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The Fearless Girl statue looks up the iconic Wall Street Charging Bull sculpture in New York on March 29, 2018. (Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Apocalypse economics and economic apocalypse

Unfortunately for humanity, the naturalizing of capitalism by dominant mainstream neoclassical economics establishes a bulwark against the posing of vital economic questions which challenge capitalist rationality.

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Why Karl Marx was right about capitalism

Why Karl Marx was right about capitalism

From the moment Karl Marx put pen to paper, pro-capitalist political commentators and academics have attempted to bury his ideas. But successive generations of political activists have continually turned to Marx’s ideas, from the best working class fighters who joined the various communist and socialist parties in the early 20th century to the student radicals […]

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Is India Displaying Signs of Neo-Fascism?

Is India displaying signs of neo-fascism?

Property rights of people are protected under neo-fascism, except those racially, communally, sexually, or politically targeted whose properties are often confiscated.

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New York Times depiction (7/24/19) of Bernie Sanders at a student debt rally with indebted former student Pamela Hunt. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The NYT’s six percent solution for student debt

Why are Democratic candidates going on about student loan debt? Why, the problem is practically solved already!

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Vancouver protests

In victory for activists, Vancouver city council votes against adopting IHRA antisemitism definition

The City of Vancouver, Canada might seem to be an odd place for a battle over the IHRA definition of antisemitism. But that is exactly what happened in the last week, and it all concluded with a temporary victory for free speech, human rights and common sense.

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War, empire and racism in the Anthropocene

War, empire and racism in the Anthropocene

War is, perhaps, the most visible surface-symptom of the Anthropocene’s defining feature.

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Trump and the Spectre of Fascism

Trump and the spectre of fascism

According to Giroux “a distinctive economic-political formation has been produced” one he calls “neoliberal fascism.” He continues: “Neoliberalism and fascism conjoin and advance in a comfortable and mutually compatible project and movement that connects the worst excesses of capitalism with fascist ideals;…” After years of neoliberalism, Giroux believes that “the mobilizing passions of fascism have […]

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At least 6 People Killed in Mob Lynching Incidents in Bihar in Past Week

At least 6 people killed in mob lynching incidents in Bihar in past week

Not just that, a dozen more incidents of mob violence have also been reported in which people were attacked, thrashed, injured, abused and humiliated by mobs for alleged crimes or no crimes in some cases.

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“The US Got Scared” Voices of the Resistance in Post-Coup Honduras

“The U.S. got scared” voices of the resistance in post-coup Honduras

Members of the resistance in Honduras tell MintPress how a US-backed coup – and the Neoliberalism it brought with it – have impacted their country.

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Record-breaking heatwave bakes Europe | Reuters.com Reuters People cool off in the Trocadero fountains across from the Eiffel Tower in Paris as a

For a new world

Basking in record-breaking high tempertures, slowly barbecuing ourselves, Britons may well welcome the benefits of global warming. Don’t fool yourselves.

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The New Faces of Fascism Populism and the Far Right

A historian’s view of post-fascism

Whatever we are facing [in world politics], it is not twentieth-century fascism. Hell keeps on disgorging new demons to beset us. And as seasoned exorcists know, each must be called by its proper name before it can be cast out. – (possibly J. R. R. Tolkien’s Gandalf)

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The Exploitation Time Bomb

The exploitation time bomb

Worsening economic inequality in recent years is largely the result of policy choices that reflect the political influence and lobbying power of the rich. There is now a self-reinforcing pattern of high profits, low investment, and rising inequality–posing a threat not only to economic growth, but also to democracy.

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