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The validity of Lenin's imperialism theory
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by Nazareno Godeiro   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 17:29

In two years’ time, Lenin’s book, Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism, will be a hundred years old. What part of it is still valid? What trends have not passed the test of the latest years? What parts of the book did not take place exactly the way Lenin foresaw?

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XI Congress of the IWL-FI: From the centres of class struggle
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by IWL-FI - International Secretariat   
Friday, 16 May 2014 16:03

Between 5th and 12th April, the XI Congress of the IWL-FI, the highest instance of the our International was held and it took place within the framework of a very rich and dynamic reality.

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Horizontalism, democracy and the fight against capitalism
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by Florence Oppen   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 23:24

Part 1: The ideological crisis of bourgeois democracy and our generation

This article is part 1 of a two part series. We will publish the second part of this piece in the next issue of Workers´Voice and on this website.

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Venezuela highlights the Popular Front and Populist governments' crisis
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by IWL-FI & UST   
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 18:35

The right-wing oppositionist leader Leopoldo Lopez turned himself in to the police and was arrested on February 18, accused of "inciting violence" against Nicolas Maduro’s administration, after several days of demonstrations and bloody clashes with the government’s repressive forces and shock troops.

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Deflected Permanent Revolution or Crisis of Leadership? - Part 2
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by Florence Oppen   
Saturday, 01 February 2014 18:05

A Marxist critique of the theory of Deflected Permanent Revolution

2) Cliff’s “Deflected Permanent Revolution”: A Marxist Critical Appraisal

Let’s go now to Cliff’s contributions on the evaluation of the postwar revolutions. In his critique of Trotsky’s theory Cliff invalidates some of the theses he first outlined and then he develops new elements to complete or revise the theory in light of the Chinese and Cuban revolutions and the post-war situation, formulating a new one, that of the Deflected Permanent Revolution.

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Deflected Permanent Revolution or Crisis of Leadership? - Part 1
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by Florence Oppen   
Saturday, 01 February 2014 17:37

A Marxist critique of the theory of Deflected Permanent Revolution

Re-opening a dialogue

In 1963, Tony Cliff and the IST published a very short essay “Deflected Permanent Revolution” which was an attempt to revise Trotsky’s theory of Permanent Revolution in light of the two major postwar revolutions: Cuba and China. 

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Iran-US Agreement
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by IWL-FI   
Thursday, 12 December 2013 01:48

A pact against the revolution in North Africa and the Middle East

On Sunday, November 24th an agreement regarding Iranian nuclear problem was signed between Iran and the 5+1 Group, constituted by the five permanent members of Security Council of the UN (China, USA, France, UK and Russia) plus Germany. It was signed with six months’ validity.

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Stop Criminal Persecution Against “Illegal Immigrants”!
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Written by IWL-FI   
Friday, 08 November 2013 23:51

Throughout the entire last month the issue of the “illegal immigrants” was once again receiving priority attention from international press. In early October, more than 300 African immigrants, most of them proceeding from Eritrea and Somalia, were drowned 500 metres from the shore of the Italian island Lampedusa, when fire broke out on board the ship that was taking them to Italian territory. 

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Brazil: First Great Victory of the Demonstrations
INTERNATIONAL COURIER
Saturday, 29 June 2013 23:18

State and municipal governments recoil on the increase of fares

The demonstrations against the increase of fares on public transport (trains, underground and buses) that broke out several days ago and spread all across the country (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, many state capitals and important inland cities have just obtained the first important triumph: state and municipal governments have reversed and annulled the recent increase. Having participated actively in this process, in which hundreds of thousands of people walked out into the streets, the PSTU and the IWL greeted this first triumph joyfully.

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