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The system is broken - for a revolutionary solution!

Written by Jack Rising and Rob Lyon Tuesday, 01 September 2015

latuff-fallen capital-thumbThe world economy teeters on the brink and the global capitalist system has entered its deepest crisis since the 1930s. Governments around the world are scrambling to stabilize the economy, but by doing so they are disrupting the already fragile social and political equilibrium.

 

PTUDC supports demands of Indian working class and 2 September General Strike

Written by Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign Tuesday, 01 September 2015

ptudc logoThe call for the strike issued jointly by ten trade unions along with their affiliates is for the rightful demands of the workers.

 

Canada: Defeat Harper, Vote NDP, Fight for Socialism

Written by Alex Grant Monday, 31 August 2015

thumb fight-capitalismMillions of workers and youth are looking for a way to overthrow the Harper Conservatives. After almost 10 years in power, the Tories are being dragged down by corruption, secrecy, vindictiveness and now they are presiding over a new recession. The key question is: how can we get rid of this capitalist government?

 

Fight the purge: defend democracy, defend Corbyn

Written by Socialist Appeal Monday, 31 August 2015

VoteforCorbyn-thThis Labour leadership election, hailed by Jeremy Corbyn as the most democratic party leadership election ever, is being stained by the purge of left-wing members and supporters from the Party. Last week saw a Kafka-esque wave of letters sent out by Party bureaucrats informing thousands of people that they would not be allowed to vote in the leadership election because they did not support the “aims and values of the Party” or because they support an organisation opposed to Labour.

 

The Bankruptcy of Puerto Rican Capitalism

Written by John Peterson Friday, 28 August 2015

The Bankruptcy of Puerto Rican CapitalismThe capitalist crisis is relentless, ravaging one region of the world after another. As exemplified by Europe’s “weakest link,” economic and political turmoil in even a small country like Greece can have a knock-on effect throughout the world system. In the Americas, there are many “weak links.” The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is just the latest of the world’s economies to be dragged down by the crisis. Made up of 143 mostly uninhabited islands, cays, atolls, and islets, it is formally an unincorporated territory of the United States, and is linked by countless economic, social, political, and historic ties to the US mainland.

 

Police repression in Mexico City - IMT members injured

Written by In Defence of Marxism Thursday, 27 August 2015

Police repression in Mexico City - IMT members injuredOn August 26, after the end of the demonstration for the 43 Ayotzinapa students disappeared by the state 11 months ago, the Mexico City police attacked a group of activists on their way home, injuring several of them. Amongst them were mothers of the Ayotzinapa students as well as leading members of La Izquierda Socialista (IMT) and the CLEP (Polytechnic Students Struggle Committee).

 

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Mexico: Respuesta al "El Financiero" sobre la nota publicada sobre el MENA, el CLEP y La Izquierda Socialista

Written by Carlos Contreras Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Ante los acontecimientos ocurridos el día de ayer 26 de agosto del 2015 después de la marcha de los 11 meses de Ayotzinapa. Donde reporteros, activistas, miembros del CLEP, de la AGP y La Izquierda Socialista fueron golpeados y reprimidos por de miembros de la policía auxiliar y granaderos. El periódico El Financiero sacó el día de hoy una nota sobre algunos de nuestros militantes, claro omitiendo el hecho de que fuimos golpeados el día de ayer, centrándose en la supuesta injerencia del partido Morena en la lucha del IPN. Este “reportaje” de El Financiero parece un calco y copia de las notas sacadas por el diario La Razón en contra de los marxistas durante la huelga estudiantil del IPN.

 

Gran Bretaña: el auge de última hora en la campaña de Corbyn le acerca a la victoria

Written by Brian Adams, de la agrupación laborista de Hackney North y Stoke Newington Monday, 31 August 2015

VoteforCorbyn-thLa campaña de Corbyn por la dirección del Partido Laborista parece tener predilección por vuelcos de última hora. Corbyn sólo obtuvo los 35 avales necesarios de diputados para presentarse a las primarias dos minutos antes de que venciera el plazo. Y ahora, en las últimas 24 horas antes de que se cierre el período de afiliación, más de 160.000 personas han solicitado la membresía como militantes o simpatizantes para poder votar en las elecciones internas del partido. Nadie duda de a quien apoyará la mayoría de estos nuevos miembros.

 

El colapso del mercado accionario: el preanuncio de una nueva recesión mundial

Written by Rob Sewell Friday, 28 August 2015

stock-brokerLos mercados de valores mundiales han estado desplomándose, desde Shanghái y Shenzhen hasta Londres y Nueva York. Un mar de luces rojas invadió las pantallas de los ordenadores de las bolsas de todo el mundo provocando el pánico total y ventas masivas. La conmoción y la incredulidad entre los inversores eran omnipresentes. Aunque el Dow Jones [indicador de la bolsa de Nueva York] se ha recuperado de sus peores pérdidas, una volatilidad extrema impregna todo el sistema. ¿Será este un accidente aislado, tras el cual las cosas volverán rápidamente a la normalidad, o el inicio de una serie de choques en una cadena interminable de acontecimientos?