Updates from Germany and France (Revolutionary University 2017)

October 31, 2017

Revolutionary University October 2017 France: In The Streets, Workplaces, Universities, Schools & Hospitals… Everybody Hates Macron Michelle Verdier, an activist in the French Trotskyist group Fraction L’Etincelle The Myth Of The Social Democratic State and The Reality of Life in

Trump: Making the Rich Richer Again

October 31, 2017

It’s been a year since the election of Trump and it couldn’t be any clearer that this is an administration that only represents the richest of the rich. For those workers who may have thought that he would fight in

Raj Patel: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things

October 26, 2017

Revolutionary University October 2017 A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: Raj Patel, author and Research Professor at the University of Texas at Austin will discuss his new book (coauthored with Jason W. Moore).

Trump’s Tax Plan: Enriching The Already Rich

October 23, 2017

Donald Trump and the GOP got closer to one of their main goals: reforming the tax system. The Senate passed a budget bill for $1.5 trillion in tax cuts. Trump says that his proposed tax plan is good for ordinary

Sexual harassment: Breaking the silence‭… ‬at work too

October 23, 2017

Asked about‭ ‬the‭ ‬Harvey Weinstein story during his‭ ‬October‭ ‬15th long interview‭ ‬on the TF1‭ ‬channel,‭ ‬Emmanuel Macron‭ ‬shed a‭ ‬perfunctory‭ ‬tear about the daily violence experienced by women.‭ ‬In a surge of political courage,‭ ‬he is about to‭… ‬cancel

Taking Aim At Unemployment… Or At The Unemployed?

October 16, 2017

On October 15th, Emmanuel Macron held the floor for over an hour on the TF1 channel. He is happy with all his policies: rulings on the Labour Code, increase in social security contributions, decrease in individual housing assistance, cutting the

Puerto Rico: Profits Over People

October 9, 2017

Conditions in Puerto Rico continue to deteriorate after the island was leveled when Hurricane Maria hit on September 20. The vast majority of its electric and telecommunications infrastructure has been destroyed while half of the island is still without drinking

We Can Learn From the Russian Revolution

October 2, 2017

October 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, when the workers of Russia, fed up with the misery of capitalist rule, overthrew the capitalists and took power into their own hands in the most democratic revolution in world

Catalonia: From Anti-Referendum Repression To Social Unrest?

October 2, 2017

With clubs and rubber bullets, repression hit the independence referendum organised on October 1st in Catalonia. 844 people were injured, two of them seriously. The Spanish government deployed 10,000 police officers and civilian guards to close the polling stations and