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Central Committee of Esquerda Marxista proposes a new orientation in the building of the Marxist Tendency in Brazil

Written by Esquerda Marxista Friday, 24 April 2015
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thumb em-thEsquerda Marxista, the IMT in Brazil, recently held its national congress where, among other things, they discussed and approved the need for a new orientation to reach the advanced layers of the working class and youth. Here we present a brief account of what the Central Committee presented to the congress.

 

Canada: Crisis brewing in the oil patch - Alberta workers under attack!

Written by Camilo Cahis Monday, 13 April 2015
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Alberta refinery-Dave Sutherland-thThe rapid crash in the global price of oil has thrown the Alberta economy into crisis mode. After years of record revenue, which partially allowed the Alberta ruling class to paper over the growing gulf between the oil bosses and the working class, the Alberta government has just brought in the most austere government budget in nearly 25 years, massively slashing public services and cutting wages of public-sector workers. And the worst is yet to come.

 

Quebec students must bring the workers into the struggle!

Written by Isa Al-Jaza’iri Monday, 13 April 2015
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The mandate for the two-week student strike is coming to a close this week, and ASSÉ’s weekend congress will be dominated by debates over the way forward. Much controversy has arisen over the fact that the ASSÉ executive has put forward a proposition to end the strike and wait for possible strike action on the part of the unions in the fall.

   

Police repression at UQAM marks sharpening of Quebec movement

Written by Joel Bergman Monday, 13 April 2015
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montreal-uqam-occupation-thThe past few days have seen some significant developments in the movement of students and workers in Quebec.

 

Democracy behind bars in Venezuela? Who is Leopoldo Lopez?

Written by Hands off Venezuela Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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HOV logo BANNER-thOne wonders how many mistakes, glaring omissions and biased statements can one fit in just two paragraphs of just 88 words. When it comes to Venezuela, the answer is, a lot. On Friday, 27 of March, the Guardian published a piece called Democracy behind bars: 11 opposition leaders facing jail or death”, which was “sponsored by Crown Agents”. First in the list of 11 “democratic opposition leaders” facing jail or death around the world is Venezuela’s Leopoldo Lopez.

   

Quebec: thousands on the street as student strike kicks off

Written by Jack Rising and Joel Bergman Thursday, 26 March 2015
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quebec-students-protest3On March 21st, thousands of students took to the streets of Montreal to protest austerity. The demonstration was part of the “Spring 2015” anti-austerity movement, organized by various student associations. On Monday March 23rd the student strike was officially kicked off with over 50,000 students commencing strike action which will continue for the next two weeks leading up to a big demonstration on April 2nd. Another 150,000 students will vote for strike actions in the coming days. Many people believe this is the beginning of another “Maple Spring” as was seen during 2012 with hundreds of thousands on the street for several months.

 

USA: How to Fight Austerity and Win

Written by John Peterson Tuesday, 17 March 2015
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occupy-thIn a world bleak with news of ISIS, Boko Haram, and the never-ending murders of unarmed black men by the police, Europe offers more than a glimmer of excitement and genuine hope. The election of Syriza in Greece has electrified the world. Podemos in Spain is shaking up politics as usual in the eurozone’s fourth-largest economy. By taking the global struggle against austerity to the next level, Greek and Spanish workers are showing the way forward. However, these political parties didn’t arise in a vacuum. They are the result of a protracted process of crisis and class struggle, of wave after wave of strikes and social movements, the testing of traditional leaders and organizations, of trial and error, small victories and big defeats. In short, they are the result of life experience itself.

   

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