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Written by Adam Richmond Saturday, 13 September 2008 20:02
In June 2008, the first legal marriages between same sex couples were performed in accordance with a California Supreme Court ruling a month earlier. These ceremonies were held in jubilant triumph and celebration, marking a forward advance in civil rights...
This victory, however, is quite fragile and under attack. In November 2008, Proposition 8, which aims to repeal same sex marriage, will be on the ballot in California. The success of Prop. 8 would be a set back for everyone who fights for equal rights for all.
Written by Mark Vorpahl (SEIU Local 49) Wednesday, 10 September 2008 06:22
Written by Shamus Cooke (SEIU 503) Tuesday, 09 September 2008 05:24
Are the Democrats making a radical turn to the left? This is the conclusion many have come to after learning about the TRADE Act (Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment Act). A broad array of organizations – including trade unions, fair trade, and environmental groups – are uniting around the Democratic bill that aspires to “renegotiate NAFTA” and possibly revisit and revise many free-trade agreements the U.S. has signed with various countries.
Written by Tom Trottier Monday, 08 September 2008 07:04
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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...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?Read More...
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 characterized capitalism from its birth until 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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Se profundizan las divisiones en la clase dominanteEditorial de Socialist Appeal no. 77 - La crisis mundial del capitalismo está conduciendo a un profundo cuestionamiento de las estructuras, las instituciones, los políticos y los partidos...Read More...