Keeping The World Poor: The Monopolistic Agenda Behind Regime Change Chaos

by Caleb Maupin, Published on New Eastern Outlook, September 2018 Prior to 2011, Syria was a prosperous Middle Eastern country. The Baathist government had taken tremendous steps to improve the lives of Syria’s people. Between 1970 and 2009, the life expectancy for Syrians increased by 17 years, and the infant mortality rate was reduced exponentially. According to the US Library[…]

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Violent Fascism in Nicaragua and Venezuela: Interview with Fernando Bossi

Political analyst and advisor to President Chavez, Fernando Bossi, looks at the striking parallels between the reactionary offensives in two Latin American countries. By Fernando Bossi and Cira Pascual Marquina, published on Venezuelanalysis, August 22, 2018 Argentinian internationalist Fernando Bossi has a lifelong commitment to Latin American unification that has expressed itself in diverse educational and political projects. Among these[…]

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Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders praise McCain: An object lesson in the politics of the pseudo-left

by Joseph Kishore, originally published on World Socialist Website, August 28, 2018 Amidst the outpouring of praise from all sections of the political establishment for Republican Senator John McCain, who died on Saturday, two statements stand out. The first was from Vermont senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who tweeted: “John McCain was an American hero, a man of[…]

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Nicaragua: Dynamics of an Interrupted Revolution

Image from Sandinismo in Nicaragua: Non-State centered alternatives? on Systemic Alternatives by Jeff Mackler, originally published on Socialist Action The unfolding events in Nicaragua over the past three months pose two critical questions for socialists and antiwar activists. Where do we stand on the critical issue of U.S. imperialist intervention and where do we stand with regard to the dynamics[…]

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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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Venezuela Defeats US In Election

Above: Graffiti depicting late Venezuelan President (1999-2013) Hugo Chavez (L), South American independence hero, the liberator, Simon Bolivar (C) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Getty Images. by Kevin Zeese, originally published on Popular Resistance Upon returning to the United States from Venezuela and reading the terrible media reporting of the election, it was evident that the people of the[…]

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The Tragedy of the Cheminots

The Deep Meaning of the French Railroad Strikes by Diana Johnstone, originally published on Global Research, April 21, 2018 The current series of railroad strikes in France are portrayed in the media as “labor unrest”, a conflict between the government and trade union leaders, or as a temporary nuisance to travelers caused by the self-interest of a privileged category of[…]

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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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Our Feminism Must be Anti-Capitalist

By CELESTE MURILLO and ANDREA D’ATRI, published on Socialist Action, March 8, 2018 “The socialist who is not a feminist lacks breadth. The feminist who is not a socialist lacks strategy.” — Louise Kneeland On March 8, 2017, women around the world marched through the largest metropolitan centers. The call for a global strike revived International Women’s Day—long relegated to[…]

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