International / marxism

IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM- Study Guide

  IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM: Class 1   READINGA.   Anti-imperialist Struggle is Key to Liberation, Leon Trotsky B. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, Sections I- VII [66 pages]   DISCUSSION POINTS Why does capitalist competition inevitably lead to the formation of monopolies? What does Lenin mean when he says that capitalist monopolies are … Continue reading

International / marxism

Fidel Castro, presente! a compilation of links

Fidel Castro, presente! a compilation of links Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution inspired a generation of young radicals and revolutionaries.  All humans have flaws but the balance sheet on Fidel and the revolution is overall a positive one. The gains of the Cuban people in education and health care are astounding. The internationalism of … Continue reading

antiwar / International / Palestine Solidarity / Uncategorized / US Politics

Israel, Palestine, Anti-Semitism and the US Left

Israel, Palestine, Anti-Semitism and the US Left Once the flagship of US Trotskyism, the US Socialist Workers Party is reduced to a rubber life raft of derailed sectarianism. The SWP was for decades a proponent of the liberation of the Palestinian people, but in recent years has changed to a position that can only be … Continue reading

antiwar / International / Latin America / Palestine Solidarity / US Politics

Clinton Backing of Netanyahu and Record on Honduras Illustrates Her Foreign Policy

Clinton Backing of Netanyahu and Record on Honduras Illustrates Her Foreign Policy By Barry Sheppard   At the recent meeting of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the three remaining Republican presidential candidates and Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton vied to be seen as the most pro-Israel and pro-Netanyahu.   AIPAC is the powerful lobby … Continue reading

International / Palestine Solidarity / Uncategorized

Embrace the Intifada! Grant your legitimation to my Glorious Palestinian Brothers!

Answer the Clarion Call: To the International Socialist Movement from renowned anti-zionist activist and voice of conscience Tikva Honig-Parnass: “Embrace the Intifada!  Grant your legitimation to my Glorious Palestinian Brothers!” More than a month has passed since the outburst of the current Intifada. During the first two weeks it was carried out by the youth … Continue reading

International / labor

6,000 Dunnes Stores workers strike in south of Ireland

Originally posted on Redline:
by Philip Ferguson Six thousand workers employed in 109 Dunnes Stores in the south of Ireland staged a 24-hour strike yesterday (Thursday, April 2).  (The business sells food, clothing, home furnishings; they’re roughly similar to a chain like Woolworths in NZ.) Low-hours contracts Whereas in New Zealand, there is currently a…

Azania: Economic Freedom Fighters Peoples Declaration
Africa / International / labor

Azania: Economic Freedom Fighters Peoples Declaration

We will be embarking on land occupation struggles Declaration by the Economic Freedom Fighters in Azania/South Africa 17 December 2014 Fighters say they will also lead radical and militant protests to the mines Economic Freedom Fighters Peoples Declaration of the First National People’s Assembly  13 – 16 December 2014 We the delegates of the National … Continue reading