COVID-19: The Capitalist Emperor Has No Clothes

by Ajamu Baraka, published by Black Agenda Report, April 1, 2020 The systemic failure of the capitalist order triggered by the coronavirus has reinforced the growing awareness that extreme wealth inequality is a fundamental characteristic of the system. “Billions of dollars were allocated to business while millions of people are facing an increasingly desperate situation.” As the capitalist emperor strolls[…]

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Workers Shut Down France to Defend Pensions!

by Marty Goodman, published on Socialist Action, January 2, 2020 On December 5th, French workers walked off the job in massive numbers to protest a proposed attack on pension rights by French President Emmanuel Macron. The proposal would change the age required for public workers to receive full retirement benefits from 62 to 64. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe bluntly[…]

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A Manifesto of the New Global Feminism

Photo: May 2019, Women march in Manilla by Christine Marie, published on Socialist Action, May 19, 2019 Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser, “Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto” (London and New York: Verso, 2019), 85 pp. Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser have a mission. They are collaborating to bring the lessons of a new global feminist[…]

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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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