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Nurses and supporters listen to speakers during the nurses strike outside Tufts Medical Center, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Staff photo by Angela Rowlings.

Reviving the strike

Having nurses’ being asked to work way too hard with far too few staff, leading to unsafe conditions, incredible stress, and burn out – is at the root of just about every healthcare dispute in this country, if not every workplace in America.

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U.S. Bombing in Syria

The left alliance with U.S. imperialism

I don’t expect any of those who supported this barbarism on the left to change position, they are much too invested and beyond the politics—the moral implications of their collaboration is quite obvious. That is why they would never bring themselves to admit that they were wrong.

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Intervention by Walden Bello at National Anti-Dictatorship Conference, University of the Philippines at Diliman, July 20, 2017.

Fighting fascism

Today will be remembered as the day the resistance to dictatorship was reborn. Future generations will look to the assembly here today and say, yes, there were people who were not intimidated by the popularity of an authoritarian personality and placed themselves in the line of fire to prevent the advent of a full-blown dictatorship.

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Militarism in the Age of Trump, Part II

Militarism and monopoly capitalism

Why are so many modern capitalist societies addicted to militarism? On the one hand, these societies are intensely growth oriented and expansionist. On the other hand, militarism is a convenient way of absorbing economic surplus and thereby countering the stagnationist propensity of monopoly capitalism.

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds the Venezuelan flag next to singer "El Potro Alvarez" during a rally in Caracas on Thursday

Trump is not the Venezuelan supreme court

The US Empire consists of allied governments like Canada, private media companies and prominent NGOs who all share its delusion that it is entitled to decide which government is a “dictatorship” that “must go”. It is a truly formidable and lethal system of misinformation. Leftists should always have done more to challenge the US Empire […]

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