagorno-Karabakh: No stability under capitalismon 24. Novembre 2020 at 7:25
As has become customary, the recent war in Karabakh is viewed from two sides in Russia: liberals extol the virtues of Turkish generals trained by NATO and Israeli drones, while both secret and obvious Putin admirers tell us on Liva (russo-ukrainian media) that revolutionaries (in quotes or without) always lose wars. There is not a grain of truth in this dichotomy. The militia armies created by the bourgeois revolutions have had great victories. Not only in the 19th century. Actually, the history of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic began with the victory of the Armenian militia in the war three decades ago. Then, Azerbaijan was richer, had a more numerous and well-armed army, but if Azerbaijan had local successes in that war, then they are associated not with former president Mutalibov, the director of a local refrigerator plant, or the KGB general Aliyev, but with a short period of rule by a half-crazy dissident-pan-Turkist, Elchibey. Unlike the draftees, students and workers who were arrested on the streets of Baku, his supporters at least understood why they were fighting. It was this factor that ensured the victory of Armenia in that war; high fighting morale and conscientious discipline of the militia army, formed against the background of a high level of education and general culture. The war in Karabakh, and the hardships and casualties associated with it, became the foundation of modern Armenia.
- What does the monetary reorganisation in Cuba mean?on 23. Novembre 2020 at 10:57
On 12 October, the Cuban Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Planning, Alejandro Gil Fernández appeared on the television programme Mesa Redonda [Round Table] to talk about the economic strategy “to boost the economy and overcome the global crisis caused by COVID-19." A central part of it is the "monetary reorganisation" that has generated so many rumours and uncertainty in Cuba in recent months.