Monday, November 21, 2011

Over 200,000 students strike against Quebec tuition increases

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By Joel Bergman

Over 200,000 students strike against Quebec tuition increases. Photo: Kunal ShahOver 200,000 Quebec students went on strike on Thursday (10th November) against the tuition increases being imposed on them by the Quebec Liberal government. Premier Jean Charest's proposes to increase post-secondary tuition fees by a total of $1,625 over the next five years, the biggest tuition increase in the province's history. 

By Greg Oxley in Paris

France: Sarkozy preparing vicious austerity. Photo: European CouncilAs in all other European countries, the Sarkozy government in France is applying a vicious policy of "austerity". The workers – and also the middle classes – are to suffer further cuts in their standard of living in order to maintain and increase capitalist profits. In these years of crisis, French banks doubled their profits from 5.5 to 11 billion euros in 2009, and almost doubled them again to 21 billion in 2010.

By Lal Khan

Pakistan: Passions without truths – the myth of Imran Khan. Photo: World Economic Forum/ Jolanda FlubacherIt is often said that history repeats itself, but the truth is that it never does so in exactly the same way; it repeats itself but on on a higher plane. The general consciousness of the masses in any society is neither static nor eternal. It is in a state of constant change, flux and motion. Betrayals and defeats push it back but with the new resurgence of the class struggle it rises to new heights.

By Juan Rojas y Antonio Palmer, Bay Area WIL

El 2 de noviembre se desarrolló en la ciudad de Oakland una de las mas grandes manifestaciones de los últimos años, con la participación de diferentes sectores de la clase trabajadora marchando juntos para que sus demandas fueran escuchadas, logrando exitosamente el paro de labores de uno de los puertos mas importantes de EE.UU.

By Σταμάτης Καραγιαννόπουλος

Τα τελευταία γεγονότα στην Ελλάδα και την Ευρώπη, μας δείχνουν ότι συνεχίζουμε να βρισκόμαστε στο  «μεταίχμιο» δυο καθοριστικών διαδικασιών.

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