Karl Marx: More Right and more Relevant than ever!

Written by Alex Grant Wednesday, 17 September 2014

marx-eng5The Communist Manifesto opens with the lines, "A spectre is haunting Europe." Over 160 years later it appears that the spectre of Marxism is as potent as ever, with supporters and detractors increasing daily. Why is it that an old German philosophy student, buried over 100 years ago in Highgate cemetery in London, excites such controversy?

 

Six years after Lehman Brothers’ collapse – another stage in the capitalist crisis

Written by Rob Sewell Tuesday, 16 September 2014

fallencapital latuff thSignor Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has tried to call up spirits from the deep like the Shakespearean characters Glendower and Hotspur. “I will take whatever it takes”, he said a few years ago. Such spirits were supposed to save the euro and restore growth. However, while the euro has stabilised, temporarily, the European crisis has certainly deepened. This time it is threatening to plunge the European Union into the nightmare of a Japanese-style deflation.

 

Pakistan: Irreconcilable Struggle Until Socialist Revolution

Written by a Marxist Internationalist from the USA Monday, 15 September 2014

IMG 0521This article looks at the situation in Pakistan, and describes on the one hand the effects of decades of rule by an inept and corrupt ruling class that has proven incapable of developing the country and on the other, highlights the immense work done by the comrades of The Struggle in building a Marxist Tendency in these every difficult conditions. [The text is a transcript of several talks given in the USA on Pakistan].

 

Latest news on condition of comrade Riaz Lund in Pakistan

Written by Alan Woods Monday, 15 September 2014

photo 1Comrades, I have just spoken on the phone to comrade Lal Khan who has visited Riaz in hospital in Karachi. The good news is that he miraculously survived the shooting and major surgery and is now out of danger and in a stable condition. Although he is said to be out of danger, he is still in a bad state, as one can see from the photo we have just received. He is slipping in and out of consciousness and has not yet spoken.

 

Pakistan: Comrade Riaz Lund shot! Mobilise solidarity!

Written by Alan Woods Saturday, 13 September 2014

photo 1Comrade Riaz Lund, a leading member of the Pakistan section of the IMT and well-known class fighter in Karachi, has been shot in cold blood by assassins. In a cowardly and brutal assault, he was hit three times, twice in the stomach and once in the chest.

 

Momentum behind Scottish pro-independence campaign exposes crisis in the Establishment

Written by Adam Booth Friday, 12 September 2014

Scottish British EU flags-Tom ParnellWith under a week to go until Scots head to the vote, the results of the independence referendum are too close to call. A recent surge in support for the pro-independence campaign has struck fear into the leaders of the NO camp. The maintenance of the union is now seriously under threat, providing yet another demonstration of the weakness and crisis within the Establishment in this epoch of capitalist crisis.

 

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Pakistán: ¡Herido en atentado el camarada Riaz Lund! ¡Hay que activar la solidaridad!

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El camarada Riaz Lund, miembro destacado de la sección pakistaní de la Corriente Marxista Internacional (CMI) y conocido luchador de la clase obrera de Karachi, ha sido disparado a sangre fría por unos asesinos. En un asalto cobarde y brutal, fue tiroteado tres veces, dos en el estómago y una en el pecho.