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Venezuela: Heinz Dieterich the Prophet of Doom – Or how not to save the Bolivarian Revolution

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 23 January 2015
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r2600583502To the degree that the reformist and class collaborationist nature of Heinz Dieterich’s ideas has been exposed, he has met with rejection. In Venezuela his pro-bourgeois views and his close relation with the counterrevolutionary General Raul Baduel discredited him and led to a radical break with Chavez. Recently a scandalous article by him was published in the well-known left-wing website Aporrea. In response to requests from activists in Venezuela, Alan Woods has written a reply.

 

Canada’s epidemic of overcrowded prisons

Written by Farshad Azadian Thursday, 22 January 2015
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Prison-bar-code2-1024x733Prison populations are rapidly increasing, far outstripping the capacity of the provincial and federal prison systems in Canada. The Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Corrections revealed that Ontario prisons had reached 98.5% capacity, representing a six-year high. This meant that on any typical day during 2012 about half of Ontario’s 25 prisons were overcrowded (at over 100% capacity).

 

Successful Revolutionary Summer Camp in Brazil

Written by Ben Gliniecki Wednesday, 21 January 2015
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summer-camp2015-5200 youth participated from across Brazil in revolutionary summer camp organised by the Brazilian Marxists of Esquerda Marxista.

   

The War on Terror and the Terror of War

Written by John Peterson Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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world-leaders-hebdo-marchThe vicious cycle of state and individual terror continues unabated. Now France has been pulled violently into the maelstrom. The Marxists have long explained that imperialism and Islamic fundamentalism are two aspects of the same reactionary phenomenon—the decay and decline of capitalism—which threatens to take the whole of humanity down with it.

 

Canada: Harper’s Family Tax Cut - Take from the poor, give to the rich

Written by Jack Rising Tuesday, 13 January 2015
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monopoly-man-running-with-money-bagThe Conservative government has been touting their new income splitting plan, billed as the “Family Tax Cut”, across Canadian airwaves. The advertisement, brought to you by the Government of Canada, informs us that Canadian families have been working hard and deserve a break. The Family Tax Cut allegedly gives families this break by allowing one parent to transfer up to $50,000 to the other parent’s income in order to fit into a lower tax bracket and therefore pay less taxes. But, do all families really get a break with the Tories’ plan?

   

Bank of Canada governor’s advice to unemployed youth? “Work for free”

Written by Marco LaGrotta Thursday, 08 January 2015
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youthunemploymnt-thThe bankruptcy of the capitalist system was recently laid bare by Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz’s advice to unemployed youth who continue to struggle to find jobs in the stagnant economy. Rather than be discouraged, Poloz suggested that young workers “might as well go out and do something for free” until the economy improves. Youth and working people were rightfully insulted by his crass remark, which suggested they should not only bear the brunt of the bosses’ economic crisis, but be prepared to give up their labour for nothing! 

 

Mexico: New evidence proves the state is responsible for the disappeared students

Written by Jorge Martin Tuesday, 06 January 2015
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ayotzinapa-latuffThree months after the police attack on teacher training students in Guerrero, Mexico, which left 6 people dead and 43 disappeared, more details are emerging which cast even more doubts on the official version of events and the level of complicity of the state in the affair.

   

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