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Canada: Parliament Hill shooting is a symptom of a rotten system

Written by Camilo Cahis Friday, 24 October 2014
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canadian-shooterthOttawa was rocked on Wednesday by news that a lone gunman shot, and killed, a Canadian Forces reservist on Parliament Hill, before storming Parliament itself. This attack came just two days after a similar incident in Quebec. The fact that these two individuals recently converted to a fundamentalist form of Islam, and apparently expressed support for ISIS, has raised fears that Canada is now facing a wave of terrorist attacks.

 

Mexico: anger over kidnapped students nears boiling point

Written by Jorge Martin Thursday, 23 October 2014
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ayotzinapa-latuff-thYesterday hundreds of thousands marched in Mexico city and tens of thousands more in dozens of other cities across Mexico to protest at the kidnapping of 43 student-teachers from Ayotzinapa. They were clear in pointing the finger squarely at the Mexican state. The actions were part of a widespread nationwide 48 hour student strike which continues today.

 

USA: Marxist School in the North East

Written by Workers' International League - USA Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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north-east-school-thJoin members of the International Marxist Tendency and the Marxist Student Association for this year's North East Regional School on 1 November. Speakers from Belgium and Canada will speak on the Arab Revolution and the Student and Youth movements throughout the Americas. More info below.

   

Mexico: International day of action of Ayotzinapa - October 22

Written by International Marxist Tendency Monday, 20 October 2014
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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
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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
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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.

 

Venezuela: Statement by the Lucha de Clases Marxist Current on the cowardly assassination of comrade Robert Serra

Written by Lucha de Clases - Venezuela Thursday, 09 October 2014
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robert serra-fidelvasquez-thLate on Wednesday night the terrible news of the macabre assassination of comrade Robert Serra and his partner María Herrera was announced. According to the Minister of Interior and Justice, Rodriguez Torres, the two bodies were found in their home in La Pastora, Caracas.

   

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