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Afghanistan: Canada’s Degenerating War

As winter comes to an end in Afghanistan, so too does the lull in the fighting that came with it. Canadian casualties begin to bring the grim reality of war into the consciousness of the working-class. Just as the war in Iraq is dominating the US political landscape, the Afghan war is becoming the central issue for Canadian politics. It becomes more and more clear that Canadian imperialism and NATO are fighting an un-winnable war. The events in this far-away country will have a massive impact on the sleepy world of Canadian politics.

Denmark: 26 revolutionary Marxists expelled from the SUF!

Last week a special conference of the SUF was held where 26 Marxists were expelled. It was clear that the reformist wing of the SUF could not tolerate the growing influence of Marxist ideas within the SUF. A Left Opposition has now been launched to win the SUF back to its founding ideas of revolutionary socialism.

Israel orchestrates new dance of death in Gaza

The policy of imperialism is to provoke civil war among the Palestinians, hoping that Fatah can crush Hamas, but it is clear that Fatah is losing as it is seen as more and more a stooge of imperialism. That explains also why Israel is now intervening directly. These events serve to highlight once again that on the basis of capitalism there is no way out.

Venezuelan nationalizations -- What do they mean for socialists?

Chavez has announced sweeping measures of nationalisation. This represents a big step forward for the Venezuelan revolution and would be a serious blow against capitalism and imperialism. Big enemies are lining up to stop this process, the most dangerous being inside the Bolivarian movement itself. It is now time to go all the way and put an end to capitalism in Venezuela and spread the revolution to the rest of Latin America.

Seizure of British sailors by Iran -- Who is provoking who?

Last Friday we were told by the capitalist mass media of another so-called Iranian crime. We were "informed" that the Iranian state had kidnapped 15 British sailors and marines who were engaged in routine boarding operations of merchant shipping in Iraqi territorial waters. The real question to be asked is not whether the British sailors were in Iranian or Iraqi waters. The real question is who benefits from this "provocation". The incident would seem to fit in well with the plans that imperialism has to strike at Iran's nuclear development plan.

Startling revelations about Bush's foreign policy

The Pentagon is continuing intensive planning for a possible bombing attack on Iran. These preparations began already last year, by order of the President. In other words, the decision has already been arrived at. All that Bush is waiting for is a suitable opportunity to put it into practice.

Victory Against Canadian Media Bias Against Venezuela

We are happy to forward this letter from Maria Paez Victor about an important victory against the media's bias against Venezuela. Now we have it on record that the main corporate press is happy to publish unbalanced articles on Venezuela. We doubt this will stop them from doing the same thing in the future, but we will never let them forget that they have been found guilty of bias.

Chavez calls on the working class to put itself at the forefront of the revolution

President Chavez has called for the full support of the working class and the trade unions, and has called upon them to “play their rightful role in the revolution”. The workers’ movement in Venezuela must take advantage of this opportunity and drive the revolution to the end.