The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class

It has taken less than one month for the Syriza government in Greece, led by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, to repudiate its anti-austerity election program and betray, totally and utterly, the impoverished working people whose votes placed it in power.

It’s a good thing I’m not the kind of guy who says “I told you so…”

If you don’t understand why this is happening then you need to read The Basic Bakunin.

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/pers-f23.html

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Arundhati Roy On Gandhi And Ambedkar

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Cornel West On Poverty

“Poverty is the new slavery.”

Dr. Cornel West
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UMass Iranian students urge college to reverse ban on Iranian nationals entering selected programs

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/02/umass_iranian_students_urging.html

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Proudhon On The State And Divide And Conquer

“It is the governments,” Proudhon wrote in 1851, “who, pretending to establish order among men, arrange them forthwith in hostile camps, and as their only occupation is to produce servitude at home, their art lies in maintaining war abroad, war in fact or war in prospect. The oppression of peoples and their mutual hatred are two correlative, inseparable facts, which reproduce each other, and which cannot come to an end except simultaneously, by the destruction of their common cause, government”

Found here.

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Clare Daly On Obama’s Trip To Ireland

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The drive to dismantle pensions in the United States

Judge Christopher Klein signed a confirmation order allowing the city of Stockton, California to go ahead with its plan to slash workers’ retirement benefits as part of a deal to exit bankruptcy.

Isn’t capitalism wonderful?

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/pers-f14.html

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