Shoe strikes escalate as protests surge

Tens of thousands of Chinese workers employed by a Taiwanese firm Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings have been on strike for almost two weeks in a dispute that has now become news around the world....

The Left and Maidan: Interview with Ukrainian socialist Denis Pilas

Around 150 people gathered in Kiev recently to attend a conference organised by Ukrainian organisations including the Left Opposition, with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. The conference, entitled 'The Left and Maidan', discussed perspectives...

Gabriel García Márquez: magic and memory

Mike Gonzalez writes Gabriel García Márquez, who has died aged 87, was a globally recognised name even before he won his Nobel Prize in literature on 8 December 1982. His greatest work One Hundred Years of Solitude was translated into 20...

Ukraine, Russia and the miners of the Donbass

Miners in the Donbass region have played a crucial role in Ukrainian politics since 1989, and are key today, argues Nick Evans The situation in eastern Ukraine is becoming more and more dangerous. It is...

Paris: united demo against austerity

Clément Mouhot reports from Paris: "Hollande ça suffit !" (Hollande this is enough) was one of the many slogans seen on banners at the demonstration against austerity in Paris last Saturday. Around 40,000 people...

A response from Venezeula

Dan Gent, writes from Venezuela having witnessed the events surrounding the opposition riots. It is offered as a comradely response to Mike Gonzalez's Letters from Venezuela. This piece was originally published on the Comrade Markin...

Brazilian workers paralyse refinery construction

Ali S reports from Brazil on the continuing strike by COMPERJ workers in Itaborai, Rio de Janeiro: "Radio Pẹo" Рa set of codified rumours between workers - has been central to the...

rs21 Political Weekend: Social Movements and United Fronts Today

Rebecca Short writes: Colin Barker and Sølvi Goard's workshop on Social Movements and United Fronts Today tackled arguments that are key for anyone organising on the left. As the room started to fill, a video...

Syria: March 2011 – March 2014 – Solidarity is essential

Jacques Babel and Joseph Daher report on the campaigns to mark the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian revolution, both within and outside Syria.

Surge in support for fascists in French elections

Iris Cohen analyses the background to the the recent gains made by the far right in France in advance of today's second round of voting.