Great Enthusiasm at 2015 WIL National School

2015 School GroupOver the weekend of May 23 and 24, revolutionary Marxists from California, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Madison, Dallas, Kentucky, Ohio, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, and London gathered at the University of Pittsburgh for the 2015 WIL National School. Nearly 60 comrades attended this event, a clear indication of the enthusiasm for the ideas of Marxism amongst the comrades of the American section of the IMT. In the midst of dramatic movements around the world and in the USA itself, the success of this school reflects the need for a clear Marxist understanding of history and current events as the working class struggles to challenge the exploitation and oppression of the capitalist system.

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.

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.