• Vectors or value Chains?
    Vectors or value Chains?

    While the framework of "vectoralism" proposed by McKenzie Wark in Capital is Dead: Is This Something Worse? proves inadequate for understanding contemporary political economy, the concept of value chains developed by Intan Suwandi (Value Chains: The New Economic Imperialism) offers a promising alternative.

    America’s broadband crisis: the making of a twenty-first-century cartel
    America’s broadband crisis: the making of a twenty-first-century cartel

    In January 2020, as the Verizon settlement was being worked out, the city released the NYC Internet Master Plan, which declared: “The private market has failed to deliver the internet in a way that works for all New Yorkers.”

    Who with whom elections: Berlin Bulletin, no. 194, September 20, 2021
    Who with whom elections: Berlin Bulletin, no. 194, September 20, 2021

    In German elections—like the coming ones, as always on a Sunday—all you have to do is present the registration paper mailed to every citizen, then make crosses on a paper  ballot. No trouble with the boss, no missing work, long lines or quarrels about fraud or discrimination.  It sounds easy.

    A Study of Monthly Review’s Marxist Political Science in the Twenty-First Century: A View from China
    A Study of Monthly Review’s Marxist Political Science in the Twenty-First Century: A View from China

    Since 2000, Monthly Review has focused on the current world situation, pursuing the all-round development of Marxist studies. In this way, it has helped create a significant new trend within the U.S. left, especially in Marxist political science.

    ‘The invasion of Afghanistan was a fraud’: an interview with John Pilger
    ‘The invasion of Afghanistan was a fraud’: an interview with John Pilger

    The Taliban were a convenient target to satisfy a political lust for revenge for 9/11.

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