There is a common saying that people get the government they deserve. This saying is actually incorrect, as Trotsky points out in his masterly article, The Class, the Party and the Leadership. The same people can, and do, get very different governments in a very short space of time.
This summer, the world has been struck by calamitous weather events, including immense droughts across multiple continents. Satellite pictures show vast areas, completely desiccated by the heat. Europe experienced its worst drought in 500 years. Meanwhile, China was hit by its most severe heatwave in 60 years, causing a drought whose impact continues to ripple through agriculture and industry.
On Sunday 25 September, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in the Tunisian capital of Tunis. The protests were ignited by the severe social and economic crisis, which has engulfed the country. The workers and poor of Tunisia are being crushed under rising inflation and food shortages, which have made the living conditions unbearable for the majority.
El asesinato de una joven kurda, Jina Mahsa Amini, a manos de la “policía de la moral” en Irán ha desatado una ola de protestas en todo el país. Comenzando en las áreas kurdas de Irán, las protestas se extendieron a más de 30 ciudades, incluidas las más grandes del país: Teherán, Mashhad, Isfahán, Karaj, Tabriz y la llamada ciudad santa de Kom.