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Telegraph (London) newsroom, April 16, 2018

A reserve army of reporters

Capitalists profit from the misery of both those who are unemployed and those who are lucky enough to be working full-time but seeing their work hours increase, their benefits diced, their wages cut. This very much describes the state of modern journalism in 2018.

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Chavista campesinos march toward Caracas

How to Reactivate Chavismo

Recovering the socialist character of Chavismo in Venezuela depends on activating its latent revolutionary component. This, in turn, hinges on re-encountering the aspiration toward substantive democracy and communal control of production that was once more present in the movement.

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From the cover image of Gerald Horne's, The Counter-Revolution of 1776 (NYU Press, 2014)

The Texas counter-revolution of 1836

This is a spot-on history of the birth of the American empire. But beyond recounting the regional and national events celebrated on the monument, re-viewing the Texas revolution in a world-historical perspective offers a far more insightful understanding of the conflict that occurred in northern Mexico in the 19th century.

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Sequoyah Nuclear Power plant in Tennessee

Nuclear power: private profits, social costs

Nuclear power is enormously expensive and yet successive U.S. governments, including that of President Donald Trump, have supported the industry in many ways. The net result is that various costs are passed on to society at large, while the profits accruing from this pursuit are privatized.

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John Dewey, by Sterling Bartlett (Source: http://partiallyexaminedlife.com)

Willetts the Conqueror (part 6) – Academic freedom

Today, academic freedom is increasingly under threat from marketisation, in particular as a result of the mutually reinforcing pressures on academics to meet instrumental, neoliberal economic objectives, imposed from above via national-level performance management systems–the TEF, REF and KEF–and from below through local-level, bureaucracy-heavy managerialism.v

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