Daily Archives: January 13, 2016

Ukraine | “Right Sector” was not able to get a free vodka

Fascist gangs continue to terrorize the population of Ukraine. During the war, they imagine that they can do everything, so they commit crimes, even in that places where military operations are not conducted.
On the morning of January 10 at the Ukrainian ski resort “Dragobrat” in Transcarpathia was a mass fight involving weapons. Fight was organized by criminals from the “Right Sector”. They broke with a gun in a hotel “Hata Magnata” 4 o’clock in the morning.
The “Right Sector” paramilitaries demanded free food and vodka. When the security guard of the hotel reprimanded them, they beat him severely. A fight broke out. Paramilitaries used firearms and wounded two guards. Security by means of local residents managed to stop the attackers. There were five, all members of the “Right Sector”.
Currently, the court decided to take them under arrest for two months. The criminal case is started.
The “Right sector” officials have recognized that the attackers were from their organization. However, they try to justify them by claiming that they had received a concussion in the heads during the war, and therefore they should be treated leniently.

South Africa | South African Capitalism’s Train-Smash

Patrick Bond

The great sweeps of capital accumulation flowing above, through and from South Africa are leaving local businesses weaker than at any other time in memory. This may be just the medicine a mostly divided and yet often over-confident left opposition requires in 2016. Corporations are now at their most unpredictable and unpatriotic, with rapid expatriation of dwindling profits, the near death of several mega-mining firms that once ruled the roost, and a schizophrenic ruling class giddily backslapping some days, but inconsolably depressed most others.

Canada | A new political situation in Latin America: What lies ahead?

‘Venezuela defines the future of the progressive cycle’ An interview with Claudio Katz


Two recent events — the second-round victory on November 22 of right-wing candidate Mauricio Macri in Argentina’s presidential election, and the December 6 victory of the right-wing Democratic Unity Roundtable,[1] winning two thirds of the seats in Venezuela’s National Assembly elections — have radically altered the political map in South America. In the following interview, Argentine Marxist Claudio Katz discusses what these setbacks for the left mean for the progressive “process of change” that has unfolded on the continent over the last 10-15 years.