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Working Men and Women Together Against Capitalism And Machismo

IWL-FI Statement on 8 March  In the front of the civil war in Syria, in the demonstrations of Tahrir Square, in the strikes and marches in Europe, in the outraged uprising against rapes in India: there are thousands and thousands of working women breaking the frontiers of oppression, breaking...

Birth and evolution of Orientalist discourse: a Marxist appraisal

Besides serving to interpret the world, the speech is a tool for transmitting ideologies. It also serves to legitimize and explain the actions of social classes, which generally act in defense of their interests. When it is related to relationships of domination, between classes, states, civilizations or people,...

The “Democratic Reaction”: From Vietnam To Iraq Syndrome

In 1975, the United States suffered a severe military defeat in the Vietnam War (the first in its history). This defeat limited the capacity for direct military intervention by U.S. imperialism and led to a policy adapted to this reality that we have called "democratic reaction". By Alejandro Iturbe. Originally published...

Out with imperialism from the Korean Peninsula

No political support for dictator Kim Jong-un Kim Jong-un, the young dictator of North Korea threatened the USA with nuclear Armageddon for the first week of April, promising a shower of missiles on the American continent and on American bases in Hawaii and Guam.  He declared “state of war” with...

Between cholera and electoral fraud

Many will wonder what is going on in Haiti with so many consecutive tragedies. The question makes sense: after the earthquake there came the hurricanes and now the cholera has already killed over two thousand people. The answer is tough: this has nothing to do with nature but a...

In face of the REPSOL-YPF announced expropriation

In view of the Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s announcement of seizing control of 51% of  Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF) shares , all of them belonging to the powerful Repsol, the main Spanish oil multinational, the  IWL-FI (International Workers League – FI) makes known publicly, the following statements by PSTU-...

Arab revolution reaches Palestine.

Israel celebrates the May 15, 1948 as its "independence" day. In November, 1947 the Palestine partition into two states would be put in force by the United Nations which was then dominated by the United States and the Soviet Union's Stalinist regime. Due to the UN's decision, Israel was...

What is socialism of the 21st century?

Hugo Chavez asserted that Venezuela has decidedly entered the stage of "building socialism". Together with some outstanding intellectuals who accompany him, they call it "of the XXI century" o indicate that it would have some features unlike those posed in a more general proposal by Marx in the...

Venezuela highlights the Popular Front and Populist governments’ crisis

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. It's a new fact, which expresses the...

Let us Surround Syrian Revolution with Our Solidarity!

At the beginning of its third year, Syrian Revolution continues and becomes increasingly acute. Syrian people, who rose in arms to get rid of the bloodthirsty dictatorship of Bashar Al Assad, are still displaying their heroism and sacrifice and they confronted an enemy who wields military superiority and...

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