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Venezuela - a last warning

Written by Jorge Martín Thursday, 19 May 2016
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Credit-María Alejandra Mora wikipediaThe assault against the Bolivarian revolution has intensified in the recent days and weeks. Editorials and front pages in US and Spanish newspapers are screaming about hunger in Venezuela and demanding the removal of the “dictatorial regime”. Ongoing scarcity problems have led to instances of looting. The right-wing opposition is attempting to trigger a presidential recall referendum, but is also threatening violent action and appealing to foreign powers, including in some case for military intervention. What is really happening in Venezuela and how can these threats be faced?

 

Canada's own Panama Scandal: Rich Cheat with Impunity using Tax Havens

Written by Sinthujha V Kumarasamy Wednesday, 18 May 2016
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panama-cc0-pixabayThe hypocrisy of the rich has never been more glaring since the release of the Panama Papers. While the rest of the world is reeling about the scandal, we cannot forget Canada's own tax haven. Canada is not immune to the scandalous use of tax havens among the rich and famous. At least 350 wealthy Canadians listed in the documents have been implicated in the shadowy practices of tax dodging. This has proven what many Canadians already knew: that there is one set of rules for the rich, and another more punishing set of rules for everyone else.

 

Brazil: #FORATEMER occupies the streets of Sao Paulo

Written by In Defence of Marxism Monday, 16 May 2016
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liberdade-e-luta credit-liberdade-e-lutaAt the ‪#‎ForaTemer‬ (Témer Out!) rally in Sao Paulo on Sunday, May 15th, Liberdade e Luta (Freedom and Struggle) was present among the ten thousand-strong protest. 

   

Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff – the Brazilian ruling class on the warpath

Written by Fred Weston Thursday, 12 May 2016
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Entrevistas Diversas 23181337800The Brazilian Senate has just voted by a majority of 55 votes to 22 to impeach the President Dilma Rousseff. Michel Temer, the Vice-President, and member of the bourgeois PMDB, is now making preparations to form a new right-wing government. This marks the end of a long period of relative political stability in Brazil. The economy is in its worst recession since the 1930s. It is in this context that we can understand the recent dramatic shifts and turns in the political situation.

 

On May 1st in Brazil

Written by Esquerda Marxista Thursday, 12 May 2016
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The 1st May in Brazil occurred in this year amid the deepening economic crisis and the political crisis in the country with the opening of impeachment of President Dilma Roussef, driven by the bourgeoisie to raise a government able to implement deeper the austerity measures demanded by capital.

   

United States: IMT Gets National Center in New York City!

Written by Socialist Appeal - United States Tuesday, 10 May 2016
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officepic2Following a hugely successful three-month campaign which received support from around the planet, the US section of the IMT is thrilled to announce that we have obtained offices in New York City. This is a tremendous victory for our organization and an important step for the growth of the forces of Marxism in the US. This achievement comes at a time when interest in the ideas of socialism and revolution have reached unprecedented levels in modern memory.

 

Canadian Perspectives 2016: Preparing for the next stage of struggle

Written by Fightback (IMT Canada) Friday, 06 May 2016
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6346085-binThe Fightback editorial board is publishing our political perspectives for this year as a draft discussion document. We encourage discussion on this among working class activists and youth.

   

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