Archive for June, 2011

Committee for Marxist Revival

Posted: June 24, 2011 in Labour Fight

 Launching of 

Committee for Marxist Revival

The big economic crisis of 2008-09 once again exposed the frailty of the ruling class in all countries and the fragile basis of the world capitalist system itself. While the consequences of the crisis continue (even in countries that are technically no longer in recession) the manner in which the bank bailouts and other ‘solutions’ were carried out created deep dissatisfaction and suspicion among large sections of the masses. (more…)

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ConDems on the ropes?

Posted: June 5, 2011 in Political Views

ConDems on the ropes?

Labour Fight- Kate Williams

It’s clear that the Tories aren’t going to get everything they wanted. With tensions in the coalition simmering, Cameron has signalled that they’ll be a pause in public sector reform for a few weeks at least. According to a report in the Financial Times a White Paper is to be delayed until mid-July at least with Cameron apparently already having had to drop the plan to introduce quotas in public services for provision by independent i.e. private sector bodies (FT 2 June). (more…)

On the IMF leader’s downfall

Dominic Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was recently arrested inNew Yorkon charges of sexual abuse and attempted rape. Strauss-Kahn was previouslyFrance’s finance minister and was a possible ‘Socialist’ Party candidate for the upcoming French presidential election. As head of the IMF, one of the main arms of imperialism, Dominic Strauss-Kahn (DSK) has recently been in meetings inBrusselswith the finance ministers ofPortugalandGreeceto discuss the provision of financial assistance to these countries (or more precisely, the imposition of austerity programmes on the Portuguese and Greek working class). Moral opprobrium has now ‘forced’ him from office and from Presidential candidature. (more…)