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The War on Terror and the Terror of War The vicious cycle of state and individual terror continues unabated. Now France has been pulled violently into the maelstrom. Read the Full Story
The Failure of "Lesser Evilism" Private ownership of the means of production has hit a dead end on a world scale. The system is dying on its feet, and this inevitably has profound political and social consequences in the country par excellence of capitalism. Read the Full Story
Election 2014—Big Business Wins Again What if they held an election and nobody came? In some ways, the 2014 midterm election was very much like this. That is, democracy for the top 1% or 2%, but not for the rest of us! Read the Full Story

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Support the Stella D'Oro Workers on Strike!: Do Not Buy Stella D'Oro Products!

 Stella D'Oro makes cookies, bread sticks, biscotti cookies and other baked goods. The Stella D'Oro bakery was bought several years ago by a private equity firm called Brynwood Partners. This firm forced the Teamsters, who delivered the products from the factory to the stores, to go on strike, and then defeated the union. This work is now done by non-union companies. Brynwood Partners is now trying to destroy the factory workers' union, Bakers, Confectionery, Tobacco workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), Local 50. Socialist Appeal recently interviewed shop steward Mike Filippou about the strike.

Venezuela: Big Victory for the Revolution, Time to Build Socialism in Practice!

 The result of yesterday's referendum on the constitutional amendment was a huge victory for the forces of the Venezuelan revolution, and at the same time a severe blow against the counter-revolutionary right-wing opposition. Now more than ever, the question is the following: either the revolution moves forward to destroy the economic power of the bourgoisie and imperialism or it will go under in the most terrible defeat.

¡Una fábrica cerrada es una fábrica ocupada!

FCFO Esp El liderazgo sindical debe de movilizar a los trabajadores para exigir un plan de recuperación económica para volver a abrir y capitalizar las fábricas cerradas, nacionalizarlas bajo control público, y gestionarlas bajo control democrático de los trabajadores. Nuestros sindicatos deben asumir la lucha por un plan de rescate obrero - ¡que los ricos paguen la factura! Y como dicen en el movimiento de las fábricas ocupadas en América Latina: “¡Una fábrica cerrada es una fábrica ocupada!” Un nuevo volante de la Liga Internacional de los Trabajadores. Tambien disponible en inglés.

A Factory Closed is a Factory Occupied!

FCFO English The labor leadership needs to mobilize the workers to demand an economic recovery plan to re-open and capitalize closed factories, to nationalize them under public control, to be run under democratic workers’ control. Our unions must take up the fight for a working class bailout – let the rich foot the bill! And as they say in the occupied factory movement in Latin America: “A Factory Closed is a Factory Occupied!”
 A new leaflet from the WIL. Also available in Spanish.

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