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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
The Logic of Imperialism The 2003 invasion of Iraq was a disastrous and criminal adventure. Hundreds of thousands were killed or dislocated and millions continue to suffer the worst imaginable miseries and deprivations. It is a humiliating condemnation of imperialism that, due to its actions, a group once denigrated by Obama as the “junior varsity team” of terrorist outfits is now giving the planet’s mightiest military force a run for its money. Read the Full Story
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John Peterson interviewed on Latin America

JP interviewed by Suzanne LintoJohn Peterson, National Secretary of the Workers International League, is interviewed by Suzanne Linton for "Our World Today" on the subject of Latin America. Filmed on October 20th, 2008.
 

Mexico, the U.S. and the Economic Crisis

Mexico-USAThere's an old saying that when the U.S. economy gets a cold, the Mexican economy gets pneumonia. For example, between 2000 and 2001, when the Internet bubble burst and the U.S. economy slowed from 3.7 percent to 0.8 percent, Mexico's economy went from 6.6 percent growth to zero, with devastating effects on the lives of millions of people. So what happens when the U.S. economy itself gets pneumonia? The deepening U.S. financial crisis is already having a violent knock-on effect around the world, and Mexico will be among the hardest hit.
 

Movie Review: Traitor (2008)

TraitorIn this article Jay Rothemel gives a review of the movie, Traitor.
   

Socialist Appeal Interviews Rosa Clemente

Rosa ClementeSocialist Appeal carried out an interview with the Green Party vice presidential candidate, Rosa Clemente.  In this interview, she explains her views on the elections, the Democrats and Republicans, the war in Iraq, immigration, the revolutionary wave in Latin America, and more.
   

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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...

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Introduction to "Four Marxist Classics"

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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.

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Historical Materialism

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.

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Marxist Economics

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.

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Marxism and Anarchism

What are the differences between Marxism and anarchism? What relationship have followers of these two philosophies had in the past?

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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.

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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.

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Marxism and Religion

We have received quite a few e-mails from our subscribers asking about the attitude of Marxists to religion.

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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.

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