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Chile: Boric’s ‘trigger happy’ law opens the way to reaction

Chile: Boric’s ‘trigger happy’ law opens the way to reaction


Tuesday, 2 May 2023 

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Chile: Boric’s ‘trigger happy’ law opens the way to reaction

The International Marxist Tendency has warned from day one that the government of Gabriel Boric has been marching to the drumbeat of the right. As early as the second round of the presidential elections in 2021, we denounced his populist use of immigration and public security issues in the campaign. With this repressive agenda, he aims to win the support of moderate or depoliticised layers of society and draw them away from the right. Ultimately, this merely adds grist to the mill of the far right. Last month, President Boric spearheaded a policy that was overflowing with betrayals and inconsistency by supporting the enactment of a ‘trigger happy’ law for the police (the ‘Carabineros’, popularly nicknamed the ‘pacos’), known as the Naín-Retamal Law.


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"The History of Philosophy: a Marxist Perspective" – now available in Spanish!

Lucha de Clases – the Spanish section of the International Marxist Tendency – is proud to present the Spanish translation of Alan Woods' The History of Philosophy: A Marxist Perspective. This book provides a profound and clear overview of the development of human thought. It is now available to order from Libreria Marxista, the bookshop of Lucha de Clases.


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Britain: May Day and the need for Marxist leadership

This year’s May Day celebrations are taking place against a backdrop of bitter strikes and struggles, with teachers, nurses, and civil servants all walking out in the coming days. To win, the working class needs a revolutionary leadership. This article was originally published by Socialist Appeal on 27 April.


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22º congreso de la CMI en México: la juventud revolucionaria se abre camino

Marxistas de Ciudad de México, Estado de México, Puebla, Hidalgo, Querétaro, Chihuahua, Sonora, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo y Yucatán, nos dimos cita para participar en el Congreso de La Izquierda Socialista, sección mexicana de la corriente marxista internacional. Éste inició con un debate sobre las perspectivas mundiales a cargo de Jorge Martín, dirigente de la Corriente Marxista Internacional. Las butacas de la sala de reunión se fueron llenando; había expectativas por discutir lo que pasa en el mundo, aunque había veteranos, era marcada la presencia de compañeros jóvenes (que, a decir verdad, pusieron su marca a lo largo de todo el congreso). Había estudiantes de las principales universidades del país y jóvenes estudiantes y trabajadores de distintos estados.


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全球食品过剩同时,却仍有23亿人深陷饥饿

一项伦敦慈善组织“反贫战争”(War On Want)的新研究发现,尽管全球食品系统生产的食物热量是平均每个人所需热量的2.6倍以上,但仍有23亿人缺乏一个安全地获得健康和营养的食物的途径。这个矛盾的现象该如何解释?(按:本文原文于2023年4月24日发表。译者:KK)


اضطهاد النساء والدعارة: منظور ماركسي

تجادل بعض النسويات بأنه يجب التخلي عن مصطلح ومفهوم “الدعارة” واستبدالهما بمصطلح “العمل بالجنس”. بعبارة أخرى، يجب التعامل مع الدعارة كأي شكل آخر من أشكال العمل والاعتراف بها على هذا النحو. ووفقًا للناشطة النسوية مورغان مرتيل (من بين أخريات)، فإن الدعارة يمكنها أن تكون حتى أداة في الكفاح ضد الرأسمالية ولتحرر النساء. نعتزم في هذا المقال الرد على هذه الأفكار من وجهة نظر ماركسية.


2,3 miliardi di persone soffrono la fame nonostante la sovrapproduzione globale di cibo

Un nuovo studio dell’organizzazione caritatevole londinese War On Want rileva che, nonostante il sistema alimentare globale produca più di 2,6 volte la media del fabbisogno calorico di un individuo, 2,3 miliardi di persone non hanno un accesso sicuro a cibo sano e nutriente. Come si spiega questa contraddizione criminale?


Rosa Luxemburg: 1 Mayıs’ın Kökenleri Nedir?

Bir proleter bayram gününü, sekiz saatlik iş gününü elde etmenin bir aracı olarak kazanma fikri ilk kez Avustralya'da doğdu. Avustralyalı işçiler, 1856’da, sekiz saatlik iş günü için toplantılar ve gösteriler eşliğinde hep birlikte bir günlük iş bırakmaya karar verdiler. Bu kutlamanın tarihi de 21 Nisan olacaktı. Başta, Avustralyalı işçiler bunu yalnızca 1856 yılı için düşünmüşlerdi. Fakat bu ilk kutlamanın Avustralyalı proleter kitleler üzerinde çok büyük bir etki yarattı ki, onları hareketlendirdi, yeni bir heyecana yol açtı ve bu kutlamanın her yıl tekrarlanmasına karar verildi.