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Capitalism under intensive care

The European division, in the face of the international financial crisis, and last week’s fracture in the Democratic and Republican parties in the US, show that the world capitalist crisis – the biggest since the 1930’s – is becoming politicized at an accelerated rate. The leap in the European crisis and the repercussions in the […]

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October 16, 2008

A program to make the capitalists pay for the crisis:

Originally published in Spanish on October 9th, 2008 WE PROPOSE TO DEBATE 7 MEASURES After the ridiculous theory of Argentina’s “discoupling” in the face of the current global capitalist collapse, the government has now recognized that there will be “economic and social effects which we need to deal with”, as Cristina Kirchner recently stated. The […]

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October 15, 2008

“We have to prepare for tumultuous events”

Interview with Christian Castillo Originally published in Spanish on October 9th, 2008 in La Verdad Obrera 298. Some first points on the political prospects of this international capitalist crisis. LVO: How do you see the outlook of the international crisis? The global crisis of capitalism that currently in progress will have profound consequences which will […]

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October 15, 2008

The US economy, closer to the abyss

Orginally published October 2, 2008 At press time, the US Senate was voting in favor, by 74 votes to 25, of the so-called Paulson Plan, which uses a sum of $700 billion dollars to rescue the banking system. This approval by the Senate attempts to respond to the political crisis begun on September 29, when […]

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October 7, 2008

The social crisis is already here

The latest report on US unemployment brought no good news: only in September, 100,000 jobs were destroyed. These are in addition to the 84,000 jobs lost in August, when unemployment climbed to 6.1%; since the beginning of this year, more than 600,000 jobs have disappeared. This index is one of the highest since the 2001 […]

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October 3, 2008

On the current economic crisis

(PTS, 9/29/08) Christian Castillo, national leader of the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS) indicated today that “the rejection by the US House of Representatives of the plan for bailing out the speculators, that produced an historic fall in the markets of the whole world, is a new sign that we face a crisis of […]

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October 3, 2008

The US on the verge of the crash

Originally published on September 18, 2008 Maybe the rescue will be successful, it cannot be ruled out. The US authorities and the central banks of the whole world are doing the impossible, although they are dragged down by events. But never since the crisis of 1929 has the US economy been so close to the […]

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October 2, 2008

It is possible to halt the right wing offensive!

Over the last month the oligarchy of the Media Luna 1“The half moon region” as the eastern lowlands are called from the shape they make on the map. have launched a series of regional lockouts, blockades and provocations, under the pretext of “civil resistance”demanding more autonomy for the region and the recovery of the Direct […]

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September 15, 2008

70th anniversary of the Fourth International

Big meeting in the Casa Museo León Trotsky in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Fourth International Mexico City, 5 Sept 2008: Almost 100 people gathered on September 4 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International. With the auditorium of the Casa Museo León Trotsky completely filled, students, young […]

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September 11, 2008