Inside Trump’s Trade Bluster

by Jeff Mackler, originally published on Socialist Action Analyzing President Donald Trump’s excoriating traditional U.S. trading partners at the Group of Seven’s (G7) May meeting in Quebec, Marxist economist Michael Roberts commented: “What all these Trumpist antics revealed is that the period of the Great Moderation and globalization, from the 1980s to 2007, when all major capitalist states worked together[…]

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Samir Amin: A Vital Challenge to Dispossession

Samir Amin (1931-2018) was one of the world’s greatest radical thinkers – a “creative Marxist” who went from Communist activism in Nasser’s Egypt, to advising African socialist leaders like Julius Nyerere to being a leading figure in the World Social Forum. by Nick Dearden,  A segment of a Retrospective on Samir Amin Published on Pambazuka News, August 23, 2018 Samir[…]

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Working People Have No Stakes In a Trade War

President Donald Trump, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G7 summit in Québec, on June 9.  (Photo: Yves Herman / Reuters) A joint statement by Socialist Action (U.S.) and Socialist Action/Ligue pour l’action socialiste in the Canadian state. The recent imposition of a 25% tariff on steel imports to the United States and[…]

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How Capitalism Fails

A lecture by Yanis Varoufakis, in Cambridge Massachusetts, May 2018 Yanis Varoufakis was the Greek Minister of Finance with the Syriza party government, who resigned after 6 months.   The Syriza Party proclaimed itself ready to make radical changes necessary to restore Greek sovereignty and economic stability.  In 2015, when the Syriza government held a referendum on leaving the EU,[…]

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There is a Structural Crisis of Capitalism

by Jipson John and Jitheesh P.M., originally posted on Black Agenda Report,  May 09 “Capitalism has become an “obsolete social system.” A Marxist thinker of profound originality and theoretical innovation, Samir Amin continues to intellectually equip us to comprehend, analyse and critique the “obsolete” nature of present-day capitalism, the unequal North-South divide between countries, the continued operation of imperialism, the[…]

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Remove People from Nature? Human Beings are Not a Problem

The Masaai, a pastoral people, were removed from their traditional lands in the Serengeti by British colonialists, largely in order to reserve the land for big game hunting and tourism. The Masaai are resisting similar removal practices by the Kenyan and Tanzanian governments. By Chris Tei, originally published on Socialist Action We don’t need to be removed from nature. We[…]

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Smash Rape Culture and Capitalism

By Monica Moorehead,  originally posted on Workers World, March 22, 2018 This is a slightly edited version of a talk given at a Workers World Party forum on Feb. 3, titled “Women and the Struggle for Socialism,” in New York City. How could you have not been horrified at hearing woman after woman share their painful experiences of being sexually[…]

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