United States: The Crisis and the Minimum Wage

Written by John Peterson Wednesday, 25 November 2015

MinimumWageThe “Great Recession” may have “technically” ended in June 2009, but what really matters are full employment and a steadily increasing quality of life. Capitalism’s inability to provide this is not due to individual malice or indifference— though there are plenty of sociopaths on Wall Street—but because under capitalism, creating jobs and paying workers are mere afterthoughts to the real reason for the system’s existence: profits. This is the inner contradiction and absurdity of a socio-economic form that can exist only through the exploitation of workers, and yet is unable exploit all the able, willing, and available workers, millions of whom must humiliate  themselves every day, offering themselves up for jobs (exploitation) that don’t exist.


United States: To Win Justice for Jamar, Labor Must Organize and Fight for Socialism!

Written by Kevin Nance & Kevin Harriman Wednesday, 25 November 2015

JusticeforJamarOn November 15, Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old black man, was handcuffed by police and murdered execution-style. There must be justice! There has been no justice for Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, or Mike Brown. Terrance Franklin didn’t get justice when he was murdered in 2013 in the same neighborhood as Jamar Clark. How can we expect any justice from a system that systematically excludes and terrorizes whole layers of the population?


Haiti 2004-2014: 10 years of the UN’s Military Dictatorship

Written by Caio Dezorzi – Esquerda Marxista Brazilian Section of the IMT Tuesday, 10 November 2015

1st Class Shawn P. Eklund - US soldier on HaitiFor ten years, Haiti has lived under a bloody military dictatorship established by the UN, imposed by Washington and led by the Brazilian army.


2015 Canadian Election: Conservative Austerity Rejected. NDP Humiliated

Written by Alex Grant Wednesday, 21 October 2015

harper-outCanadians have voted for change and rejected the austerity of the Harper Conservatives. After a decade in office and a historically long campaign, the Conservative era of cuts and division is over. However, Canada’s labour party, the New Democrats, did not capitalize on this anti-austerity mood.


Brazil: The struggle is for the abolition of the existing order

Written by Esquerda Marxista - Brazil Monday, 19 October 2015

emBoth the internal and external debt of Brazil are skyrocketing. The internal debt has reached R$3.6trn and the external debt is now US$555bn. International capital is becoming worried about default.


Canada: Workers take to the streets as mass strike movement in Quebec begins

Written by Vincent Beaudoin Wednesday, 07 October 2015

FB IMG 1444005876264This past week in Quebec has been a large demonstration of force by the working class in the province.


Brazil: Marxist Left asks to join PSOL

Written by Esquerda Marxista - Brazil Friday, 02 October 2015

emIn April this year, the Marxist Left decided, in its National Conference, to break with the PT, faced with the irreversible and accelerated process of the party’s liquidation as a class party. (see Esquerda Marxista (Marxist Left) decides to leave the PT and fight for a left front)


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