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MEXICO UPDATE: Chilpancingo Confrontation; Report from El Trabajo Newspaper, more…

… Damning Report in Proceso Magazine Claims Mexican Federal Police Participated In Disappearance Of 43 Students (from Huffington Post) TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 – LAST MINUTE: Federal Police Assault Students/Parents in Chilpancingo, Leaving 22 People Seriously Injured 2 – MEXICO UPDATE from EL TRABAJO NEWSPAPER 3 – Damning Report in Proceso Magazine Claims Mexican Federal […]

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Newsletter of the S. African/Azanian Section of the Fourth International

The Labour Movement at a Turning Point The labour movement in our country is going though momentous developments which will have deep and lasting consequences for the struggle of the Black working class, for the future of South Africa. We are convinced they will also have consequences for the international struggles of the world working […]

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Ferguson and the Struggle for Black Liberation Today

EDITORIAL: Ferguson and the Struggle for Black Liberation Today When Pat Bailey, an elderly Black woman in St. Louis County, learned of the grand jury exoneration of Darren Wilson, the white cop who murdered Michael Brown in Ferguson, she was not surprised. She told The Guardian of London, “I’ve lived long enough to know that […]

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Ferguson to Ayotzinapa: Albuquerque Protesters Occupy Old Route 66

November 26, 2014 FNS Feature “From Ferguson to Ayotzinapa:  One struggle. Enough is enough.  Not one more.” – Melina Juarez, protester Like more than one hundred U.S. cities, Albuquerque, New Mexico, witnessed forceful protests following the decision of a Missouri grand jury to not indict officer Darren Wilson for shooting to death unarmed African-American teen […]

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Why Obama’s “Administration Relief” Is NOT The Victory That So Many People Claim

Two years after his announcement of Differed Action for young DREAMers, or DACA, President Obama announced his long-awaited “Administrative Relief.” This “Admin Relief” fell short of what we already knew was not going to be enough, and it gave no justice to the advocacy efforts of the immigrant rights community. Obama’s “Admin Relief” offers only […]

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Ukraine: Who Is Pushing for a Generalized War?

[Note: Following is a translation of an article appearing in the November 26, 2014, issue of Informations Ouvrières (Labor News), the weekly newspaper of the Independent Workers Party (POI) of France.] Who is pushing for a generalized war in Ukraine? This is how Foreign Affairs magazine (September-October 2014) put it: “According to the prevailing wisdom […]

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UC Students Protest Fee Hike

On Friday, Nov. 19, the Board of Regents of the University of California system, who preside over the nine main UC campuses throughout California, met at the UC San Francisco campus and voted Yes on a plan to increase UC tuition by 27 percent over the course of the next five years, increasing cost of […]

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The Perils of Lesser Evil Politics

One of the most negative aspects of the 1930s and 1940s labor upsurge in the United  States was the failure of labor leaders to embrace independent political action through a class-based labor party. Rather than independent political action, the leaders of the AFL and the CIO chose to cultivate so-called “friends” in the two business […]

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Statement of the O Trabalho Current of the Workers Party (PT) of Brazil

Dilma Roussef, Candidate of the Workers Party, Re-elected by “the Strength and Spirit of Activists” (27October 2014)  In the second round of the presidential election, Dilma Roussef, current president of Brazil and leader of the Workers Party (PT), won her re-election bid thanks to popular mobilisations throughout the country. This is a defeat for the […]

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The Mexican Nation Under Threat of Disintegration

BACKDROP TO THE MASSACRES IN AYOTZINAPA:   By Luis Zapata The Mexican nation under increased pressure from US imperialism Both chambers of Mexico’s parliament recently approved a total of 21 “secondary laws” as part of the “reform” of the energy sector launched in December 2013. So far, these laws represent the highpoint of the package […]

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