Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Struggle for Socialism

MLKToday, January 19, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day to remember the struggle of millions of African-Americans and their allies to end the poison of racism. The recent movement in response to the police killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and Eric Garner in New York City serve to underline that racism is still very much alive in the United States, but so is the fight against it.

Pakistan: 2014 Marxist Winter School Held in Mohenjo Daro

pakistan-marxists-singing-internationale-at-mohenjo-daro-sindhThe Progressive Youth Alliance organized a National Marxist (winter) Youth School from December 5 to 7, 2014. The venue was the five-thousand-year-old historical city of Mohenjo Daro. This city, excavated in 1922, is the largest among all the excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization.

 

Greece: Successful two-day meeting of EPANASTASI paper and the Communist Tendency of SYRIZA

conference2014-1The two-day national meeting held by the EPANASTASI (REVOLUTION) newspaper and the Communist Tendency of SYRIZA, over the weekend of December 20–21, was a big success. The meeting was attended by more than seventy activists, packed into the very welcoming hall of the "Art Garage." The rich content of the discussions and the participation of many young people were particularly encouraging.

Canada: Over 130 People Discuss the Mass Movement in Mexico at Concordia University

fightback-mtl-mexico-event-3Over 130 people packed packed into a small classroom at Montreal’s Concordia University on Nov. 19, to discuss the kidnapping of 43 students in Ayotzinapa and the developing mass movement in Mexico. The event was organized by Fightback/La Riposte in cooperation with SOSporMexico (Montreal); discussions took place in English and French, with consecutive translations. The discussion was very animated and passionate, with many people bringing forward many important points and contributions.

Fighting Fund Appeal

NEWWILLOGO1SmallerInterest in Marxist ideas continues to grow. Twenty-five years ago, Stalinism collapsed due to its internal contradictions. This was a confirmation of Trotsky’s analysis and showed what genuine Marxists have always said: that socialism must be international and can only exist with workers’ democratic control.