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Melenchon’s meteoric rise in French presidential elections - the ruling class in panic

Jean Luc Melenchon Place au PeupleThe last three weeks have seen a quick progression of the candidate of Rebellious France in the polls for the presidential election: from being fifth with around 11% to being third with over 18% now. This rapid rise has been accompanied with a slow but steady decrease in the voting intentions for the two candidates at the top, the far right Le Pen (from a peak of 28% down to 24) and the liberal Thatcherite Macron (from a peak of 26% down to 23).

Brexit vote sends shockwaves across European Establishment

BrexitCameronResigns Socialist Appeal UKYesterday, 23rd of June 2016, the people of Britain made a momentous decision. After 40 years as part of the European Union they voted to turn their backs on it. This decision has immense consequences for the future of Britain, Europe and the world.

Brexit: Varoufakis’ mission “to save the EU”

varoufakis brexitThe EU once again faces its darkest hour with the upcoming Brexit referendum. Joining the “Remain” chorus is a familiar face and voice, our rebel super-star economist Yanis Varoufakis. There is no future for the British people inside or outside of the EU on a capitalist basis. The coming referendum is a false choice put forward by the ruling classes, whereby both sides are permeated with reaction.

The Paris Massacre: Dynamite in the foundations

survivor-shooting-parisLast Friday Paris was the scene of mass slaughter in which at least one hundred and twenty-nine people, mostly young kids enjoying themselves in cafes and a rock concert, were shot down in cold blood. The killers, shouting Allah Hu Akbar, discharged magazine after magazine, calmly reloading before killing more defenceless people as they lay helpless on the ground.

Refugees welcome: make the bosses pay!

refugees-welcome-footballfansThe current refugee crisis has brought out some of the horrors of capitalist society, as well as the contrast between the basic human solidarity of ordinary working people and the cold calculation and callousness of capitalist rulers in Europe and elsewhere.

Suruc massacre: heinous crime responsibility of a heinous regime

suruc massacreYesterday a massacre took place in the district of Suruç in southern Turkey. A massive blast ripped through a meeting of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (SGDF) gathered at the Amara Culture Centre. It is reported that at least 300 of the federation's members were gathered at the time of the explosion, and initial numbers indicate a death toll of at least 30 people, in addition to around a hundred wounded.

Greece: government's proposals to the Troika turning OXI into YES

greece-eu-electionsThe next few hours are, again, crucial in Greece. The victory of the OXI in the referendum is being quickly turned into its opposite. The government has sent a proposal to the Troika which in essence represents accepting what people rejected in the referendum on Sunday.