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The title of Bhaskar Sunkara’s new book is both bold and smart, from a marketing perspective at least. It’s eye-catching in its reference to The Communist Manifesto. I’m actually a little surprised that apparently no previous book has had that title, since it seems so obvious. The reason may be that other writers have been […]

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Two years ago, at a panel discussion held in a crowded theater in Brighton, England, on the fringe of the Labour Party’s annual conference, two thinkers were debating the way out of capitalism. Paul Mason, the journalist and author of Postcapitalism, relayed his book’s thesis: information technology, as seen in digital files that cost nothing […]

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NATO: No Need, NEXIT

April 11, 2019           |                                       

“EXIT NATO!” was the glaring title on a huge screen greeting the several hundred participants of the Anti-NATO Conference in Florence, Italy, on 7 April 2019. Officially it was called The International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, sponsored by Global Research of Canada and the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW). I […]

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Photograph Source NYyankees51 – CC BY-SA 3.0 One of the most influential documents of the 20th century—the Communist Manifesto—begins with the famous phrase: A specter is haunting Europe—the specter of Communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this specter; Pope and Czar, Metternich and Guizot, French radicals […]

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Marx in 1882 – Public Domain As the presidential election of 2020 approaches and socialism is used to characterize the ideas and platforms of some of the candidates, a relatively large number of explanations of the concept have appeared in the press. Most of these explanations are really non-explanatory. Whether written as a list or […]

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Why I am a Socialist

April 7, 2019           |                                       

For starters, it sounds quite contrarian, antiquarian even, in this day and age, to assert one’s “socialism” in the obvious face of History, which changes its make-up several times a decade, anymore: a dab of recession here, a little more war-paint there. Well, lipstick traces of all possible revolutions notwithstanding, it seems that most advanced […]

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Bowe Bergdahl captured the American imagination in 2009 when he disappeared from what had become his living hell. His battalion commander, Lt Baker, was not only an obnoxious tyrant (handing out Field-Grade Article 15s, just short of a court martial, supposedly for being out of uniform, but in fact for complaining about the mission to […]

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What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state—Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. –CCA Chairman Arthur Jensen, Network What do Jeff Bezos and Joseph Stalin have in common? […]

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This is why the real fight starts now. Theresa May has played her last, desperate move, by calling for talks with Jeremy Corbyn and suggesting she drag the process out for few more weeks. She did not promise to relax her red lines, she merely wants to share the blame of her failure. Labour must […]

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Christchurch terrorist’s fascist manifesto promotes trade unions By Hayden Johns 2 April 2019 Shortly before carrying out the March 15 terrorist attack in Christchurch, in which 50 Muslim worshippers perished, fascist Brenton Tarrant posted on the internet a 74-page “manifesto,” justifying his actions and inciting further right-wing violence around the globe. The manifesto, titled “The […]

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Class struggle and socialism are the only answer to the Brexit crisis 1 April 2019 The prospect of leaving the European Union has provoked the deepest crisis of rule in the post-war history of British imperialism. But the great danger is that the working class is not only being prevented from intervening in its own […]

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The Canadian government under Justin Trudeau is undermining not just Canada’s (ok, undeserved) reputation as an honest, fair mediator, but he has chosen 2019 to make Canada the enabler of the worst of US imperial policies. Yes, the Huawei debacle is an embarrassment that will be remembered more as a joke, though possibly as the […]

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Far-right party wins most votes in Dutch provincial elections By Harm Zonderland 30 March 2019 On March 20, provincial councils were elected in all of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands. The most significant outcome of the election was the entrance into the Senate of the Forum for Democracy (FvD), led by Thierry Baudet. The […]

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Answer Brexit with the struggle for socialism throughout Europe! By the Socialist Equality Party (UK) 23 March 2019 The following statement is being distributed at today’s People’s Vote march in London. Hundreds of thousands are marching in London today to demand a “people’s vote” on any deal struck on the terms of Britain leaving the […]

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Macron sends the French army against anti-austerity protests 22 March 2019 On Wednesday, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux announced that President Emmanuel Macron would mobilize army units during this weekend’s “yellow vest” protests against austerity and inequality. The mobilization of the French army against demonstrators, for the first time since the French military carried out […]

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