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José Balmes (Chile), Lota el Silencio, 2007.

Your privileges are not Universal

Stencilled in red on the walls of Santiago, Chile is a statement of fact: ‘your privileges are not universal’ (tus privilegios no son universales).

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Jeff Bezos, recently retired CEO of Amazon, whose warehouses were notoriously unhygienic

What coronavirus taught us about the ruling class

If half a million people in the United States were murdered by an evil cult, the leaders of which said that they would keep killing thousands a day to satisfy their rapacious urge for power and money, what do you think the response would be?

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Leith Mullings

Leith Mullings, 1945-2020: Anthropologist behind the Sojourner Syndrome

Leith Mullings, an anthropologist whose work on what she dubbed the Sojourner Syndrome created a baseline understanding of the “weathering” that the amplified stresses of race, class, and inequality have on African Americans, and in particular African American women, died of cancer on December 12.

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The chants of “Down with imperialism! We need another world,” at the Trillo Park rally, make more sense now than ever. Photo: Juvenal Balán

A sense of the political

How can we spread the idea that politics is not the exclusive field of social actors who formally hold a given position? Politics, as the Revolution has shown since its first days, is the everyday arena in which we clarify everything that makes sense in our lives.

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Airbnb’s A’s and B’s

This is most clearly shown in what is allowed by the powers that run the financial system.

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Hourly wages

Profits over people: Frontline workers during the pandemic

It wasn’t that long ago that the country celebrated frontline workers by banging pots in the evening to thank them for the risks they took doing their jobs during the pandemic.

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Biden, the Emcee at the Billionaires’ Ball

Biden, the emcee at the Billionaires’ Ball

The Lords of Capital use periods of crisis to devour the less-rich and reshape the political economy to their further advantage, so that the Joe Bidens of the world jump higher and come quicker when summoned.

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Medical face mask and money, world coronavirus epidemic and economic damages. Corona virus concept. (Photo: 'Flickr' Jernej Furman)

Billionaires and the Pandemic

WEALTH distribution data are notoriously difficult to interpret. This is because variations in stock prices affect wealth distribution, so that a stock market boom suddenly makes the rich appear much richer, while a stock market collapse makes wealth distribution less unequal overnight.

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Silence Is Violence

Silence is violence

If I’m not a part of the solution, then I’m a part of the problem.

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Marxism and intersectionality

Marxism and intersectionality

Ashley Bohrer has provided this important piece of scholarship with her new book, Marxism and Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality under Contemporary Capitalism.

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The Increasingly Impossible Middle Class

The increasingly impossible middle class

IN 2010 THE Commerce Department prepared data for the Obama administration’s Middle Class Task Force, headed by Vice President Joe Biden. Sidestepping knotty problems–see below–of just who was middle class, part of their study proposed a host of expectations that a middle class family would hold.

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The World Bank HQ Main Complex Atrium (wikimedia)

From Paul Wolfowitz (2005-2007) to David Malpass (2019-…): the U.S. President’s men control the World Bank

In 2020, the World Bank (WB) and the IMF are 76 years old. These two international financial institutions (IFI), founded in 1944, are dominated by the USA and a few major allied powers who work to generalize policies that run counter the interests of the world’s populations.

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How the rich are burning our future

Annual global carbon emissions grew by 60% between 1990 and 2015, approximately doubling total global cumulative emissions in 25 years and catapulting the world towards catastrophic climate change.

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Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley - "Lost Voices"

Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley – “Lost Voices”

Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley – “Lost Voices” (CUPSI 2015)

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Ernest Mandel - On the potential of history

1987: Ernest Mandel – On the potential of history

For a materialist conception of history, it is necessary to understand that the world cannot be consciously changed without understanding it correctly.

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