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A Sign of Capitalist Decline: Pink Slips Hit Tech Workers Hard

by Otis Grotewohl, published on Workers World, February 2, 2023 You can buy a paperback copy of this book on Amazon for $298.99, get a Kindle copy for $15.98 OR read it for free online here: https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/marcy/hightech/index.html [jb] In a vulgar display of capitalist greed, indicative of the system’s state of decay, high tech companies have laid off more than 58,000[…]

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German Warmakers Target Antiwar Organizer Heinrich Bücker

by John Catalinotto, published on Workers World, December 22, 2022 Antiwar organizer Heinrich Bücker, who operates the Co-op Anti-War Cafe in Berlin, Germany, faces charges stemming from his speech at a protest last June. His case impacts antiwar activists worldwide. Bücker’s speech focused on the horrors the Nazi Wehrmacht inflicted on Ukraine during German imperialism’s World War II occupation of[…]

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UTIER, Independent Puerto Rican Electrical Trade Union Fighting US Neoliberal Privatization

Statement by Jeanette Graulau, published on Labor Today, November 2022 While some Western countries are planning to re-nationalize their energy industries, the U.S. imposes upon its colony of Puerto Rico a privatization plan to ‘unbundle’ the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), one of the oldest and fully operational electric power corporations of Latin America. Since 2020, LUMA Energy, a[…]

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For African/Black Working Class and Colonized Peoples, Midterm Elections in the U.S. Offer No Relief from War Repression and Capitalist Misery

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, November 9, 2022 The 50-year old neo-liberal agenda explains why political choices in this country provide little change that benefits the masses of people. The recent midterm election results will not bring about an improvement in the lives of the Black working class. The agenda was set with the Lewis Powell Memorandum[…]

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Scholz’s China Trip Raises Hackles

by M. K. Bhadrakumar, published on Indian Punchline, November 5, 2022 German diplomacy presented a riveting sight of “counterpoint” with Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock hosting her G7 partners in Münster on November 3-4 even as Chancellor Olaf Sholz was emplaning from Berlin on a one-day visit to Beijing. The photo-op showed the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken flanking Baerbock[…]

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Ukraine War protestors: “Negotiations Now!”

by Reginald Johnson, October 25, 2022 MIDDLETOWN, CT — Peace activists took to the streets here Saturday to protest the war in Ukraine and warn people that the conflict threatens to become a nuclear holocaust. Gathering on the corner of Main and Washington, the demonstrators held signs and passed out fliers which said “Prevent Nuclear War” and “Negotiations Now.” “We’ve[…]

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Ukraine: Wage a Class War Against Imperialist War

by John Catalinotto, published on Workers World, October 18, 2022 The latest U.S.-NATO-Kiev aggressions in the Ukraine war theater — bombing the bridge to Crimea and the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines — have escalated the fighting, threatening a continental or even a worldwide conflagration. The world’s richest bosses, bankers and billionaires, and their agents in Washington, London, Berlin[…]

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Workers InFrance Stage Nationwide Strike For Higher Wages and 130,000 People March In Paris

by the Countercurrents Collective, published on Countercurrents, October 19, 2022 The Europeans are struggling with the insane response of the EU leadership to the Ukraine War, eagerly sacrificing their welfare to a proxy war in support of U.S. aggression and a deadly proxy war.  [jb] French workers took part in a nationwide strike Tuesday to demand higher wages to keep[…]

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A Roadmap to Escape the West’s Stranglehold

by Pepe Escobar, published on The Cradle, October 6, 2022 Recent discussions question how to frame the coming changes, will there be relief for those suffering austerity and sanctions, is the suffocating grasp of  dollar hegemony coming to an end, and if so, what are the significant global changes that will enable this transformation of the global economy?  Is there[…]

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Strike, Strike, Strike

by Chris Hedges, published on The Chris Hedges Report, September 18, 2022 The mounting social inequality is fueling protests around the globe. The global ruling class is determined to prevent these protests from employing the weapon that can bring them down — strikes. The ruling oligarchs are terrified that, for tens of millions of people, the economic dislocation caused by[…]

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