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#ANC: The Chosen Party for South African Capitalism

The victory of the ANC in the South African election has yet again shown it is the capitalists’ chosen party for running South African capitalism. Its primary role is organising and enforcing the exploitation of the working class even when this means downing strikes in bloodshed as we saw at Marikana in 2012 (see leftcom.org).

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Anarcho Agony Aunts: The struggle against fascism begins with the struggle against toxic masculinity

Have you ever wondered how to talk dirty without reinforcing the patriarchy? Or what all the fuss is about polyamory? These are just two of the many topics tackled by the Anarcho Agony Aunts (AAA), an anarcha-feminist duo offering anonymous sex and relationship advice via their YouTube channel. The pair see what they’re doing as having a dual-pronged strategy: helping to tackle issues with dating on the left while also reaching out to young men who are preyed on by men’s rights activists and the alt-right.

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#GiletsJaunes: In the street during #EUelections2019 on Sunday May 26th!

Call by Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) from Toulouse to take the streets during the EU elections on Sunday May 26th, 2019.

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Civil War in #Venezuela: An Economic and Human Catastrophe

The latest news coming from Venezuela tells us that in Caracas and elsewhere, the demonstrations for, and against, the Maduro government are carrying on. The army, which largely supports the elected President, is dealing brutally with demonstrators and the death toll on the streets has reached several dozen.

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#MayDay Repression in #Turin

Turin, Italian territory: For some time now, May 1 has been transformed into an institutional catwalk, an empty stage on which workers’ conflicts, now devoid of a sense of class and in some disarray, can be paraded.

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#Brazil: How things have (and haven’t) changed

Analysis of the current situation in Brazil, written by “a group of militants” and first published in Portuguese under the name “Olha como a coisa virou” at Passa Palavra.

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The #GiletsJaunes: A question of time

A reflection on the re-appropriation of time as the revolution within the yellow vests insurrection. Words from a yellow vests newspaper and images and words of a movement, now in its “Act XVI”.

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#Venezuela: Neither #Maduro nor #Guaidó have anything to offer the working-class

In the past few days Venezuela’s latest political drama has fluttered across the world press. On January 23 Washington declared that it recognizes Juan Guaidó, the leader of Venezuela’s opposition, as the country’s legitimate president with Trump stating “The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law…

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Call of #YellowVests from #Paris east side

We reproduce here our call, that of “Gilets Jaunes” from eastern Paris, gathered around similar observations. We are unable to spread it on social networks, probably because of censorship. If some find our approach relevant, they are free to spread it by their own means.

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Two #Mexico’s, two universal alternatives: #Tlahuelilpan vs #Matamoros

Two pieces of news from Mexico currently appear in the press around the world: a new historical record in the number of homicides and the explosion of a Pemex pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, which has left almost a hundred corpses already. Everything in Mexico leads us to despair. But there is something important going on that the international media is not broadcasting.

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