Ze Maria: Why it is Necessary to support the Teamsters’ Strike

As we write this article, the Teamsters continue to mobilize throughout the country with the populations’ support. The Teamsters’ strike changed the situation and placed the government against the wall. Due to the enthusiastic support of the entire population, it posed a General Strike in the agenda, to unite...

Capitalism’s response to COVID-19: Not enough PPE, even less testing, many die

The class nature of pandemics is revealed by the fact that in the Flu Pandemic of 2009 three times as many of the poorest died compared to the richest despite both groups having the same level of infection. Today NHS doctors, nurses, porters, and care workers, bus drivers, construction...

The military offensive increases the contradictions of invaders

The forces of the NATO in Afghanistan are carrying out an offensive in the province of Helmand, in the South of the country, since February 15th. Fifteen thousand occupying troops were deployed, in one of the provinces where the Taliban has more influence and control. The imperialism’s strategy is...

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...

The Top 10 stories in 2013

Since the first publication of the Top 10 stories posted on IWL-FI’s website, in 2011, they show an increasing interest of ours readers in the main scenarios of the world class struggles. This year is not different.  Among the Top 10, three are related with the revolutions in the...

The July Days: Preparation and Beginning – Part I

León Trotsky Chapter 24 - The History of the Russian Revolution https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1930/hrr/ch24.htm   Introduction In the introduction to the previous chapter of The History of the Russian Revolution on the demonstration of June of 1917 (according to the former Julian Russian calendar), we said that June and July were an inflection point in the...

The Issue of the Party and the Revolutionary Movement

The women in the Bolshevik party and the relevance of the resolutions of the Third International. By Laura Sguazzabia.   Despite the millennial customs that left women in passivity and obedience, in Russia, the contribution of the female proletariat to the revolution was strong and determining. This active participation was expressed in...

China: myths and reality

There is an interesting debate to the interior of Marxist tendencies on the current nature of the Chinese State. There are different points of view regarding this. However, the predominant idea is that in China, unlike in the former URSS, capitalism has not been restored, although deep pro-capitalist reforms...

The Rebuilding of the Fourth International, 80 years from its Foundation

This year is the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Fourth International, a world revolutionary organization that as Trotsky said, represented “the most important work of my life; even more so than 1917, the civil war, or any other”. By Daniel Sugasti Why did Trotsky think that the building...

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