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Analysis by Country

Homophobia and racism after the Orlando massacre

The murder of 49 people at Pulse, a gay night club in Orlando, Florida is a horrific event which provokes the deepest sympathy both for the survivors and for the grieving families, partners and friend Read more...

France: 1 million march against attack on workers' rights

More than a million people marched in Paris in protest at the government’s attempt to demolish the “Code du Travail” which regulates labour rights, including the 35 hour working week, collective barga Read more...

香港的55天

发生在香港的占中运动已经持续了九个星期。它仍将继续下去,一方面因为抵抗者们(主要是青年人)不屈不挠的反抗精神,还因为它得到了市民们最广泛的支持,正是这种支持使政府每次驱散示威的企图都落空了。 Read more...

China slowing down

摆在读者面前的这篇文章是第五国际的成员Peter Main写于两年多以前的一则时评,他结合中国和国际的经济社会背景对当时央行大幅提高贷款利率的措施进行了详细、全面、深刻的评述,并展望了中国的前景。这件事现在也许没人记得了,因为时隔两年,当时轰动一时的新闻早已成为了“旧闻”,假如有人站在今天的立场而高高在上地去评论当时事件的始末与之后发生的事,那是无聊的事后诸葛行为。 Read more...

France: Strategy and Tactics against Labour Code "Reform"

As this journal goes to press, France’s President, Francois Hollande, and his government under Prime Minister Manuel Valls have been shaken by months of workers’ strikes and demonstrations, but they h Read more...

Marxism and the Easter Rising

Ireland’s modern history has a long and proud record of rebellion against British rule. Read more...

The British far left and the European referendum

Nearly 41 years on from the last time they voted on it, Britons will go to the polls on 23 June to decide whether to remain in the European Union or to leave it. Read more...

A fork in the road confronts the Bernie Sanders movement

Bernie Sanders’ decision to run for president has done more than shake up the Democratic Party, it has created the possibility of a new political party in a way that has not been seen since the 1960s. Read more...