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Irrelevant G20 forum clashes with demonstrators 


The violence that erupted in opposition to this The Group of Twenty (G20) forum which took place on Friday, July 7th and Saturday July 8th 7 in Hamburg, Germany made headlines in most national news broadcasted around the world. 

"Cars and barricades ablaze, shops plundered, water cannons in constant operation, injuries, devastated city quarters, heavily-armed special police units: The images of the violence in Hamburg have circled the globe. And they stood in stark contrast to those of the 20 heads of state and government who, at the same time, were listening to Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" in Hamburg's chic new Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Classical music inside, clashes outside." (Spiegel.de) July 8, 2017. 

Colonialism is the real culprit of the Grenfell Tower fire! 


A fire broke out in the Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey building located in West London on the early morning of Tuesday June 14, 2017 at about 1am.

The fire spread extremely quickly, engulfing the entire building in a matter of 15 minutes and condemning its inhabitants to a certain death.

The infamous building, demonized by both the government and the media, was mainly inhabited by poor and working class people from colonized places in Africa, Syria, the Caribbean, South Asia and elsewhere, along with poor white workers.

We united with all the demands from victims of this colonial mayhem, such as to be rehoused in the same borough.

We united to charge the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management organization KCMO, a subcontractor company that managed the Grenfell Tower on behalf of the Kensington and Chelsea local council–for murders!

No honeymoon for France’s new imperialist president Emmanuel Macron 


Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron became the new and youngest French president since 1848 on May 7, 2017.

He won the second round contest with 66.1 percent of votes against Marine Le Pen, who got 33.9 percent. What is the meaning of Macron’s victory?

According to the French interior ministry, “4.07 million voted blank or null, 10.6 voted for Le Pen, 12.1 million of voters abstained and 20.1 million voted for Macron.”1

It is clear that the numb

Tshisekedi’s death opens up new possibilities of revolutionary struggles in the Congo 


LONDON––The press announced the death of 84-year-old Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017. The main leader of the opposition to the regime of Kabila in the Congo was dead, in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, where he was treated for pulmonary embolism. 


Today, Tshisekedi’s UDPS (Union for Democracy and Social Progress) created in 1982, is the largest national organization in the Congo today and enjoys huge support and prestige amongst the poorest and most dynamic sectors of the African working class, as well as support from the African petty bourgeoisie throughout Congo.