An organized working class will be a crucial part of any movement that is capable of winning the kinds of changes we need. Workers not only can demonstrate in large numbers: they also they have the power to shut down sectors of the economy, which provides crucial leverage against a powerful ruling class.
Archive | March, 2019
Foreign Affairs concludes that this type of operation would necessitate the military occupation of Venezuela for some 20 years, taking as examples the experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan, but also Panama in 1989, where military operations dragged on over for eight and a half years.
The half-measures and failed “market mechanisms” of the mainstream more “unrealistic” than the bold plans put forward by the Green New Deal. The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but that won’t mean very much if, within just a few decades, the planet can no longer sustain life as we know it.
The film ‘Samir Amin: The organic intellectual’ depicts the audacious struggles of, as well as interviews with, addresses by and special moments involving this most outstanding intellectual of the South.
Brazilians took to social media following the news calling out Bolsonaro for “celebrating” the military dictatorship and its coup using the hashtag #DitaduraNuncaMais (No More Dictatorship).
Fictitious narratives spun by the opposition failed to go viral in social media—such as those showing images of people apparently collecting water from the Guaire River, which is not suitable for consumption. A report made by the Catia TV team, debunked this false story.
Once more, punctually, Israel—with the vengeance of Zeus—has begun to bomb Gaza, from which the sounds and smells of war are never absent due to Israeli bombings. It helps Israel that the United States is fully behind its policy of annihilation.
Disregard by the dominant powers of human lives in places such as Iraq has a long history. It goes back a hundred years.
The fight over the Amazon is not new, but the scale of its potential destruction has considerably increased. The protagonists of the murder of the Amazon are clear: capitalist firms of different scales and the political class that enables them.
This time the attack was physical: an operation against the bank of high voltage transformers that convert electricity to be transmitted.
Venezuelan authorities denounced a “double attack” against the country’s electrical infrastructure.
This analysis shows there could be no more startling illustration of the operation of the brutal and ruthless British Establishment in an undisguisedly Imperialist cause.
Slavery, while intensely profitable for the bourgeoisie, ran counter to capitalism’s ostensible ideology: liberté, égalité, fraternité. A resolution to this contradiction was needed, and came about in the concept of race
The solution for capitalism’s problems requires transforming the capitalist workplace into democratic institutions where everyone has an equal say on what happens there.
In the worsening economic climate, a growing number of these supposedly “uplifting” stories become unintentionally horrifying after a moment’s reflection.
Bank of France: “Six small jurisdictions (Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Singapore and Switzerland), which count for less than 1 percent of the world’s population, hold 63 percent of the overall profits earned abroad by U.S. multinationals.”
The campaign to ‘liberate’ Algerian women sheds light on the contemporary place of Muslim women in France—and the double aggression against them, both by the state and by a section of the feminist movement.
Come see the real “threat” posed by Venezuela—as living proof that another world indeed is possible.
The newspaper’s fact-checker might need to work on his own understanding of the facts, because Sanders seems on pretty solid ground here
The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil spoke about Venezuela at a side event at a United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva on March 19. They joined former special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas on a panel titled “Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: Propaganda vs. reality.”