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Brazilian social movements reject police repression in Mexico

Written by Esquerda Marxista - Brazil Thursday, 03 September 2015
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mexico2On Wednesday, September 2, there were simultaneous protests outside the Mexican consulates in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

 

Movimentos sociais brasileiros repudiam repressão policial no México

Written by Esquerda Marxista - Brazil Thursday, 03 September 2015
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mexico2Na tarde desta quarta-feira (02/09), foram realizados atos simultâneos em frente aos consulados mexicanos de São Paulo e do Rio de Janeiro.

 

Canada: Defeat Harper, Vote NDP, Fight for Socialism

Written by Alex Grant Monday, 31 August 2015
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thumb fight-capitalismMillions of workers and youth are looking for a way to overthrow the Harper Conservatives. After almost 10 years in power, the Tories are being dragged down by corruption, secrecy, vindictiveness and now they are presiding over a new recession. The key question is: how can we get rid of this capitalist government?

   

The Bankruptcy of Puerto Rican Capitalism

Written by John Peterson Friday, 28 August 2015
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The Bankruptcy of Puerto Rican CapitalismThe capitalist crisis is relentless, ravaging one region of the world after another. As exemplified by Europe’s “weakest link,” economic and political turmoil in even a small country like Greece can have a knock-on effect throughout the world system. In the Americas, there are many “weak links.” The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is just the latest of the world’s economies to be dragged down by the crisis. Made up of 143 mostly uninhabited islands, cays, atolls, and islets, it is formally an unincorporated territory of the United States, and is linked by countless economic, social, political, and historic ties to the US mainland.

 

Police repression in Mexico City - IMT members injured

Written by In Defence of Marxism Thursday, 27 August 2015
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Police repression in Mexico City - IMT members injuredOn August 26, after the end of the demonstration for the 43 Ayotzinapa students disappeared by the state 11 months ago, the Mexico City police attacked a group of activists on their way home, injuring several of them. Amongst them were mothers of the Ayotzinapa students as well as leading members of La Izquierda Socialista (IMT) and the CLEP (Polytechnic Students Struggle Committee).

   

American Politics Gets Interesting

Written by John Peterson Tuesday, 25 August 2015
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thumb bernieAfter years of monotonous two-party ping-pong, American politics has started to get interesting. Without a mass political party of our own, US workers are forced to abstain, cast a protest vote, or choose between one capitalist party or another. So far, these are still the only options for 2016. But although the current contest is being played out within the narrow constraints of the two-party system, the limits of the current set up are increasingly apparent. Just a few months ago, it was shaping up to be a snoozefest between yet another Bush and another Clinton. However, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump—and above all, the American electorate—had other ideas.

 

Suriname: progressive reforms lead to re-election NDP

Written by Zowi Milanovi Tuesday, 28 July 2015
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President BouterseThe general elections in Suriname on May 25th witnessed an overwhelming re-election for the National Democratic Party of Desi Bouterse. This is the result of the reforms which the NDP government instituted over the last 5 years, a period of substantial growth.

   

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