The Sanders phenomenon: What does it mean and where is it going?

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 12 February 2016

bernie-sanders-portrait-021Although it had been widely predicted, the landslide victory of Bernie sanders in the New Hampshire primary produced shock waves. After narrowly losing in Iowa (and it is quite likely the result was rigged), Sanders beat Clinton by a margin of more than 20 last Tuesday.  This result has produced bewilderment among the commentators. That was something that was not supposed to happen.

 

Sixty-two billionaires own half the world

Written by Samuel Harris Friday, 12 February 2016

Oxfam report 2016

The latest in a series of annual reports from Oxfam, detailing the level of economic inequality in our world, is a striking example of Marx’s prediction that capitalism concentrates wealth in fewer and fewer hands. 

 

An introduction to historical materialism - part four

Written by Alan Woods Thursday, 11 February 2016

crusadersIn this fourth part of the series, Alan Woods traces the history of feudalism from its rise to its inevitable downfall in the age of the bourgeois revolutions.

 

Is Canada on the Verge of a New Crisis?

Written by Marco La Grotta Thursday, 11 February 2016

Royal Bank of Canada02 thOn January 20, the Bank of Canada downgraded its 2016 growth forecast for Canada from an already meagre 2 per cent to 1.4 per cent. “Highly uncertain” were the words chosen by the usually optimistic bank to describe the economic environment.

 

Pakistan: Lessons of the PIA strike

Written by Lal Khan Wednesday, 10 February 2016

piaThe recent strike in Pakistan’s flag carrier airline, PIA, was a magnificent and extremely significant episode in the history of industrial struggles by the workers in this country’s history.

 

Goodyear, Air France workers criminalised – An appeal for International Solidarity

Written by International Marxist Tendency Wednesday, 10 February 2016

goodyearOn January 12th, eight former employees of Goodyear, including five elected members of the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT, one of the largest trade union confederations in France), were sentenced to two years in prison, of which at least 9 months must be served.

 

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El Marxismo y la Religión

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 12 February 2016

El objetivo de los marxistas es luchar por la transformación socialista de la sociedad. Creemos que el sistema capitalista hace tiempo superó su utilidad histórica y se ha convertido en un sistema monstruosamente opresivo, injusto e inhumano. El final de la explotación y la creación de un orden mundial socialista armonioso, basado en un plan de producción racional y democrático, será el primer paso para la creación de una nueva forma social más elevada en la que hombres y mujeres se relacionarán como seres humanos.

 

Goodyear, Air France - Llamamiento a la solidaridad internacional

Written by International Marxist Tendency Wednesday, 10 February 2016

goodyearEl último12 de enero, ocho ex empleados de Goodyear, incluyendo cinco delegados de CGT, fueron condenados a dos años de prisión, de los cuales 9 meses son en condena firme.

 

EEUU: El "caucus" del Partido Demócrata en Iowa refleja el interés por las ideas socialistas

Written by Joel Ang, Tom Trottier y John Peterson Tuesday, 09 February 2016

Bernie SandersLos resultados del Caucus en Iowa están ahí. Bernie Sanders, que se identifica como socialista y pide una "revolución política contra la clase multimillonaria", fue derrotado por Hillary Clinton por un mero 0,3% -mucho menos que el margen de error estadístico. Hace un año, Clinton fue designada para alcanzar la nominación del Partido Demócrata sin oposición. Sanders fue retratado, en cambio, como un candidato de protesta irrelevante al que sacaba una ventaja de 50 puntos.