Monthly Archives: July 2011

World in View: Greece: Tahrir Squared

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View Greece: Tahrir Squared by Gerry Emmett The Arab Spring has galvanized resistance to European governments’ aim of resolving capitalism’s crisis on the backs of the working class. … Continue reading

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World in View: China’s migrant revolt

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View China’s migrant revolt Thousands of migrant workers exploded onto the streets in the industrial suburb of Zengcheng in Guangdong province and vented their rage for a week. … Continue reading

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World in View: Peru elects Humala

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View Peru elects Humala The presidential election in Peru is more important for who was not elected, Keiko Fujimori, than for who was, Ollanta Humala. Fujimori, daughter of … Continue reading

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World in View: Challenges for independent Southern Sudan

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: Challenges for independent Southern Sudan After 50 years in which millions have died, Southern Sudan becomes an independent nation on July 9. It is a momentous occasion … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: Life-and-death questions

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks Life-and-death questions by Htun Lin When the popular game show Jeopardy featured IBM’s “Watson,” a computer, Watson won against the best human players. For capitalists this was not … Continue reading

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Big nations fiddle while climate heats up, poor starve

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Big nations fiddle while climate heats up, poor starve You don’t need a weatherman to know the wind has blown in another year of disasters: record flooding of the Lower … Continue reading

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Greece, democracy and the economic crisis

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Greece, democracy and the economic crisis Since May 25, a people’s assembly has been in session in Greece’s Syntagma Square outside of parliament. (See “Greece: Tahrir Squared”.) Through an open mike, … Continue reading

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