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Reflections on the Orlando Massacre - More “Horror Without End”

Written by Liza R and Jose Manuel Thursday, 23 June 2016
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Orlando Massacre - Aaron Muszalski CC BY 2.0Many decades ago, Lenin characterized capitalism as “horror without end,” As if to prove the point, in the early hours of Sunday, June 12, an armed Omar Mateen stormed into a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and massacred those inside, leaving forty-nine people dead and fifty-three wounded.

 

Mexico: Ten Years after the Oaxaca Commune

Written by Alan Woods Tuesday, 21 June 2016
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On the 10th anniversary of the Oaxaca commune and the revolutionary movement against electoral fraud we recommend our readers to read or re-read this article, written ten years ago as the events were unfolding throughout Mexico.

 

Mexico: brutal repression of teachers movement kills 6

Written by Jorge Martín Monday, 20 June 2016
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repression oaxaca-LibreRedOn June 19, Mexican police intervened to clear a road blockade in the town of Nochixtlan. The brutal repression left 6 people dead and dozens of others injured, at least 21 were arrested. The blockade had been organised by teachers with the support of the local communities in order to prevent Federal Police from reaching the capital of Oaxaca where striking teachers have organised an encampment.

   

16th Canadian Marxist Congress: Enthusiasm and Determination After Challenging Year

Written by Fightback (Canada) Wednesday, 15 June 2016
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congress group photo clipped-Fightback CanadaOne year after the passing of their leading comrade Camilo Cahis, Canadian supporters of the International Marxist Tendency gathered for their 16th annual congress. Facing such a blow, it would have been understandable for the group to stagnate or even decline. However, the exact opposite happened. In the face of adversity, the Marxists fighting the Canadian State did not just hold their ground but advanced impressively. The group grew to over 100 activists, increased their impact on a number of campuses, began to develop work in the unions, and have launched a campaign to hire Farshad Azadian as their 4th full-time organizer. Challenging times forced the comrades to rally together and build as a tribute to their fallen comrade.

 

Anniversary of birth of Che Guevara

Written by Alan Woods Tuesday, 14 June 2016
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cheOn the 88th anniversary of the birth of Che Guevara we recommend our readers to read or re-read this article written 11 years ago about the life and ideas of Che.

   

Quebec solidaire turns ten: A critical appraisal

Written by Joel Bergman and Julien Arseneau Monday, 13 June 2016
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Québec Solidaire Flags Montreal 2015-Mathieu CoteThe Quebec solidaire congress held on the weekend of May 28-29th marked the 10 year anniversary for the left-wing party in Quebec. After decades of domination by the Liberals and the Parti Quebecois (PQ), the founding of Quebec solidaire (QS) in 2006 generated a lot of enthusiasm as youth and workers were excited to break the hegemony of the two main bourgeois parties. But what is the balance sheet of these developments and how do we move forward?

 

Bernie: Build a Mass Socialist Party of the Working Class!

Written by Tom Trottier and John Peterson Friday, 10 June 2016
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bernie sanders-Michael VadonThe results are in from the final state primaries and the outcome is no real surprise. With the media, the Democratic Party machine, and big money behind her, Hillary Clinton has more pledged delegates than Bernie Sanders, and with the hundreds of superdelegates in her pocket, is all but the party’s nominee. Nonetheless, Bernie Sanders won primaries and caucuses in 22 states and more than 11 million votes. Sanders’ strong showing, including his latest victories in North Dakota and Montana, is proof that millions do not want to settle for Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump.

   

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