Britain: lessons of the election, don’t mourn – organise!

All the reactionaries are crowing. Donald Trump expressed particular delight at the result. “Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN!” the US President wrote on Twitter. “Johnson secures crushing UK election victory,” exuded the Financial Times, as the pound rose on foreign exchange markets.

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IMT statement: for revolutionary change, not climate change!

The international climate strike movement has created waves across the world. Over the past year, during the course of several global days of action, millions of young people from over 100 countries have walked out of school in order to join the ‘Fridays for Future’ protests, demanding immediate action against the climate crisis.

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Australian General Election: Coalition victory that defied the opinion polls

2019 Australian Federal General Election Results

Majority 76 Seats required

Party

Vote count

Vote %

%Swing

Seats Changed

Seats

Coalition

4,794,801

41.6

-0.7

3

73

Labor

3,940,393

33.3

-0.8

-4

65

Greens

1,168,226

10.3

-0.2

0

1

United Australia Party

390,436

3.4

3.4

0

0

One Nation

346,902

3

1.7

0

0

Others

966,775

8.4

-2.3

5

5

Projected totals 19/05/19

 

The Liberal / National Coalition, after being behind in the polls for  years, have won the general election. At the time of writing the Federal Parliament is hung with the Coalition being three short of a majority, on 73 seats, and Labor on 65 seat, with 7 seats too close to call. There is a strong possibility of the Coalition returning to the government benches with a small majority and not having to rely on the cross benches to get through their legislation.

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Venezuela: Guaidó’s botched coup – what does it mean and what's next?

Just before dawn on 30 April, the Venezuelan opposition launched yet another attempt at a military coup. By the end of the day, the botched coup attempt seemed to have failed, with one of its leaders seeking refuge in the Spanish embassy, 25 of the soldiers involved requesting asylum at the Brazilian embassy and Juan Guaidó in hiding or on the run.

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Dutch general elections: instability the name of the game

In normal times, the Dutch general elections would not make headline news around the world. But we are not in normal times. The Netherlands, for decades were considered one of the solid, stable, north European countries. That is no longer the case, as the crisis of world capitalism impacts on this small country.

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