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Statement from the national demonstration of students in Tehran, 7th December 2019

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After weeks of mass protests in Iran, this is a translation of the statement from the national students' demonstration in Tehran, 7th December 2019.

The accumulation of contradictions and the inability of the existing capitalist-theocratic regime has led to numerous uprisings, including the revolt of January 2018 Tehran students

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Conservative anti-Semitism: the strange case of Boris Johnson, Richard Spencer and Gavin McInnes

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An exploration into Boris Johnson's editorship of The Spectator magazine, and some of the Spectator columnist Taki's connections.

If the current discussion around anti-Semitism is motivated by a genuine desire to oppose racism wherever it appears, then Taki urgently needs to be held to account, and... Boris Johnson needs to answer some hard questions about [his] decision to publish him.

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The Astrakhan' shootings, March 1919

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Account of the bloody repression of striking workers in the industrial town of Astrakhan by the Bolsheviks.

L. Trotsky, the Chairman of the Revolutionary-Military Council of the Republic sent a laconic response: "merciless retribution". And the fate of the unfortunate imprisoned workers was sealed. There was an orgy of bloodshed on the water and on land. P. Silin

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They are not Evo supporters! They are Alteños, dammit!

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Statement from Colectivo Curva on the resistance of the people of El Alto in response to the ongoing coup attempt in Bolivia. Based in El Alto themselves, Colectivo Curva argue that the native peoples of El Alto remember their history of struggle against the Morales government: they do not fight for him and his party, but against an attack on their communities from the far-right coup plotters.

The one that blocks the roads is not an Evo supporter... They are the veterans of 2003. They are the orphans of those that lost their parents due to bullets from a government that now advocates democracy. They are not Evo supporters. They are alteños and alteñas that are fighting. Colectivo Curva

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