Nuevo Curso

What’s going on in Argentina?

The following article is, like several we have already translated, from the left communist blog, Nuevo Curso. The background is that after 5 years of austerity the government of Prime Minister Maurizio Macri has fallen foul of the global economic crisis and its latest fallout. A year ago he was hailed as the saviour of Argentina when, despite Argentina’s multiple defaults in the last century he launched a 100 year bond offering an interest rate of over 7%.

Behind the elephants ... The class struggle

This is translated from the website of the Spanish blogging collective Nuevo Curso whose work we frequently translate for the English reading audience. The reference to elephants arises from a recent accident involving these animals. The London Evening Standard of 3rd April described it thus; “An elephant was killed and two others were injured when a circus truck carrying five of the huge animals overturned in south-eastern Spain. The vehicle toppled over when overtaking a slow lorry on the A-30 near Pozo Canada in the central region of Castilla-La Mancha on Monday.”

Why is Gibraltar a focus of European conflict?

The Irish-UK stand-off is not the only dispute over borders following Brexit.

Feminist strike? - Nuevo Curso

An article on the idea of the "women's strike", by Spanish communist collective Nuevo Curso, translated by the Communist Workers' Organisation. libcom.org do not agree with all of it but reproduce it for reference and discussion.

Catalonian Election: Another Example of a Capitalist Impasse

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Translation of a commentary on last week’s election in Catalonia, from the Spanish blog Nuevo Curso.