Month: June 2022

Algeria: the construction of an enemy

10 June, 2022 · Spain · Magreb

Sanchez flippantly disqualifies any doubt about his government's turnaround on the Sahara in Congress. Algeria responded by cutting off trade relations.
Sanchez flippantly disqualifies any doubt about his government's turnaround on the Sahara in Congress. Algeria responded by cutting off trade relations.

After months of a policy which can only fuel imperialist conflicts in the Maghreb, the Spanish government seems bent on turning Algeria into “the Russia of the South” and undertakes the construction of an enemy in the press… and vis-à-vis NATO.

Imperialist war and the destruction of universal music and literature

8 June, 2022 · Literature · Music

The Ukrainian government has ordered the removal from libraries and schools and then the destruction of more than 100 million copies of works written in Russian, including the classics of world literature: Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Pushkin and Gorky will no longer be accessible. The fact that they wrote or composed their works before the first Ukrainian nationalism even existed does not matter: they have been declared enemies by the Ukrainian state and NATO propagandists.

The language question at the 3rd International

4 June, 2022 · History

Five continents, a single proletariat. Lissitsky's work picking up the symbol chosen by Trotsky, inspired by the Esperantist "Verda Estelo".
Five continents, a single proletariat. Lissitsky's work picking up the symbol chosen by Trotsky, inspired by the Esperantist "Verda Estelo".

The question of working languages in a universal class organization is a political question of the first order. However, it was not posed as such until the founding of the Third International.

Diesel shortage: War economy and chaos at the refineries

2 June, 2022 · Global situation

Fuel shortages: soon diesel, then gasoline
Fuel shortages: soon diesel, then gasoline

In the USA, there is talk of a fuel shortage -especially diesel- worse than that of the 1970s crisis, while countries like Sri Lanka are receiving large shipments of diesel -in this case from India- to make up for a shortage that is already paralyzing the productive apparatus. Diesel stocks are running out all over the world, not only as a result of the lack of adaptability of the chains in the face of unexpected changes – as is the case in the semiconductor sector – but also as a direct consequence of the breakdown of the world productive structure that began with the trade war and has accelerated with the open war in Ukraine.