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Mexico: Socialism or Barbarism? - part two

Written by Carlos Ricardo Marquez, Izquierda Socialista, Mexico Tuesday, 12 May 2015
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ayotzinapa-marchOne response against the robbery by the capitalists and the cartels has been the arming of the people, above all in the rural areas. In Michoacán, the exactions by the Knights Templar cartel have become as unbearable as the overall violence, with the entrance on the scene of these narco-thug groups, many of them deserters from the state armed forces. One of the things making this situation unbearable has been the onset of the practice of entering people's homes in order to rape women, pushing popular tolerance over the edge.

 

Mexico: Socialism or Barbarism? - part one

Written by Carlos Ricardo Marquez, Izquierda Socialista, Mexico Monday, 11 May 2015
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guerrero-revolutionOver the past couple of years Peña Nieto's government in Mexico has taken giant steps in carrying out reforms which the big bourgeoisie for a long time could only dream of. It presented itself as an unstoppable government which the workers' movement could not confront in a serious manner. But decades of such attacks and struggles have led to a build-up of pressure below the surface that constitutes a great challenge to the system and the regime that supports it. A feeling that things are not going well and that we must act to radically transform the system is taking root in Mexican society.

 

Canada: “Butter before oil” - A look at the historic 2015 Alberta election

Written by Rob Lyon Thursday, 07 May 2015
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alberta-ndp-victoryThe 2015 provincial election in Alberta was truly historic. Not only have the people of Alberta elected the first NDP government in the history of the province, but also the 44-year reign of the provincial Progressive Conservatives has - finally - come to an end. This represents a historic and seismic shift in the history of the province, and marks a new stage in the class struggle both provincially and nationally.

   

In Memory of Camilo

Written by Alan Woods Thursday, 07 May 2015
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camiloNews of the death of comrade Camilo Cahis came as a brutal shock to all who knew him.

 

USA: Baltimore, Bernie Sanders, and the Brewing Revolution

Written by John Peterson Wednesday, 06 May 2015
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FreddieGrayProtestWith the heinous murder of Freddie Gray, the #BlackLivesMatter movement came roaring back to life. Tens of thousands of people again flooded streets across the country to protest against racism and police brutality. These once-routine and largely unrecognized murders are now churning up powerful forces long dormant in the womb of society.

   

Perspectives for class struggle in Canada

Written by Camilo Cahis Tuesday, 05 May 2015
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fight-capitalismThese perspectives, authored by our late comrade Camilo Cahis, are featured in a special commemorative edition of Fightback magazine. This will be available at both the funeral for Camilo and the revolutionary celebration of his life and ideas. We believe that the best way to memorialize the life of our dear comrade  is to learn from his ideas and to build the movement of revolutionary Marxism.

 

Esquerda Marxista (Marxist Left) decides to leave the PT and fight for a left front

Written by Esquerda Marxista Tuesday, 05 May 2015
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Esquerda Marxista (Marxist Left) decides to leave the PT and fight for a left frontOn April 20 and 21, Esquerda Marxista held its "Chico Lessa" National Conference in the city of Praia Grande, near São Paulo. There were more than 100 participants from different states of the country, including delegates from the different regions. The delegates were elected following political discussions over the Central Committees report on the situation in Brazil. The Conference took place after the successful National Cadre School, an educational meeting held between April 17 and 19 in the  same area as the Conference.

   

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