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Fascist torch march in Charlottesville (8/11/2017)

Mobilizing against the fascist creep

When economic crisis grips a nation, when contradictions within the ruling class and the state create instability and social upheaval, fascists act as the foot soldiers of capitalism. Their function is to disrupt and destroy efforts on the part of the working-class and oppressed masses to organize against their miserable conditions.

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Illustration: Andrzej Krauze

After neoliberalism, what next?

We may be living through one of those moments in history that future historians will look back on as a watershed, a period of flux that marked a transition to quite different economic and social arrangements. Unfortunately, in human history a ‘moment’ can be a very long time.

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Flashback Of 1997 & Today's Financial Crisis – Here's Why You Should Be Scared

Twenty years after the Asian financial crisis

The hegemony of international finance capital, which led to economies “opening” themselves up to the vortex of global financial flows, demolished both Nehruvian dirigisme and East Asian neo-mercantilism. And the same hegemony has now brought the world capitalist economy to a crisis from which it is in no position to recover.

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Inequality Chuck Collins

Report: reversing inequality

Understanding there is extreme income and wealth inequality that has been growing and having negative impacts on our society is one thing, but having the majority of the proposed solutions fail to address deeper systemic drivers isn’t going to help get us on a better track.

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A Venezuela solidarity meeting in Melbourne on July 29.

Why Venezuela needs our solidarity

Portrayed by the media as a peaceful, democratic movement, it is clear that what Venezuela is experiencing is a right-wing destabilisation campaign that not only seeks to remove Maduro but to roll back the important gains of the country’s Bolivarian Revolution.

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Nuclear bombs, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, 200,000 people killed — George Weller, William Blum The WE News Archives

On the beach 2017

The U.S. submarine captain says, “We’ve all got to die one day, some sooner and some later. The trouble always has been that you’re never ready, because you don’t know when it’s coming. Well, now we do know and there’s nothing to be done about it.”

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