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Wealthy oppressors calmly unveils his latest symbol of cosmic oppression (Twitter image)

Dystopia: the live feed

Yesterday on the TV screen, I watched a beautiful black Israeli singer of Ethiopian origin sing ‘Halleluja’ as part of the festive opening ceremony of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

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Recycling crisis

Recycling crisis is capitalist business as usual

Recycling isn’t complicated. Households and businesses separate their recyclables from the rest of their rubbish and put them out for collection. This material then is supposed to be sorted and made into new products–a small but important contribution to sustainability in a world awash with waste.

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Protest on 22 March in Marseille - bringing together CGT union strikers, students, civil service workers and others against cuts and neoliberal measures in public services. Photo: Twitter/@cgttuifrance.

Is France heading for another May ’68?

Just fifty years ago on March 22nd we saw the beginning of the events in France which terrified the ruling class, led to one of the biggest general strikes ever, along with a wave of factory occupations, and could only be calmed by important concessions from the bosses (minimum wage raised by 35% and new […]

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"Tenant Farmer," 1935, by Marie Atkinson Hull (1890-1980), at New Orleans' wonderful Ogden Museum of Southern Art. It is important in going forward to recognize that our political roots in part involve inadequate confrontation of agrarian injustice, which still goes on today.

Anti-capitalist meetup: A framework for a better and progressively socialist, U.S. farm bill

Seriously folks, this is the third and final part in an introductory series on the need for a humane socialist U.S. agriculture policy. (Part 1:…; Part 2:….) For over a year I have been plodding along in my spare time researching, thinking, and writing U.S. agriculture-related pieces from what I will call a progressively socialistic perspective. Along the way I have developed the firm conviction that […]

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SOS Racisme

“We did not feel we belonged to the same Europe as them”

Given the context of Ernaux’s book, which traces different instances of French and world political history over the span of 66 years, one can clearly infer that the “we” of this passage refers to French people and, by extension, Western Europeans as a larger group. As a Macedonian, I am inclined to think that I […]

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Photo- Granma

Can the Monroe Doctrine triumph in the 21st century?

Although many of us would like to answer this question with a resounding “No!” and insist that our region is well prepared to defend itself against the 1823 pretensions of President James Monroe, with his “America for Americans” -which must be understood as “America for the United States”- it would be a serious mistake to […]

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