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What Is the Meaning of the “Normalization” of Diplomatic Relations Between the U.S. and Cuba?

On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama announced the “normalization” of diplomatic relations with Cuba and the lifting of several restrictions on personal, economic and financial activities imposed by the U.S. government in January 1961, when the blockade was enacted. Obama also agreed to free three of the remaining “Cuban Five” political prisoners held […]

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Following the Agreement Reached Between the Greek Government and Its Creditors: Questions and Answers

[reprinted from Issue No. 340 – February 25, 2015 – of Informations Ouvriéres [Labor News], the weekly newspaper of the Independent Workers Party (POI) of France] What did the Greek government agree to with the European institutions? The Greek government agreed on February 20 to come up with a “program of reforms” that it will […]

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Who killed Brandon Tate-Brown?

A protest was held in Northeast Philadelphia on Saturday, February 21st, the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, to demand justice for Brandon Tate-Brown, a Philadelphia man shot down by Philly cops in the early hours of December 15th, 2014. More than 100 protesters braved cold temperatures and snowstorm to demonstrate outside of the […]

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Recent murders of Muslims illustrate the dangers of Islamophobia

The murder last week of 3 Muslim students in Chapel Hill, NC, followed a few days later by the arson of an Islamic school in Houston, and an assault on an Arab-American family by two white men in a grocery store in Dearborn, shows the dangers of anti-Muslim rhetoric, prejudice and hatred. The victims of […]

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Regarding “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by Thomas Piketty

With more than one million copies sold around the world, Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century (1), is achieving pretty exceptional sales for an economics book published little more than a year ago in its original edition in French and barely eight months ago in its English edition. It is true that, whilst […]

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Ed Hershey, Chicago Aldermanic Candidate, Calls for Working Class Fight

Please Make a Donation to the Ed Hershey Campaign! By the Editors Ed Hershey is one among several union-based aldermanic candidates running in Chicago’s wards for the 2015 municipal election, which will also vote for a mayor. Hershey, however, stands out as the clearest challenge to “progressive”, lesser-evil politics, with a clear class-struggle, anti-Democratic Party […]

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Spain: Dossier on the Class Struggle and Rise of Podemos

IN THIS DOSSIER: 1) Spanish State: On the Podemos “March For Change” (reprinted from Informations Ouvrières) 2) From the “Indignados” Movement to Podemos (reprinted from La Vérité/The Truth) 3) Audit and Restructuring of the Debt: A Proposal by Podemos – – – – – Spanish State: On the Podemos “March For Change” Hundreds of thousands […]

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Class Struggle in Brazil Heats Up in Aftermath of Re-election of President Dilma Rousseff

Interview with Markus Sokol, activist of the O Trabalho current of the Workers Party (PT) in Brazil and member of the national PT leadership (Interview reprinted from Issues Nos. 209 and 210 of the ILC International Newsletter, 23 and 30 January 2015) The CUT and the Other Union Confederations Call for a “National Day of […]

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Greece: On the Eve of the Prime Minister’s Speech to the Parliament

IN THIS MESSAGE: (1)  Greece: On the Eve of the Prime Minister’s Speech to the Parliament — by Dominique Ferré (2)  A Series of Visits to Athens to Brandish Both the Carrot and the Stick — by Dominique Ferré (3) Cancel the Debt! — by Daniel Gluckstein Greece: On the Eve of the Prime Minister’s […]

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Dossier on Greek Elections and the Fight Against Austerity and the EU

DOSSIER ON GREECE IN THIS MESSAGE: 1) “After the Elections of January 25” — by Dominique Ferré (reprinted from Issue No. 336, January 28, of Informations Ouvrières [Labor News], weekly newspaper of the Independent Workers Party / POI of France) BACKGROUND ARTICLES 2) “Early Legislative Elections Will Be Held January 25, Now What?” — by […]

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