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Capitalism’s violence, masses’ revolt show need for total view

The world today is riven between the creativity of masses in revolt and the violent degeneracy of counter-revolution, whose destructiveness even extends to the revived specter of nuclear war two decades after the collapse of the USSR. Such is the degeneracy of the globalized capitalist system, laden with destructive forces and sunk into structural crisis. The deep crisis is seen in the U.S. and abroad, economically, in unemployment and poverty, homelessness and hunger. It is seen politically, in new laws attacking workers and women, and new outbursts of racism. It is seen environmentally, with the advance of climate disruption and fake capitalistic solutions. It is seen in thought, as the lack of philosophy, of a total view, hampers the development of struggles from the U.S. to the revolutions of the Arab Spring facing counter-revolutions. Continue reading

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From Hiroshima/Nagasaki to Fukushima

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: From Hiroshima/Nagasaki to Fukushima Evanston, Ill.—On Aug. 5 a unique and wonderful commemoration related the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 1

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 1 REVOLUTION, COUNTER-REVOLUTION AND NEED FOR PHILOSOPHY In the Draft of Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2012-2013, published in the last issue, while the global analysis is good, it is … Continue reading

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Fukushima nuclear worker’s testimony

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Fukushima nuclear worker’s testimony Editor’s note: “S,” an organizer of nuclear workers for the Precariat Union in Tokyo, currently works at Daiichi and Daini as a subcontract worker. He spoke on … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, January-February 2012 (part 2)

From the January-February issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views (part 2) FROM FUKUSHIMA TO NEW YORK Shut Down Indian Point Now! is calling a press conference immediately prior to a New York State Assembly hearing to determine energy alternatives … Continue reading

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Fukushima activists testify in New York

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Fukushima activists testify in New York New York City—A delegation of grassroots environ­mental activists from Japan came to share with their U.S. counterparts heart-rending eyewitness accounts of the health impact and … Continue reading

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Chernobyl disaster, on its anniversary

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, I’m posting two pieces. Below is a talk I gave in Memphis, Tennessee, on the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, which I think speaks directly to today’s situation, especially … Continue reading

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