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USA: Police Brutality, Racism, and the Politics of Polarization

Written by John Peterson Tuesday, 12 July 2016
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SWAT team - By Oregon Department of Transportation - SWAT team  CC BY 2.0The grisly images on television and social media are unrelenting: car bombings, nightclub massacres, killer cops, and cop killers. It is what Lenin called capitalist “horror without end”—without end. Not only in “far away” Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mexico, but in some of the most prosperous cities in the richest country on earth. This is the gruesome face of the capitalist crisis, the crisis of a system that threatens to take the entire human species down with it.

 

Canadian Marxists publish 100th issue of Fightback!

Written by Alex Grant Friday, 08 July 2016
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Fightback 100 - Fightback www.marxist.caThe supporters of the International Marxist Tendency in Canada have reached an important milestone. In July 2016, we publish the 100th issue of our English-language magazine, Fightback. To honour this occasion we are re-launching our paper with a new more professional design, full-colour printing on every page, and a move from 12 to 16 pages. And all this for the same $2.00 price that we charged for issue 1! This is just the latest of a series of advances for the forces of Marxism in Canada.

 

Bernie or Bust? The Way Forward for the Revolution

Written by Tom Trottier and John Peterson Friday, 08 July 2016
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Bernie Sanders - Micheal Vadon CC BY-SA 2.0On June 28, 2016, Bernie Sanders penned an op-ed piece in the New York Times titled “Democrats Need to Wake Up.” In it, he highlighted the following facts: the 62 richest people on planet earth own as much as the poorest 3.6 billion; the top 1% owns more than the bottom 99%, and the top one-tenth of 1% own almost as much as the bottom 90%. He wrote that his campaign was a fight for a political revolution, to take political power away from the super-rich, and he correctly identified Hillary Clinton as part of the establishment.

   

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.

   

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