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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
2014 WIL Congress The United States is a vast country with a sprawling geography. But the Marxists are not daunted as we step up to the plate of the historic task of building a strong and well-organized revolutionary tendency within the labor movement on a national scale. This was the theme and the attitude that emerged at the National Congress of the Workers International League in Pittsburgh over the weekend of May 24–25 this year. Read the Full Story

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Successful 2008 Congress of the Workers International League

WIL National Congress Day 1On the weekend of May 17 and 18, nearly 30 members of the Workers International League gathered in Minneapolis, MN for the WIL National Congress, the most important event in the political life of the organization. Comrades were present present from Portland, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Madison, St. Louis, Nashville, New York, Pittsburgh, Providence, and Washington DC.
 

Jorge Martin in San Francisco: Hands Off Venezuela!

JM in SFOn May 11th, 2008 the Workers International League (WIL) in cooperation with the US Hands Off Venezuela campaign, hosted Jorge Martin, international secretary of Hands Off Venezuela, in San Francisco as part of his ongoing North American tour.  The topic of the meeting was about Latin America and the revolutionary struggle.  Meeting was held in the Brava theater in the heart of the Mission district, an overwhelmingly Latino neighborhood.
 

The Pentagon’s Pundits

PentagonWhile there is no shortage of evidence illustrating the bias of corporate mainstream media such as CNN, FOX News and their ilk, a new scandal has come to light which reveals the true character of the corporate media. As reported on Democracy Now!, the Pentagon has been coaching retired military generals, who often appear on the various news stations as “impartial experts on military strategy.” Since before the start of the Iraq War these retired military men and women have been on the CIA payroll to promote the Pentagon’s agenda.

   

Jorge Martin in Minneapolis: Hands Off Venezuela!

Jorge Martin in MinneapolisInternational Secretary for Hands Off Venezuela Jorge Martin continued his North American tour with a public meeting on May 17 at the Central Labor Union Council in Minneapolis, MN.  The event was sponsored by Hands Off Venezuela, the Workers International League, the MN-Cuba Commmittee and the MN-Venezuela Committee. Some 70 people turned up for the event, with several trade unionists in attendance. Speaking on "Revolutionary Latin America," Jorge was joined by Yasmin Tovar, a local Venezuela solidarity activist; August Nimtz, Professor at the University of Minnesota and expert on Cuba; and Gerardo Cajamarca, an exiled Colombian trade unionist now working with the United Steel Workers. Click here for a video of Jorge's speech!
   

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