Interview with a leading farmer in India

In Defence of Marxism 23 December 2020 The recent farmers protests in India have paralysed the capital city of Delhi. About 32 farmers’ organisations and unions are participating in the protests, demanding the withdrawal of the reactionary farms’ bills passed by the Modi government on September 20. Comrades of the International Marxist Tendency held a short interview with Datar Singh, president of the Kirti Kissan Union. The union is active in various regions across Punjab and other parts of India representing small scale and landless farmers. The Kirti Kissan Union is playing a leading…

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Latin America: Dead ends and limits of progressive governments

With the collapse of the USSR, the end of history was announced without delay. Nothing seemed to be able to stem the neoliberal global tidal wave, when the Zapatista uprising in Mexico erupted in 1994. Five years later, Chávez took power in Venezuela: it was the beginning of a long process of rupture, through the ballot box, on the Latin American continent – Lula in Brazil, Morales in Bolivia, Correa in Ecuador, Mujica in Uruguay… part of the Western radical left then turned its gaze, not without hope, to the…

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Costa Rica, Guatemala and the mass movement against austerity

Interviewed by – Stan Miller Rob Lyons is an activist and journalist living in Central America. He comes back with us on the quasi insurrectional movements that recently took place in Costa Rica and Guatemala. 1. Can you please come back with us on the reasons of the recent general strike in costa Rica? There is no easy or simple answer to this question. It is important to understand that the underlying conditions which triggered the mass movement were part of an ongoing process of pauperization of the Central American masses.…

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“The march of liberties” – 500 000 people in the streets all over France!

The target of this protest is to get rid of Macron global security law whose article 24 makes it a crime to film the police for journalists and citizens alike. There have been many acts of police brutality since Macron was elected president especially in the poor neighborhoods and in the gilet jaune (Yellow Jacket) social movement. Many people get beaten up by the racist police just because they are black or Arab.​ STAN MILLER An Interview with STAN MILLER ​Hey STAN, How are you doing? I decided to interview…

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