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[Video] COVID-19 and the political crisis in Brazil: interview with Serge Goulart

torsdag 21 maj 2020

This is an interview with Serge Goulart, a leading member of the Marxist Left in Brazil, about the impact of COVID-19, the crisis of Bolsonaro's government, the crisis of the regime and the position of the Marxists.

Canada: over 300 at Fightback online Marxist school

torsdag 21 maj 2020

Normally during May supporters of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) in Canada and Quebec organize an annual congress. Last year over 160 attended. The COVID lockdown forced us to cancel this face-to-face meeting, but the struggle continues. In its place, we organized an online Marxist school which was a resounding success. This bilingual event united Marxists from across the country and was the largest meeting the IMT has ever organized in Canada! More than 300 participated over three days, with approximately 250 attending at any one time. Faced with the greatest crisis of capitalism, the forces of Marxism are on the march!

Mexico: López Obrador under threat from the ruling class

onsdag 20 maj 2020

The left-wing government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador is attempting to balance between the will and aspirations of the masses who brought it to power, and the demands of bourgeoisie. Despite attempts to placate the ruling class, they don't trust AMLO and want him gone.

A revolutionary way forward for the Palestinian liberation struggle

onsdag 20 maj 2020

We publish here an open letter to the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The network has published an open appeal called “It is time for the ‘Palestinian leadership’ to go!” This statement can be read below the letter.

Brazil: 13,000 deaths, jet skis and scandal

onsdag 20 maj 2020

On 13 May, the officially declared total number of deaths resulting from COVID-19 in Brazil reached 13,149, with 749 deaths registered in the previous 24 hours. The political crisis in the country is also escalating, as our Brazilian comrades report.

New revelations about UK government involvement in “regime change” in Venezuela

tisdag 19 maj 2020

Documents obtained by The Canary under the Freedom of Information Act reveal the existence of a secretive “Venezuela Reconstruction Office” at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The existence of this office has not been acknowledged publicly and therefore is being kept beyond parliamentary scrutiny.

The growing outbreak of discontent in the US military

tisdag 19 maj 2020

The coronavirus crisis is creating dissent within the ranks of the armed forces. This is a worrying development for the capitalist class, and a harbinger of explosive developments to come.

Britain: the death agony of capitalism and the tasks confronting us

måndag 18 maj 2020

The pandemic has triggered the deepest crisis in the history of capitalism. There will be no return to ‘normality’. Consciousness will be transformed forever. We must build the forces of Marxism with a sense of urgency. This editorial by our British comrades explains how they are preparing to meet the new situation. 

Britain: the teachers vs the Tories – Labour movement must fight for safe schools

måndag 18 maj 2020

The Tory government is waging war on teaching unions, who are resisting irresponsible attempts to reopen schools. The labour movement must support teachers, and demand that workers be put in control of lifting the lockdown.

The English Revolution: the world turned upside down – part four

fredag 15 maj 2020

Watch the fourth episode our podcast series, The English Revolution: the world turned upside down. Alan Woods discusses the escalating conflicts between parliament and the machiavellian King Charles, who wanted money to fund various military adventures. These splits at the top were concurrent with a seething discontent at the bottom of society, reflected in the murder of the King’s favourite, the Duke of Buckingham. The outlines of eventual civil war were taking shape. 

Defend the right of the people of Kashmir to decide their own destiny

fredag 15 maj 2020

The following statement by the International Marxist Tendency addresses the continuing, brutal oppression of Kashmir. Down with imperialism! For workers’ struggle to liberate Kashmir! For a Socialist Federation of South Asia!

Ted Grant Writings Volume 2: available in eBook format with ⅓ discount!

fredag 15 maj 2020

Wellred Books is proud to present Volume 2 of Ted Grant’s writings in eBook format. During the early years of the Second World War, Ted had become editor of the Socialist Appeal and political secretary of the Workers’ International League (WIL). In this role, he emerged as the principal theoretician of the British Trotskyist movement.

The WHO’s impotence and China-US relations

torsdag 14 maj 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is exposing the limitations of global bodies like the UN and the WHO, trapped between the competing interests of US and Chinese imperialism. Like an umbrella full of holes, they're useless precisely when they're most needed.

Class struggle in the USA: reactionary protests and the strike wave

torsdag 14 maj 2020

A string of right-wing protests against enforced social distancing and stay-at-home policies in Texas, Michigan, Virginia, Florida, Louisiana, and other states have received copious media attention in recent weeks. One particularly notable event was “operation gridlock” in Michigan, in which protestors got in their cars and deliberately blocked traffic—making it impossible for even ambulances to get through to respond to medical emergencies. Photographs and videos showed participants flying confederate flags, fascist insignias, and other reactionary symbols. Members of the semi-fascist Proud Boys gang were in attendance. The Michigan Conservative Coalition, which has close ties to figures in the Trump campaign, helped to organize the protest. This article was originally published on April 29.

[Video] Nigerian capitalism: horror without end

torsdag 14 maj 2020

Watch our interview with comrade Kazeem about the situation in Nigeria, where the coronavirus poses a catastrophic threat, and the perspective is one of explosive class struggle.

Nigerian capitalism: horror without end – LIVE at 6PM (BST)!

onsdag 13 maj 2020

Join us at 6PM (BST) as we interview comrade Kazeem about the situation in Nigeria, where the coronavirus poses a catastrophic threat, and the perspective is one of explosive class struggle. This livestream will be available from marxist.com and on all our social channels.

USA: Massachusetts nurses on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19

onsdag 13 maj 2020

With cases of the novel coronavirus continuing to rise and no plateau in sight, nurses in Massachusetts have found themselves fighting more than just the virus to keep themselves and their patients safe and healthy. Between the ineptitude and inaction of the government and the barriers to care created by hospital administrators and shareholders, the nurses are exercising their collective power and using the resources of their union to take control of providing supplies, support, and guidance to healthcare workers. The nurses’ actions clearly demonstrate the timeliness and effectiveness of the demands for workers’ control and for opening the books.

Marxism, Keynesianism, and the crisis of capitalism

tisdag 12 maj 2020

Governments everywhere are pumping money into the world economy to keep it on life support. Followers of Keynesian ideas – of government stimulus and demand-side management – feel vindicated. But only Marxism offers a solution.

The English Revolution: the world turned upside down – weekly podcast series with Alan Woods

tisdag 12 maj 2020

Join us every Friday at 5PM (BST), for our podcast series with Alan Woods, The English Revolution: the world turned upside down. Alan will be discussing this colossal event in world history, which dealt an irreparable blow to feudal absolutism and paved the way for modern democracy as we know it.

Hieronymus Bosch and the art of the death agony of feudalism

måndag 11 maj 2020

Hieronymus Bosch was one of the most remarkable and original painters of all time. His works were painted five hundred years ago, yet they seem astonishingly modern, anticipating surrealism. This is the art of a world in a state of turbulence, torn by contradictory tendencies – a world in which the light of reason has been extinguished and where animal passions have gained the upper hand. A world of terror, violence and plague: a living nightmare. In short – a world very like our own, particularly given the current pandemic. Alan Woods examines Hieronymus Bosch from the standpoint of historical materialism. Originally published 23 December 2010.