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Washington Walkouts Win Teachers Big Raises

Washington walkouts win teachers big raises

Fifteen districts started the school year on strike in Washington state—the latest to ride the West Virginia wave.

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Climate Change Made Florence a Monster—but Media Failed to Tell That Story

Climate change made Florence a monster—but media failed to tell that story

That Hurricane Florence broke rainfall records for tropical storms in both North and South Carolina shouldn’t be surprising, as global climate change has increased extreme precipitation in all areas of the continental United States.

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Hurricane thermal image.

The politics of hurricanes

Climate change catastrophe is, as this article is written, facing hundreds of thousands on the eastern seaboard of the United States and on the Philippines island of Luzon, as Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut make landfall simultaneously. Mangkhut also threatens Hong Kong, South China and maybe Vietnam.

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The Sahara Desert (Source | The Mind Unleashed)

Trump wants Spain to build a wall across the Sahara Desert

Since Spain only occupies a small part of the border, the wall would need to be built through many different countries.

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Kevin “Rashid” Johnson- Thrown in Solitary for Publicizing Abuses – Redspark

Mumia Abu-Jamal: locking down

September 10, 2018 Prison Radio broadcast from Mumia Abu-Jamal on the significance of a “lock down” that has been instituted for the entire state of Pennsylvania.

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Juan Grabois

Popular economy workers and social Argentinian leaders, imprisoned

A group of union leaders, popular economy advocates, Senegalese street vendors, and militants from the Excluded Workers Movement and CTEP (MTE-CTEP) were taken into jail by Argentine police, in a situation marked by a high dose of violence and violation of their human rights Buenos Aires City.

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How should fashion prepare for global instability? businessoffashion.com

Global instability and the development project: is the twenty-first century different?

Ever since the global financial crisis of 2008–2009, the trajectory of the world economy has been hesitant, unstable and prone to many risks. Output recovery has been limited and fragile; and, more significantly, even in the more dynamic economies, it has not increased good-quality employment or reduced inequality and material insecurity.

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Socialism is about workers, not wealth funds

The Social Wealth Fund plan is insidious in the sense that it has the capacity to redirect vast amounts of energy and resources toward a goal presented as “socialist” when in reality it is fundamentally incompatible with socialism. We must bring the discussion out into the open to prevent such seductive ideas from compromising the […]

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Ukraine’s Right Sector rally in Kiev in 2015

NATO’s fascist wedge in Ukraine

THE latest advert for Ukraine’s armed forces depicts chiselled military hunks over a caption: “THEY WILL PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENTS — Ukrainian Army: protecting the borders of civilisation.”

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Social class is a social ranking. Your social class is often determined by how much money make, but it can also be determined by how you dress, ...

The new class-blindness

Legal advocates have scored some major class-related victories in 2018. In January, an appellate court held that the administration of California’s money bail system violated the Fourteenth Amendment rights of indigent defendants.

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Equal Exchange Ad in Mother Jones Magazine, Sept-Oct, 1999, p. 8

Labor and human social metabolism (part 1)

Our global ecological crisis has created an increasing interest in Marx’s theory of metabolic rift as a crucial aspect of capitalism (Foster 2013). To appreciate fully how capitalism creates this rift, it is important to examine the human metabolic relation with nature in general and theoretical terms.

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Boldness in the Marxist thinking of Samir Amín

The great social thinker, Samir Amin, has died. The social sciences have lost three unique figures in this year. First, the Brazilian Theotonio dos Santos, who inspired many to study the world system from a radical perspective. He was followed by the Peruvian Aníbal Quijano, who posed the concept of “cultural revolution” to give the […]

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Edine Celestin / Kolektif 2 Dimansyon

Dossier 8: The uprooting in Haiti

In 1980, the magazine Tricontinental, published by the Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL), dedicated its issue no. 119 to Haiti. The editors wrote, ‘Very little is known about the Haitian people’s struggle,’ as the imperialists have ‘erected a wall of silence around Haiti.’

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Labour unveils plan for a financial transactions tax on 10th anniversary of Lehman Brothers collapse

Labour unveils plan for a financial transactions tax on 10th anniversary of Lehman Brothers collapse

SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell has outlined Labour’s plans to reform the City today that include a financial transactions tax (FTT) expected to raise around £5 billion a year for public services.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping holds a welcome ceremony for his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro before their talks in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 14, 2018. Yao Dawei | Xinhua

Maduro’s Beijing visit spooks a U.S. plotting Venezuela’s isolation

Given the humble goal of Caracas to free itself from the domineering whims of a U.S. imperialism keen on reviving the notorious Monroe Doctrine, it is obvious why the U.S. would see sinister motives in the fraternal reception Beijing has offered to the Venezuelan head of state.

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