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Saturday, 28 July 2007 17:58
Editoral for Socialist Appeal 32
As Congress enters its summer recess, millions of Americans who were expecting a real change after the Democrats’ November 2006 victory are justifiably discontented. For all their promises and rhetorical bluster, what have these big-business politicians really accomplished? Has anything fundamental changed for working people? Bush’s approval rating is at an all-time low of just 29 percent – a sharp drop from his 90 percent approval rating after the September 11 attacks. How quickly things change! Only Harry Truman, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter had lower approval ratings. But after nearly 7 years of Bush’s disastrous domestic and foreign policy, his overwhelming unpopularity is understandable.
Friday, 20 July 2007 16:15
For almost nine years, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino, Fernando González, and René González have been imprisoned in the United States for fighting against terrorism.
On August 20th in Atlanta, two judges from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments on over 20 irregularities that occurred during this political show trial, ranging from venue prejudice, prosecutorial misconduct, governmental lowering in its burden of proof of espionage conspiracy, errors in sentencing instructions given to the jury, and relevant discovery principles.
Friday, 20 July 2007 15:55
Wednesday, 11 July 2007 12:31
- Is Hillary Clinton an Alternative for U.S. Workers?
- New Trial for Mumia Requested While His Death Sentence Looms
- Labor Activists Gather in St. Louis for the Premiere of Michael Moore's Sicko
- George Bush Doesnt Care About Working People
- Letter: So the Dems split their vote to once again keep the war funds and war carnage flowing.
- Is Barack Obama an Alternative for U.S. Workers?
- New Boeing Contract Threatens Machinist Jobs
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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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