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Más sobre títeres y miedo

Más sobre títeres y miedo

YAYO HERRERO

2016-02-13 01 YAYO HERREROAtónita asisto al último esperpento madrileño centrado en la obra de títeres que ha terminado con el encarcelamiento de los titiriteros.

En la polémica y debate abiertos se discute si la obra enaltecía el terrorismo y si era adecuada para público infantil. Con respecto al primer tema, antes de opinar, es interesante leer el resumen del guion de la obra publicada en eldiario.es[1] para saber por qué aparecía esa pancarta en la obra. Podrá gustar más o menos el hilo argumental, pero es obvio que no se enaltecía la violencia terrorista, sino que los muñecos que mostraban la pancarta representaban a policías que trataban de incriminar a otro de los muñecos como terrorista.

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62 billionaires now control half of world’s wealth

62 billionaires now control half of world’s wealth

by Farooque Chowdhury*

2016-02-05 01 62 billionairesThe richest 62 persons now control more than half of the world’s money, according to a new Oxfam report. Total wealth of these individuals is the same as that of the world’s poorest 3.6 billion people. The rich-poor gap is growing wider. The ultra-wealthy group of persons is getting wealthier.

The 44-page report, ‘An Economy for the 1%’, published by Oxfam GB for Oxfam International (ISBN 978-1-78077-993-5, January 2016, Oxford, UK) says:

“The gap between rich and poor is reaching new extremes. Credit Suisse recently revealed that the richest 1% have now accumulated more wealth than the rest of the world put together. …Meanwhile, the wealth owned by the bottom half of humanity has fallen by a trillion dollars in the past five years. This is just the latest evidence that today we live in a world with levels of inequality we may not have seen for over a century.”

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62 people own the same as half the world, reveals Oxfam Davos report

62 people own the same as half the world, reveals Oxfam Davos report

by Oxfam

2016-02-05 02 Oxfam Davos reportThe Oxfam report An Economy for the 1%, shows that the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population has fallen by a trillion dollars since 2010, a drop of 41 percent. This has occurred despite the global population increasing by around 400 million people during that period. Meanwhile, the wealth of the richest 62 has increased by more than half a trillion dollars to $1.76tr. The report also shows how women are disproportionately affected by inequality – of the current ‘62’, 53 are men and just nine are women.

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IMF’s Prescription for Europe: Exploit Refugees with Low Wages

IMF’s Prescription for Europe:

Exploit Refugees with Low Wages

Economist calls IMF ’the sancta sanctorum of neoclassical/neoliberal thinking.

by Nadia Prupis

2016-01-30 01 refugees

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday released a report urging the European countries accepting a majority of refugees to “temporarily” pay them less than minimum wage.

In its report, the IMF recommended implementing a short-term differentiation between asylum seekers and EU citizens, by way of “temporary and limited derogations of the minimum wage for refugees.”

That would entail giving wage subsidies to companies to employ individuals migrating to Europe to escape war, poverty, and state violence from the Middle East and North Africa, or adopting “temporary exceptions to minimum or entry level wages” for those already hired.

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Lénine et Trotsky face à la bureaucratie – Révolution russe et société de transition

Lénine et Trotsky face à la bureaucratie – Révolution russe et société de transition

1989, par TOUSSAINT Eric

2016-01-24 01 TOUSSAINT EricCe texte, « Lénine et Trotsky face à la bureaucratie », inédit sur la toile, n’a été publié qu’une fois [1]. Cette étude a été réalisée pour un cours de formation présenté à l’été 1989 – elle se veut donc d’une écriture simple, mais aussi rigoureuse et bien documentée. Elle est sur notre site ce 21 janvier 2016 à l’occasion du 92e anniversaire de la mort de Lénine.

1. Remarques préliminaires

Premièrement, les marxistes et le problème de la société de transition entre le capitalisme et le socialisme : Quand les bolchéviks ont été confrontés à la construction d’un Etat ouvrier à partir de l’insurrection d’Octobre 1917, ils avaient très peu de bases théoriques sur lesquelles s’appuyer en cette matière. C’était effectivement la première expérience historique, pratique, sur grande échelle, de tentative de construction d’une société socialiste.

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Left Experience in the Spanish State: Two Years of Podemos

Left Experience in the Spanish State: Two Years of Podemos

by RODRIGUEZ Teresa, URBAN CRESPO Miguel

2016-01-23 01 RODRIGUEZ-Teresa URBAN-CRESPO-Miguel This Sunday (17 January 2016) we celebrate the anniversary of our first public act: the press conference at the Lavapiés Theater District in Madrid in which we were lucky to participate. We have built a great organization which has managed in two years of history to produce a storm of enthusiasm for change and has become a reliable electoral tool. We have helped to open a new cycle in which public life is no longer split in two and, above all, we have repoliticized society in a moment in which possible responses to the suffering of the people might have been resignation, apathy, or even hatred. And we have done it fundamentally by articulating a new and terrible sense of reality in material terms (the crisis and its effects) and in subjective ones (outrage at the socioeconomic reality and the corruption in government).

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Ettore Scola morto, addio al maestro della risata amara e popolare che negli anni 70 raccontava l’Italia di oggi

Ettore Scola morto, addio al maestro della risata amara e popolare che negli anni 70 raccontava l’Italia di oggi

di Davide Turrini

2016-01-20 01 Ettore ScolaSe ne va l’autore che della commedia all'italiana di Monicelli, Comencini, Risi e Germi aveva forgiato una versione più raffinata e potente, coraggiosa e militante, dal grande respiro storico. La sua cinematografia tocca l’apice di successo e di pubblico con C’eravamo tanto amati (1974) e Una giornata particolare (1977), ma La più bella serata della mia vita (1972) e Brutti, sporchi e cattivi scolpiscono nell'immaginario collettivo il ritratto impietoso e sublime di un Paese perennemente uguale a se stesso

Ora il capitolo è chiuso. La lunga vita della commedia all’italiana è definitivamente finita la scorsa notte, quando anche Ettore Scola, 84 anni, ci ha lasciati. Il cuore ‘stanco’ di uno dei registi che con Mario Monicelli, Dino Risi, Nanni Loy, Luigi Comencini,Pietro Germi, Luigi Zampa, ha scolpito su pellicola il linguaggio della risata più amara e più bella, più popolare e più coscienziosa, ha cessato di battere. Se ne va l’autore che di quella commedia ne aveva come forgiata una sua versione più raffinata e potente, coraggiosa e militante, dal respiro storico e autoironico. Signorile e mai sopra le righe Scola lo è stato sempre.

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Espagne : près d’un demi-million d’expulsions, le produit d’une loi franquiste

Espagne : près d’un demi-million d’expulsions, le produit d’une loi franquiste

par Fátima Martín , Jérôme Duval

2016-01-19 01 stop-desahuciosEntre 2008 et le second trimestre 2015, l’Espagne a connu 416.332 ordres d’expulsion de logements. |1| Les expulsions sont une des conséquences de la crise, mais la loi qui les autorise est bien antérieure. Il s’agit de la « loi hypothécaire » imposée par décret sous la dictature de Franco en 1946, et qui demeure en vigueur.

La « métaphysique » des expulsions

L’Association hypothécaire espagnole (AHE) elle-même, qui rassemble les groupes financiers les plus actifs sur le marché espagnol des prêts hypothécaires, rappelle sur son site Internet que cette loi est la refonte d’un décret du 8 février 1946. Dans son guide « en caso de impago » (en cas de non-paiement) qui vise à rassurer les créanciers, il est fait état que : « si un emprunteur ne paie pas un crédit - qu’il soit personnel ou hypothécaire - il devra répondre avec tous ses biens, non seulement ceux qu’il possède présentement mais également ceux qu’il pourrait acquérir dans le futur, jusqu’à l’apurement complet de la dette ».

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Cambia el President, se mantiene la estrategia

PACTO JUNTS PEL SÍ-CUP

Cambia el President, se mantiene la estrategia

MARTÍ CAUSSA

2016-01-19 01 MARTÍ CAUSSAEn un sorprendente pacto en el último minuto el dilema “Mas o marzo” que ha dominado el debate político catalán de los últimos meses ha sido evitado. No habrá nuevas elecciones autonómicas en marzo y el presidente de la Generalitat no será Artur Mas, sino Carles Puigdemont. En Catalunya se inicia un rumbo teóricamente claro en su objetivo principal, pero en la práctica lleno de contradicciones y un nuevo pulso entre el movimiento soberanista catalán y el Estado español; este último, después de las elecciones del 20D, no tiene gobierno ni una orientación política clara, pero sus fuerzas mayoritarias son firmemente contrarias a reconocer el derecho a decidir de Catalunya.

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In Portugal, an unlikely deal for the Left begets victories and exposes all contradictions

In Portugal, an unlikely deal for the Left begets victories and exposes all contradictions

by CAMARGO João

2016-01-14 02 CAMARGO JoãoAfter the Portuguese general election last October it seemed unlikely that the actual outcome could have made such a long run. The Socialist Party, led by Antonio Costa, had to choose between its utter surrender to the center-right or a shift to the left, pressured by the relative majority of the right-wing coalition that governed in Portugal during the troika years on the one side, and a rising left on the other.

Left Bloc’s pressure to drop the right-wing government and sustain a Socialist Party’s government with the help of the Communist Party and the Greens paid off when the Socialists, with 28% of the vote, and the left, representing close to 20% of the vote, joined in Parliament and failed the right-wing’s coalition government program, forcing the right-wing president to call on Costa to constitute a government against his expressed will.

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Après la COP21. Retirer du CO2 de l’atmosphère ? – Les « technologies à émissions négatives » : nouveau mirage, nouvelles menaces

Après la COP21. Retirer du CO2 de l’atmosphère ? – Les « technologies à émissions négatives » : nouveau mirage, nouvelles menaces

par TANURO Daniel

2016-01-14 01 TANURO DanielAuteur notamment de L’impossible capitalisme vert et de plusieurs articles pour Contretemps-web, Daniel Tanuro revient ici sur l’après-COP21, notamment sur l’illusion des « technologies à émissions négatives », et défend l’urgence de solutions écosocialistes à la crise climatique.

Dans un article écrit à chaud sur le résultat de la COP21, je m’interrogeais sur le paradoxe suivant : alors que la dangerosité du changement climatique se concrétise plus vite que projeté dans les modèles, l’année où les spécialistes estiment que les émissions mondiales de gaz à effet de serre devraient commencer à diminuer pour rester au-dessous de 2°C de réchauffement semble reculer, donnant l’impression que le risque a été surestimé, que toutes les solutions pour éviter une catastrophe restent ouvertes et qu’elles le resteront encore un certain temps.

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

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

"Venezuela defines the future of the progressive cycle"

An interview with Claudio Katz

2016-01-08 01 Claudio-KatzTwo 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. My translation from the Spanish.

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US election, a sick society and political system – Crises, Craziness and “Security”

US election, a sick society and political system – Crises, Craziness and “Security”

by Against the Current

2016-01-04 02 USA-Crises Craziness andSecurityDONALD TRUMP’S CALL to ban Muslims from entering the United States set off a political and media firestorm that’s raging as we go to press. But Trump’s latest outrage essentially lit the match to underbrush that was ready to be ignited. Trump himself is not so important — a vicious demagogue, but not a mass organizer or leader. What matters, following the carnage of the “Islamic State” attack in Paris and the San Bernardino mass shooting, is the climate in which the priority target of opportunity for racist reactionaries has become Muslim refugees, immigrants, communities and mosques.

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Operación Nikolai. El secuestro y asesinato de Andreu Nin

Operación Nikolai. El secuestro y asesinato de Andreu Nin

M. D. Genovès

2015-12-23 01 Andreu NinLa memoria historica interpela a los crimenes del fraquismo pero tambien a los del estalinismo y sus complices en el estado español. Muchos de los mitos de la resistencia republicana fueron fanaticos que aceptaron las ordenes de Moscu sin rechistar, y mas de uno, convencidos de que lo hacian por el bien de la revolucion.

El 16 de junio de 1937, en plena guerra civil española, Andreu Nin, máximo dirigente del POUM; un partido marxista contrario a la política de Stalin, es secuestrado en Barcelona y desaparece sin dejar rastro.

Durante seis meses, un equipo de investigación de Televisió de Catalunya trabajó en los archivos de la Internacional Comunista y de la KGB en Moscú. Era el año 1992 y por primera vez los investigadores accedieron a una documentación secreta y sellada durante 55 años.

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