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Written by Arsalan Ghani Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:12
100 years ago, US mining magnate John D. Rockefeller, with the help of the Colorado state government, ordered Colorado National Guard and militia forces to machine gun on a mining camp where 1,200 striking coal miners and their families were residing. Up to 60 people were killed and hundreds injured. The strikers were mainly immigrants who were paid slave wages by the company. They were forced to work 10–12 hour days and were not paid for "dead work" such as clearing the mines of rubble. The event marked a key milestone for America’s working class struggle to gain workplace rights, including the 8-hour work day, workplace health and safety measures, better housing, and the right to form a union.
Written by Socialist Appeal Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:45
Comrade Steve Iverson gave a talk on how the Bolshevik party was built at the Center for Marxist Education in Cambridge, MA. The discussion, largely based on Alan Woods' book Bolshevism, took up the question of how a relatively small party prepared its forces to be able to lead the Russian working class to take power in October 1917.
Written by Daniel Morley Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:22
The epoch of world growth fueled by globalization is over. Two giant free trade deals are being thrashed out which would place the United States at the center of its own strategically drawn up domain, stretching from both sides of the pacific to Eastern Europe. But far from being a means to open up the world to a further intensification of trade and to liberate capitalism from its own fetters, these deals engineered by US imperialism in its own interests would carve up the world into two or more power blocs waging economic war with one another. It is protectionism masquerading as free trade.
Written by Lal Khan Monday, 21 April 2014 12:47
South Asia’s elite historians have deliberately distorted certain events within their accounts of the struggle against British imperial rule and subsequent bloody partitioning. One such significant episode was the struggle of the Hindustan Revolutionary Socialist Association (HSRA) and its most renowned martyr Bhagat Singh. On the 23rd of March 1931 the twenty three year old revolutionary and his comrades in arms Sukhdev and Raj guru were murdered at the Lahore central jail.
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