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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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Ayotzinapa (Mexico) Solidarity Campaign

• We Want The 43 Disappeared Students Back Alive! • Punish Those Responsible For These Crimes! • Justice Now! Mexico City, November 8, 2014 To Student Organizations and Youth Worldwide: We, the undersigned students at schools and universities across Mexico, write you this open letter to express the following: On the night of September 26, […]

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Why Write-In Candidate Zaki Baruti Says He’s Already Won St. Louis County Executive Race

“‘It’s a new beginning because we are calling our people to turn away from the established political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, because they are not dealing with the key issues that are facing us,’ Baruti tells Daily RFT. ‘With my candidacy, it is my hope that we create a political tsunami and shock […]

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In the Name of the Fight Against Terrorism, Turkey Is Drawn Into the Chaos of War

[Note: The following article is reprinted from issue No. 323, October 15, 2014, of Informations Ouvrières / Labor News, the weekly newspaper of the Independent Workers Party (POI) of France. It was written by a correspondent in Turkey.]   At the NATO Summit on September 4-5, U.S. President Barack Obama demanded that its “European allies” […]

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(Re-)reading notes The discussion on the Transitional Programme

The French section of the Fourth International (the Internationalist Communist Current of the Independent Workers Party) recently republished the Transitional Programme, the programme of the Fourth International, drafted by Leon Trotsky for the founding conference (held in September 1938). This republication was first of all a response to a practical need, as the previous edition […]

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The Mexican nation under threat of disintegration

The Mexican nation under threat of disintegration By Luis Zapata 1. 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 […]

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Oct. 22nd Day of Action Against Police Brutality

  Since 1996, October 22nd has marked the National Day of Action in protest against police brutality. In the close to two decades since then, this country has seen an unprecedented expansion of the Police State (acquisition of military weapons and gear, rise of no-knock SWAT raids, warrantless searches, etc.) that has only served to […]

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