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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
The Decline of US Imperialism In the decades after World War II, US imperialism ruled the roost over much of the planet. After the collapse of Stalinism and the USSR, we were told that we had entered a new era—the “Pax Americana”—in which freedom, peace, and plenty would prevail for the whole of humanity. The reality has been very different. Read the Full Story

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Where is Your Rebate Check Going?

Economic Stimulus CheckMany U.S. workers have now received economic stimulus checks, generally receiving $600, with another $300 per dependent child.  The government and media have touted these checks as a way to increase consumer spending and help repair an economy in recession.  But where is the money from these checks going?  Is this money, which was created by the working class in the first place, increasing our living standards?

Exxon Gets Away with Valdez Oil Spill

Valdez Oil SpillIf there was any question as to whose side the “impartial” judicial system is on, the shocking verdict in the Exxon Valdez case by the U.S. Supreme Court should leave no room for doubt.

Back on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spilled 10.8 million gallons of crude oil into the sea in Prince William Sound in Alaska, an important habitat for salmon, sea otters, seals, and seabirds. The spill eventually covered 11,000 square miles of ocean, the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Not only did the oil destroy the area’s plant and wildlife, but the Native Alaskans who live there had their livelihoods ruined. To this day, the pollution is everywhere.


GM’s Betrayal of Oshawa Workers: The Law Means Nothing When Profits Are at Stake

GM Oshawa PlantThe past few weeks at GM Oshawa have shown that workers cannot trust the bosses to provide well-paying jobs. At the same time, we have seen that workers are prepared to fight to protect their jobs. The only things lacking are a leadership that has the same militancy as the rank-and-file, and the ideas to take this militancy forward.

Lessons of American Axle

AAM StrikeThe three month strike of 3,650 American Axle workers was the most recent in a series of defensive strikes in the auto industry, and also one of the longest in recent decades. Despite the fact that the workers’ collective strike action made a dent in the company’s profits (the company lost $370 million in sales), the bosses were determined to “rule or ruin” and maximize their profits. Ballooning oil prices and the economic downturn are impacting profit margins, and workers are being handed the bill in the form of big wage and benefit cuts and  job losses.

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