These perspectives, authored by our late comrade Camilo Cahis, are featured in a special commemorative edition of Fightback magazine. This will be available at both the funeral for Camilo and the revolutionary celebration of his life and ideas. We believe that the best way to memorialize the life of our dear comrade is to learn from his ideas and to build the movement of revolutionary Marxism.
On April 20 and 21, Esquerda Marxista held its "Chico Lessa" National Conference in the city of Praia Grande, near São Paulo. There were more than 100 participants from different states of the country, including delegates from the different regions. The delegates were elected following political discussions over the Central Committees report on the situation in Brazil. The Conference took place after the successful National Cadre School, an educational meeting held between April 17 and 19 in the same area as the Conference.
In remembrance of the life and work of Camilo Cahis, please join us on Thursday May 7th and 10th.
With just one week to go till the British General Election, polling in Scotland, and the SNP in particular, has been at the forefront of reporting. Ever since a poll in October showed the SNP to be on 54% and Labour 23%, projecting Labour to fall from 41 to 4 seats and the SNP to go from 6 to 54 (out of 59 Scottish seats), focus has been on the rise of the SNP and demise of Scottish Labour. Polls have shown that rather than Labour closing the gap, the SNP’s dominance in Scotland has solidified and even extended. An STV poll released earlier this week put the nationalists on 54% of the vote, predicting that the SNP could conceivably win every single constituency in Scotland.
A stand-off is taking place between the Greek government and the country’s creditors that could end up with Greece defaulting on its debt, leaving the euro and even the EU itself. This would have very serious consequences both for the Greek people and the European and world economy. What is this leading to?
The fragile Great Lakes region of central Africa has been thrown into turmoil over the the past few days. Police unleashed violence against protesters in Burundi after the current president, Pierre Nkurunziza announced on Saturday, 25 April, that he intends to run for a third term as president. This unconstitutional move is undermining the Arusha Peace Agreement, which ended the 13 year civil war. It risks pushing the entire Great Lakes region into chaos and instability, and a possible return to another war.
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La muerte de Freddie Gray en Baltimore, Maryland, es sólo el último de una serie de asesinatos de hombres negros a manos de la policía que han alcanzado los titulares de la prensa nacional. Pero parece que puede marcar el final del reflujo nacional del movimiento #BlackLivesMatter (#LasVidasNegrasImportan). En la medida que las cosas van a ir caldeándose en los próximos meses, hay que hacerse una pregunta importante: ¿cuál es el camino que debe seguir el movimiento?
El movimiento ha perdido a un gran luchador. Camilo Cahis sucumbió a su enfermedad mental en la noche del pasado sábado 25 de abril. Nosotros, sus compañeros, estaremos siempre en deuda con él.
En el momento en que se acercan las elecciones generales, hay poco entusiasmo entre la gente común por cualquiera de los principales partidos y el programa de austeridad que comparten. Mientras tanto, el estado de ánimo entre la clase dominante, en todo el mundo, es de profundo pesimismo, mientras la economía global cruje y se estanca, y el Establishment se tambalea de un escándalo a otro.