The IMT is Growing Worldwide!

imt international marxist tendencyCapitalism has been in a technical recovery since the Great Recession of 2008. After the deepest crisis since World War II, the US government claims the economy had its best year of growth since the economic rebound began. And just how did the economy do last year? It grew by a mere 2.2%. It might not technically be a downturn, but it sure feels like one! So many people are without full-time jobs. Wages are so low, but expenses are so high. Well, perhaps things will improve in 2015? The latest numbers show that first quarter growth in 2015 was a pathetic .2%—just barely over zero.

Perspectives for Class Struggle in Canada

fight capitalismAlthough we cannot predict exactly when events are going to happen, it is looking fairly certain that the relative calm of the past few years will not continue. In the relative short term, the instability and upheaval of the class struggle worldwide is likely to arrive here in Canada . . . Seven years after the financial crisis began, there is no hope in sight for the working class. Increasingly, the oppressed sectors of society are beginning to envision a future that does not include capitalism. The conditions that have given rise to this radical turn are now beginning to manifest themselves in Canada, and this country will not be immune to the wave that is sweeping the rest of the planet.

The Death of Comrade Camilo Cahis

Camilo CahisThe movement has lost a great fighter. Camilo Cahis succumbed to mental illness on the night of Saturday, April 25, 2015. We, his comrades, are forever in his debt. Camilo was a very gentle man, shy, unassuming, and humble. He was also fiercely intelligent and capable of pulling himself up into the role he had assumed as a leader of the Canadian section of the International Marxist Tendency. Sadly, not enough people knew his name or his role. He was sure to become an important figure in the struggles to come.

Britain: Revolutionary Optimism On Display at 2015 Socialist Appeal Supporters’ Conference

As the general election approaches, there is little enthusiasm among ordinary people for any of the main parties and the program of austerity that they share. Meanwhile, the mood among the ruling class worldwide is one of deep pessimism, as the global economy splutters and stagnates and the establishment lurches from one scandal to another.

In contrast, the mood among the Marxists is one of revolutionary optimism—optimism about the radicalization taking place in society and the mass movement breaking out across the world, as workers and youth look for an alternative to the permanent crisis of capitalism.