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At the dawn of a new year

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 02 January 2009
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At the dawn of a new year The year 2009 is a year of many anniversaries. As they will soon be reminding us, this is also twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. That was a time when the capitalists and their spokespersons felt triumphant. They announced the end of Communism, the end of Socialism, even the end of History. But now it is clear to all that their predictions were false. What collapsed 20 years ago was not socialism or communism but only a bureaucratic and totalitarian caricature of socialism. The collapse of Stalinism was a great historical drama, but in retrospect it will be seen by history as only the prelude to an even greater drama: the collapse of capitalism, which is already being prepared. Alan Woods looks at the prospects for 2009.
 

World Perspectives 2008

Written by In Defence of Marxism Monday, 01 September 2008
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This document on World Perspectives, first drafted in November 2007, was discussed, amended and approved at the World Congress of the International Marxist Tendency at the beginning of August. The draft was published in two parts here and here.
 

World Perspectives 2008 draft - Part Two

Written by In Defence of Marxism Tuesday, 12 February 2008
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An analysis of the growing political and social turbulence in Europe, the United States, Latin America with an emphasis on Venezuela, the Middle East and Asia with particular emphasis on the explosive situation in Pakistan and ends with an appeal to help build the International Marxist Tendency in all countries. At this stage it is a discussion document. Read the final document here.
   

World Perspectives 2008 draft - Part One

Written by In Defence of Marxism Wednesday, 06 February 2008
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This is the first part of a draft document on World Perspectives as approved at the recent meeting of the leadership of the International Marxist Tendency. At this stage it is a discussion document. Read the final document here.
 

World revolution and the tasks of the Marxists – Part Five

Written by International Marxist Tendency Friday, 29 September 2006
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In the final part of the document we look at the lessons of Haiti and the threats to the Cuban revolution. The only way of defending it is through an all-Latin American revolution. We also look at indigenous movements, the effects of the free trade agreements and conclude by emphasising the new period we have entered. A new revolutionary wave is spreading across the globe.
   

World revolution and the tasks of the Marxists – Part Four

Written by International Marxist Tendency Wednesday, 27 September 2006
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Part Four is dedicated to the revolutionary events taking place in Venezuela, still the key to the Latin American revolution. A conflict is unfolding within the Bolivarian movement between the revolutionary wing and the reformist. Unless the revolution is carried through to the end the forces of reaction can make a comeback. The opportunity is there to complete the revolution. It must be taken in the coming period.
 

World revolution and the tasks of the Marxists – Part Three

Written by International Marxist Tendency Thursday, 21 September 2006
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In Part Three we look at how the crisis of capitalism expresses itself also as a crisis of the ruling class and then we look at Latin America, the continent where this crisis is most acute with revolutionary developments erupting in one country after another. Venezuela will be dealt with in Part Four.
   

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