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by Naomi Klein | The Nation | Click HERE to read article
The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking.
Frank Hammer discusses the labor conditions at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee that moved workers to attempt unionization, and says that the political interference by state officials in these efforts shows weakness of labor laws | The Real News | Click HERE to watch video
by Lal Khan | IMT | Click HERE to read article
India is hyped as being very modern, yet in the midst of the towering buildings and corporate plazas there are huge swathes of ghettos overflowing with intense poverty and misery, where human beings are forced to live in bestial conditions of unhygienic and filthy dwellings. The artificial glitter and the facade of modernity fails to conceal the primitive social and economic conditions that prevail across India. These conditions are reflected in politics, and particularly in the elections that are being held in nine stages from 7th April to 12th May this year.
by Murray Dobbin | CounterPunch | Click HERE to read article
by Adam Bolt | Red Pepper | Click HERE to read article
How Sweden’s public services were stolen, and how people are fighting to take them back.
by Wayne MacPhail | Rabble.ca | A digital journalist is still a journalist and must be doing the same work as a print journalist. So why is one employee paid less just because his or her work doesn't end up as ink on cellulose? Click HERE to read article.
by Michael Laxer | Rabble.ca | The progressive agenda in North America has become so insignificant in its aims that if it got any less so it would simply cease to be. Click HERE to read article.
by Brent Patterson | Rabble.ca | The 4,400-kilometre pipeline would transport 1.1 million barrels per day from northern Alberta to New Brunswick and markets beyond. Click HERE to read article.
Written by From the Margins & the NB Media Co-op on April 18, 2014 | Click HERE to read article
In the following interview [click here], Michael Lebowitz, a leading exponent of socialism for the twenty-first century, discusses mobilizing the creative energy of the population as a decisive factor in building a socialist society.
by Irwin Cotler | Huffington Post | Click HERE to read article
Written by Marxist Student Federation | IMT | Click HERE to read article
The past two decades have witnessed a barrage of propaganda against Marxism and its revolutionary heritage. Since the collapse of Stalinism – not socialism, but a monstrously deformed caricature of Marxism - from one front to another the mainstream media, universities, professors and historians have gone on the offensive to discredit Marxism. We examine here the most common myths about Marxism and socialism.
by Gregg Shotwell | Monthly Review | Click HERE to read article
If there shall ever be a resurgence of union organizing, it will be led by people who aren’t wedded to capitalism. I am convinced they will rise from the ranks. They may not start out to be socialists or communists, but I am certain they won’t promote competition with other workers. They won’t push their comrades to work harder and faster and longer for less. They won’t confine bargaining to a single craft or industry. They won’t be corralled by borders. They will look over their shoulders at the Treaty of Detroit and refuse to relinquish the right to strike or the right to control the workplace.
by Patrick Bond | Pambazuka News | Click HERE to read article
Despite their anti-imperialist potential, BRICS states have promoted neo-liberal and imperialist practices that facilitate capital accumulation, resource extraction and expansion of their markets. But growing popular unrest against exploitation, ecological destruction and neoliberalism in the BRICS countries may lead to a different, anti- imperialist, course.
by Paul Street | Znet | Click HERE to read article
In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty says capitalism has avoided a Marxist apocalypse. He misunderstands Marxism, and ignores the ever-increasing degradation and destruction of life on Earth, and the looming threat of climate disaster.
David J. Climenhaga | Rabble.ca | It is not speaking ill of the dead to say the charming Jim Flaherty held the same beliefs as the charmless Stephen Harper. It is the unvarnished and necessary truth. Click HERE to read article.
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by Samir Amin | MR Zine | Click HERE to read article
The case of Rwanda is indeed tragic. There are no signs of the region moving away from continuous wars and chaos allowing permanent imperialist interference and plunder of its resources. The only acceptable solution would be diluting the violent inheritance of Rwanda through the building of a kind of loose "confederation" of the Great Lakes region, incorporating Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Congo (there are Hutu/Tutsi minorities in all these countries), pursuing a common sovereign project as distant as possible from the Western powers. An immense task for the popular and democratic forces in the region.
by Monia Mazigh | Rabble.ca | Click HERE to read article
Pauline Marois's strategists thought that by raising the spectre of a "Muslim invasion" they would succeed as the Front National in France did. But Quebec isn't France and North America isn't Europe.