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The Battle of Charlottesville and the Menace of Fascism

The events in Charlottesville graphically show us the danger the far right represents and should serve as a warning to all organizations of the working class and on the left in Canada and the United States. The far right is gathering strength and has come out into the open, but its strength must not be exaggerated. The task now is to understand what has happened and what it means, to study the rise of the far right, and get organized to fight against it.

After Charlottesville: How the Working Class Can Defeat the Right

Charlottesville White Nationalists RallyLivestreamed footage of violent street battles between “white nationalist” and neo-Nazi marchers and a sea of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia flooded global news outlets and social media on August 12.

Venezuela after the Constituent Assembly elections, conciliation or revolution?

 

36709c1517a73774aa6801bbd491189b w640 h426Even before the National Election Council had announced the results of Sunday’s Constituent Assembly elections in Venezuela, the opposition and western imperialism had already declared there had been massive fraud and that they would not recognise the legitimacy of the Assembly. Since then, they have piled up pressure on all fronts. What is to be done?

Terrorism; a Symptom of Capitalism's Impasse

Prime Minister Theresa May meets with King Salman - Photo: Number 10On a bright, sunny evening on May 22nd thousands, mainly young teenagers, gathered at a pop concert in the Manchester Arena. But what was intended as a joyous occasion was turned into a bloodbath when a lone suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device packed with shrapnel in a crowded foyer where parents were waiting for their children.

British elections: Defeat for Tory establishment, Corbyn vindicated, Radical policies back at centre, May must be forced to resign!

Following the shock of Brexit, Britain has suffered another political earthquake. Theresa May is facing oblivion. A snap election has turned into a Tory disaster. The expected Tory landslide, which was supposed to usher in decades of Conservative rule, turned out to be a myth. Instead, we have seen the government’s majority wiped out by a resurgent Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn.

France: The banker wins - Now 'Rebellious France' must mobilise!

232121da4ec9f888de96fac57f786bd9 w640 h427The most chaotic presidential election of the Fifth Republic has just resulted in the election of a new head of state. At the end of the first round, the winner of the second was already known. Millions of left-wing voters reluctantly voted for Macron to defeat Marine Le Pen.

[Video] The French elections: a collapse of the status quo

Maron Le Pen commons.wikimedia.org wiki FileCOLONMacron 26 Le PenAlan Woods, editor of In Defence of Marxism, discusses the recent results of the first round of the French presidential elections. Above all, these results represented a shattering of the status quo, with a complete collapse of the traditional parties of the centre left and the centre right.

French presidential election leaves no choice for the working class

Marine LePenThe results of the first round of the presidential election open a new phase of the political crisis in France. As in April 2002, the second round will be between the right and the far right. But much has changed since then. The economic crisis of 2008 has taken place. The probable victory of Emmanuel Macron, in two weeks time, will not lead to the relative political stability that Chirac benefited from in the wake of his victory in May 2002.

Perspectives for the US Revolution 2017 (Draft Document)

Womens March RallyWe live in an epoch of instability, austerity, war, crisis, revolution, and counterrevolution. Sharp and sudden changes that erupt seemingly out of nowhere  are implicit in the situation. Capitalism is at an impasse on a world scale and can no longer meaningfully develop the means of production or improve the quality of life of the majority. The crisis is expressed in every country and at every level of society, with intense polarization to both the left and the right.