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venezuela / colombia / culture / non-anarchist press Monday July 13, 2020 07:49 by Tim Gill
Recently obtained documents show that in 2011, the US funded rock bands in Venezuela — through a group sympathetic to right-wing forces that later attempted a coup. Giving money to young musicians seems innocuous, but it’s part of a long history of US meddling in the democratic processes of countries to advance American interests. read full story / add a comment
international / the left / non-anarchist press Sunday June 28, 2020 03:34 by Vijay Prashad
In 1974, the United Nations General Assembly passed a New International Economic Order (NIEO), which was driven by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The resolution laid out a clear plan for the structural transformation of the world system, which was in the throes of a crisis at the time. However, the NIEO was set aside and the world order was shaped in a neoliberal direction; this neoliberal orientation furthered the crisis and brought us to this current cul-de-sac of human possibilities. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Saturday June 13, 2020 06:28 by Judith Deutsch
Why write about sadism and shamelessness now? Because it’s worse, it’s complex and its causes and effects need to be better understood. Its physical and psychological manifestations are day-to-day, uninhibited, and public: daily extra-judicial police killings like George Floyd in Minneapolis, the police killing of 32-year-old Iyad el-Hallak in Jerusalem, Muslims in India. read full story / add a comment
international / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Sunday June 07, 2020 22:52 by Jan Makandal
APPROPRIATE THE disease of racism, laid the groundwork to CURE IT, AND MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T COME BACK read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 03, 2020 23:29 by Vijay Prashad
There is no need to wonder why George Floyd (age 46) was murdered in broad daylight in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020. The script of his death is written deep in the ugly drama of US history. read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday May 20, 2020 23:31 by Róbert Nárai
Jeffery R. Webber teaches in the Department of Politics at York University, Toronto. His latest book is The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left. He is presently at work on Latin American Crucible: Politics and Power in the New Era, under contract with Verso. He was interviewed for Marxist Left Review by Róbert Nárai. read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday May 11, 2020 23:20 by Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada, Ana Maldonado and Zoe PC
In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 3, speedboats left the Colombian coastlines and headed toward Venezuela. These boats had no authorization to cross the maritime border. They landed on the Venezuelan coastline at La Guaira. This was clearly a hostile action, since the boats carried heavy weaponry, including assault rifles and ammunition; the people on the boats possessed satellite phones as well as uniforms and helmets with the flag of the United States of America. read full story / add a comment
international / economy / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 28, 2020 03:18 by Dimitris Fasfalis
What should we think of the recent praise of “the welfare state” and public services coming from different voices among the ruling classes in the world? Their conversion is as sudden as miraculous; they recall much better the holy history of the apostles than the secular history of societies. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday April 15, 2020 23:08 by Laurie Dobson
As people come to grips with the announcement today that Bernie Sanders has suspended, i.e. dropped out of, his campaign, a myriad of collective feelings will have to run their inevitable course. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Thursday April 02, 2020 01:50 by ILNSS
Governments and bosses claim to be at war with coronavirus. In reality, it is a war against our social class that they are waging. A war against us for their profits! read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday April 01, 2020 02:29 by Adam Hanieh
In the face of the COVID-19 tsunami, our lives are changing in ways that were inconceivable just a few short weeks ago. Not since the 2008-2009 economic collapse has the world collectively shared an experience of this kind: a single, rapidly-mutating, global crisis, structuring the rhythm of our daily lives within a complex calculus of risk and competing probabilities. read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / the left / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 11, 2020 04:54 by Volodymyr Ishchenko
Ukraine ended the 1980s as one of the most advanced parts of the Soviet super-power with a developed machine-building industry. Thirty years later, Ukraine’s major economic indicators are on a par with many Third World countries. The country is fundamentally dependent on the financial, political, and military support of the West, with politics dominated by a handful of powerful oligarchs, right-wing paramilitaries regularly marching on the streets, and a part of the country annexed by neighboring Russia and another part torn through by the frontline. It can rightfully be called the northernmost country of the Global South. Moreover, there is not any relevant political force with a vision of alternative progressive national development. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday February 08, 2020 22:27 by Andrew G Jones
A US strike which killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad in January, and the counter-strike by the Iranian military on US targets in Iraq, raised serious questions about the legitimate use of force. When military force was used against targets within its territory, Iraq’s sovereignty was breached. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday February 03, 2020 20:22 by Alan Macleod
The three sites chosen for the news bases, Erbin, Sulimania and Halabja are all extremely close to Iran, with Halabja just eight miles from its border. read full story / add a comment
france / belgium / luxemburg / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday January 16, 2020 06:59 by Richard Greeman
The nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the streets protesting President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed neoliberal “reform” of France’s retirement system, established at the end of World War II and considered one of the best in the world. At bottom, what is at stake is a whole vision of what kind of society people want to live in – one based on cold market calculation or one based on human solidarity – and neither side shows any sign of willingness to compromise. read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday January 04, 2020 20:16 by Ed Pilkington
There has been no shortage of US attempts to remove foreign adversaries through highly dubious legal or ethical means. read full story / add a comment
south-east asia / history / non-anarchist press Tuesday December 31, 2019 05:37 by Sameer Pandey
Historically labour has always found itself at the unfortunate end of the table, denied the fruits of its labour. Organised labour has, therefore, always tried to alter the balance of power in society. Sometimes unions have attempting to align with state power, to try push it towards the side of the workers. Sometimes unions have instead developed organisational strategies that look beyond state power. In India, as elsewhere, “political unionism” – where unions support a political party aiming at state power – has been very common. This short article will critically discuss the history of “political unionism” in India. It will argue the need for a change in the strategic outlook of unions, towards working outside the state, building movements that refuse to participate in the state but aim instead to pressure it for reform where possible, through bottom-up mobilisation. read full story / add a comment
southern asia / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Friday December 27, 2019 21:58 by Vijay Prashad
Every day and in every part of India, hundreds of thousands of people – mainly young people – gather on the streets to express their anger at the government. Their protests, like those of the protests in Chile, emerged out of one particular grievance but then have cascaded outward. They are angry at the government’s attempt to define citizenship in a narrow and bigoted way; but they are also angry at the arrogance of the government and at the disastrous way in which the government has managed the economy. read full story / add a comment
southern asia / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Friday December 27, 2019 03:29 by Vijay Prashad
On December 13, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights released a powerful statement that criticized India’s new citizenship law. This “fundamentally discriminatory” Citizenship (Amendment) Act of 2019 would expedite citizenship for persecuted religious minorities from India’s neighboring countries. But in the list of those minorities, it names only Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians. It does not mention Muslims, despite the fact that there have been several important cases of Muslims being persecuted in Pakistan (the Ahmadis), in Afghanistan (the Hazaras), and in Myanmar (the Rohingya). The UN said that not only does this law violate India’s obligations to conventions, treaties, and compacts that it has signed at the global level, but also that it is in violation of its own constitution. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / migration / racism / non-anarchist press Thursday December 12, 2019 19:26 by Leo Panitch
The vilification of the leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, as an antisemite has intensified in the run up to the December 12 election in Britain. What makes this especially troubling, not to say bizarre, is that since he first became a member of parliament in 1983 Corbyn has been the most consistent campaigner against all forms of racism. read full story / add a comment
George Floyd: one death too many in the “land of the free”
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