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The capitalist system is driving mankind toward catastrophe. One hundred years after the First World War, the major imperialist powers are threatening to unleash a new cataclysm. Under conditions of mounting social tensions and deepening economic crisis, the imperialist ruling classes are recklessly pushing the conflict over Ukraine, triggered by an American and German orchestrated fascist-led coup in Kiev, to the point of open warfare between NATO and Russia, which holds the world’s second largest nuclear arsenal.

The war abroad is accompanied by a escalating war at home—against the jobs, wages and living standards of the working class and against basic democratic rights. In the United States, the disintegration of American democracy found expression in August in the execution-style police killing of unarmed eighteen-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the vicious military-style crackdown on protests that erupted in response.

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