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Canada: Parliament Hill shooting is a symptom of a rotten system

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Written by Camilo Cahis Friday, 24 October 2014

canadian-shooterthOttawa was rocked on Wednesday by news that a lone gunman shot, and killed, a Canadian Forces reservist on Parliament Hill, before storming Parliament itself. This attack came just two days after a similar incident in Quebec. The fact that these two individuals recently converted to a fundamentalist form of Islam, and apparently expressed support for ISIS, has raised fears that Canada is now facing a wave of terrorist attacks.

 

Mexico: anger over kidnapped students nears boiling point

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Written by Jorge Martin Thursday, 23 October 2014

ayotzinapa-latuff-thYesterday hundreds of thousands marched in Mexico city and tens of thousands more in dozens of other cities across Mexico to protest at the kidnapping of 43 student-teachers from Ayotzinapa. They were clear in pointing the finger squarely at the Mexican state. The actions were part of a widespread nationwide 48 hour student strike which continues today.

 

Pakistan: Commemoration Meeting for Comrade Sajid Alam

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Written by Sangeen Bacha Thursday, 23 October 2014

sajjad3-thOn Friday 17 October a condolence meeting was held for 23 year old Comrade Sajid Alam, area secretary of The Struggle for Malakand, who was killed in a tragic road accident. Killed by the intensely barbarous conditions found in Pakistan generally, and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular. As if this were not heartbreaking enough, the local Taliban tried to disrupt his funeral, calling him an infidel, making his grieving family's life an even worse hell on earth.

   

Marxist Students Stand out in British TUC Protest

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Written by Marxist Student Federation - Britain Wednesday, 22 October 2014

msf-block4With banners, fists and voices raised high, the Marxist Student Federation rallied the largest number of student Marxists yet to join our voices with those of increasingly disgruntled workers at the national TUC demonstration ‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’ on 20th October.  With students present from Leeds to Sussex, from Sheffield to Southampton as well as a strong presence from London and elsewhere, there was a sea of new revolutionary faces that had joined Marxist societies in the last few weeks, eager to raise the Marxist Student banners with those of the trade unions.

 

Britain: Capitalism’s permanent austerity - only bold socialist policies can offer a way out

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Written by Rob Sewell Wednesday, 22 October 2014

2012-10-20 No cuts-th90,000 demonstrated in London last Saturday, and thousands more in Glasgow and Belfast, at the plight of Britain’s low paid. This followed a week of strike action involving hundreds of thousands of workers. It was the first time in 32 years that strikes had hit the NHS, so angry had staff become of being treated like dirt.

   

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