U.S. Gears Up for War on Venezuela

Photo: Feb. 19 protest in Santo Domingo, D.R., against U.S. intervention in Venezuela. (Photo: Tony Savino / Socialist Action) by Jeff Mackler and Bruce Lesnick, Published on Socialist Action, March 5, 2019 The relentless U.S. imperial beast has embarked on a full-scale, openly declared, bipartisan regime-change war aimed at overthrowing Venezuela’s democratically elected government headed by President Nicolás Maduro. Top[…]

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GM Layoffs Could Cost 40,000 Jobs

Photo: GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant is slated for closure. (Elaine Cromie / Detroit Free Press) by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, December 18, 2018 For public consumption only, General Motors’ billionaire executives flew on public airlines to Washington, D.C., in 2009, leaving their private jets behind. Bleeding $1 billion in monthly losses, and threatening bankruptcy, this corporation—once the world’s[…]

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What’s the Real Cause of California’s Wildfire Disaster?

Photo by Bob Dass: Firescape from Highway 175, Lake County, California Some active fires in the distance. In the middle ground, the burned area (black), the fire breaks, and the red fire retardant.  Mount Konocti on the far right. Mount Konocti is an old volcano, that last erupted 11,000 years ago. This entire area (and much of California) was shaped[…]

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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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