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USA: Notes From Ferguson

Written by St. Louis Workers International League Friday, 22 August 2014

Ferguson hands up dont shoot-light brigading-thAs the protests in Ferguson, MO, enter their 12th day, following the shooting of Michael Brown by local police, the Workers International League (US section of the IMT) continues to intervene in this spontaneous upsurge, in Ferguson itself, and on the campuses in the area. These events mark a qualitative turning point in the class struggle in the United States. It is already being recognized as an event for which there will be a “before” and an “after,” even by the talking heads in the media and the representatives of the capitalist political establishment.


USA: "You Can't Have Capitalism Without Racism"

Written by Workers International League (USA) Friday, 22 August 2014

Leaflet for demonstrations against police repression in Ferguson, MO can be downloaded here.


The rich protect their own: scandal cover-up exposes rottenness of the British Establishment

Written by Rob Sewell Wednesday, 20 August 2014

thumb houses-of-parliament-thA fish rots from the head down. It is the same for the crisis-ridden British Tory Establishment.


Fightback at the Peoples' Social Forum (Ottawa)

Written by Fightback (Canada) Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Join Fightback and La Riposte (Quebec) at the Peoples' Social Forum in Ottawa, this coming Aug. 21-24. Thousands are expected to attend and we will be on hand to make sure that the ideas of Marxism are being heard loud and clear! Join us at one of our workshops, at our information stall, or at the Canadian première of the documentary, "Greece on the Brink".


Pakistan: Hollow mandates and futile marches

Written by Lal Khan Monday, 18 August 2014

Imran Khan-WEF Jolanda Flubacher-thAs thousands reach Islamabad with high expectations of change, the masses at large are bewildered, indifferent and sceptical about all the streaks of the political elite. Speculations of deals brokered by the military chief, General Raheel Sharif, are rife. Pakistan is once again immersed in instability and turbulence.


USA - The Murder of Michael Brown: Enough is Enough!

Written by David May & Bradley Roderick Friday, 15 August 2014

michael brown-thThe shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, followed by the breaking up of a protest march by police in riot gear and dogs, has let loose the pent-up anger and frustration of ​b​lack youth in the otherwise quiet working class St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which saw a night of looting and vandalism. These events above all show that huge pressures are building up in US society, just one scratch below the surface.


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michael brown-thEl asesinato de un joven de 18 años desarmado, Michael Brown, seguido por la disolución de una marcha de protesta por la policía antidisturbios con perros, ha dado rienda suelta a la ira y la frustración de la juventud negra en el hasta ahora tranquilo suburbio obrero de Ferguson en St. Louis, que fue testigo de una noche de saqueos y vandalismo. Estos acontecimientos, sobre todo, demuestran que hay enormes presiones acumulándose en la sociedad de Estados Unidos, apenas a una pulgada por debajo de la superficie.