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The “Geithner Plan”: Obama’s risky gamble

Last Monday, the secretary of the US Treasury launched a new version of his bailout plan for the American financial system. Global stock exchanges, unlike on other occasions, reacted with euphoria, even though this later evaporated. This plan, which constitutes an enormous robbery of the taxpayer and in particular the working class, is not assured […]

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April 5, 2009

33rd Anniversary of the genocidal Coup

On the 33rd anniversary of the genocidal coup in Argentina, a mass demonstration with contingents from independent human rights organisations and left political parties took place in the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires. The march was called by the Movement for Memory, Truth and Justice, which is composed of human rights organisations, social organisations […]

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March 25, 2009

The Great Depression of the twenty-first century

“AMERICA’S recession is likely to be long and deep if the latest employment numbers are anything to go by. America shed more jobs in November than in any month in the past 34 years, according to figures released on Friday December 5th by the Bureau of Labour Statistics. The fall in employment of 533,000 is […]

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March 24, 2009

Chavez: Reserved with the corporations and tough on the workers

After ordering temporary state interventions of the Polar companies for not producing the state mandated percentage of rice and for disobeying the law which regulates the types of rice to be produced, Chavez ordered the expropriation of multinational Cargill companies. March 6,th during a speech inaugurating the construction of the new national metalworking industry, he […]

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March 18, 2009

Letter from France

Below we reproduce the reply of the former CRI group of France to an article published in Socialismo o Barbarie, paper of the New MAS of Argentina. At present the CRI is part of the CLAIRE tendency of the NPA (New Anti-Capitalist Party) of France. The letter was motivated by the publication of an article […]

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March 18, 2009

Notes on the Capitalist Crisis Underway and the Rebuilding of the Fourth International

Over the past few years, the Trotskyist Faction-Fourth International (FT-CI) has developed an increasing intervention into the countries where it operates and has insisted on defending Marxist theory against the kinds of revisions which mean a step backwards from the advances made in this field, because, as Trotsky asserted, a time of ideological reaction makes […]

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March 14, 2009

March 8th, Buenos Aires-Argentina

With the slogan “Suspensions and lay-offs at work, high costs at home: Women stand up facing the crisis”, the women’s organisation Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) has held a public meeting this afternoon remembering the International Women’s Day in Corrientes Avenue, Buenos Aires city. More than thousand working women, housewives and young female students […]

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March 9, 2009

The crisis of capitalism and the prospects for revolutionaries

In only a few months, the financial crisis which began with the collapse of the real estate boom and the U.S. credit crunch has become one of the worst crises of the capitalist economy since the 1929 Wall Street crash and the subsequent Great Depression of the 1930s. The measures taken by the capitalist states […]

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March 6, 2009

The First European Government to Collapse as a Result of the Economic Crisis

Last January 26th, amidst mass mobilizations and the economic collapse, the Icelandic government resigned. The government was lead by the right wing Independence Party conservative prime minister Gier H. Haarde, who governed in coalition with the Alliance Social Democratic, formed in May 2007. Since October 2008, when the economic crisis exploded in this little European […]

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February 20, 2009