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A statue of Engels in Manchester, salvaged by artist Phil Collins depicted on a tea towel

Engels in the crosshairs

Frederick Engels was Karl Marx’s closest friend and collaborator. In the light of the ongoing ecological crisis and COVID-19 pandemic, Engels’ Dialectics of Nature takes on a new significance.

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Covid-19, climate change and the road not to be taken

Governments from diverse political dispositions have responded to the pandemic by arming themselves with unprecedented emergency powers. India offers a stunning example of how the pandemic can be recast as a security concern.

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The Next Two Years Will Be The Democratic Party At Its Most Transparent

The next two years will be the Democratic Party at its most transparent

Joe Biden is now the president of the United States of America. His day one executive orders should have prioritized ending the single worst crisis in the world in Yemen, a war he campaigned on ending U.S. involvement in, but they did not.

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Big Tech

Struggling for ecosocialism in the time of Elon Musk

Elon Musk has been pronounced the wealthiest person on earth, slightly overtaking Jeff Bezos. Musk is known for his unhinged outbursts online and generally bizarre behaviour. In this respect, he epitomises the increasing craziness of capitalism.

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Thousands participated in MAS' victory celebration on October 24 in El Alto. Photo: Zoe PC

When Bolivians defeated U.S. imperialism with democracy

The resounding victory of the MAS presidential ticket in the elections held on October 18 came after a year of struggle against the U.S.-backed coup regime.

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President Iván Duque

Colombia’s President shows his disdain for democracy and Venezuelans

On December 8, a Conviasa flight prepared to take off from Caracas, Venezuela, for Mexico City. It planned to carry 200 election observers and journalists who came to Venezuela from a range of countries to monitor the National Assembly elections that were held on December 6.

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Michael Löwy

Ecosocialism: A vital synthesis

The capitalist system, driven at its core by the maximization of profit, regardless of social and ecological costs, is incompatible with a just and sustainable future. Ecosocialism offers a radical alternative that puts social and ecological well-being first.

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Evo Morales international observer at Venezuela’s 6D Parliamentary Elections. Photo courtesy of Ultimas Noticias.

Evo Morales: In Venezuela there was a Democratic ‘Fiesta’ on December 6

“There is peace, tranquility and yesterday there was a great democratic ‘fiesta’,” the former president of Bolivia and international observer of Venezuela’s elections, Evo Morales, emphasized this Monday.

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When Centrists Lose, Corporate Media Blame the Left

When Centrists lose, corporate media blame the left

Joe Biden hadn’t even been declared the victor of the 2020 election before establishment Democrats, in the face of poorer-than-expected results in House and Senate races, began pointing fingers at the left—with corporate media giving them a major assist.

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The United States is not a democracy

The United States is not a democracy

The country’s constitution is an eighteenth-century relic penned by merchants and slave owners, amendments to which can be blocked by as few as 13 states representing less than 4 percent of the population.

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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales attends a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after general elections in his home country, Oct. 19. 2020. Marcos Brindicci | AP

Media responds with apathy, disappointment as U.S.-backed coup Gov’t concedes defeat in Bolivia

Across the spectrum, corporate media has endorsed last year’s rightwing takeover of Bolivia, refusing to label it as a coup. Coverage of Sunday’s historical elections hasn’t been much better.

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