The Environment, Consumerism, and Socialism

Written by Kevin Harriman & Kevin Nance Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tgreendollarrecyclinghe philosophical premise behind the consumerist strategy is the idea that we can in effect will a change in society through our purchasing choices. The idea is that if we could just change everyone’s mind about their role in the environment, then we would change society and its structure. If we could only convince everyone individually to be more caring towards the environment and to change their personal lives, then we could change the world.


Ebola: an epidemic made in the capitals of Europe and America

Written by John Pickard Monday, 20 October 2014

hazmat-thA spoof Daily Mail front page is currently circulating on the internet, screaming that giant Islamic spiders are spreading Ebola in Britain and, what's more, at taxpayers’ expense. It won’t be long before we see life imitating art.


Mexico: International day of action of Ayotzinapa - October 22

Written by International Marxist Tendency Monday, 20 October 2014

ayotzinapa-thThe undersigned organisations join in the call by students from the Rural Normal of Ayotzinapa and the National People's Assembly for a day of action on October 22 and we extend internationally. We appeal for the organisation of protest actions at Mexican embassies and consulates around the world that day.


Mexico: Huge movement of Polytechnic students reveals deep malaise of youth

Written by Jorge Martin Friday, 17 October 2014

ipn12-thIt is now a month since the beginning of the movement of students at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico. This is a huge movement involving tens of thousands of students in dozens of schools, mass assemblies with thousands of participants, which has forced the national government to make important concessions in order to prevent a general explosion of the youth movement.


Ayotzinapa incident lifts lid on cesspit of the Mexican bourgeois state

Written by Jorge Martin Friday, 17 October 2014

ayotzinapa-thThe horrendous incident in which police officers opened fire on students killing 6 people and injuring 17 and then kidnapped another 43 and handed them over to a drug cartel, has brought out sharply the depth of the rottenness of the Mexican capitalist state, to what degree its structures are linked with those of the drug cartels, and finally, how they stop at nothing in suppressing anyone they perceive as a threat to their interests.


Ted Grant - The Permanent Revolutionary. Chapter Eight: The Militant Tendency

Written by Alan Woods Thursday, 16 October 2014

In 1974, with a tiny handful of comrades in other countries, we set up the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), which quickly began to grow and spread to other countries. Ted was always very keen on the international work. He wrote all the main documents of the CWI and later the International Marxist Tendency (IMT). His world perspectives were the political foundation upon which all our international work was built.


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Written by International Marxist Tendency Monday, 20 October 2014

ayotzinapa-thLas organizaciones abajo firmantes nos solidarizamos con el llamado de los estudiantes de la Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa y de la Asamblea Nacional Popular a una jornada de lucha el 22 de octubre y la hacemos extensiva a nivel internacional. Llamamos a convocar acciones en las embajadas y consulados de México en todo el mundo ese día.


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Written by El Salvador levanta su puño a favor de los estudiantes mexicanos Sunday, 19 October 2014

El día miércoles 15 de octubre trabajadores, estudiantes salvadoreños y residentes mexicanos en El Salvador, decidimos levantar nuestra bandera de solidaridad con las inspiradoras luchas de los estudiantes del Politécnico y los estudiantes normalistas, asimismo para exigir la pronta solución a las peticiones del movimiento: justicia para Ayotzinapa; un alto a la represión por parte del gobierno mexicano; democratización del Politécnico y el aumento presupuestario.


Ayotzinapa, una chispa en pradera seca

Written by CLEP y La Izquierda Socialista Friday, 17 October 2014

ayotzinapa-th“Cuando la burguesía renuncia consciente y obstinadamente a resolver los problemas que se derivan de la crisis de la sociedad burguesa, cuando el proletariado no está aún presto para asumir esta tarea, son los estudiantes los que ocupan el proscenio. (...) Esta actividad revolucionaria o semi revolucionaria, significa que la sociedad burguesa atraviesa una crisis profunda…” (Trotsky, Escritos sobre España, 1930).