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Written by David Harding Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:11
On Saturday, June 8th the Workers' International League of Dallas led a demonstration in solidarity with the mass protests in Turkey. We rallied for four hours on the historic Grassy Knoll JFK monument. Despite the modest size of the rally - about 20 - tourists were eager pick up a sign, get a picture with us or ask us about the events in Turkey.
Written by Alan Woods Friday, 14 June 2013 16:18
The declaration of Obama that the USA will step up its support for the rebels in Syria represents a change in the situation. The White House announcement means that the U.S. is to supply direct military aid to the Syrian opposition for the first time. Spokesman Ben Rhodes did not give details about the military aid other than to say it would be “different in scope and scale to what we have provided before.” What attitude should Marxists and the labor movement take to this?
Written by John Peterson Monday, 10 June 2013 22:36
El flujo de malas noticias parece fluir sin parar: tiroteos escolares desde Colorado hasta Connecticut. Derrumbes y explosiones de fábricas desde Bangladesh hasta Texas. Ataques terroristas desde Pakistán hasta Boston. Desmoronamiento de la infraestructura desde la Ciudad de México hasta Minneapolis. Secuestros y torturas desde Ciudad Juárez hasta Cleveland. Guerras y guerras civiles desde Siria hasta Somalia. Desempleo masivo desde Grecia hasta California ¿Cuáles son las raíces de esta ola imparable de miseria humana, incertidumbre y caos? ¿Qué puede hacer la mayoría de la sociedad al respecto?
Written by Socialist Appeal Thursday, 06 June 2013 10:50
Los recientes ataques en Colorado, Connecticut, Boston y resto del país han impresionado a todo el mundo. Como hemos explicado anteriormente en las páginas de Socialist Appeal, estos incidentes de violencia repetidos reflejan la decadencia del capitalismo americano. El declive de este sistema no ofrece ningún futuro a los jóvenes de hoy, más bien distracciones, desesperación y escapismo. El alto desempleo, la deuda, la falta de servicios sanitarios, la alienación y un sentimiento generalizado de inseguridad bastan para empujar a algunos al borde del precipicio. Se podría poner fin a estos crímenes horribles si cambiamos de sociedad, por una que ofrezca a la humanidad la esperanza de un futuro mejor; solamente si, en lugar de salidas escapistas, nos implicamos en la lucha por la vida que nos gustaría vivir.
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- Understanding Dorner
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The Fundamentals of Marxism: A Short Reading List
Marxist theory is the basis upon which our analysis, perspectives, program, and participation in the movement are based. It is our "guide to action." This why the WIL and IMT place so much emphasis on political education. To this end, we have created an extensive Education Plan to assist comrades in their political development. This is an important resource. However, it's length and scope may seem...Read More...
Introduction to "Four Marxist Classics"
Science and Dialectical Materialism
Dialectical Materialism is a way of understanding reality; whether thoughts, emotions, or the material world. Simply stated, this methodology is the combination of Dialectics and Materialism. The materialist dialectic is the theoretical foundation of Marxism. We provide various educational readings on dialectical materialism and its relation to natural science.Read More...
Marxists attach enormous importance to the study of history; not for its own sake but so as to study the great lessons it contains. Without that understanding of the development of events, it is not possible to foresee future perspectives.Read More...
Only with a Marxist understanding of capitalist society can the conscious worker cut through the lies and distortion of the capitalist economists and combat their influence within the Labor Movement.Read More...
Marxism and Anarchism
What are the differences between Marxism and anarchism? What relationship have followers of these two philosophies had in the past?
Marxism and Feminism
The oppression of women has been a key question for Marxism. After all, women constitute half the human race, and have faced discrimination and degradation in many areas of life.Read More...
The National Question
The question of nationalities, that is, the oppression of nations and national minorities, which has characterised capitalism from its birth till the present time, has always occupied a central position in Marxist theory.Read More...
Marxism and Religion
We have received quite a few e-mails from our subscribers asking about the attitude of Marxists to religion.Read More...
The United States
The struggle of the working class in the United States will be a decisive factor in the outcome of the class struggle around the world. We provide here a list of works explaining the important role of the working people of the US.Read More...
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