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Mexico’s mid-term elections: a watershed moment

David Raby writes: At the beginning of April Mexico began the official two-month campaign period for the mid-term elections due on June 6th, which include 15 of the 32 state governorships, all 500 members of the lower house of Congress, all members of state assemblies in 30 of 32 states, and mayors and councillors in over 1,900 municipalities (roughly equivalent to US counties) throughout the country. These elections are of vital importance for the future of AMLO’s 4T Transformation of the country’s affairs, and opinion polls indicate that his Morena party is likely to win a large majority of the…


Commemorating István Mészáros

Tamás Krausz writes from Hungary to mark the 90th anniversary of his birth:  István Mészáros certainly has an important and prominent place in the recent history of Marxism – mainly because in his work he never yielded to the temptation to submit to the siren voices of bourgeois philosophy. Unlike many others, he never sold his soul to the devil – as Lukács called the spirit of capitalism, a system that is always laden with fascism – right up until today. Just as István knew exactly that it was necessary to sail between the Stalinist scylla and the capitalist charybdis,…

John Wight

The Assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

The assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was almost certainly the work of Israel’s notorious security agency Mossad, and likely either contracted out to the MEK or conducted with its participation inside the country. It marks an extremely serious and dangerous escalation, especially as it comes in the same year that Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani, was assassinated in a US drone strike just after arriving in Baghdad. Benjamin Netanyahu will take especial delight at the murder of Fakhrizadeh, having publicly naming him as head of Iran’s nuclear programme during a lecture he gave alleging Iran was trying…

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