COP26: Greenwashing and Plutocratic Misadventures

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, November 17, 2021 For all the policy failures of COP26 it may actually be an inflection point in history — a point where social and political conditions force a transformation of consciousness and politics that can usher in epochal change. COP 26 reaffirmed what has been obvious from the beginning: the Northern[…]

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Build Back Better: New Keynesianism or Neoliberal Public Relations Stunt

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, October 13, 2021 Some provisions of Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislation benefit the masses of Black people, but this legislation is a bare minimum effort to blunt some of the sharpest contradictions of the system while attempting to maintain the neoliberal order.  For more than a week the country has been caught[…]

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Global Supply Chain Crisis: Workers’ Health and Safety vs. Capitalists’ Profits

by Betsey Piette, published on Workers World, October 7, 2021 At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, panic buying seemed to create a shortage of different necessities, including toilet paper. Midway through the COVID-19 pandemic, housing prices started rising drastically, as demand surpassed supply due to shortages of construction materials. As students returned to in-person learning, schools found[…]

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AUKUS: Myth of a New “Cold War” Between the U.S. and China/Russia

by Jeff Mackler Socialist Action,  September 27, 2021 Friends, Jeff presents a different but useful perspective on China (and Western relations with China) from what you usually see here.  I invite discussion around this point. [jb] AUKUS, or the new and secretly negotiated $66 billion nuclear-powered submarine agreement between Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S., has momentarily ruffled some[…]

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The Hell That is Haiti

by Marty Goodman, published on Socialist Action, September 12, 2021 Haiti is being hit by an unending series of natural and human-made disasters – seemingly all at once. The assassination on July 7 of its president Jouvenel Moise; an Aug. 14 earthquake; tropical storms; rampaging gang violence and a COVID crisis in a society tortured by extreme poverty and inequality.[…]

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In Nobody’s Backyard: Rejecting Geo-Political and Historical Fatalism

By Gerard Perierra, published on Tortilla Con Sal,  July 29, 2021 Except for the hum of US helicopters flying overhead, there was a deafening silence throughout the Caribbean region, during the recent Operation Tradewinds, Progressive and Pan-African forces did not utter a word, as soldiers from Guyana, Brazil, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago participated[…]

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