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The Logic of Imperialism The 2003 invasion of Iraq was a disastrous and criminal adventure. Hundreds of thousands were killed or dislocated and millions continue to suffer the worst imaginable miseries and deprivations. It is a humiliating condemnation of imperialism that, due to its actions, a group once denigrated by Obama as the “junior varsity team” of terrorist outfits is now giving the planet’s mightiest military force a run for its money. Read the Full Story
The Youth and the Socialist Future Today’s youth, the so-called millennials, face a bleak future under capitalism. They carry the highest student debt in history and have entered “adulthood” at a time when housing prices have skyrocketed and the labor market has imploded. Read the Full Story
Notes From Ferguson As the protests in Ferguson, MO, enter their 12th day, following the shooting of Michael Brown by local police, the Workers International League (US section of the IMT) continues to intervene in this spontaneous upsurge, in Ferguson itself, and on the campuses in the area. These events mark a qualitative turning point in the class struggle in the United States. Read the Full Story

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Nov. 1 | IMT North East Regional School

north-east-schoolJoin members of the International Marxist Tendency and the Marxist Student Association for this year's North East Regional School on November 1. Speakers from Belgium and Canada will discuss the Arab Revolution and the Student and Youth movements throughout the Americas.

 

 

 

The Poverty of the Democrats’ Student Relief Plan

studentdebtcartoon1Like a glass of water to a traveler stuck in the desert, Barack Obama’s recent student debt relief plan is seen by many college graduates as a saving grace after so much heartache caused by crippling student loans. However, although a few drops of water is refreshing and alleviates the most dire, short-term effects of dehydration, it doesn’t solve the fundamental issue of being stuck in the desert. Like the glass of water, the recent plan can only take the edge off the pain of large student debt bills for those who cannot pay them, but it does not change the fact that student debt stands at over $1.2 trillion and is set to increase ever higher.

 

Mexico: Huge Movement of Polytechnic Students Reveals Deep Malaise of Youth

ipn12It is now a month since the beginning of the movement of students at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico. This is a huge movement involving tens of thousands of students in dozens of schools, mass assemblies with thousands of participants, which has forced the national government to make important concessions in order to prevent a general explosion of the youth movement.

   

Mexico: Carta abierta al periódico La Razón - Respuesta a sus mentiras

arton232287El día de hoy Ubaldo Oropeza, Adrián Alvarado y Ricardo Che, miembros de La Izquierda Socialista y ex militantes del CLEP, hemos enviado una carta a Rubén Cortés Fernández, director del periódico La Razón, donde nos ha colocado en el papel de manipuladores y dirigentes de la lucha del IPN. Hacemos pública esta carta para clarificar nuestro actuar en contra de las difamaciones de este diario.

 

   

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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, its length and scope may seem daunting...

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